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The Sparks Blog

Or can customer service save us? I have a love/hate relationship with the Big Boxes.  On the one hand, I really like Target (Wal-Mart not so much).  I like to go to one place and get everything I need at pretty low prices.  I like their 5% back credit card and their cool red circle […]

Ah – the eternal struggle for happiness.  Should we just be grateful for what we have or should we push harder to get more? Some of it is Western culture.  We tend to equate pushing with success.  You can’t be too rich or too thin, remember?  (I don’t know about rich, but you sure as hell can be too […]

I’m a big fan of adventures – of not letting your life get boring.  This past weekend I had persimmon pudding for the first time.  Pretty good.  I went to the NC Persimmon Festival just to try it.  I also visited two Walmart stores to find the new Gingerbread Oreos.  They are pretty darn good.  The cookie part is […]

This is something I posted a while back, but I just got a comment from someone saying it was the best blog post they ever read!  So I thought I’d post it here.  It is pretty good if I say so myself!  : ) I think some people have gotten confused about freedom, about independence. […]

Are you a planner?  I am.  My boyfriend is not.  As you can imagine this can result in a bit of turmoil.  Not that I would EVER try to control anyone else and his carefree, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, go-with-the-flow, opportunity wasting, infuriating, idiotic……um…guess you see what I mean. I firmly believe that planning is the way to […]