Archive from September, 2004
Sep 10, 2004 - Food    No Comments

Work Again

The most interesting thing about work today was that I found out on my lunch that I do not like creamed spinach. Oh, and a woman bought 8 yards of bridal fabric which totaled $316! I can buy a car for $300! Here’s a thrifty recipe: Read more »

Sep 9, 2004 - Rants    No Comments

Work As Usual

Nothing much to relate today. I worked from 3 to close. Not much to do after 10 on a weekday, so I made fries in the toaster oven. Shared them with Michael. The most pressing dilemma being “do I dip them in ketchup or mayo?”. I plated both and we alternated. Bought two things at work tonight for 90% off. A kid’s canteen for $0.69 and a swirly plastic cup that looked like milk-glass for $0.39, $0.92 after my employee discount. Yeah, buddy.

I should have worked on a sewing project tonight, but just didn’t feel like it. I read an entire book today : “The Village Bride of Beverly Hills” by Kavita Daswani. It was a story about a traditional Hindi arranged marriage transplanted into the US and the lengths that the protagonist has to go to to maintain her job and lifestyle behind her in-laws back.

Anybody love 7-11s spinach taquitos as much as I do? I could eat them breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sep 8, 2004 - Thrifting    No Comments

Wanted To Thrift

Well, I wanted to thrift today, but the shop on the other side of town was randomly closed today. So Michael drove a couple more miles to a shop I haven’t been to in maybe a year, just because it’s out of the way. It was gone. Indie thrifts just don’t last around here. Michael said no to the Goodwill on Grape Road (main shopping corridor), because it sucks. It gets all the crap that’s donated in the ‘hood, while all the mallwear and designer stuff gets circulated to the ‘hood. So I was forced to alleviate my thriftin’ jones with a trip to Value City. All blue clearance tags an additional 60% off. I got a pair of UNC-color blue shorts for $5.16, original price $22.00 and a blue-toned patchwork calico skirt for $6.36, original price $30.00. Jeez, the way prices at thrift stores keep going up and up, it’s cheaper to buy new. I can’t remember the last time I bought two items of clothing in Goodwill for twelve bucks, unless it was half off Saturday or a special tag color for a dollar day. Sure Vinnie’s clothes are still $0.99, but there’s nothing good to buy anymore. All the good vintage clothing disappeared in the late 90s. I’m just waiting for the current owners to decide that they’re too old for vintage and donate it all back so I can buy it. I wonder if the situation is like this all over or just in the Midwest. I could shop in the specialty vintage stores, but it pisses me off to pay $12 for a shirt I know the owner picked up at a church rummage sale for $1. I’ll just wait patiently in my Docs and prairie skirt until all my fellow grunge rockers turn 30. Then I can once again see a vintage sign hanging over an overflowing section at Goodwill.