Friday, August 19, 2022

What I'm Reading This Week #33

Skittley diddley doo and Happy Friday to you!  😜

I hope everyone has had a productive week and you're ready to tackle the weekend schtuffs awaiting you.  I have been hard into Fall since week one of August.  I made Einkorn pumpkin muffins and we've even already had our first taste of caramel candy corn for the year.  I figure we're going to have to enjoy Fall while we still have a season because in 20 years its just going to be varying degrees of hellishly hot.

OH!  A quick word of caution if you ever buy anything off of social media ads.  1)  Look at the comments before buying.  Anyone who has had a bad experience will usually say so there.  2) Look them up on BBB or do a Google search with the name of the company and the word "scam" after it.  The Mr and I are fans of The Neverending Story and on an impulse buy, he got this book that looks like the one from the movie.  It said 100% satisfaction guarantee so whatcha got to lose?  Well, when it arrived looking like this:

he contacted them for a refund.  (Not to mention the horrible, very obviously screen grabbed pictures inside which that alone I would've told him to send it back.)  They did not stand behind their guarantee and were basically like "sorry you don't like it.  We can give you a 20% refund."   This is also after we would have to send it back on OUR dime and it would have to be protected like Fort Knox and if they received it damaged that they would knock off that amount from the 20% refund.  Um, NO.  So that's disputed with the credit card company for sure.  

Upon further research, the Mr found that this company stole images from a chick on Etsy who makes these legitimately (but obviously charges more for them because it doesn't look like a 2nd grader did it) and she posts on the ad every time it runs that they stole from her.  She's reported it to the offending social media company and they don't care because all they want is money.  So consider this our friendly e-scam warning for any nostalgia fans out there.  Plus I hear all of the time about people ordering stuff off of social media ads and either never getting the item, it takes MONTHS to receive or it's pure junk that looks nothing like the picture when they get it.

Now let's enjoy:

The One Muscle-Building Nutrient Your Diet Is Probably Missing   (Will have to make sure I get more of this stuff in!)

Drop Up to 13 Pounds a Week by Adding One Thing to Your Pre-Breakfast Routine  (I usually hate morning workouts but I'm willing to give this a go and definitely counting on nothing close to 13 lbs.)

Foods That Help Fight Fatigue (I think many of us could use some help in that department!)

All Types of Coffee Protect Against Liver Disease, Study Shows  (Good news if you're a coffee lover and I suppose we can hold our noses and drink some and then brush our teeth to get rid of that "a rodent died in my mouth 2 weeks ago" breath.)

How to Eat Healthy When Mental Health Makes Doing Things Feel Hard  (Good tips but I kind of wish there were quick meal ideas because on high stress days it's like "bowl of Cheerios for lunch, it is.")

Why Your Balance Gets Worse With Age and What to Do About It  (I would also add doing grip strength exercises because I'll be damned if some jars feel like they were tightened by Hercules these days!)

7 Health Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide  (I also saw in a professional cleaning video it can kill that "pink slime" that gets in your shower.)

Amazon Buys Roomba Company, Will Now Map Inside of Your House  (Nope, nope, nope.  Read the article to see how they tried this before and what they intended to do with the info!   Buy one that doesn't have an app to track your home.)

Is Old Music Killing New Music?  (How about new music produces some original crap that doesn't just follow everyone else?  Not our fault the 80's had awesome tunes that have lasted for generations!  Pffft!)

I suppose pulling the carpets up or at least getting the baseboards off will have to happen soon.  I just can't wait to see the crap fest awaiting us on the subfloors.  That's the plan at least.  Beh.

What are your plans this weekend?

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  1. Thank God for credit card disputes, eh? I guess I should be glad for the typo at least or I wouldn't have as much of glaring reason for the dispute since I am going with the "counterfeit merchandise" angle. Have a great weekend everyone!

  2. Heading to iowa for uncles 88th bday.
    Good luck on your floors!
    Have a great weekend

  3. Today it's haircuts, tomorrow swimming for the pooch, then Sunday the hubs starts his work week. I've spent most days in the basement getting rid of a lot of stuff and will continue to do so, especially as a notice of rate change is coming today in the mail for the storage unit, so that's a minimum of a $20 hike. So I need to clear out what I can in the basement for what I'm keeping from storage, put the furniture in a new storage place that's far more reasonable, until I can decide what to do with that, and then donate the rest. So I'll be in the basement or at the storage unit daily for the foreseeable future.
    Best of luck ripping up the carpet. There's no telling what surprises you're going to find under there!


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