Products that I really like

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tmiles
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Products that I really like - Mon, 05/7/07 3:03 PM
I'm leaving room for you to add to my list if you want to, but I really like:

The Mantis (tm) mini rototiller. It looks like a toy, and I had low expectations, but I have learned to love it. I have been a Troy Built (tm) fan for years, but the Mantis is far more tiller for the $$$.

Netflix. They have competition now, but they have the advantage of a very large library. Thanks to Netflix (tm) I was finally able to see the conclusion of "The Prisoner", an obscure British import tv show from the 60s. I've been able to see old classics like "A Man for All Seasons", and "Sky King" (Why did I like THAT one?). I also watched "Branded". "Branded" does not age well, but the opening still ranks up there as one of the all time great scenes in TV or movies. Speaking of scenes, I was able to take out "7 Samurai", and look again at what has been called the "greatest 3 seconds ever filmed".

Perillo Tours. They have a narrow product line, but what a job they do.

"Wave" (tm) petunias. Expensive, and worth it. One plant will give you more flowers than a 6 pack of regular petunias.

Dove (tm) products. I'm not surprised that they are really hurting Hershey.

What can you add?
Todd

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RE: Products that I really like - Mon, 05/7/07 3:23 PM
I'll second the netflix love. I watched Panic In The Streets (excellent) and The Spirit of the Beehive (very good) yesterday. I love netflix.

Just curious, Todd, which three seconds in Seven Samurai are you talking about? That's such a fantastic movie.

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RE: Products that I really like - Mon, 05/7/07 3:55 PM
Disclosure....I am no movie expert, and have not seen the movie in over a year. I was just repeating what I have heard. That said, when I tell you the scene, I'll bet that you remember it, and I guess that is proof enough.

Anyway, near the beginning of the film, when the timid villagers are looking for samurai, they see one walking down the road. The samurai, in a closeup sort of "glares" at them. He is not hired, never speaks and is not seen in the movie again, but that is "the" scene. According to the commentary that came with the Netflix rental, that scene was filmed again and again to get it perfect.

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RE: Products that I really like - Mon, 05/7/07 4:19 PM
It's been many years since I've seen it but I sort of remember that scene. Don't think I'd call it the greatest three seconds ever filmed though.

Have you seen many other Kurosawa films? I love him. There's a scene in Ikiru that may be the greatest 3 seconds ever filmed.

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RE: Products that I really like - Mon, 05/7/07 7:18 PM
My favorite products? The Internets. I'm right up there with George Bush, I love 'em all!

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RE: Products that I really like - Mon, 05/7/07 10:12 PM
lol Pwingsx

I will echo the Netflix. I can indulge my love for documentaries, subtitles and obscure titles to my hearts content without subjecting the whole family to it.

My sergers and sewing machines....not only do they serve a useful purpose but they tie into another love...

FABRIC! All colors, all types. The imagination can run wild with the possible combinations and projects.

iPods. How in the world did I live without one for so long? I use it daily. I can indulge myself in podcasts about sewing without everyone having to listen.

My SLR camera. I can capture all the moments that will soon just be memories of my children. Plus let our parents, who are far away, see them grow up too.

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RE: Products that I really like - Mon, 05/7/07 11:13 PM
I'll take this in a slightly different direction and showcase a few local products I LOVE:

Raw goat milk and frest goat kefir from a local farm near Elgin, TX. I buy from them every week. (They don't have a website.)

Fresh eggs laid by free-range chickens from Kevin Roberts near Elgin.
http://www.foodyoucantrust.com/

Grass-fed, grass-finished beef from Betsy Ross Farm near Granger, TX.
http://www.rossfarm.com/index.html

Fantastic fresh, organic produce from Boggy Creek Farm in Austin.
http://www.boggycreekfarm.com/

A couple of things I love to get mailorder:

I love these soaps I've started buying from the Grain & Salt Society.
http://www.celticseasalt.com/Celtic_Sea_Salt_reg_Brand_Soa_C147.cfm

This chemical-free, coconut oil shampoo from the Cal Ben Soap Company is wonderful. (You can buy smaller bottles than the gallon they use for display.)
http://www.calbenpuresoap.com/shampoo.htm

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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 05/8/07 1:25 AM
I am in a serious relationship with TiVo. In fact, it just recorded The Spirit of the Beehive for me...what a coincidence.

