After work, I went by the local "Fred's Discount Store" to pick up some "dry goods". "Why not pick them up where I work?", you might ask. "Lines...long lines at the few open registers!", I'd reply. I always figure it's quicker to stop by "Fred's" if I need some "dry goods", or "Brookshires" if I need some food, than wait forty-forever to get checked out at Wal-Mart. The things I picked up after work...
1. A new set of 12 Libbey's 16 oz. drinking glasses (all I have in the cupboard currently is a lot of mismatched glasses and cups). Cost: $6.49
2. A set of 4 32 oz. plastic tumblers (I like drinking iced tea in those). Cost: $1.49
3. A 16 count package of size AA Panasonic alkaline batteries. Cost: $5.99
4. A 16 count package of size AAA Panasonic alkaline batteries. Cost: $5.99
5. Two packages of "Whiska's Treats" for the cat (even though I shouldn't be giving him any, since he's supposed to be on a diet). Cost: $1.79 each.
6. A three-pack of "Irish Spring Icy Blast" bath soap. Cost: $1.99
7. Three boxes of Kleenex tissues. Cost: $1.00 each.
8. Box of "Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent". Cost: $4.49
9. Bottle of "Fred's Bleach". Cost: $1.49
10. Package of two rolls of "Bounty Select-a-Size paper towels". Cost: $3.99
11. 6-pack of socks (too many I currently had were getting "holy"). Cost: $5.00
12. 6-pack of briefs (guess that answers the question "Boxers or briefs?"). Cost: 5.99
13. Impulse buy: A CD of "Juice Newton's Greatest Hits" (Always liked her music, but only had a couple of 45's up until today). Cost: $5.99
14. Box of 50 "Fred's Fabric Softener Sheets". Cost: $1.00
One of the MAIN things I forgot to get that I planned on buying was garbage bags... ever notice you tend to forget the MAIN thing you go after, but get everything else?? Don't say, "Make a list!", because I ALWAYS forget the list itself!
Oh, and the DSL connection is STILL "hiccuping"... it's done it twice this evening during my typing of this post! Grrr... thinking I should switch to a "local" provider, even though they are $17 higher per month than AT&T...