My New Favorite

One of my new favorite things is a pair of velour sweatpants that I got at Ross. Let’s face it these are comfortable and I love them because the velour is always so much warmer than other materials. However, they all look the same and none of these look that great. They are BCBG which I don’t know anything about; but the suggested retail price was $100. What’s different about these is that they fit like actual pants isntead of sweat pants. They have pockets in the back and they’re a crushed velvet finish. I haven’t washed them yet but I hope that they hold up well because I’ve never really seen anything like this before.

CALLING FROM HOME

Written by Fermin Washington

Tonight I have to do a little work from home. I work on a research study and I have to call and follow up with participants. This is actually much harder than you think that it would be. With everyone having caller id now a days, it is tough to get in touch with someone to confirm an appointment. Especially if you are calling to reschedule if they have missed an appointment. I think that there is some kind of avoidance and embarrassment with missing an appointment. I wish that they would know that I am not calling to get on to them or charge them, but really just want to reschedule with them! It is nice that I can make these phone calls from home. I usually will watch a show that I like on Direct Star TV. During the commercials, I will make a call or two. It is kind of a nice way to break up the job and makes me feel like I’m really not doing work at home. It definitely beats having to go into the office to call the participants, that’s for sure!

JcPenney’s Fair and Square Plan

I’ve been seeing a lot of commercials for JcPenney’s fair and square plan. It basically does away with sales and coupons and I think this store used to be one of the worst offenders, always sending out lots of promos. Now they say that they just reduced their regular prices by 40%. However, it’s still confusing because there are every day prices and monthly prices and best prices. The one thing I don’t like is that they don’t tell you the percentage that you are saving on clearance; or even show the old price tags on the Best Prices. I guess it’s refreshing so I can determine whether the item is worth it instead of thinking “Oh I’m saving this much money, it’s a good deal”. It will just take some getting used to. I haven’t been in the store yet but I’m intrigued enough now to go. Has anyone else gone to a JcPenney’s lately?