Thursday, July 14, 2016

Butter Chex Ice Cream - Second Quarter Update

Still tracking prices on a bundle of three items: store-brand butter, Chex cereal and ice cream.  The big excitement in the second quarter was when my main grocery store was reorganizing its products and therefore sold ice cream tubs and novelties for $1.50.  I should maybe not count it in the index, but then I wouldn't get to tell you how exciting it was to buy ice cream sandwiches and Klondike bars and rocket pops for $1.50.

Interestingly, some of the name brand ice creams exceed the store brand in instances in the first half of the year in which they have been the cheapest offering.  Perhaps that's not interesting.  Perhaps I'm writing this only for myself.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Pirates Predictions - Mid-2016 Update

Well, none of us thought that the Pirates would exceed - or even meet last year's win total.  It turns out that after a very inconsistent first half, they didn't even meet the lowest prediction a member of our family made.  Here's to a better second half with young gun starters, the real Andrew McCutchen and continued magic from All-Starling Marte.