Yup, I buy my groceries at Walmart. It’s cheaper than anywhere else, or at least cheaper than any place where the employees speak English. The shopping experience sucks at the ghetto Walmarts. The Walmarts in nice neighborhoods are perfectly fine. The Walmart in the nice neighborhood near my work is cheaper than the ghetto Walmart near my condo. Weird. Maybe they don’t have to hire so much security and they pass on the savings. Continue reading “My deplorable Walmart food”
One of my current interests is “masculine style.” There’s an absolutely great website by that name, incidentally. Go look it up if you’re a man who wants to learn to dress well. Dressing appropriately and well doesn’t always mean dressing up, though I admit to enjoying suiting up for an event like the symphony or a formal occasion. Sue me, I’m vain that way.
The style world is vast. Everyone from custom suit makers to suit mills like Men’s Wearhouse want you to buy suits that you don’t necessarily need. They try to convince you that you’ll look like George Clooney in Ocean’s Eleven if you just buy their product. Even shows like Mad Men – which I actually liked a lot – are often just commercials for Brooks Brothers. Continue reading “My deplorable suits”
I work in the shooting industry. It’s fun. Most of the people in the industry are cool, and a lot of them are unusual in an entertaining way. They all have dozens of guns, from pistols that fit in a pocket, to revolvers that will down an elk with one shot, to rifles like I carried in Afghanistan. I don’t begrudge them any of it. They have a right to own all that stuff. It’s there in the Constitution, depending on who you listen to. Continue reading “My (her) deplorable gun”
I “cut the cord” years ago. I’ve always had an uneasy relationship with TV. It’s mainly just another propaganda outlet driving the consumerist and establishment political agendas. I have one of those gadgets that pulls the digital signal out of the air. It gives a pretty nice picture when I put on the World Series. I think the gadget cost $18. Cable costs like $100 a month. Continue reading “My deplorable (lack of) cable TV”
My company gives me a new cell phone every couple of years. They let me pick, within reason. Last time, two or three years ago, it was a Droid Mini. I still have it, and it generally works fine. I’m not 100% happy with the texting keypad and the outside is a little slippery, but other than that it’s fine. It makes calls, sends texts, navigates, browses the web, and has a bunch of apps (95% of which I never use). Continue reading “My deplorable phone”
I’m typing this on a laptop I bought about five years ago, using free OpenOffice software in lieu of Microsoft Office. When I’m not at work, I use computers for writing documents, sending the occasional email, making budgets, and paying bills. My $50 Kindle Fire tablet is handier for consuming content like Twitter or porn. Continue reading “My deplorable laptop”
Somebody posted a picture of a 101” curved 4K TV on one or another social media the other day. I have a big TV, or at least I think it’s a big TV. It’s a flat screen 50” or 52” or 54” or something. I don’t know the technical details about the resolution and I just had to turn around and look at it to know the brand. My wife bought it 11 years ago, long before we were married. I do know that it’s heavier than a new TV, so it takes a little more effort when we move it. My wife dusts it occasionally. Continue reading “My deplorable TV”