But that's 7 hours of SLEEP, not counting the time it takes you to actually FALL asleep. If I "go up" at midnight, and set my alarm for 8, that doesn't mean I'm getting 8 hours of sleep. Even if I turn off the light at exactly midnight and set the alarm for 8, I'm probably getting 6.5 hours sleep, tops. For the… » 7/22/14 9:23pm Yesterday 9:23pm

On MY particular Barrier Island, we don't evacuate b/c we've been through this all before, and we know what to expect. Shelters pretty much suck, you have to bring your own everything, and you can't drink or smoke. If you leave, you can't get back until THEY say you can, and if you DO lose a window or something, you'd… » 7/17/14 9:57pm Thursday 9:57pm

It was actually supposed to be a modern-day Breakfast at Tiffany's, with Chloe being the Holly Golightly character. The first couple of episodes aired were kind of blah, but it got much better as it went along. Parody Beek was hysterical. Although I never watched a single ep of Dawson's, the continued references and… » 7/14/14 9:17pm 7/14/14 9:17pm

I am a member of a few sites that offer free samples/products in exchange for an honest review. Well, I always get a ton of offers when I first join, but after I've posted a few honest, non-5 star reviews, the offers stop coming. So many folks are on to this, so they ONLY post glowing reviews. When reading reviews… » 7/14/14 12:13pm 7/14/14 12:13pm

It's funny...my neighbor and I were just discussing these, and the reluctance of a 90 year old neighbor to get one. We BOTH said we've thought about getting them for ourselves, just because we live alone and are both disabled but quite independent, so it would be days before anyone noticed we were "missing" and… » 7/13/14 2:10pm 7/13/14 2:10pm

I was on my LAST weekend to find a new place (23 years old, with little rental history in a competitive market,) when I suddenly found the PERFECT basement rental 10 minutes from work. THere wasn't a line of folks clamoring to leave applications, and the landlord actually accepted a deposit on the spot. Come to find… » 7/09/14 3:34am 7/09/14 3:34am

This average person? $20 Roseti bag from Bealls Outlet. Inside: pouch containing three flash drives; bugs flash drive filled w/ music; 2 pens; a flashlight; business cards; a wallet; some band-aids; some stashed cash; an alum wallet w/ my vulnerable cards, id, etc.; a lipstick; a small mirror; a tin of Paul Newman's… » 7/07/14 7:49pm 7/07/14 7:49pm

I WISH all articles like these reminded travelers with disabilities that the Air Carrier Access Act exists, and there are certain fees that the airlines are not allowed to charge. For example, most mobility impaired folks are entitled to a seat as close to the front of the plane as possible, and an aisle seat if one… » 7/06/14 11:02pm 7/06/14 11:02pm

Too much like the GAWD AWFUL "mobile lounges" that Dulles had for too many decades! At least those suckers had windows. Still, they were kind of claustrophobic, and sucked worse than any moving sidewalk or train I've had to endure. Thousands of travelers hate those suckers. » 7/06/14 10:46pm 7/06/14 10:46pm

I came here to say pretty much this. ALWAYS pay cash for a car, and fully insure it while it's new. Put what you would be paying toward a car payment into a savings account for the next new car. Then you CAN trade in your 1998 for a 2013 without incurring a payment. And you have the added bonus of knowing exactly… » 7/05/14 11:25pm 7/05/14 11:25pm

The FL barrier Islands (NOT the FL Keys,) are, unfortunately, being ruined by over-development and too much tourism. The affordable, annual rentals are being quickly replaced by mini-hotels, and as such, the charm is fading quickly. IOW, everything the tourists LOVED about the Gulf Coast Barrier Islands are being… » 7/04/14 9:14pm 7/04/14 9:14pm