English:

Heinz Baked beans (the turquoise tin). You can get it at Cost Plus. I eat them with eggs. Yum!

Lyle's Golden Syrup...for pouring over fried bread.

Trippy potato chips like Thai lime and chili


Girly Stuff:

Splash banana split soap. Makes your skin so soft, and smells so good.

Clinique pore minimizer...like face spackle. Unbelievable.

Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue perfume


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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 05/8/07 1:46 AM
Red Wing boots.
Wolf commercial gas ranges
Fireking mixing bowls
Milwaukee power tools
Meyer lemons
Pico Pica bottled hot sauce
PC Power & Cooling switching power supplies for computers
Hostess cherry pies
Crown Firecoach fire apparatus
Hubble electrical products
Kenmore appliances
Peterbilt trucks
Fluke meters
Tektronix oscilloscopes
Hobart Kitchen Aid stand mixers
Hamilton Beach drink mixers
Grover air horns
See's Candies
Klein Tools
Pyramid Hefeweizen
Avoderm dog kibble
Western Electric Model 500 telephones, dial or rotary
Fisher tube amps
Farmer John Firehouse Hot sausage
Heinz Ketchup
Farmer Boys fast food
Walla Walla onions


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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 05/8/07 7:19 AM
The carcoal chimney- great item
The Big Green Egg- Q'n and grillin in style
The Roomba- Hours of entertainment
Spandex and the Wonder bra- sorry, couldn't resist
Chicken stock etc. in a pourable carton- a wonderfull idea
Automatic rice cooker- never on stove top again, perfect
The Croc pot
Salad in a bag- great for the lazy guy
Costco, Trader Joe's and Wegmans- Wish I had a Wegmans
Tivo- the horse raceing channel
Fiber Optic service- whats next?
Chow Jim

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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 05/8/07 10:23 AM
XM Satellite radio - my listening choices in my truck are no longer between top 40, country & Jesus.

Ditto on iPod and NetFlix.

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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 05/8/07 12:44 PM
Meguiar's car care products.


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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 05/8/07 1:05 PM
I agree with XM Radio and Netflix for sure!

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (except for the little crumbles)

Tiki torches - adds a party atmosphere to the back yard and actually throws off some good light!



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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 05/8/07 1:41 PM
TIVO
This one has to be at the top of my list. It has allowed ME to become the master of my tv viewing schedule.

SET IT AND FORGET IT ROTISSERIE
Take a chicken, stuff a punctured lemon and some garlic in its butt, put some garlic and butter under the skin, and you have a delicious chicken dinner in under an hour.

NASAL SPRAY
This lets me breathe through my nose without taking those pills that run my blood pressure up.




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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 05/8/07 4:17 PM
E-Z Pass...best $10 (deposit) I ever spent
Snappy Grillers
Byrne Dairy Chocolate Milk
Columbus bakery bread
A French Dip from Phillipes
Roscoes Chicken and Waffles
Vinyl records
More when I think about it a little longer
Mike


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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 05/8/07 8:06 PM
Some fav products and services:

Weber charcoal grills
ebay
amazon.com
Banana Boat lotions for summer
Umberto Gianni haircare products
Levi's 518 superlow bootcut jeans
Breyer's carb smart ice cream
Kroger generic benadryl for this season
Dove soap
lavender incense
cd burning software
Kubota tractors
Dubble Bubble gum in a bucket from Sam's
Ford mustangs
diet mtn. dew for the a.m. caffeine jolt
Red Bull energy drink
Pappy's XXX bbq sauce
hummingbird feeders
Stubben saddles
flannel sheets in winter
Martin houses
Dolce Vita perfume

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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 05/8/07 9:32 PM
I really like my Freightliner Mercedes Benz Sprinter diesel powered camper van. I can't wait to hit the road this weekend.

