Hobbies & Travel


Recalcitrant wipers College Life / Hobbies & Travel / Home Life

Hello everyone: Have you ever gotten stuck, really stuck in a rain storm and not known how to use your car’s windshield wipers? Maybe you’ve borrowed a friend or family member’s car. Perhaps you have rented a car to take you to that first big job interview. And then it begins to rain. Folks, that’s not the time to search for the location of the...

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No longer huffy with Huffy Hobbies & Travel

Hello everyone: Well, Huffy bikes are back on my “nice” list. They replaced my old bike with a brand new one, after we learned that a manufacturing defect made my old bike unsafe to ride. I am now the proud owner of a white bike with purple trim that works like a champ (the bike, not the trim). See what happens when you write  a...

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Excluding exclusions for the purpose of exclusion Hobbies & Travel

Hello everyone: Even though I usually blog on Tuesdays and Fridays, this simply could not wait. There is a sale that I absolutely must tell you about. It is at one of my favorite stores, Banana Republic.  Their merchandise is nicely made and is generally a great price. I shop there several times a year, especially for my sons. Here’s the deal: when I was walking...

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Huffy bikes revisited Hobbies & Travel

Hello everyone: Well, I don’t know if Huffy bikes reads blogs but they emailed me yesterday, to offer me a new bike. We are working out the details. Will keep you posted. This leads me to a very practical idea: It pays to complain. Your letter or phone call of complaint needs to be very pleasant and you should not threaten, but it is possible...

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Getting Huffy with Huffy Bikes Hobbies & Travel

Hello everyone: A flat bike tire sent me scrambling to my local bike shop in Cocoa Village yesterday. The diagnosis was surprising. Not only had I worn our my back tire, which the bike man said was “impressive,” but I also had a problem that could end up as a “catastrophic failure” with my bike. Basically, there was a part on my bike that could...

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Traveling Tips for going from the US to the UK Hobbies & Travel

Hello everyone: Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the United Kingdom. It was awesome but there are some issues that I would have loved to know about before I went. Here they are for your perusal: Just because you have an electrical adapter, it does not mean that it will work with your appliances. I whipped out my American to UK adapter, only to...

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Just for fun: The Twilight Zone Flight Hobbies & Travel

Hello everyone: Yesterday afternoon, I was scheduled to take a flight from Florida to Baltimore. We got on the flight at 5 pm, with a scheduled departure of 5:30. [Sit down and fasten your seat belts.] Well, the departure time came around and we noticed that a technician had boarded our plane because of a seat belt that wouldn’t buckle and a tray table that...

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