Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cheapskate tip of the day (for subscribers/regular readers only! :)

Saw a kid dismally picking weeds out of a crack by a curb (obviously assigned by parent or other authority) and remembered a great FREE and ecologically sound tip for controlling those little bitty weeds that come up through cracks … Continue reading

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A tale of two lawnmowers; or, gardening against the Singularity.

Or, two ways of looking at a lawn.  (With another glass of wine I might be able to manage the standard thirteen….) Mower A: Mower B: Mower A: used, gas-powered Craftsman gifted to me by my brother-in-law, then traveled by … Continue reading

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Preserving.

In the words of the great Candi Staton, self-preservation is what’s really going on today. Or what went on yesterday, for the first time ever in the Cheapskate Intellectual kitchen. But it won’t be the last. Following the directions in … Continue reading

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Hair with body — literally.

This is me this past weekend, celebrating my summer self.  Gloriously, the season is shifting inside my head — the loosening and breathing and unconscious release of the anxious, trouble-borrowing, multitasking clench which I realize only in retrospect is my … Continue reading

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Down to the wire… Almost there!

Less than $200 left to go.

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