Too Much for Chips

potato chips (free clip art)

potato chips (free clip art)

Just noticed the price of a bag of potato chips while I was shopping today. At the Kroger a bag of Lays chips is $4.99. Not even gourmet chips – just regular chips in the bag.

I’m astonished. This bag is nothing more than one potato that has been sliced very thin, tossed in hot oil for a couple of minutes, salted and then tossed into an oversized thin foil bag. When you think about it, the bag is 80% air. So what on earth can justify charging almost five bucks for one bag of chips that will last an average family just one day? This amount of money for this little bit of snack food is crazy!

Fool me once shame on you

guitar (free clip art)

guitar (free clip art)

My sister asked me if I would help her to buy a beginner guitar for her son so she could give it to him for Christmas. She doesn’t have any credit or debit cards, or a paypal account to use to be able to order one online for herself. She has found the one that she wants, and she told me that she will get paid this Friday and give me the money to pay for it. I told her that when she gives me the money I’ll go ahead and order it and use my paypal account to pay for it. But I’m not going to order it before she pays me! I’ve been burnt before! Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me!

Bite My Tongue

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Biting my tongue (free clip art)

Why am I so hostile lately? It seems like I can’t find anything nice to say to anyone. I make comments on Facebook and get people all riled up. I send IMs and people just want to argue. I’m scared to send an email to anyone – I’ll probably just get my head bitten off for offending someone.

I’m going to just bite my tongue for a few days until my mood improves. After all, if you can’t say anything nice, you should not say anything at all.

Grazing at Sams Club

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Sam’s Club (free clip art)

I only go shopping at Sams Club about once every two months. I just don’t need or want mega sized quantities of most household goods and foods. But sometimes the savings is big enough to make it worth going and buying 10 times more than what I would get at the local Kroger.

Today I went to Sam’s on my lunch break. I was surprised to find a lot of people giving away free samples of food at the end of every aisle. I ended up dining on large slices of pizza, chicken nuggets, ham and cheese on croissant, and meatballs. I was going to do a drive-thru to pick up my lunch on the way back to work, but I had so much free sample food that I wasn’t hungry.

Baby Shower

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baby shower (free clip art)

My girlfriend Jenny, is expecting a baby next month. She knows she will be having a baby girl. I think it is pretty much standard in maternity care to find out the baby’s gender about 4 months along.

Some of the girls from work want to have a baby shower for her. I was going to buy a gift for her anyway, so if we are going to have a baby shower, I guess I need to get busy and buy that gift for her.