Shop Local Sunday

I have been thinking about stuff….not important stuff….just stuff in general……Mo has been NO help she keeps thinking my planters are play toys…..

I watch MSNBC and on weekends they have a show about your business and how to make it succeed.  They are big supporters of the “shop locally” movement….this is where people go out on weekends and shop in only Mom and Pop stores….showing them support.

But these days is there truly any way to save those Mom and Pop stores?

Probably not!

If you want to understand “retail death” — and I’m using quotes here because the concept of buying and selling things is very much alive — all you have to do is look at one very specific street.

In the ’90s, the stretch of Bleecker Street that snakes north through New York City’s Greenwich Village was home to dozens of independently owned bookshops, sex shops, antique stores, and framing galleries. But the death knell rang when the luxury fashion house Marc Jacobs decided to settle there in 2001, the year after the nearby Magnolia Bakery was featured in an episode of Sex and the City.

Within the next 10 years, 44 of those original neighborhood businesses would close to make space for the chains and luxury boutiques that followed. By now, the big brands have moved on, leaving nearly a quarter of storefronts sitting vacant for months on end and asking sky-high rents that small businesses can’t afford. The only ones that can are major developers.

Sad for I remember my area and the stores and restaurants that have disappeared and replaced with corporate  crap…..bars, neighborhood bars, are all but gone from the area…..great eateries gone because they could not compete with Pizza Crap all you can eat for 5 bucks…..people did this!

Time to let Mo do her thing and me to try and figure out where to put the radishes….

Peace out guys…..see you tomorrow…..chuq


The cooler weather makes all the breaks I have endured hurt…or is ache the word us old farts use?  Better half made one of my favorites, Banana Nut Bread……enough about my routine let’s get busy.

Just a thought here….you know those ads for mattresses that claim they have memory foam?  On a bed there are some things it should not remember……

With that said I read an interesting piece…..

A UK woman is suing after, she says, a faulty bed caused an accident that paralyzed her while she was having sex. Claire Busby, 46, says the bed had been delivered a week prior, the BBC reports. She says she was “positioned kneeling over” her partner in the middle of the bed when she “swung her legs” from underneath her to shift her position, then attempted to lie back down, but the bed somehow collapsed and she was thrown from it, falling off the end and landing on her head. “I spun around, I put my hand down and then I felt like I was catapulted off the back of the bed,” she said in court, per the Guardian. “I fell to the side and heard what felt like a spring in my body snap.”

Her then-partner testified that he saw her roll backward off the bed and initially laughed when she told him she couldn’t feel her limbs, thinking she was joking, the BBC reports. She received a severe spinal injury from the fall. She says the two portions of the bed base weren’t fastened together correctly and that two feet were missing from the end, creating a height difference between the two portions of the base. She’s suing Berkshire Bed Company for seven figures over the 2013 incident, but lawyers for the company say the bed was properly assembled. “It is overwhelmingly likely that, whatever her actions, they were too close to the edge of the bed and she simply lost balance and toppled backwards,” says a lawyer for the firm.

In sex the law is “positioning, positioning, positioning”….

Did you know that there is a survey for sex injuries?

In case you are interested…… Here’s what a review of sex-injury data reveals

More later my friends…..