Since I work in downtown Seattle, and am rarely prepared enough to have made myself a lunch to take to work, I often purchase lunch from one of numerous options near my office. Similar to the cheap-quick-good rule of software development, I aim for my lunches to meet two of these three criteria:
If an option is tasty and cheap, I'll probably back. Or fast and tasty. If a restaurant is slow and expensive, I probably won't be back. Of course, tasty, fast and cheap would be great!
In glassblowing, there are some tools are very expensive; jacks - $200, diamond shears - $225, and thousands of dollars for a glory hole.
But there are also some very cheap tools for glassblowing:
Newspaper: Fold up several sheets of newsprint, soak it for 20 minutes, and you've got yourself a tool that will let you shape the glass with your hand.
Plastic bucket full of water with a little baking soda: Dunk a piece in it and gather over to get a ton of tiny bubbles on the surface. Stir this up immediately before dunking.
Nail on the end of a stick: A classic. Used for boxing small things with hooks, like ornaments and pumpkins.
Bonsai shears: At around $20, these thin metal tipped shears are even better at trimming a lip than your shop shears; and when they dull, they're much cheaper to replace. Try the Kengyu Gardenman KG-4 - they're Boyd Sugiki approved.
In Outlook (Microsoft's email program), I used to think that there was no way to search the body of a given email, since Control-F (the keyboard shortcut used for "Find" by most applications) started Forwarding an email. However, I've recently discovered that there is a way to search the contents of an email:
Open the email in its own window. (The preview pane is no good for this.)