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New Year's 2012

Last night I went back and re-read a lot of my old posts.  Man!  I crack myself up.  Which is a good thing, because somebody has to do it. It reminded me of a lot of stuff, too.  I guess that’s why people keep journals, because it’s fun to read about things that you forgot [...]

Posted March 11th, 2012 | Tags: Bowling, Camaro, Running

I’m Back, And Awesomer Than EVER

It’s been almost (maybe even exactly) two years since I last blogged.  Now I feel like blogging again, so here I am. I stopped for a few reasons.  One,  I got bored.  Two, I really got into other hobbies that take up a lot of the time I was using to blog.   Oh, and Three, [...]

Posted March 10th, 2012 | Tags: New Directions

St. Patrick’s Day With Brother Pat

Since there is no one else in our family named “Patrick”, I’ve always sort of assumed my brother was named for St. Patrick.  Maybe so.  We do have Irish great-grandparents, we were raised Catholic,  and not to mention, he has been to Ireland two times and had a great time.  Oh, and his best friend [...]

Posted March 17th, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

Thinking About Food Waste

Throwing out food is a truly anguishing experience for a Frugal.  But for some reason, food waste just seems to be one of the most intractable problems of the Frugal Experience. I’ve read some hair-raising statistics on the amount of food that gets thrown out in the U.S.  I’ve seen statistics that claim that up [...]

Posted March 15th, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas


That’s what I’ve been doing the past week.  I was incubating in Frugalness, at my mom and dad’s house in California.  I spent a lot of time with my bro, too, who is always good for some frugal ideas.  Though no one can top Mom and Dad. Since I wasn’t here in Texas, I couldn’t [...]

Posted March 14th, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

Frugal Fun With Mr. And Mrs. Friend

Mr. and Mrs. Friend visited  from California this week, and we had a great time.  They are wonderful people, and guess what, they are Livin’ La Vida Frugal.  So I guess that makes them extra wonderful! We didn’t have a lot of time together, but we managed to pack in a whole lot of fun.  [...]

Posted March 6th, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

Eat Like A Pioneer

A few months ago, I introduced the world to the Fake It Til You Make It Diet.  If you haven’t had a chance to read about it yet, that post will probably pop up at the bottom of this page. Now I’ve come up with a new, cheaper, and more, er, classically American diet.  The [...]

Posted February 24th, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas