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Snippet Wednesday 2011.07...

As Nathan was wide awake and seemed "in it" for the long haul tonight, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to type all this up and would've, instead, had to give you a Snippet Thursday: The Reckoning.

Alas, daddy won! Nathan is asleep and I'm finally eating dinner at 9:15 p.m.

I now present you with Snippet Wednesday!

A few weeks ago, Katie and I received some coupons in the mail from Chipotle. The other day, I decided to try and read the fine print to discover when they expire. I, instead, got a little bit of a laugh...

Offer valid only at participating locations, which in this case means all locations. Not to be combined with other offers or somehow cleverly duplicated. Limit one card per visit. Please present this card to the cashier, but don't be surprised when they keep it. Cash value 1/100th of one cent, which is pretty much nothing. This is the fine print, why are you still reading this? Really, this is getting silly, go eat.

I love clever marketing.

I finally got around, within the last couple of weeks, to returning duplicate gifts I received for Christmas (yeah, yeah, so I'm a bit late to the game). I wound up with in-store credit at a couple different stores that, at one point in time or another, I frequented and purchased from regularly. This time, though? I couldn't figure out a damn thing to buy with my credit. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zip. Zero. What is wrong with me?

Nathan's daycare provider lives near an outdoor mall. As I was picking up Nathan up today and loading him in the car, I smelled something. I sniffed several more times unable to quite pin down what that doughy buttery goodness was wafting about in the air. Then it hit me... Auntie Ann's Pretzels. Oh you vicious little minx! How dare you???

On the daycare/babysitting front, I am so glad I do not (yet) have daycare that occurs in our own home and this just adds to that appreciation. Well, except for Katie's mom and if I find any sort of audio or video recording devices hidden in our home, Marj, so help me...

"Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. Every day, from here to there, funny things are everywhere."

--Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish



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I've been using store credit to buy iTunes gift cards as it seems like almost every store carries them.

I find it interesting (from a legal perspective) that the perpetrator in the eavesdropping case you linked is charged with "unauthorized video recording" despite the fact that it appears that he failed to actually record anything. Is "attempted unauthorized video recording" a thing? The other charge, "disorderly conduct", seems like a catch-all. If it sticks, at least that's something.

Perhaps the actual statute for "unauthorized video recording" is more specific and does cover this situation. If not, it probably should.


I feel better knowing I'm not the only one who caught that about the kid. As for the gift cards, I should've done that with Best Buy but instead bought Katie a movie she wanted. The other place doesn't sell iTunes gift cards (Barnes & Noble). 

Marjory Adams

Isn't it usually the baby-sitter or day care people that get video taped by the parents - to make sure no spanking, hitting or abusing of any sort is going on? Kevin, of all people, you know how technically challenged I am. Do you really think I am capable of setting up cameras in your home? If I could, the cameras would be on my darling grandson - videoing him and his cute antics! Not the antics occurring in your bedroom with my daughter! : / Love you! Mom Adams


A camera in his bedroom is still eavesdropping, you sicko! :-)

Marty Mankins

As a child, I used to read that coupon value of 1/100 of a cent and thought I could take 500 coupons into the store and get a nickel back. I soon learned that wasn't the case.


That doesn't work???

Marty Mankins

Nope. I was bummed. I was planning on collecting thousands of coupons to fund my LEGO habit.


That is thoroughly disappointing. 

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