Archive | April, 2010

Survey time!

21 Apr

Let’s talk about cell phones.

My 2-year contract with Verizon ends in May. Right now I pay $40 for 450 minutes and another $5 for texting. Add in fees, etc. and an employer discount and I’m paying around $47 per month.

$47 isn’t bad, but I don’t talk that much on my phone. I mostly only use it for texting, which is why I’ve been thinking about trying a pay-as-you-go plan.

My questions to you:

  • How much do you spend per month for your cell plan?
  • Have you used a pay-as-you-go or pre-paid phone?

Seattle Library book sale this weekend

16 Apr

For Seattle friends:

The Friends of the Seattle Public Library book sale is this weekend. It started today for members, and Saturday and Sunday it’s open to the rest of us. Click for more info.

Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free fredflare shipping

16 Apr

These are my favorite posts, and fortunately they happen quite a bit: You can get free shipping at by using the code Lace. It expires Wednesday, April 21, so don’t delay.

Mother's Day is coming up!

Sing My Lonesome Away

13 Apr

For a limited time, you can download “Sing My Lonesome Away” by Matt Wertz from Amazon for free.

I think I’ve talked about Matt here before, but just in case, he’s pretty cool.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

12 Apr

Amazon has a couple nice Sharon Jones deals:

  1. Download the song “I Learned the Hard Way” for free!
  2. Download the album (also called “I Learned the Hard Way”) for only $6.99.

Metric Part 2: Sequin dress boogaloo

9 Apr

Back in February, Amazon offered for 1-day only Metric’s “Fantasies” for $2.99. Someone over at Amazon must be an Emily Haines fan because they’ve made Metric their daily deal album again.

Today it’s “Live It Out” for $3.99. I don’t own any Metric albums (aside from the awesome mix that my friend Anika made), but I will today! Also, I saw Metric a few weeks ago, and they are super good.

Patty Griffin

8 Apr

Today’s Amazon mp3 deal is Patty Griffin’s “1000 Kisses” for only $3.99.

I like Patty Griffin, but I don’t have any of her albums. Must do something about this. Also, I used to frequently have a bus driver in the afternoon who reminded me of Patty Griffin. Maybe it was just her red hair. It’s not like she sang to us while she was driving. Although if she sounded like Patty, I would have gladly listened. That bus driver is on my short list of favorite bus drivers, along with the driver who confided in me that she’s NOT a cyborg, and bus driver who keeps iced cinnamon rolls in that locked compartment by the door and gives them to his friends.

Oh, Metro drivers. Anyway, Patty Griffin…