Cyber Monday Blues

It’s Cyber Monday, one of the busiest Internet shopping days of the year. And here I sit with no computer! But that’s ok, I’m on a budget. Don’t get caught in the slow lane of the information superhighway. Hop onto, where you’ll find terrific products plus free standard shipping and handling on 10,000 items—our largest selection of the year! Go ahead and multitask: watch QVC and get your shopping done early and easily, so you can savor the sweetness of the season. From computers to cookware, don’t just shop. Q.

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A Dell of a giveaway

Become a fan of QVC’s Facebook page ( where they are giving away a Mini Dell Netbook each day (11/24-28) starting today in celebration of The New Black Friday on QVC. Make sure to also visit starting at 8pm ET on 11/26 for an EARLY ONLINE-ONLY Today’s Special Value™ on Dell.

Great deals and none of the shopping craziness!

christmas, shopping

Starbucks, why you wanna do me this way?

Dear Starbucks,
Over the summer I searched high and low for the insulated cold drink tumbler until I finally found it online. I loved it. Now it’s the holiday season and you’ve come out with a tumbler with an adorable red and white candy cane swirl. Now, there’s no point in me spending $16 for an identical tumbler just for the straw. So can I get the straw seperate? NO. Unfair, Starbucks. Unfair. You have ruined my relationship with my boring green straw because as hard as it tries it will never be red, white and jaunty.


New Swoon

Today Gigi & I met up for lunch. We had lots to talk about, what, with my trip ending so horribly and all. After lunch we went to the theatre to try and see New Moon. But as we walked up we noticed a huge long line. We made some back up choices. I asked the ticket lady about the line. She said it was for the 3:50 showing but the 3:15 showing was still available, that they had only sold 60% of the available tickets. It was 3:20. She said they were still showing previews. We bought our tickets then I stood in line for the drinks while Gigi went to get our seats. We made it in! It was so good! I hate all the team Edward & team Jacob stuff I’m seeing because I can’t pick! I wanna be on both teams! The only thing I don’t like about these movies is wooden Kristen Stewart. I’m sure she’s a lovely girl but come on! She sounds and looks the same when she’s opening a birthday present or when she’s supposed to be terrified. She’s gonna bite that lip right off! At one point I noticed out of the corner of my eye Gigi’s hand was outstretched. She was reaching for Jacob. Bahaha! We felt a bit like pervy cougars but YOU try looking at shirtless wolf boys and sparkly vamp guys for 2 hours and not drool a bit. Or at least let out a little “Oh my!”

family, travel

Pimping me out, pirate style

Saturday morning I’m hitting the road for Florida. First to Nanny’s house for a couple nights, then on to our cruise. For those of you just tuning in, Nanny is my 86 year old Irish grandmother. She married my Pappy during the war and moved from Ireland to America with him. He was a dashing American soldier so who could resist? She still has a pretty thick accent and is full of spunk. Pappy died 2 years ago and Nanny’s been down lately. I’m hoping this trip will beer her up.

We’ve been talking a lot in preparation for the trip. She’s so funny. She was telling me “Now Shannon. I can’t walk around in all that heat in Nassau so I’m going to stay on board & enjoy the ship. But perhaps you’ll meet a nice wee girl and you can visit the island with her & her family. Maybe you’ll make a friend at dinner you can tour around with.” Uh, Nanny. That’s not how this works. Hi! We’re the Smith family! Who wants to tag along on our Caribbean vacation? Oh, are you traveling with your frail, elderly grandmother? Perhaps I shall kill you both and rob you of all your posessions. Or maybe I shall sell you into a life of slavery and no DVRs or internet shopping.
I’d better set her straight before she strikes up a deal with some swarthy seaman!