They can’t even call this crap ice cream any longer.
Is it a Flim-Flam or a Bait and Switch? It’s both and I’m Fired Up!
It all started when I was eating some Turkey Hill Butter Pecan ice cream last night. I got to thinking, hey this is pretty good ice cream. It tasted like the stuff I had as a kid in the 70’s and 80’s.
Continue reading “Brands Break Bad: It’s a Quality Flim-Flam or Bait and Switch!”
Happy Father’s Day. I hope you put your feet up and relaxed.
Maggie gets a little hesitant in mid-June every year. It’s not the Western, NY heat and humidity that’s bothering her; it’s what to do about Father’s Day.
Continue reading “The Lost Father’s Day”
That’s about 40 cents worth of flour and yeast. At least 5 bucks at the Whole Paycheck Artisan market
Hey Smidlapper, Learn to Cook. It’s good for your soul and you bank account.
Do y’all like good food? That’s a silly and rhetorical question, I know. I’ll bet some of you even enjoy eating healthy and frugal from time to time. While we’re not always that frugal at home I think this is useful for someone who is. I’ll try and give you the proper motivation (like a Marine Corps Drill Sergeant would) to learn to make some simple and dirt cheap dishes at home instead of paying through the nose for them.
Continue reading “Good Eats for Cheap #1 – Artisan Bread and Grilled Turkey”
We ended up renting this nice guy for 3000 bucks for one year.
It’s a glorious thing to have a dog!
If you’ve been following along here you know the Smidlap Family loves dogs. We’re partial to boxers, the clowns of the dog world, but we really are fond of all shapes and sizes and breeds.
Continue reading “Dogs Can Be Expensive, Pad Your Emergency Fund Accordingly”
Enjoy this picture of a Sazerac cocktail.
Who would allow a fool like Smidlap to post on their site?
My buddy Cal over at FI Me Outa Here has a nice site with plenty of informative content. He busting his butt to get out of the grind to a more tranquil way of life.
Continue reading “Guest Post on FI Me Outa Here”
My friend owns this bar in New Orleans. It’s right next to House of Blues. If you can’t make it there, don’t leave.
Fred, What in the wide-wide world of sports are you talking about?
I was just reading the most excellent
Mr. Freaky Frugal’s article on the common fears of retiring early. I really wanted to add one thing to the list and that is the fear of running out of money due to withdrawing funds at too high a rate. Continue reading “Help! I am Pooping My Pants Over Safe Withdrawal Rates!”
Here’s hoping the boys have a successful “day in the sun” for retirement.
Hey, Knucklehead, I’ll Miss You Like a Hemorrhoid!
I ought to be the bigger person on this but it’s not in me in this case. I had to report to this fool on the factory floor for about 6 months a couple of years ago. You know how some people were never really cut out for management?
Continue reading “3 Friends and 1 Knucklehead Just Retired Early from Big Brother Corp.”
Grand Teton – oil on canvas – Sold!
Update on Mrs. Smidlap’s New and Improved Lightly Scheduled Career
A couple of weeks ago both of my followers showed interest in an article I wrote about the dueling values of
purchasing original art versus getting to financial independence as quickly as possible.
Continue reading “Painting Sales and Portfolio Details”
“All your dreams will come true. All my dreams came true. But now, I have a bunch of other dreams.” – Sonic Youth, 1994
What did you want growing up? I’m guessing it’s probably something you didn’t already have.
Continue reading “How in the Hell do I Hit This Moving Target?”
Large original abstract oil painting in our house by Mary Begley
When Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts funding to support the war effort, he replied: “Then what are we fighting for?”
Continue reading “Will Buying Art Kill Your Financial Independence Dreams?”