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everybody's lost
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Thursday February 26, 09

don't gimme anymore, don't gimme anymore....

12:06 PM

when did shopping become so difficult??

Last night I ran out to Target to pick up a few things.... item one - toilet paper.....
what the hell is going on in the toilet paper aisle lately? hm?
I wandered to and fro -
8 Double rolls.... all right....toss 'em in the basket....
but wait - here are 6 MEGA rolls for virtually the same price.....is Mega better than Double??
is that better?? ok how many sheets per bag? how many feet per roll? 237... and these are 289.... sure that's a few more feet, but there are only 6 rolls, I'll be back here picking up another bag soon if I only get 6 rolls....
oh, hold on - there's a huge 24 roll bag for a bit more and i'll never have to get toilet paper again!
but I don't want to spend 20 bucks on toilet paper for chrissakes.... plus they won't fit in the basket...
ok, 4 triple rolls?? 290 ft..... what were the other ones again?
8 rolls 3-ply extra soft? 3 ply?? they make 3 ply? I gotta see this - I'll get those....
oh crap - they're infused with aloe.... I don't want aloe infused toilet paper...

and on and on it went....
it took me 15 minutes of standing there and in the end, i don't even remember what I picked....

for me, toilet paper should be a binary situation - you either have it or you're out of it.... they've turned it into a circus.....

and then onto dishwashing liquid.... and since I wash dishes by hand, the scent is important to me.....
there's another 15 minutes:
Lavender scented.... that smells nice.... but not for dishes...
with bleach?? dishwashing liquid with bleach? no.....
but wait - what does it smell like? ugh, no....
melon blossoms?? spring freshness?? lilac fields??
orange - no....
antibacterial - no....
softens hands?? ewwww.... it'll be moisturizing my dishes...
all natural??
pink grapefruit??
oh god - just whatever already....

and in the end, the dishwashing liquid I tossed into the basket ended up leaking... I hadn't closed it properly after popping the top to sniff it....

some days even the simplest tasks are draining.....

in other news - I am busy experiencing a Moz-rennaissance! the new album is fantastic.... it's giving me the ole' moz goosebumps - I hum it all day at my desk - I find myself sitting in my car, parked at my destination, all my stuff together and ready to go - and there i am, waiting for the song to end before I get out of the car...
it's been a looooong time since I've had an album give me that reaction..... I didn't have it with Quarry or Ringleader....

my favorite song on there has got to be Carol - soooo great... but I really like all of them.... except maybe 'you were good in your time' - that's probably my least favorite....
in this vein, since Refusal has taken up residence in my car, I dug out my copy of Quarry - which hasn't seen the light of day in probably over 2 years....
last week, during my saturday morning cleaning routine, I blasted quarry throughout the house.... and I think the recent glow of refusal has permeated all things Moz because i found myself loving it again....
I had forgotten that it too, was quite good.... in its time ;)

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  • It's easier if you're an environmentalist as you just get recycled non-bleached paper and there's never too much of choice of that. Same for liquid, get the environmentally kind one and you'll find, amazingly, your choice suddenly becomes very limited. See, being green does have it's advantages!
    Anonymous -- Thursday February 26 2009, @12:16PM (#322507)
  • I know exactly what you mean with the shopping situation...I end going backwards and forwards swapping things because I find it so hard to decide. Is this the pinnacle of society? Toilet roll diversity? The amount of thought that I have to put into it really is ridiculous.

    Oh, and Carol is one of my favourites too. :)

    This album is insanely catchy.
    Wilde is on my side -- Thursday February 26 2009, @04:07PM (#322571)
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    I am the meek, I am the righteous, I am the Morrissey fan.
  • Coincidentally, this was in the paper just the other day!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/26/toilet-roll-america [guardian.co.uk]

    "The tenderness of the delicate American buttock is causing more environmental devastation than the country's love of gas-guzzling cars, fast food or McMansions, according to green campaigners."
    Anonymous -- Tuesday March 03 2009, @08:34AM (#323049)
  • Your journal is fun to read.
    OrangeChicken -- Friday March 06 2009, @03:10AM (#323319)
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    Orange Chicken
    • Re:Your Journal by everybody's lost (Score:1) Monday March 09 2009, @07:27AM


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