Archive for February, 2009

The vicious thrifty cycle

February 28, 2009

So, I got a new job this week.

Yay!

One catch – gotta be there in two weeks.

Shiiiiiiiiiit.

This should be fun.

So here I sit on the computer, blatantly ignoring all the half-empty boxes littering the floor.

You know, this is habit….Every time I have to move, I think, “Damn, I’ve got TOO MUCH STUFF!”

So I get out some trash bags, chuck a bunch and take a load to the Goodwill…and yet here I am again.

Do I never learn a freakin lesson?

You see, I’m a thrift store junkie. I tease my mom that her local thrift store is really just a trading site for her, but that’s true in my case too. We get tired of having too much stuff so we take a load to donate, then….oh, just have a wee look around…Ooh, what’s that?!…..and go home with more than we dropped off.

So….

I was thinking about having a yard sale,

…but at this point it’s way too much effort to cart it all out at the crack of dawn for an extra 30 bucks. I value my sleep-and-still-pretending-to-be-asleep time way too much for that.

Instead, I’m throwing an on-going-all-inclusive-first-come-first-served FREE Party!

Location: my curb

Time: varies

Items available: depends on my mood and how heavy it is

In my neighborhood I won’t even need a sign.

Any takers?

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NOT Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2009

Ah, February 15th…what a great day in history. Did you know…

Holidays and observances

 

I know – exciting, right?

I’m quite beside myself.

I don’t know what the hell a couple of those are, or who John Frum is, and don’t really care. Anyone want to enlighten me? I’m sleepy and lazy right now. Sigh…

Speaking of lazy, let me share my new favorite craigslist post ever:

I’ll give you $2 + cost if you’ll deliver me some orange juice with receipt. I’m too lazy to get it myself. I live right by University Drive in Elon. Thank you.

That’s all it was. I’m dying to know if anyone actually took him up on it.

Anyhoo, I’ve had a great weekend; got a ton of cheap movies, some delicious Chinese food, bought groceries (always very helpful when you’re hungry), and even got to go out and have a little fun.

Anyone else have fun that had nothing to do with Valentine’s Day?

If you had a perfect, picturesque romantic evening with the love of your life – well that’s great, but I don’t want to hear about that shit. Okay, I’m kidding.

Speaking of mood-killers, I watched ‘Nights in Rodanthe’ the other day. It’s one of those tear-jerker Nicholas Sparks book-turned-movie machines. I won’t spoil it for you…but if you’re any kind of romantic at all, then DON’T watch that.  It’s painful and depressing and just when you think it’s gonna get better for this woman, the dude gets killed off!

Oops, spoiler.

Ah well.

I’m off to watch something completely ridonkuculous, silly, and light-hearted.