Category Archives: Postage Stamp Tips

help with colors for interior walls for a tiny little house?

Ahhh! How the heck is someone with *no* experience whatsoever supposed to choose interior wall colors?!? I have a house only slightly larger than a postage stamp. It has white walls and I am sick of white walls! I have a 1 bedroom house..a really tiny 1 bedroom house with a sorta kinda finished basement. I’m not worried about color/style coordination with furniture, but I *am* worried about making a choice that will make the place look smaller than it already is. The multitudenous pages with suggestions with conflicting suggestions or suggestions for people with *way* fancier places. Anybody know of a site with suggestions for simple needs? Or maybe some suggestions from people with personal experience with such things? I have a huge yard that is really unusable and no money for landscaping and doing it myself would probably just make matters worse. I know me, I would would just start something but never finish it (either too hard or no time). If I can’t make the outside more appealing, I at least want to do more with the interior. Help?

Do the postage stamps printed by postage machines (such as Pitney Bowes) track individual pieces of mail?

You have a postage machine. Say you print a stamp out of the prepaid postage machine for .00. You send that to person Sue from person John. On the account for the meter, is it recorded that it was sent to Sue? Was it recorded that it was sent from John? Does it record the amount used in postage?

And if it doesn’t do this for regular pieces of mail sent domestically, does it do this for international parcels, or mail sent USPS priority?

Thank you, and I would very much appreciate cited sources.

Singing the wedding day blues…?

So here we are following a long engagement, happy to at last share an intimate church wedding and reception with family and friends we’ve known for a very long while.

Sounds great, right? Well, in the way that counts most — yes. Then, again, the exceptions were so glaring that they beg us to decide whether we ought to read anything into what transpired — or not.

In summary…

A hefty percentage of our invitees couldn’t be bothered to return their postage-stamped RSVP card (including family); those who *should have*, neglected to plan a bridal shower or a bachelor party; a member of our bridal party left about 3/4 into our reception (no fight, no reason); one set of parents decided not to toast us (our first and only marriage, and we are not estranged!); about 1/3 of those who declined our invite chose to acknowledge our marriage exclusively on Facebook (no card, no call, no personal email); several people asked where we were registered yet not a solitary guest purchased a gift off our registry (the usual places, starting at ); a bunch of people, including a bridal party member, didn’t think it necessary to wish us well by card (and we’re "card people" who hang on to those forever); we were falsely accused of failure to pay the church fee even though we have a receipt and a cleared check to prove otherwise; some of our wedding & reception help dropped the bomb days beforehand that they had competing social engagements and could not be on hand at the time previously discussed; those for whom we had honorariums skipped out before we could greet or pay them — only for our wedding coordinator to relay during what was supposed to be the start of our honeymoon that we needed to take care of that beforehand (delaying our getaway), etc., etc.


A good percentage of our guests included people with whom we’ve celebrated birthdays, weddings and the like long before our own special day took place. We have a clear conscience when it comes to our own behavior towards others, so little did we expect them to rub us the wrong way on such a major occasion in our own lives. Yet that’s exactly what happened.


The question, ultimately, is how best to proceed? Chalk this up to a flakey, flukey sign of the times or an intentional slight? Is there a diplomatic way to ask some of our most overt offenders WWYT? (What were you thinking?) Or should we ignore the OTT insensitivity even at the risk that it will annoy or otherwise haunt us for the foreseeable future?

Thanks for weighing in…

Help choose a quote for my senior picture?

I guess i shouldn’t have went quote hunting.. because now i just have too many quotes to choose from. So here are what i have narrowed down to, pick the one you think is best and if none of them work for you.. write down a better one in your comment~

"I’d rather be a failure at something i love than a success at something i hate." -George F. Burns

"Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better." -Jim Rohn

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living." – Steven Spielberg

"Imagination is more important than knowledge" -Albert Einstein

"Be like a postage stamp, stick to one thing until you get there." – Josh Billings

"As if you could kill time without injuring eternity."
Henry David Thoreau

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." – Samuel Beckett

Thanks in advance