@Craftastrophies I've been spending a ton of money at a nearby supermarket that is going out of business. They have a lot of useful stuff that's 40 or 50% off, and I've spent a lot of money in there over the last couple weeks. Some of it is just stocking up on things I already buy, but admittedly I've also gotten stuff I wouldn't ordinarily have bought. But seriously...50% off mouthwash, toothpaste, and toothbrushes? 40% off that one brand-name cereal I love that has no store brand equivalent? 50% off compact fluorescent lightbulbs? How can I pass those up?!
@Exene Wait...how exactly is that a dick move? Are you saying that if I can't afford to go out drinking I should just stay home and never socialize with my friends?
@alpacasloth That is exactly me. It's like dieting and binge-eating. If you deprive yourself too much for too long, you'll crack. If only we could learn to spend moderately like a normal person all the time we wouldn't starve ourselves and then eat an entire birthday cake in one sitting.
@Vicky Johnson@twitter I don't have a problem with the butter, but I use nonfat milk so in my case the extra butter probably helps more than it hurts. And you're right, the spirals are great!
I do the iPhone death grip too. My phone was stolen years ago, before the age of smartphones, and i felt pretty violated. Now I can't even imagine.
@tiptoemammal Clearly you don't have hemmorrhoids. A lot of people do, and the softness of toilet paper really matters to them. The "quilted" or textured paper is better because it actually picks up the waste rather than smearing it around (sorry to put that visual in your head but we are talking about wiping our butts here). And strength matters because I don't want it coming apart in my hand while I'm using it because ew, gross. So if the cheap stuff works for you, that's awesome for you! But it doesn't work for everybody. Texture, strength, and softness are important, in varying degrees to different people. But they're all important to someone for specific reasons. Also, I don't think any toilet paper is actually made of cotton.
Why can't we all just use bidets? It's the cleanest, healthiest, and most sustainable method.
@eemusings@twitter I'm the same way. I buy a lot of store brand stuff but I am particular about brand when it comes to certain things. In some cases it's a matter of quality or taste, but when it comes to my favorite foods I'll buy the brands I like best. For those of you who have a Wegmans near you: their store brand is just as good as or better than the name brand equivalent. The only thing I've ever been disappointed in was their Honeycomb cereal, which gets soggy too quickly.
Haha, this could totally be me. I'm terrible about letter-writing (and calling) also. P.S. It's spelled stationery.
Hm...I've never had a bad Ikea experience. Maybe I'm just lucky to have good ones near me? The only time it sucks is when you're in a hurry and know exactly what you want, but I never do that. I make sure I have time to spend there because I enjoy browsing.