Amazon Prime

For those who don’t know, Amazon Prime is’s new service that eliminates the minimum purchase requirements (for free shipping) and expands free shipping to include two-day shipping. It also extends this benefit to members of your household, as well (which is useless to me, as dust bunnies lack the opposable thumbs to order stuff online). Overnight shipping is also reduced to a flat rate of $3.99 per item. The subscription fee is, I believe, 70 bucks a year. I saw this when they first introduced it several months ago, but figured out that I don’t spend 70 bucks a year on shipping there now, so it wouldn’t be worth it. This is because, while…

JT’s Campaign Against Pennies

PennyAh, the penny. Literally the least valuable piece of currency in all the land. For about two years now, I’ve been working on a grassroots campaign to rid our country of this penny infestation. Why, you might ask? A perfectly fair question.