Sunday, May 27, 2012

It never hurts to ask

I bought a new rug for the living room several weeks ago. I'll have pictures of it in the room shortly. I have it  rolled up and put it away as my dog was sick and I didn't want to take a chance on the new black and white rug getting gross stuff on it. Even though its polypropylene and should be easy to wash off, I was a little freaked out.

Anyway I received an email to review the rug and happily did so. I then clicked over to the website page to see what the review looked like on line. There I noticed that the rug was now 60% off (I purchased it when it was 30% off). I contacted the online customer service representative and asked about their price match guarantee and if that applies to their own site. After a few minutes of research the customer service representative refunded me $45 or the difference between 30% and 60% off! The rug now cost $89 with free shipping and no sales tax for a 8x10 rug! What a bargain!!

It's still on sale now if you want to get one for yourself at Rugs USA here.  I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A new blog is born

Ahhh. A new blog. Again. This is the 4th or 5th blog I've started since January 2010. That isn't a long time in our years but its like 7 blogosphere years! I just haven't been able to find the right combination of idea/name/concept to keep me happy for more than a couple of months. Each one was a niche blog that was fun for awhile but my attention wandered and I became bored. They felt limiting in that I didn't think I could easily introduce a different topic into the conversation. So I stopped blogging for the last 5 months or so and I've missed it. And so Easily Distracted By Shiny Things (EDBST) has been born.

For years I've joked with friends that I'm easily distracted by shiny (or pretty, interesting, odd, new) things. I seem to have a bit of a knack for seeking them out and being fascinated by things others miss or just don't care about. Things like finding out what sound a zebra makes (kind of a chimpanzee chirping sound). I would have thought a horse or donkey sound, but no! Not that I'm going to blog about what sound different animals make all the time but it is something I would probably mention. Just because I think it's interesting. I plan to blog about my home and decorating because I love them. I also do crafts every now and then and try new recipes and talk about things like new music I found or what sound a zebra makes. Pretty much whatever catches my attention in the moment. Will you find it interesting? I don't know. I find myself kind of interesting (ha ha) so maybe you will too. If not it's all OK. I am primarily writing for myself and my entertainment. If you find it enjoyable BONUS! If not I'll still keep writing.

And lastly the final reason for a new blog. I excitedly told my family about my last 2 blogs. They signed up for updates. Then I started worrying about what they think. When I first started blogging I actually had one family member call me and tell me something didn't happen the way I wrote about it. I was embarrassed at the time but in hind sight I should have been kinda mad. I'm writing about what I see and think and feel. And if that isn't what you see and think and feel and it upsets you, you are kindly invited to read something other than my blog. I also don't want them thinking things like, "Why is she spending so much time rearranging her china cabinet. That's so stupid. She has XX to do which is so much more important." or "Why is she spending money on a new rug instead of saving for a rainy day.' And believe me my family would actually ask these questions. So to save myself the anxiety of waiting for that phone call I'm just not going to tell them about the blog. It'll be our little secret.

Welcome to the blogging world EDBST!