This family-run store carries the most adorable jewelry that dangles and sparkles. I can't find such a selection anywhere else. Each piece cost $6. Some of the necklaces look flimsy, but the earrings are really cute. The clerk gift-wrapped all three pairs of earrings that I purchased at no extra cost. There's no pressure to buy.
I think this place is overpriced. I definitely could have done a better job styling my own hair than the lady who tied my bangs into a pixie-tail. She actually used a beaded bracelet as a rubber band. I liked the bracelet enough to purchase it for $6. What happened to the days when beaded jewelry was all under $1?
This place is packed at the beginning of every semester. They have more employees now, so it's getting better. I was happy that someone helped me right away. As I was waiting for the clerk to find me the book, another one asked me if I had been helped yet. The books here are definitely cheaper than the ones in the Santa Monica College bookstore. You can generally save $10 by shopping here.
This shop is so close to my house that I was reluctant to drive elsewhere to compare prices. However, I'd bet that Doc's shop is the priciest in town. For the life of me, I could not find a ski jacket that was under $600. The pants alone cost me $300. Needless to say, my bank account was hit hard. I had to wait for my paycheck to purchase the $90 gloves, one of which I lost at a gas station the next day. The employee kept handing me a size 42 even though I told him I wanted 44. He claimed that it was the last one. Then I found a size 44 myself. He blamed his poor eyesight.
Dish Network is definitely cheaper than Adelphia. However, all hell breaks loose if you try to get out of your 1-year contract. I tried to read the fine print and couldn't find anything on how much I'd be fined if I break the contract. However, I remember that the installer told me it was around $300, which I wouldn't mind paying. When I called Ken, he upped it to $700. I agreed to stay being a Dish customer as long as he switched me to cheaper monthly package. Two months later, I discovered that he never switched my subscription. I had to call Dish Network myself.
I've had my hair cut in practically every style before, so I wasn't expecting much when I came into this salon. I just wanted a trim. However, I was delightfully surprised when I saw the finished result. Lupe styled my hair in a very classy way. It was definitely a new hairstyle. I had to ask her how she added so much volume. She's very talented.
If you think getting put on hold is bad, then you haven't been to this store. It's a minimum of twenty minutes. Make sure you sign the waiting list. I'm not kidding! What's sadder is that they misdiagnosed the problem, so I had to make a total of four visits within a week. One woman refused to believe that the problem was the phone charger. She insisted that I return home to charge it for a full 6 hours before coming back.
Joyce is the most amazing woman on this planet. She always has a smile on her face. That's really encouraging because I dread working out. We started off with weights and focused on my form. This gym is medium-sized, which makes me feel claustrophobic. I wish the treadmills faced the windows instead of the work-out machines.
My dentist was Dean Salo. I overheard that he works at two offices, and the other one charges less for the same procedures. He explains everything thoroughly to his patients. The waiting room has a marble floor and is quite cozy. He even has one of those headsets that plays movies as you're getting your cavities filled. I didn't have dental insurance at the time, so it all seemed pricey.
I had Nectar Redman, who is a PsyD, whatever that means. She's talkative and very smart. Her rates are based on a sliding scale, so it was $60 per session. My mom was in charge of paying her but wasn't doing a very good job of it because I had an outstanding balance for eight missed payments. Nectar didn't trip though. She just brought it up at the end of one of our sessions one time. I was embarrassed as hell!