Monday, October 08, 2007

TP and Oysters

I must be the poster child for anal retentive. I mean who else spends more than 5 minutes trying to decide which package of toilet paper to buy? And it's not like I have a sensitive ass - or female parts. I just want cheep, no "pictures/designs", 2-ply, and isn't sandpaper. And it would be nice to find a package that doesn't have 20 rolls in it. Not because I'll never USE 20 rolls. Not because they'll GO BAD - before I use them - but because I live in a small house and where would I STORE 20 rolls of TP? And $8.00+ dollars for TP?? TP that is more expensive than a GALLON OF MILK? TP that is more expensive than my EVERYDAY CHEEP ASS WINE?? So I went into the store for 3 things ... wine, pork chops, a veggie to go with the chops. I walked out with the TP, paper towels, milk (so I don't have to go back even though I just opened a gallon today), Rice Chex, smoked oysters (and I was feeling really guilty about this ... but now? Not so much! :) $2.30/tin BUT a tin is 2 servings (says them) and 95 calories a serving ... SO if I have a tin of oysters - some baguette slices ($1.99) and wine $6.99 - and I'll only drink 1/2 the bottle - for dinner? Go me! $2.50+$0.75+$3.50= cheep dinner! And the whole tin of oysters is only 190 calories. Then I got 3 packages of pasta (orricchetti, farfalle, penne rigotti) 3/$3.00, broccoli, 2 onions, 2 heads of garlic, a butternut squash, 2 lemons (omg ...2/$1.00) and 1 lime (further outrage! $0.69 for a freakin' lime???) aluminum foil!!! (Have you been paying attention to the price of aluminum??)... and $80.00 later with a savings of $3.30 (not even a bottle of wine - or gallon of milk worth), I walked out. I am SO not such a good shopper. And?? I hate going to the grocery store with a passion. :(

3 comments:

Bird said...

I know what you mean. I've gone to the store for a loaf of bread, and left with like ten items from every single aisle!! So I stink at grocery shopping too! So you shant feel so bad...you're not the only one!

:o)

Christopher Paquette said...

note to self....Pack TP for NC trip!!

Geggie said...

Just found your blog on NaBloPoMo. I'm diggin' it! Super cute. I just moved to VA after 11 years in AZ, so I can relate.

Happy week to you!