05 May 2007

Cinco de Mayo

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Mint, Toffee Nut (changing later today), White Chocolate Mousse and Boysenberry.

The Secret Word of the Day: Cottonwood

Say the secret word today in the store to receive a free small yogurt (limit one per person) or a credit for $2.45 for a medium, cone, large or XL.

Tomorrow, we have a day long coke float special. Coke floats are $2.99 all day long.

It's finally over. No, I'm not talking about the Mavericks post season run since that never really began. I'm talking about the great pillow hunt of 2007 a.k.a., the quest for the Perfect Pillow. What began a few weeks ago is finally concluded or so I hope.

The saga started a week ago when we took back an item that we had somehow received twice as a wedding present. The one thing that we had not gotten that I was really looking forward to getting was a new set of pillows. With that in mind and a coupon in hand, we exchanged the item for two queen size pillows. Of course they were different then the ones on the registry because the Bed, Bath and Beyond that we were at did not have the original ones we chose.

After waiting a day to get the pillow covers with our gift card, we put the covers on and the pillows in the cases only to find that the queen size pillows did not fit two of the three pillow cases that we have. Bummed out, but undaunted, we proceeded to try and sleep on the new pillows. My wife decided within a few minutes that the pillow would not work for her and I too came to that conclusion after about 30 minutes.

Enter the next day when we shopped at Kohl's for the pillows that were on sale this week. After 20 minutes of debate, she found one that she thought she would enjoy. I left empty handed. One night of sleep and her choice proved to not be a winner after all. So last evening, we went back to Bed, Bath and Beyond to return the original pillows.

While we were shopping, she informed me that she was going to stick with the two pillows that she currently had until a later date which left me shopping for one that I like. I took a few minutes, but I found one that after a nights sleep appears to be a perfect fit. The only problem that we were left with was the standard size pillow cases and the queen size pillows.

Queen Pillow=20 inches by 30 inches
Standard Pillow=20 inches by 26 inches

What makes this hard is that standard size pillow cases aren't standardized. Some of them are 20x26 while others are 20x31 or 20x30. Who new that shopping for bedding would be so hard? After a little debate and some more shopping, we decided on picking up another set of queen sheets with the large (20x32) standard pillow cases and return one of our other sets with the smaller pillow cases. Heck, I'm tired just writing about it.

Saturday Distraction: What Are the Chances that You've Been Abducted by Aliens?

There's a 4% Chance You've Been Abducted By Aliens

There's virtually no chance you've been abducted by aliens.
But there's always hope for the future!

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