Archive for 'Reviews'

Lipton Loose Tea Isn’t Half Bad

Posted 05 May 2012 | By | Categories: Reviews | 5 Comments

It’s going to come as a shock to some of you who know of my tea snobbery but I recently tried Lipton Loose Leaf Tea – and it’s totally drinkable! Oh, and Lipton didn’t pay me to say this either. I was just walking through the tea and coffee isle of Walmart last week, and […]

Stuff Every Dad Should Know: A Book Review

Posted 14 April 2012 | By | Categories: Reviews | No Comments

PP I got into reading books from Quirk publishing beginning last year when I picked up Dirty Jokes Every Man Should Know. Then I read just plain Jokes Every Man Should Know. Of course, like many people, I had also read the Worst Case Scenario series, including the one for kids, to my kids. These […]

Boulder Rec. Center is Alienating Members

Posted 06 April 2012 | By | Categories: Reviews | 2 Comments

PP The Boulder Parks and Recreation department has been good to me for 4 years. That’s the number of consecutive years in which I’ve purchased yearly memberships at the City of Boulder Recreation facilities. I have felt in each of these past 4 years that I have gotten my money’s worth. I was content, if […]

Restaurant.com Horror Story

Posted 16 March 2012 | By | Categories: guest posts, Reviews | No Comments

I guest post by Dennis Yu I‘ve used restaurant.com for years. Great deals on gift certificates, so long as you abide by the fine print on when you can use them and minimum spend. But last week, I was shocked to find out how awful their customer support is. My family and I were looking […]

Toro Snow Blower Review and Giveaway! The Power Curve 1800

Posted 04 February 2012 | By | Categories: Reviews | 11 Comments

FF The good folks at Toro sent me a Power Curve 1800 snow blower last week. My assignment was to test it and tell all of you what I think. Now, those of you who are into marketing know that bloggers get dozens of review requests every day from marketing agencies for all sorts of […]

Boulder Tennis Instructor: Finding one who Cares

Posted 26 June 2011 | By | Categories: Reviews | 17 Comments

My son, Neil, plays tennis.  His dream is to go pro someday—something he’s talked about since he was a toddler.  But, tennis can be quite expensive, and we aren’t rich.  How, I thought, would I get him involved?  One role of good parents is to encourage their kids and make financial sacrifice where possible (Bye […]

Boulder Tennis Shop Specializes in Arrogance

Posted 06 June 2011 | By | Categories: Reviews | 15 Comments

The owner of Rocky Mountain Racquet Specialists is probably a skilled racquet technician.   But, I wouldn’t personally know because he’s never actually helped me with any of my tennis related questions or needs.  After three uncomfortable experiences, I’ve had enough.  It’s been 20 years since I played Tennis.  I don’t know what’s going on in […]

Panera Employee Can’t use a Microwave

Posted 03 May 2011 | By | Categories: Reviews | 133 Comments

Update: Panera corporate finally responded by sending me a 20 dollar gift card and a canned e-mail.  I have had a number of awesome replies on this blog from managers of other Panera restaurants from around the country, and I’m impressed with their professionalism.  It seems everybody read this article except the people who really should have read it, the […]

Best Family Board Games

Posted 15 January 2011 | By | Categories: Reviews | 13 Comments

    There’s nothing like a board game to bring a family together.  Television is brain numbing, video games force everybody to look in the same direction (not at each other), and books are an individual pleasure.  Until video games become holographic, board games will rule the landscape of rainy day/night time family entertainment.  You probably […]

Tassimo T20 Single Serve Coffee Maker Review and Giveaway

Posted 18 December 2010 | By | Categories: Reviews | 150 Comments

I got my hands on a Tassimo T20 single serve coffee machine this week (from the marketing company in charge of social media and blog outreach for Bosch and Tassimo), and I’m here to review it and give one away to one of my readers.  It’s my job to give this machine an honest review, […]

Recipes Every Man Should Know

Posted 13 November 2010 | By | Categories: Reviews | 8 Comments

The Every Man Should Know series of books includes Jokes Every Man Should Know, Dirty Jokes Every Man Should Know, and Stuff Every Man Should Know.  I own the two joke books of the series, and I’d highly recommend them both (Good jokes are something no man should be without).  Yesterday I received a copy […]