March 6, 2013

Purchase of the day.

From the March 5, 2013 Amazon Associates Earnings Report:

Wood Products 9910 Fatwood Box, 10 Pounds (Earnings to the Althouse blog = $1.38)

... and 64 other items purchased — at no additional cost to the buyers — through the Althouse Amazon portal.

Thanks to all who use the portal for your shopping needs - lighting a fire under the blogger, day after heart-warming day.


The Drill SGT said...

Fatwood is great stuff. I have a lifetime supply :)

Meade said...

5 runners up:

Toe and Foot Warmer

"AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide"

"Democracy in America"

Cycling Cap

Tactical Tomahawk

Patrick said...

Can Meade guess the Confirmation present for my godson? Should be obvious.

Meade said...

Catholic? or Protestant?

Patrick said...

Catholic. One of the last you might say..

Meade said...

Well then I guess it's not Precious Memories.

Patrick said...

Nope. "Last Catholic in America," by John Powers. All about growing up Catholic in the 50's/early 60's. Great for Catholics of a certain age.

Meade said...

Sorry, Patrick - it's not showing up in the report.

Patrick said...

Wow, I almost feel like I should send you a check or something. Oh well, the god daughter is getting confirmed later this month, I'll try again. Sorry for the @#$@! up.

wyo sis said...

A buck a pound for split up pine stumps? I might be in the wrong career trajectory here.
Nice to know there's an alternative to WalMart greeter for my golden retirement years.

Meade said...

Books purchased through Althouse Amazon portal during Quarter to Date with the word "catholic" in title:

"The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist" [Paperback]
Dorothy Day (Author)

"History of the Catholic Church" [Kindle Edition]
James Hitchcock (Author)

"The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church" [Kindle Edition]

Meade said...

No worries, Patrick. Get her the audiobook and we'll call it square.


Patrick said...

Well, Meade you're a hell of a salesman. I'm gonna get that audiobook.

One of my fondest memories of being a kid is having my Mom and Dad read this book around the kitchen table, with me and my siblings laughing at all of the stuff we could relate to. Shortly after that things went a bit south, so I love that memory.

Audiobook will have to wait about a week, but thanks for letting me know about it!

ndspinelli said...

Patrick, John Powers also wrote, "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" Equally as funny. There was a production of this book put on in a theatre on Lincoln St. in Chicago. It ran for several years. The play was hilarious. A nun would come out and scold the audience between acts. I saw it twice.

Patrick said...

Read that, Nick. Loved it. I like books that examine the foibles of Catholics and Catholicism but manage to find a measure of redemption in the faith and its people, which is how I experienced Powers' books, and Catholicism.

See also: The Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice Cream God.

Patrick said...

And now, I see that John Powers died just last month.