Try eBay, said the most obvious woman alive.

Coach wristlet

Remember when I talked about selling your closet, then I talked about buying other people’s closets on apps such as Tradesy, Threadflip and Posh? Here’s my advice from the most obvious woman alive. Try eBay.

I know that’s not earth shattering news, but as I research all of these options, I’ve found the peer-to-peer selling sites to be way overpriced and eBay to be the best deal for designer goods.

For example, I searched Coach, sorting the results by ending soonest (Take note, that’s the key — sniping in at the last minute to outbid others I’ve learned). I picked up this black leather Coach wristlet to match a Coach purchase I had for less than $20.

Of course, with designer goods, do your homework about authenticity. By virtue of shopping eBay, I learned how to identify authentic Coach products and wrote a couple of guides:

In other news from the most obvious woman alive, buy things on sale and use coupons to save money. Aren’t you impressed by my expertise? Me neither.

 

The FatHeadDog Diagnosed

Things You Should Know About Introverts

From PlayfullyTacky.com

1) We need to recharge alone.
This right here is the cusp of the entire introvert v. extrovert debate (if there is one, anyway) – Introverts need to be alone to recharge. We tend to get completely worn out by socializing. This is basically what it means to be an introvert.

2) We don’t hate being around people, but we probably hate crowds.
I love being with people, but if you drop me into a large crowd I instantly feel like I’m alone and invisible. I try to avoid situations where I feel that way, so I may decline your open invitation to some random event. It doesn’t mean I don’t like to be around you, it just means I like to have more control over my surroundings.

3) We don’t mind silence. 
I can sit beside you in silence and not think we are having a bad time. This is especially true on road trips and can be a little confounding to true extroverts. For this reason, I especially like going to the movies where it is already considered rude to chat. Rule #1 for dealing with introverts – Don’t tell me I’m “too quiet.” I hate that. Sorry I’m making you uncomfortable, but you really don’t get to decide how much I have to talk.

4) Just because we are introverted doesn’t mean we are shy.
Introvert and shy are actually two different things. Google it! In my case, I’m a shy introvert (the double whammy!).

 

Continue reading at: http://playfullytacky.com/2014/07/16/things-you-should-know-about-introverts/ 

5 Lessons You Never Learned in School

Jim Rohn Guide Series SUCCESS

To the untrained ear, the advice given to Jim Rohn by his mentor Earl Schoaff sounds contradictory.

“Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job,” the late philosopher says with his unique cadence and tone.

But listen to the words from Rohn’s mouth and you know that this man’s advice is anything but contradictory. He’s not saying you shouldn’t work hard at a job you love. The hard work comes naturally when you love what you do. What Rohn is saying is that personal development—the building and strengthening of you—is how you become better at everything else. Communication, time management, goal setting, leadership—these all improve when you do.

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If I Were 22: I’d Lay Off the Commas

If I were 22 again, I would have been better at my first real job—a community newspaper copy editor. Sure, I knew AP Style well enough, but I remember adding superfluous commas and editing mistakes into the copy. I was the last set of eyes before the paper went to bed, and I was drunk on power and punctuation.

To be fair, those mistakes were something no ordinary person would recognize. Only journalists know about the tricky closed quotation mark at the end of a long quote that continues into a new paragraph. And we still get that wrong. AP created that rule simply to trick people I think. Let me demonstrate.

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“Which Panda Express locations in Dallas have Hot and Sour Soup?”

thumb-appetizers-hotsoursoupThat’s what I just Googled. I found nothing but outdated Yelp results, all of which made me insanely #hangry.

Most people would move on. Normal people. Not me. I really want drive-through hot and sour soup. So I continued my search.

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Make… soup…? No thanks.

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Apparently mandarin chicken and pork have disappeared from Panda Express. A hot issue! But not my issue. I decide I’ll create a movement. 

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I’m shocked to find there’s not already a change.org petition on this. Aren’t other people equally as bothered by the elusiveness of hot and sour soup in Dallas?

This isn’t a new issue for me.  As you can see below, I’d already tweeted @PandaExpress… and addressed my tweet to the Panda.

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Yes, the date is November 2012.

Today I’m still in search of Panda Express Hot and Sour soup. Whenever I see one, I’m always tempted to pull in and check. But I’ve done the walk of shame out of the drive-through so many times, I’m not sure I can handle that kind of rejection again.

So, Internet blogosphere, if I may ask one thing of you, I ask that you kindly let me know if you ever find Hot and Sour Soup at a Dallas area Panda Express. I would be ever so grateful.