Wednesday, April 20

things to smile about this week

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day. I scored a lovely dish of Chocolate Fudge Brownie fro yo after waiting in line for a mere 30 seconds. Sure, the man behind the counter was a bit Soup Natzi-esque, but that's a small price to pay for complimentary creamy, chocolatey goodness.

The fresh-baked bread I completely savored last night at Brasserie Jo. Warm, buttery, and reminiscent of the small loaf I picked up once while on a stroll through the Quartier Latin, near Sorbonne, which brings me to....

Physical exercise paired with European-sized portions of fabulous food. The epitome of why French Women Don't Get Fat.

Free water. (Hint: UPC code 07929878 does the trick. Everyday.)

Tuesday, April 5

partners in crime

Always hip to a good deal? Welcome, my friend!

Bargain basements, online discounts, even clipped coupons--whatever the venue or medium, I like to consider myself in-the-know when it comes to digging up a deal. Cheap thrills, after all, allow me to pay the bills--while still affording me the occassional act of indulgence that a girl needs to, well, feel girly.

I have a reliable arsenol of internet aids: Ebay, Bluefly, Overstock.com; each has allowed me a taste of luxury without tanking out my bank account. I've scored a down comforter, designer shoes, magazine subscriptions... all at a fraction of what the unenlightened are paying.

Now it seems that even stolen goods are fair game on the web. The Property Room, "Police auctions online...and more!", auctions off repossessed items at arrestingly low prices.

After a thorough investigation, I'd say the Property Room is definitely worth booking, errr, bookmarking.

Where else can you find a pair of pearl earrings for a buck!