Also:

Breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches
sea kayaks
Komperdell and Leki trekking poles
MacBook Pro Duo Core II laptop
iWeb
Pizza
Bourbon straight no ice
Boddington's Pub Ale
Keen sandals
Filson Alaskan Guide Shirts Plaid
Duluth Trading Company Force 9 vest
Classic diner mugs
Sleep Number Bed
Husqvarna chain saw
Ibuprophen

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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 05/8/07 10:32 PM
I don't like anything.

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RE: Products that I really like - Wed, 05/9/07 4:01 AM
Newcastle Brown Ale
I second the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (although I wonder what price I'll pay years later-it scrubs off things many other chemicals I tried would not-hmmm...)
My Kitchen Aid standing mixer-changed the way I bake
Silpats-see previous
My Boos Block cutting board-I think it needs a name-its a big one
Aprons
Trader Joes and Wegmans (just hosted a party with many foods from TJs and it was a hit)
My Rollerblades (been on them for 16 years and they are still going)
Anything, ANYTHING from L.L. Bean!! I've never had service that good anywhere else and I still use many things I bought over 10 years ago and they are still holding up).

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RE: Products that I really like - Wed, 05/9/07 5:21 PM
quote:
Originally posted by EliseT

I am in a serious relationship with TiVo. In fact, it just recorded The Spirit of the Beehive for me...what a coincidence.

English:

Heinz Baked beans (the turquoise tin). You can get it at Cost Plus. I eat them with eggs. Yum!

Lyle's Golden Syrup...for pouring over fried bread.

Trippy potato chips like Thai lime and chili


Girly Stuff:

Splash banana split soap. Makes your skin so soft, and smells so good.

Clinique pore minimizer...like face spackle. Unbelievable.

Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue perfume




Where do you get the Splash banana split soap? That sound nice. I tried to Google it but too much junk came up.

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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 05/10/07 3:00 PM
Vicoden
Russell Handsewn boots
Remington 1100 in 20 ga.
Ford F-250 (don't much care for the F-150)
Johnnie Walker Black (the Blue is nice but not worth the price difference)
Wasabi in a tube.
Dental floss
Foie gras



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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 05/10/07 3:37 PM
tmiles: I love the WAVE petunias also. The last two years I cheated and bought Wal-Mart knock offs that worked just as good for half the price. I forget the name, might have been trailing petunia. Not much work for loads and loads of flowers!

Another thing I LOVE is homemade shea butter products that I get on eBay. A minimum of ingredients (all natural) mostly shea butter, calendula oil and essential oils for fragrance. My skin has never looked and felt better.

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RE: Products that I really like - Fri, 05/11/07 1:24 AM
quote:
Originally posted by HotDogHead

quote:
Originally posted by EliseT

I am in a serious relationship with TiVo. In fact, it just recorded The Spirit of the Beehive for me...what a coincidence.

English:

Heinz Baked beans (the turquoise tin). You can get it at Cost Plus. I eat them with eggs. Yum!

Lyle's Golden Syrup...for pouring over fried bread.

Trippy potato chips like Thai lime and chili


Girly Stuff:

Splash banana split soap. Makes your skin so soft, and smells so good.

Clinique pore minimizer...like face spackle. Unbelievable.

Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue perfume




Where do you get the Splash banana split soap? That sound nice. I tried to Google it but too much junk came up.



OH, It's banana SHAKE,

the bath bombs are great too.


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RE: Products that I really like - Wed, 05/16/07 10:35 PM
A nice Shiraz and a xanex.....

sizz
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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 05/17/07 12:22 AM
I love espresso and have 3 double shots every morning while I brew a pot of coffee. My my favorite product to make this strong coffee drink is this Italian La Pavoni .............
I will grind freshly roasted coffee beans ( I roast my own green coffee beans) with this All American KitchenAid coffee grinder

lleechef
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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 05/17/07 2:30 AM
6 avocados for a buck
fresh halibut
king crab legs
pic-your-own produce at the farm in Palmer
Blue Bunny ice cream
fresh grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes from our trees in Palm Springs
kumquats
foie gras
truffle oil

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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 05/17/07 11:48 AM
Sizz, now we know why you always seem wired. 6 shots of espresso and a pot of coffee in the morning. That'd wire the dead or PP even.

