Reach Out

'Tis the season to reach out and hug someone - or choke them.

Either way one of you is going to feel better. ;)

*The Small Wonders c. 1999

The Big Reveal

If you have followed the bathroom project (also known as the #$#@## Bathroom Project) from the very beginning, or read any of the three columns about it here, here, or here then you might be mildly curious about how it all turned out. I'd say "swimmingly" but frankly the idea of large pools of water makes me nervous. That's kind of how we started in the first place.


 allen + roth 31" White Carrara Bath Vanity with Top. Lowes
 American Olean 12" x 12" Sausalito White White Ceramic Floor Tile
Delta Faucets
Beadboard, Crown Molding, and Corner Blocks Lowes
Wall Color Sherwin Williams Evergreen "Silverpoint"
Trim Color Sherwin Williams Cabinet and Trim Paint, Semi-Gloss "Extra White"
Shower Curtain: "Silver" Target
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Dick's Sporting Goods Amazing 20% Off Absolutely Nothing Sale

Time for my annual "Why Dick's Sporting Goods is the Most Annoying Retailer on Earth" post. Every year - every week really, Dick's sporting goods pelts me with emails touting their amazing % off savings "storewide." In reality their coupons always read something like this.* "*See Promo for Details."

Clicking on that pesky little "Details" link will lead you to the list below. When you finish reading that, stop and figure for a moment what exactly a Dick's Sporting Goods 20% (in this case) coupon IS good on? Gum?

Seriously, if you have ever had success purchasing a desired major brand with a Dick's Sporting Good's coupon I'd love to hear from you. I know you are out there. Somewhere. Probably all alone.

Offer valid only while supplies last and not applicable to canceled orders due to out-of-stock merchandise. Discount does not apply to taxes, shipping and handling charges or similar charges. Discount not applicable with returned merchandise; total discount will be deducted from the value of any returned item to which the discount applied. Discount excludes clearance merchandise and the following:
  • anon
  • asics
  • atlas
  • babolat
  • Bauer / nike hockey
  • big agnes
  • billabong
  • bionic
  • brine
  • brooks
  • burton
  • callaway golf
  • ccm
  • Cobra
  • columbia
  • cuddeback
  • deckers outdoor corp
  • decente
  • diamondback
  • dwindle distribution
  • ecco
  • element skateboards
  • escalade
  • eureka
  • eyeking
  • fishpond
  • footjoy
  • garmin
  • g-loomis
  • gita sports ltd
  • goaliath
  • goalrilla
  • gregory
  • head
  • humminbird
  • hurley
  • ion
  • jetboil
  • jordan
  • k2
  • kettler
  • korkers
  • leatherman
  • lifetime
  • livestrong
  • lowrance
  • minn kota
  • mizuno
  • MSR
  • navico
  • nike
  • nirve
  • NXe
  • odyssey
  • old town
  • o'neill
  • patagonia
  • ping
  • polar
  • prana
  • prince
  • quiksilver
  • red
  • Redington
  • reebok ccm / reebok hockey
  • rollerblade
  • ross reels
  • roxy
  • salomon
  • saucony
  • schutt sports
  • scientific anglers
  • scott
  • sea to summit
  • shimano
  • simms
  • sorel
  • spyder
  • st. croix rods
  • strider
  • strike master
  • STX
  • sun mountain
  • swarovski
  • taylormade
  • temple fork outfitters
  • tenpoint
  • the north face
  • therm a rest
  • thule
  • tippmann
  • titleist
  • tubbs
  • ugg australia
  • under armour
  • us army
  • van staal
  • volcom
  • warrior
  • wilson sporting goods
  • yakima
  • zeiss