Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Little Debbie Snack Cakes

I bought some Little Debbie Zebra Cakes at the Dollar Store yesterday, and unlike Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls which taste best right out of the freezer, Little Debbie Zebra Cakes taste best when served at room temperature.

Little Debbie Zebra Cakes

Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls

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Super Drencher

Within Boz's wedding gift package to Sandra & me were two of these Super Drenchers:

Copyrighted in 1996, the Super Drencher is either a little ahead of its time or a little behind; I'm not too current on squirt gun evolution or specific dates. But the plastic is the same clear tinted brittle plastic that was used to manufacture the classic squirt gun while the water tank design is something which I think came about, or at least was widely popularized, by the Super Soaker.

Of course, the name Super Drencher seems to suggest the company was trying to cash in on the Super Soaker craze.

At any rate, this is a perfectly adequate squirt gun. It holds quite a bit of water and is a bargain at 99 cents. The gun's main draw, however, is it's double barrel action. Shoots 2 streams of water instead of 1.

It is pretty badass and so far has not shattered when dropped on concrete.

Danke Boz!

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

I have sadly neglected the Jonnie and Boz 99 Cent Blog

These are some of the things I've bought in the last month or so from various Buck Stores.

With the way my neck has been feeling since surgery I thought an inflatable travel pillow would be a perfect purchase, and considering the pillow came with a toothbrush, a toothbrush head protector(the little green thing), and a free sample of Colgate toothpaste, it WAS the perfect purchase!!!

When I was at the Dollar Tree in Alpena I bought the Sherlock Holmes DVD. It contains three full length features from the 1930's and each one stars a different actor as Sherlock Holmes. The movies were so good I watched them all in one night.
Also while in Alpena I stopped in at the Big Lot and purchased three cans of Barbasol Shave Gel for sensitive skin that normally sold for a buck forty nine a can but was in the reduced bin for 75 cents a can. I haven't used any of it yet, but Barbasol is my regular brand so I don't see any problems.

I've bought a lot of other stuff too, but I don't really remember what it was except that I've had a craving for Macaroon cookies lately so I've bought about three packages of them in the past couple of weeks, oh, and I've bought some generic Zantac75 for heartburn, not mine but for MB.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Battery-Powered Nosehair Clipper

This is definitely my longest-used 99-cent item. I've had it for well over a year and it's still going strong - a battery-powered nosehair clipper. While it is extremely fragile and very cheaply made (I think it would shatter if I dropped it on the floor), it is powered by a single AA battery and it effectively trims nose spiders just as well as a pricier model.

Here it is (right) next to my older, more expensive, clipper (left) -

While the older clipper resembled a medieval torture device which opperated by gripping and then painfully yanking out the nosehairs -

$6.50 manual clipper.

The battery operated model is a sleeker, more modern, and more humane gadget -

99 cent battery operated clipper.

What a bargain!

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