I know we’ve talked about my penchant for online shopping. (And by “we’ve talked, I mean that I typed, you read. Maybe.)
I know I said that I was going to stop the madness and reign in my shopping habits.
I know that I’ve lied before. Well this is no exception.
I’m pretty sure there has been a package waiting for me on my front porch every day for the last couple weeks. Well, okay, maybe not. But there has been one there at least 4 days a week.
It’s the holidays, people! And I live in a small town with limited shopping options.
Which implies that the shopping I’ve done is for others, when, in truth, most has been for yours truly.
This is the one thing that came that was not for me. But, now that I’m looking at it again….
I’ve officially begun Christmas shopping, the above book being my first purchase. I get my first niece a book for every Christmas, and I’m doing the same with the second. She’s clearly a Packer fan, so might as well teach her what’s what right away.
Speaking of books….
I probably could have written this book, but since Steve Almond (seriously?!?! That’s got to be a pseudonym, right?) beat me to it, I’m settling for the free used copy I got from Paperback Swap.
Did you read that?!? FREE. That means it doesn’t even really count as shopping.
And actually, this book isn’t for me either! I’m planning a food science day for the last day of my bio class and I want to play some fun games with some cool prizes. What freshman in college wouldn’t love this book?
[Most of them, right. But these students are in Biology and Chemistry of Food, so I'd hardly call them normal.]
One of the things we’re doing on Food Science day is playing around with these Miracle Fruit Tablets.
You just dissolve a tablet on your tongue and for the next hour, everything you eat tastes sweet. Grapefruit, lemons, limes, pickled veggies, hot sauce….everything!
I saw these on an episode of The United States of Tara months ago and I have wanted to try them since. I’m probably a little too excited about this.
On a fuzzy, pre-coffee Saturday morning, I dropped my tea kettle in the two steps I need to take from my sink to the stove. It broke.
It broke LOUDLY. At 6 am. I swear that sounds at that time of day, before coffee, are amplified by some weird magical sound wave that can sense time and level of frustration. It hurt my ears is what I’m saying, and I still had to figure out (pre-coffee, remember) how to boil water.
You’d be surprised to hear how long that took me. Or maybe you wouldn’t.
So this tea kettle was no frivolous purchase; it was a necessity.
Given the weather in Northern Wisconsin, these mittens were also a necessity.
Not that I’m addicted to my phone or anything, but look at that thumb flap! And the heat pad insert?! These babies rule.
And another necessary purchase of running shoes. Because my old shoes are so old that I tore my Achilles tendon running in them. Which, yes, means that I can’t run so I haven’t worn these. Yet.
Oh, and my foot is too swollen to fit into the shoes, but that is neither here nor there.
What is here and there (?) is that I’m going to see a physical therapist this afternoon. I’m hoping he gives me some magical pills that heal the tendon overnight. The scientist in me is skeptical though.
Even though I may have lied about not online shopping any more, it looks like I’ve only gotten necessities. Necessities are not considered shopping booty. They are just….boring purchases.
Obviously this isn’t a necessity. I mean, a girl needs to have some fun, right?
It says fun right on the box, with an exclamation point no less, and well, truth in advertising and all that. I’m currently saving up my coffee grounds and I’m going to start these this weekend. To say that I am excited is a gross understatement.
I’m a huge nerd. (Also a gross understatement.)
What kinds of things have shown up on your doorstep lately? Have you ever grown your own mushrooms? (The legal kind, kids. I don’t want to hear about any shenanigans.) I’ve never actually eaten enoki mushrooms, so I’m really excited about these!