Archive for the ‘General’ Category

My Experience with Craigslist

February 3rd, 2009

Lately I’ve shared with a number of people my experience and satisfaction with buying and selling items on Craigslist.  Literally, it’s my favorite place to shop.  I’ve learned the value of buying pre-owned items, everything from appliances to gadgets to vehicles and baby gear.  I thought it would be fun to make a list of everything I can remember buying and selling on Craigslist. Here goes:

Items I have purchased:

  1. Ipod Nano
  2. Ipod Touch
  3. Children’s dresser / changing table
  4. Graco stroller & car seat
  5. Split oak firewood
  6. Nissan Maxima
  7. Computer memory
  8. Exercise equipment
  9. Golf balls
  10. Queen mattress
  11. Kitchen-aide range

Items I have sold:

  1. Old vintage chandeliers
  2. 80′s Jenn-aire cooktop
  3. Honda Accord
  4. SLR camera
  5. 20″ television
  6. Tile cutter
  7. Exercise equipment (hmm?)

Tyson General

Random Thoughts for Friday

November 21st, 2008

I’m ready for the weekend, aren’t you? Saturday is our annual “Wii are thankful” cell group social at the McSpaddens. Should be fun to play Mario Kart on their big TV with a bunch of friends.

New York Magazine informs me that there will be a fourth Bourne movie. Apparently Universal has purchased exclusive rights to Bourne scripts from Robert Ludlums estate, and they intend to make it their answer to Bond films. I say, keep ‘em coming. All three of the Matt Damon movies have been superb, and I’m glad they are making more (although I will say that the movies are very different from the books).

Toyota brought a CNG Hybrid Camry to the LA Auto Show this week.  Of course CNG cars don’t make much sense right now, but as soon as gas goes back up next year we’re going to be looking for alternatives again. CNG seems to make sense, and it’s already in the ground all over the place. I would be tempted to buy a CNG Hybrid and a garage Phill station.

I’m not doing very good with Christmas so far this year…please send ideas. HOWEVER…house lights are going up this weekend!

Tyson General

I’m Putting This on my Permanent Xmas List

June 12th, 2008

I really dislike mowing, but it’s one of those package deals with homeownership I guess. Anyways, I was flipping through Popular Mechanics this week and saw something for the first time. A roomba for the yard!

Tyson General, Technology

Back from the Dead

June 10th, 2008

I love it when hosting companies decide to change your password for you! With no warning! On a weekend! Woot!

Anyways…sorry I haven’t posted anything lately.  Been busy with lots of stuff lately including overtime at the office, some big projects with Kirksey Solutions and a new home improvement project. That a way to kick-off summer, eh?

Tyson General

Hey Tylerites… (an update)

May 25th, 2008

A few months ago I told you that I registered If you live in Tyler, TX (and I know some of you do!), head on over and participate in the polls and blog posts. Also, please subscribe to the RSS feed. Let me know if you or anyone you know would be interested in writing for the blog.

Tyson General

Timely Story on Bank Fraud

March 4th, 2008

I woke up this morning to an email from Bank of America, alerting me of "irregular activity" on my account. Sure enough, after logging in to examine the damages, someone in Plano had scored $900 worth of merch at a local Wal-Mart overnight.

I don’t know about you, but this happens to me about once a year and never really surprises me anymore. It’s relatively easy to deal with, and only a minor inconvenience (not even a fraction of trouble compared to identity fraud). Furthermore, I’m always thankful that guidelines are in place that protect the account holder and encourage banks and merchants to be alert and vigilant.

Anyways, after 10 minutes on the phone this morning I’m back to my regular routine. While reading through the headlines, I saw this story from the NY Times. Timely, eh? Maybe I should reconsider my accounts with Bank of America…

Tyson General, News

The Steroids Hearing – Part 1

January 15th, 2008

OK, some of these congressman seem somewhat knowledgeable, but for the most part this is a waste.  The first several questions were answered like this: "Thank you for the question, congressman, and it is one that I answered completely in my report."  Translation: You didn’t read my report, did you? 

Then we had others that were interested in Palmeira’s (??) 3,000th hit.  And then a reference to commissioner Sulig (??).  C’mon people!

More thoughts to come…

Tyson General