Living with Jenny has introduced a complication that neither of us were prepared for. Suddenly we are both wanting to blog about the same things. So we've worked out a very good system, which is called whoever yells "DIBS!!" fast enough gets to blog about it.

I called dibs on the girl ahead of us in the Wammart checkout line last night. She was buying the following:

  • fat-free yogurts with sprinkles
  • 2 frozen South Beach Diet meals
  • 1 bag of M&Ms
  • 1 huge box of frozen fish sticks
Explain that to me. And don't say that she's buying them for someone else because that's too reasonable. As I mocked her in my head I looked at my own purchases and wondered what a stranger might think of them:
  • 30 plastic coat hangers
  • 1 red laundry hamper
  • 1 lint roller
  • 1 Fall 2006 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine
So yeah, anyone looking at that would assume that I'm a tragic spinster who spends my nights doing laundry and planning seating charts for my Imaginary Wedding.


The McCulloch Family said... [reply]

I thought it was two boxes of south beach diet granola bars. Huh. I wonder what people think about me reading MSW.

Kristeee said... [reply]

At least it wasn't the laundry items, 4 supersized boxes of tampons, pamprin, and feminine hygiene wipes. For some reason, stuff like that embarrasses me still.

The Craner Family said... [reply]

I'm glad I'm not the only one who checks out what other people are buying to have a good laugh.

CoolMom said... [reply]

You changed the pictures on your blog. I like these better although MS is quite a recycler when it comes to reselling the same ideas. I always look to see if people are buying fresh produce as opposed to processed foods. My favorite meal is a rotisserie chicken and a bag of salad with goodies in it.

Scully said... [reply]

kristeee, I totally agree! I was checking out once and I realized I had a box of tampons, a bag of Dove dark chocolate, Swedish fish, and a Coke. I tried to grab a couple of magazines or something to make it look less obvious, but it was still mortifying. No one should be able to know what is going on in your life by what is on the conveyor belt!

And I occaisionally buy InStyle Weddings, just because I like to look at the flower arrangements. Also, it is fun to play the game of 'Who's celebrity marriage is over before their wedding is profiled.' I'm kind of horrid like that.

metamorphose said... [reply]

Some of those south beach meals are somewhat tasty. Maybe she's not really dieting, and just wanted the convenience. Also, what if she just eats one M&M a day? What about that?

Jordan said... [reply]

I've long since been married and I SUBSCRIBE to MS Weddings. IT is the best magazine for party ideas on the market.

Lady Steed said... [reply]

Theric and I used to play that game all the time. We often look at our purchases and wonder what people were thinking about us.

Hey, when are you going to tell us about how the book sale actually went?

kristen said... [reply]

I could care less what people think about my purchases. Every female goes through menstruation; every male (almost every) is or will be married to one.

I however am judgmental of others (of course), only that I wonder what might possess a person to buy a certain product.

Panini said... [reply]

That's totally me. Man, sacrifice on the little stuff: fat free milk, fat free yogurt, low fat crackers . . . and then go for the goods! That girls got it going on! ;)

Maria said... [reply]

There's a new issue of Weddings out? I must purchase it immediately. I love looking at the pictures and then imagining how I'm going to elope because heaven help me I'm not putting myself through coordinated place cards, candy bar, and flowers.

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