MikeS.

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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 05/17/07 2:34 PM
JB Weld, an epoxy mix that will fix "it" when nothing else can.

Aloa Vera in a tube kept in the fridge for burns in every kitchen I work. It really does take out the burn if you've never tried it!.

Juicy Juice. Mmmm! Their new juice product have carrot and sweet potatoe puree in them and are very tasty.

Reciprocating saws of any pedigree. You can't appreciate not having one until you do.

Prilosec (or Nexium or any med in the same family), a true miracle cure! Everything else is snake oil.

Dura Lube engine additive. I can tell the difference in how my engines run when I use it and especially if I stop. More power, a little better mileage and less oil consumption and they run so much smoother.

The Zippo Lighter! If I have to explain you wouldn't understand.

Bufferin, the only pain killer I use. Couldn't function some day's without them.

Levi's jeans and jackets and Dickey T's.

Durango Farm & Ranch boots.

Old Chevy's and Volkswagons.

Bugler.

Louisville Slugger (still have my Johnny Bench, George Foster and Pete Rose models from the Big Red Machine era.) Anything else is just a piece of wood!!

My old Oster blender, food processor, ice cream maker, grinder. I think it has an attachment that walks the dog and gives him a trim too!

These are just a few of my favorite things.

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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 05/17/07 6:41 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

I don't like anything.


Tell us something we don't know...

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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 05/17/07 9:45 PM
Fiskars Pruner's (great for arthritis or poor hand strength):

http://www.fiskars.com/US/Garden/Cutting+Tools/Loppers/Product+Detail90bdhtml.html

Corona Folding Razor Tooth Saw:

http://www.coronaclipper.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cControllerFrontend.fControlFrontendCatalogDetail&int_product_id=185&int_category_id=27

And, I just ordered rubber mulch made from recycled tires (keeps the flower bed moist, doesn't attract termites, can be reused for years, and is a great use for old tires):

http://www.stopmulching.com/

Boss leather gardening gloves

RoundUp Weed Killer

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Repair (after I've wrecked my hands in the garden); and

2% hydrocortisone cream (after I've gotten poison ivy in the garden); and

Lodine, a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflamatory medication (after I have strained my back in the garden).

Also,

The furminator. We used this on our shorthair cat after we used his regular brush and removed enough fur to knit a sweater for a 10 year old, or a bikini for Paris Hilton:

http://www.furminator.com/

I also love Good Grips corn stickers and can openers


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RE: Products that I really like - Fri, 05/18/07 10:22 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Sandy Thruthegarden

....
RoundUp Weed Killer......

I was wondering if anyone would mention Roundup (tm)!!!!! What a great product!!!!!!
Todd

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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 06/7/07 4:44 PM
pelleted lime and wikapedia

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RE: Products that I really like - Fri, 06/8/07 4:31 PM
Cusinart food processor
Teva flip-flops

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RE: Products that I really like - Sun, 06/10/07 3:20 PM
Here goes...

My laptop
Sirius Radio (god bless Howard Stern)
grilled cheese
Dove soap
fresh sushi
warm blankets
a great cup of coffee
good books
red cowboy boots
phone sex
tiramisu
a cheesesteak from Jim's (Philly)
a Jackson Hole hamburger (NY)

tmiles
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RE: Products that I really like - Sat, 06/15/13 7:14 PM
Doctors brand toothpicks. The fuzzy end really works and my dentist says that I am doing a good job "flossing"

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RE: Products that I really like - Sat, 06/15/13 8:24 PM
Shake Weight. It works when you shake it...

https://www.shakeweight.com/

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RE: Products that I really like - Sun, 06/16/13 4:32 PM
Litter Genie!
green chile cheeseburgers 
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RE: Products that I really like - Sat, 08/3/13 3:43 PM
Polar Georgia Peach soda water. Polar brand is easy to find in the northeast, but the Georgia Peach flavor is not. 
 
Chill it, and fill a glass 3/4 full, add a splash of wine and some frozen peach slices. If serving it to guests, a fresh strawberry with the green cap still on, adds some color.

