Just some miscellaneous things that I have been thinking about:
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: I was at the grocery store yesterday, and bought some Pop-Tarts. We usually get the 12 pack (and I don’t really know why they call it that: yes, there are 12 individual pastries, but they are packed in twos, so to me it is a 6-pack), but I was excited to see that they are know selling a new Family Pack — 16 pastries in a box. I stood for a minute trying to calculate how much of a savings it was. I was convinced it was at least a small deal — after all, isn’t the point of buying in larger quantities the notion that you can get a smaller per-item cost??? When Mark got home I told him about it. He thought for a minute and said, wait, didn’t you just spend more for the privilege of a larger quantity? I ran to the computer to use the calculator). Darn it. I fell for it!!! I paid 20 cents per individual Pop-Tart for the 16 pack. The 12 pack is only 18 cents per Pop-Tart. I know, not a huge difference, but it makes me mad that I fell for that particular marketing ploy.
Moral of the story: take a calculator and do the math. Make sure the really good deal, really is a good deal.
Quilts that talk to me: Do your quilts talk to you? Are they bossy? Mine are. My January 12x12x12 piece has decided that it wants me to add a bunch of beads to it. I’m just glad that because of the quantity of participants, the powers that be have asked us to spread our reveals out — mine is isn’t until the 16th (instead of tomorrow, like it was originally going to be!)
Collaborative Journaling: While at the bookstore yesterday, I got the book Alphabetica by Lynne Perella. I have looked at before, but finally decided to get it. She and 14 other artists worked on collaborative journals — they each started one and then basically did a round robin — each artist worked on each journal in turn. And their theme was letters and numbers (ha! right up my alley!). I have to admit that there are a lot of things in the book that don’t
appeal to me. But, on the whole, I love looking at all of the artwork. I’m really fascinated by the concept of a collaborative journal — whether it be with one person or with a whole group. I know I don’t really need another new project, but if this is something that might be interested to someone else reading my blog, will you send me an e-mail???
Selective Senses: My husband has been the main launderer around here lately. I’m trying to surprise him today by doing 2 loads of laundry. And by "doing," I mean actually doing them from start to finish, and not forgetting about the wet clothes in the washer…I’m not sure why it’s such a hard concept for me. My office is also my laundry room, so the washer and dryer are less than 4 feet away from me. I accuse my boys of having selective hearing, but apparently I have selective eyesight or something.
I’m pretty sure there were some other stray threads floating around that I wanted to blog about, but I can’t remember what they were….
I enjoy your blog so much. Its like sitting down and chatting with a friend!
Dianne (FaeryDi) says
Yes, what a fun read! Your supermarket visit – well I had the exact same thing happen to me the other day!! I picked up a large (4 kilo I think) packet of omomatic (washing powder) as it was on special. When I got to the checkout another lady had 2 x 2 kilo packets, and we worked it out that the 2 pkts were about $3 cheaper to buy… Go figure!!! So, I went back and changed mine over of course…. Twin boys!! Whoooo – I have 3 boys – you need to have selective eye sight, or else you’re cleaning non-stop, forever and ever, and ever…..
Debra Spincic says
You can read the little UPC tag on the shelf and it will tell you the per unit price of any product. No need for a calculator at the store.
I love your site..I think we have all been tricked my the buy more for less scheme..Im adding your site to my favorites. I want to read more of your postings. Thanks for sharing
Suzanne, once your quilts start talking and being bossy to you it’s time to take a break… Go for a walk perhaps?
This made me LOL or rather have a VBG?