December 15, 2011

Tweezerman Facial Hair Scissors review: For Facial Hair and Unwanted Shirt Threads

Tweezerman Facial Hair Scissors

These sleek, silver, scissors sliced through threads seen only with the finest eyes. True, most days the scissors removed hair from ears and elsewhere, but no more superb thread cutter was found than this.

The Scene: A dim cafe in the Midwest. Third table, by the window, farthest from the door.
The Future: Nancy would walk in the door, with a smile, bringing in sunlight to my life.
The Past: A new shirt purchased just for the occasion.
The Problem: A nagging, unbearable, itchy thread along my left side, just below my arm.
The Tension: Nancy's arrival would be in five minutes. By this time, she had parked her car in the garage and was coming down Charles Street, just around the corner.

The solution was found next door, at a pharmacy. A credit card swipe sped up the transaction. A step into the restroom to discretely cut the offending threads (there were three), and I was done. As I sat down, she stepped in, as lovely as my memory of her.

May your scissors cut all hair, threads and whatever else is needed on time.

Buy a Tweezerman Facial Hair Scissors.

December 09, 2011

Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Barware Paris Collection Longdrink 9.3 Ounce, Set of 6 review - Simple, Elegant, Functional Tumbler

Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Barware Paris Collection Longdrink 9.3 Ounce, Set of 6

This simple cup recognizes no elaborate design. It makes no statement, and is not purchased to say, "Look at me." It exists to be used until no more, and then, to be replaced by its kin. No logos or etchings adorn it. Yet, for all of this, it is attractive.

This tumbler may hold no more than water, some ice, and the occasional lemonade. Expect it to always be graceful in its humility. It is solid enough to use daily, to be used to push a cold drink across the table to a friend as stops by unexpectedly, or to greet a neighbor as he gardens next door.

Clean it in your dishwasher, or in the sink. This cup does not care. Spots will be minimal and invisible.

May your drinks always be refilled, and your neighbors visits frequent.

Order up a set of Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Barware Paris Collection Longdrink 9.3 Ounce, Set of 6.

December 05, 2011

Cuisinart DCC-RWF1 Replacement Coffeemaker Water Filters Review - Good Coffee Starts with Good Water

Cuisinart DCC-RWF1 Replacement Coffeemaker Water Filters, Set of 2 by Cuisinart

Good coffee starts with good water and good beans. While having good beans is not always easy, having good water is.

These filters are simple to replace, durable, and, most importantly, they serve the function intended. Water is cleaner for having passed through it. This means your coffee tastes more like coffee and less like chemicals.

I double filter any water I make coffee with. First, it goes through a pitcher-style filter that I use for all water. Next, it filters through the Cuisinart Charcoal Filters.

If you have never replaced your filters, please do so. And go buy some good beans. You will notice the difference in every cup.

Order up a copy of Cuisinart DCC-RWF1 Replacement Coffeemaker Water Filters, Set of 2 by Cuisinart.