Thursday, March 23, 2017

Amazon is Da Bomb

A chair that I had ordered for Landon from Amazon came yesterday. Landon came home from work at around 4:00 pm and when he checked it out saw that the chair had a defective joint piece on one side. 

We boxed up the chair, and I went online and did a Return Request on the Amazon site. Amazon provided me with a free shipping label. We dropped off the box at a nearby UPS branch at 6:20 pm.

At 7:24 pm I received a Refund Confirmation email. Very easy, very efficient, and very amazing.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Vera Bradley

I have a hard time passing up on Vera Bradley bags, especially when they look brand new and are going for only $1.  I don't think I'll be using the items below so I'd like to have a drawing to give them away to one person.

The bag in the back is a cooler lunch bag like the one here

Lower left is a mini (6.5 x 4") crossbody/wristlet bag, something like the one here

Lower right is a small coin purse with an outside pocket.


If you're interested you can leave a comment here or email me at I'll announce the winner this Sunday, March 26!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

$81,004.49 Patek Philippe Watch on Amazon

I was wondering if Amazon carried the very high-end Patek Philippe watch and found that they do! I randomly picked one and found the Q & A and Review sections to be heeelarious.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Kim Chee III

Kim Chee III is next to Old Stadium Park on King Street now. Wendell and I went there this past Friday for dinner. I gained 2 pounds from this meal . . . maybe because we ordered CHOKE food.

This is the three-choice combination ($14.90). Wendell picked meat jun, tonkatsu and shrimp tempura.

Side order fried mandoo ($8.50)

Bi Bim Kook Soo ($9.50)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Ant Bully

One of the 25-cent DVDs that I got at the swap meet was The Ant Bully.  It's from 2006 and I had never heard of it before! It has the voices of Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin! Whaaaat? 

I liked the movie a lot . . . a definite keeper. Some of you may know that I have a thing for ants. See here for my ant story. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017


I believe that if you hang something up, it's no longer considered clutter. 







Friday, March 17, 2017

Swap Meet Buys

No forget to check out Leslie's AFRICA posts.  You can find her blog on my Blog List in the right sidebar or just click here.  

But first, here are my EXCITING swap meet buys from this past weekend.  BTW, due to the closing of the Kam Swap Meet the one at the Aloha Stadium was busier than usual with more sellers and more buyers. 

These chili peppers were $2.00.

50 cents each for these, and good thing was cheap 'cause the hair catcher thing was too big for the sink that I bought it for. And I don't know where I put the Hello Kitty bag . . . can't find it. 

These DVDs were only 25 cents each!!! Can't go wrong yah! And the ones that end up being not-keepers, I'll give to Carolyn at work. She likes getting them.

This was only 50 cents, and I hate to admit this to you but . . . I can't find it either. Must be with the Hello Kitty bag.

These are my "Randy buys".  $1.00 each.  Randy is disabled and you'll always see him at the swap meet selling trinkets.

These were 2/$5.00.

This is Kona's favorite treat. It's $7.00. The seller also has beef, pork, and chicken jerky. Oh, and dried sweet potato too. Only thing, Kona totally spit out the sweet potato when I gave it to him once. Was so funny.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Door Keypads

I suck at remembering numbers, and all of a sudden there are a bunch of door keypads that I have to deal with daily. 

There are three doors at work that have this one.

This is the one on the door to my "office"/store room/laundry room.

This is the one on the restroom door.

And guess what. My house has one too. 

I found that it's easier for me to memorize the position of the buttons rather than the actual numbers.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Funny Pictures

Thanks for sharing, Ross!













Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Inside My Swap Meet Watches

The insides of most of the watches I've gotten at the swap meet look like the one below . . . made mostly with plastic components. 


But a few are a bit different. This inexpensive-looking Armitron watch for example. The back plate was held in place by four screws, unusual, and easy to remove. 

And the inside contained mostly metal and not plastic components. Surprising yah. Also, the rubber gasket was thick and not flimsy, and it held together after I pried the watch open.

This plain-looking Timex surprised me too.

It had a huge battery in the middle of the watch with the watch components all nestled surrounding it.

I bought this watch at the swap meet this past weekend. I've come to believe that the best made watches are Swiss made, and I wanted one. So when the seller said, "It's $10 because it needs a battery.", I jumped on it.  

It's a quartz watch so the parts are pretty minimal and don't look especially outstanding to me, but it does say "SWISS" on the plate. The battery is bigger than any of the ones that are in the cheap batch of batteries that I got from Amazon, so I need to get one. 

I also got this Seiko watch this past weekend. It's a wind-up watch and the band is broken.  It was only $1. It actually worked for a few hours after I wound it. 

I "oooh"ed when I opened it up.