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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 01/14/14 9:59 AM
WalMart Extra Fluffy pancake/waffle mix. It is often out of stock. The kid putting it on the shelf said that restaurants must buy it because folks buy 10 boxes at a time. The Buttermilk mix next to it is never out of stock, and IMO, not very good.
 
Goretti (my home town independent supermarket) store made Italian sweet sausage.
 
I miss Park's sausage. 
 
Marie Callander frozen pies. I know that they have been taken over by ConAgra, and they are not as good as home made, but they are better than a lot of bakery pies. 
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RE: Products that I really like - Wed, 01/15/14 11:31 PM
Polar is my favorite brand of seltzer. I usually drink plain seltzer but I've tried the blueberry & it was good.

I love my new Pogo Whisk. I never noticed it before & it was discounted 75% & cost $3.74. I didn't have very high-expectations for it...but it does a great job compared to a regular whisk. It's well-constructed...manual (operates like a pogo stick) & fast as hell....

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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 01/16/14 8:47 AM
Where did you find the whisk, CC?  Is the tine assembly fixed in place or is it somehow spring-loaded?
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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 01/16/14 9:36 AM
I use one of these -- a Danish Dough Whisk.
 


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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 01/16/14 12:32 PM
Costco's Kirkland brand Ice Cream....Chris Santos, the "Chopped" Judge, has been in here a few times said to me"where did you get that Ice Cream, it's some of the best I've ever had", when I told him, he couldn't believe it!

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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 01/16/14 1:02 PM
I absolutely could not cook without tongs!  Preferably the "Edlund" brand.......they're heavy duty and made for restaurant use.

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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 01/16/14 5:08 PM
For minced garlic, this works REALLY well. Easy to clean, too.

http://www.amazon.com/GAR...R-PEELER/dp/B000FT3ZHG

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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 01/16/14 9:35 PM
Now I gotta talk about my Pogo Whisk! Thank you very much....

It was on sale @ Rite-Aid.

The spring is in the handle & the merry-go-round is in one piece. It set on a tip...



Egg whites in 45 seconds...


No splash or splatter. So much better than taking out the hand mixer & 4x faster than a regular whisk. Hardly any pressure needed to get to beatin'.


Now I'll go say the rosary....

I still shake my Shake Weight...
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RE: Products that I really like - Thu, 01/16/14 9:55 PM
sizz




Took me a minute..........was trying to figure out........"Why does this guy like blue M&M's so much?".......Duh!!!!!!!!!!!

MetroplexJim
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RE: Products that I really like - Fri, 01/17/14 7:36 AM
Cuisinart Griddler ($59 at Sam's or Costco):
 

 
Lexus:  reliable, comfortable, quiet, safe, & powerful.
 
And, due to their high resale, they are relatively inexpensive to lease, i.e., a $50,000 Lexus product leases for about the same as a $30,000 'domestic'.

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RE: Products that I really like - Fri, 01/17/14 9:21 PM
I really like my Cuisinart Bar Mop towels...



They are everything Bar Mop towels should be...and more.

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RE: Products that I really like - Fri, 01/17/14 10:26 PM
I reported on this in another thread, Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS, but this was my Christmas present that I am having fun with. So far it is working as advertised. Actually better than I had expected. It is a Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker.
 

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RE: Products that I really like - Sat, 01/18/14 2:26 PM
MetroplexJim
 

Lexus:  reliable, comfortable, quiet, safe, & powerful.

And, due to their high resale, they are relatively inexpensive to lease, i.e., a $50,000 Lexus product leases for about the same as a $30,000 'domestic'.

I remember reading that the best way to decide on a car is to look at lease rates. I hear ads talk about "projected resale value", but they put their money where their mouth is when they set a residual value for a lease. Even if you plan to buy, rather than lease, the car with the best lease rates is a better bet on resale value. I read a devastating review on the new Chrysler 200 today. I wonder how it's lease rate will compare to a Camry??

