Monthly Archives: January 2011

9 Cents

That’s how much is left in the grocery account after shopping last week. I feel blindsided by my own self. I must have gotten sidetracked. Between my grad school application, worries about money, questions about my career path, and perhaps … Continue reading

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Dairy Day Update

I was able to confirm, through my anonymous source, that the Dairy ambassadors served Safeway ice cream from California at Washington Dairy Day. I’ve e-mailed the State Dairy Products Commission to ask why, and I await their response. You may … Continue reading

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“Washington” Dairy Day

DAIRY DAY has historically been a fun, harmless way for the state’s dairy industry to promote itself, its products, and the jobs it supports. It gets an official proclamation, and the delightful young Dairy Ambassadors serve complimentary ice cream to … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

We’ve had a fair amount of success in finding affordable, locally-sourced products. As I’ve previously discussed, local is a subjective term and you may find my parameters absurd. I’m okay with that; I’m going by the “closer-is-better” method. For instance, … Continue reading

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Well, Here It Is…

…the results of my audit of our spending for the last three months: It’s odd, isn’t it? I’m not sure if November is typical and the other months are outliers, or the other way ’round. I can identify some of … Continue reading

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He is the Eggman

DO you remember the big egg recall last year? You probably do, since it involved some 500 million eggs shipped nationwide, and helped pave the way for a landmark piece of legislation, the first major revamping of food-safety standards in … Continue reading

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Early Budget Update

I’m still in the midst of the big audit of our last 3 months’ spending. What a train wreck! I’m glad I saved as many receipts as I did, so I can better categorize discretionary spending and not just lump … Continue reading

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