Flipboard Magazine

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Olumpus's customer service has really gone down hill.  I returned a battery because it wasn't holding a charge as long as my other one.  I asked if I could have a battery with a newer date on it. The rep said they didn't catalog them like that.  I asked how they check the batteries to make sure they work.  The rep said they do that at the factory.  She actually suggested I  could get the battery from Ebay when I said they certainly charge a lot of money for the batteries. I said I thought Olympus was supposed to sell quality merchandise.  Now, I'm not sure they do. Anyway, I ordered it one more time to see if I can get a better one.  Another case of bad communication between departments and bad website maintenance.
Tecsun PL-310 fm/am Stereo World Band Dsp Receiver
 I bought this product from Amazon and returned it for a refund. Amazon handled the refund quickly.  The radio wouldn't even pick up local stations.


Amazon would not let me leave negative feedback in the box for a product that returned. What is that all about?  If they do not want negative feedback, they shouldn't put low quality products on their site.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Amazon's photos of products makes everything look twice as big as it really is.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Book Review: Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs' books are easy to read yet give educational value to fiction. It is comforting to know she is always writing something new. I learned quite a bit about diamond mining, the Canadian terrain and culture. As with all of Reichs' books, the family of characters is all there, La Manche, Andrew Ryan, Tempe Brennan, ready to tackle the next, mysterious adventure.

Book Review: Smoothie Recipes: The Ultimate Boxed Set with Hundreds of Smoothie Recipes

Smoothie recipes, all kinds, but not hundreds, a few over one hundred. There are dozens of scrumptious recipes, dieting and healthy ones included. There are some plain health juices and tips for dieting with them in the bonus section. There are some healthy, solid food recipes, even desserts, that look scrumptious, and she, too, has a list of delicious list of smoothies. There is a fun juicing quiz at the end of the book and a list of smoothie poems, of which I am the author probably meant to be fun. I do think the book would be better without this section, because it drags an otherwise excellent book out.

Friday, May 8, 2015

greedy business

Plumber comes last week and doesn't really mention how beat up the floor under the toilet was , charged me $124, this week I had to get a contractor to fix the floor.  If the plumber had recommended fixing the floor first, this would  have saved me the money.

Greedy companies

Verizon has dialed down my Internet without notice and as I guess everyone has noticed, gas prices are going up just in time for vacation.

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Wow.. Goodwill, Kmart are pretty expensive.  Walmart's prices have risen , of course, like everything else, but you can still find some pretty good deals.  In Ollie's, you really have to look, but flooring, carpet, and books are their specialty.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Dole Shakers

I had a coupon so I tried one. $1.78 without a coupon. Wow!  You pay this for approx. 1/2 to 1 inch of product that never turns into a smoothie. Mine ended up being different flavored juice after following the instructions for mixing. Not impressed with this product.
I think maybe Senior Citizen discounts might be phasing out.  Burger King has senior "fountain" drinks, just what seniors need to make them healthy..soda!