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RE: Products that I really like - Sat, 01/18/14 3:24 PM
Ford trucks; especially my 2011 F-150
Levi's and Wrangler jeans
New Balance shoes
HP laptop
Apple IPad
Weber grills
Yep, I enjoy Facebook...
Zarda's barbecue sauce
Maulls' barbecue sauce
Pietkutkowski's orginal polish kielbasa
Harry and David's pear basket
Bud Light
Browning Citori shotguns; none are better
Collin Street fruitcake
Companion Baking Company bread
Tamales and salsa from Mary's Catering Company, Ofallon, MO
Diet Coke
Hebrew National hot dogs
Netflix
Riley's Seasonings, Griggsville, Il

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RE: Products that I really like - Sat, 01/18/14 4:16 PM
Toilet Paper!

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RE: Products that I really like - Sat, 01/18/14 4:20 PM
Lindsay Naturals - California Green Ripe Olives...



Buttery...nutty....excellent olives.

My Green Olive Grinches trade in the hat for a helmet soon...



Time to put away the slide & play on a field...




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RE: Products that I really like - Sun, 01/19/14 3:30 AM
 Vienna Brand hot dogs, Sabrett brand hot dogs, two different styles but equally delicious! Jim Beam whiskey, Tillamook cheese, Budweiser beer, Magnavox televisions, Nintendo Wii, Netflix, Amazon, facebook, Roadfood.com and Queen Creek olive oil Co.

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RE: Products that I really like - Sun, 01/19/14 8:22 AM
Foodbme


Toilet Paper!


Especially after Sears' Catalogs started printing on glossy paper; now they are not even printed.

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RE: Products that I really like - Sun, 01/19/14 8:54 AM
tmiles


MetroplexJim
 

Lexus:  reliable, comfortable, quiet, safe, & powerful.

And, due to their high resale, they are relatively inexpensive to lease, i.e., a $50,000 Lexus product leases for about the same as a $30,000 'domestic'.

I remember reading that the best way to decide on a car is to look at lease rates. I hear ads talk about "projected resale value", but they put their money where their mouth is when they set a residual value for a lease. Even if you plan to buy, rather than lease, the car with the best lease rates is a better bet on resale value. I read a devastating review on the new Chrysler 200 today. I wonder how it's lease rate will compare to a Camry??


Over the years I've tried every means of having a vehicle from paying cash for a used Eldorado and putting another 100K on it until it died, to a 5 year loan on a new Volvo Bertone Coupe and putting 300,000 miles on it over 14 years to leasing new Lexus' every three or four years. 
 
Truly, the latter has been the most anxiety-free and not appreciably more expensive than the other 'methods' which involve new tires, on going regular maintenance, the occasional tow, and expensive, unpredictable repairs.  And, the leased vehicle is always under a new car warranty:  any problem is 'not yours' (including wrecks' killing resale value). 
 
And, with Lexus, every now and then (if you time it right) you can hit a home run on the exchange.  I leased a 2010 RX for my wife in July, 2009; 45 months later its trade value (as a 'three year old' model) was $9,000 more than the residual!  On the exchange for the 2013 we walked away with a new RX, a lower payment, and a check for $6,000.
 
If I really wanted to pinch a penny I'd do a zero down lease on a Camry, drive it for three years to make sure it was a 'good one', pay the residual, use Mobil One, and drive it until the wheels come off in 300K or so.
 

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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 02/18/14 7:00 PM
tmiles


WalMart Extra Fluffy pancake/waffle mix. It is often out of stock. The kid putting it on the shelf said that restaurants must buy it because folks buy 10 boxes at a time. The Buttermilk mix next to it is never out of stock, and IMO, not very good.


 
Thanks for the tip! 
Mrs. Metro loves pancakes and this stuff is ROCKET GOOD!
 
Next batch I'm going to add 50% half & half, 50% water and I'll bet I replicate The Original Pancake House
 
Another truly excellent product I have recently found at WallyWorld is "Sam's Choice Thin Crust Pizza".  Truly, it is the best frozen pizza ever and is often on special for $3.50!  Pre-heat a pizza stone, throw it on, wait a short bit & enjoy!


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RE: Products that I really like - Tue, 02/18/14 10:01 PM
I have yet to find a store-bought pizza that even comes close to my own from scratch....and....sadly............the same can be true of a lot of the local joints too, these days.  My local Walmart does not have food.  So I guess I'm SoL

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