Have you tried to buy toothpaste lately?

I know that sounds odd...with brushing at least twice a day, it seems like I would buy toothpaste often...I don't.

Anyway, I went to buy some today and whoa...what happened??? It is a real challenge to find anything resembling the toothpaste I grew up with...

And all I wanted was Crest or Colgate for sensitive teeth...the store I went to did not have the Crest kind...the Colgate one was a small tube that was sensitive + whitening which seems stupid because the whitening stuff makes my teeth more sensitive...I didn't want Sensodyne because when you use Sensodyne you have to alternate with another "regular" toothpaste (good luck finding one of those!) so I was forced to buy Aqua Fresh Sensitive, which I have used before, but I'm kind of a Crest girl...well, I used to be when I was still able to recognize Crest!

How does one pick a toothpaste? Dual care whitening or multi care whitening or extra whitening with tartar control? Do I want the micro-cleansing crystals or the rejuvenating effects? And, if I use the Scope flavored toothpaste, do I still need to use Scope? They also have fluoride anticavity in a citrus flavor...citrus????????? And, shouldn't all Crest toothpaste be anticavity?

Don't even get me started on Colgate? I'm still too dazed and confused by the Crest section to begin to tell you about what was happening in the Colgate section...

I feel old....

P.S. One more thing...Aqua Fresh has a toothpaste with a thing of floss built into the top. And, if you buy Crest Whitestrips, you get a digital camera (huh????)


Dinner Party Survival

We've all been there...the obligatory dinner party with boring guests...or, you just aren't in the mood...having a prop makes it so much easier to get through the evening. And, these salt and pepper shakers have the added bonus of being useful and on sale...


I could have been a billionaire

This just the kind of thing that annoys me...a super simple idea that I could/should have thought of...it is actually pretty funny and could potentially save or end a marriage. The company that makes this has lots of great products for a dorky anal retentive person like me.


Dwight Schrute...or you?

Ok, so at $200, a custom bobblehead doll is $181 more than the Dwight bobblehead from NBC, but how cool would it be to have a bobblehead that looks just like you??? Just gather a few digital images and send them off and in no time at all, you will have your own doll!


Sadly, I need this...

I can't remember why, but I stopped using a traditional alarm clock and started using my Blackberry to wake me up...the plan worked beautifully until I realized that I had a snooze option on there...that was the major flaw in my plan. In my deep REM sleep, I frequently hit turn the alarm off instead of snoozing...and, then wake up LATE! This might annoy me, but it also might help...if you hit snooze once, this alarm clock rolls around the room until you turn it off. I think it can even jump off the nightstand!


This is Spinal Tap...for Tots

Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?

Nigel Tufnel: [Pause] These go to eleven.


Going Green

I guess the thing to do these days is to go green...apparently, Earth Day is April 22nd...I don't do a great job recycling, but I am going to commit to using more energy efficient light bulbs...

They say... If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR, we would save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes for a year and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of nearly 800,000 cars.


The Approval Matrix - Week of April 16, 2007 -- New York Magazine

This is the best part of the magazine, but I can't decide which quadrant I prefer...
highbrow despicable or lowbrow brilliant?


Speaking of products I love

I am so in love with red flower's lemon coffee blossom olive stone scrub. It is like having coffee every morning in the shower...and it really traps in the moisture...in the same way that you are able to "trap in the moisture" if you put on lotion right out of the shower when you are wet, but not too wet...this is much better...you just use it in the shower and don't have to worry about timing when your skin is just wet enough to absorb your moisturizer.

A little expensive, but well worth it!

I really need to try this line

I have been obsessed with (MALIN+GOETZ) for years, but I have never used any of their products. I am drawn to the simple and clean lines of their products, but I don't know anyone who uses anything from their line...I think I will break down and try the starter pack.


For the budding rockstar baby

With their dyed hair, shredded clothes and punk attitude, this Sid & Nancy pair really know how to party. Accept no imitations! Filled with 100% polyester stuffing. Not recommended for small children, because of their button eyes and safety pins. Sold individually. Handmade in USA.


Interesting way to buy tees

Very cool site...Threadless Tees...you can design your own tees...visitors to the site vote on them and can purchase them...you'll know that everyone in town won't be wearing the same tee as you...


For the hip toddler

This was particularly cute on my nephew...with a pair of camo shorts...he got lots of compliments!!!


I think I love this site more than IMDB?!?!?

Did I just say that? Is that even possible???

Super cute baby gift!

I've been giving this tee as a new baby gift...getting rave reviews...and, they ship pretty fast too!