17 Dec 2010

Finish Your Last-Minute Christmas Shopping at the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale!

Guess what?  There are — no kidding — only NINE days left until Christmas Day.  That’s a little over a week to search, scramble and scrounge for the perfect gifts you haven’t gotten yet.  I’ve heard tell of folks who finish all their holiday shopping months in advance, taking advantage

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15 Dec 2010

5 Last Minute Inspiration-Bits for Great Holiday Gifts

Christmas is next week and if you’re like me (hopefully you’re not), you have done zero Christmas shopping and have no clue what to do about the myriad people in your life who have probably already thoughtfully purchased and wrapped a very special present for you.  Have no fear! There

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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04 Dec 2010

Awesome Vintage Clothing Sale – 15% to 75% Off

Even in my state of broke-ness I somehow manage to maintain a fairly serious shopping problem. I love a good deal, and get a disturbingly satisfying high from finding awesome shit for cheap. As you can imagine, when an adorable, magical vintage shop of wonder and glory opened up a

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 1
03 Dec 2010

Lessons on How to (Civilly) Disobey Thoreau

It’s hard for most people to travel though life without knocking shoulders at least once with Henry David Thoreau. Somehow, and mostly via his oft-celebrated Walden, Thoreau has managed to dip his finger in every topic remotely related to A Well Lived Life. His advice on simplicity (“Simplify, simplify”), his

30 Nov 2010

Ask and You Might Receive

After no more than fifteen minutes on the phone with the evil asshole that is Comcast, I stand victorious!  Thanks to my roommate’s sharp eye for detail,  we noticed that our monthly $16 Internet discount had run its twelve month course and we were once again being charged the full

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26 Nov 2010

An Argument for Black Friday

One of the most frightening shopping-related mistakes one can make, I’d imagine, would be accidentally stepping into a strip mall on Black Friday. It would be a feeling similar to what those lone survivors must feel in zombie films when they open the wrong door and find themselves starting directly

16 Nov 2010

Broke-Ass Buyer Beware: As Seen on TV

I would consider myself to be a discerning consumer on most accounts.  I shop around for the best deals, wait for sale season and generally exercise restraint from impulse purchases.  That said, I must confess my weakness.  As. Seen. On. T. V. From an early age I was a sucker

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 1
11 Nov 2010

Shorties Rejoice at Uniqlo

It was in middle school when I realized I would never grow beyond my 5 and almost an inch feet status, and accepted a life of jumping up on counters to reach things, wearing heels just to avoid neck pain when holding conversations, and shopping in the kids department for pants. Unfortunately

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