Shopping Fluff

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Shopping Fluff
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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 8:36am

1. Do you shop locally?

2. How much shopping do you do online?

3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales?

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:42pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<div><div><div><p>1. Do you shop locally?</p><p>Yes, for food and clothes, but not the local ~ going to buy some fresh eggs trip.  We still have a few farms nearby.  But I've been able to come to terms with trusting labels at the grocery store.  It can take a few trips to various stores, but I'm usually okay with organic.  I read ingredients and try, try to buy mostly whole foods.</p><p>2. How much shopping do you do online?</p><p>It depends.  If there's a worthwhile sale at a store I trust and I have a coupon, I'll definitely shop online.  Other times, it's a frantic, the kid needs a _______.  Or OMG, it's already summer.  Online is very tempting and too easy.  I often order the wrong sizes.</p><p>I bought this in the wrong size</p><p><img src="http://g.nordstromimage.com/imagegallery/store/product/Medium/10/_7501470.jpg" alt="Tadashi Shoji Textured Lace Dress" data-original="http://g.nordstromimage.com/imagegallery/store/product/Medium/10/_7501470.jpg" /></p><p>and now I have to eat this</p><div><a href="http://media.photobucket.com/user/aoyinter/media/ICE%20CREAM/P2010487_zps50152eee.jpg.html?filters[term]=salad&amp;filters[primary]=images&amp;sort=1&amp;o=31" rel="nofollow"> <img alt=" salad 2 P2010487_zps50152eee.jpg" src="http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/aoyinter/ICE%20CREAM/bth_P2010487_zps50152eee.jpg" data-link="alt}" /></a></div><p>3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales?</p><p>No, I wouldn't know what's a bargain or even a fair price for antiques.  Thrift stores and yard sales are for people who need used items more than I do.</p></div></div></div>

I just bought a dress in the wrong size, too.  I tried it on at Christmas time, and didn't buy it because it was too expensive, but then I found it on sale online for less than half price, so I bought it.  I'd lost ten pounds since Christmas, and the dress was plenty big when I tried it on, so I thought I should order down a size.  Wrong-O.   I need to lose five more pounds and invest in some shapewear, I think, before it looks good.  And it's for an occasion at the end of next month when I really do want to look my best.  Poo.

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:41pm

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:40pm

Wow, 5" heels. I can hardly walk in 3".

No, they are not that bad. With platforms it is even easier. 

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:39pm

Um, it's as I said..."I" believe them to have better quality ingredients and better cooking methods. I base "my" belief on England, reading and taste, all of which "I" have said before.

So basically you just like the taste of those chips more. I understand but not sure why you keep saying they have better quality ingredients and better cooking methods when you don't really know that. And it seems you don't care (which is fine) because that is what you like better. 

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:39pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
You can tell who eats what chips by their looks, healthier chip eaters stand out in a crowd, Lol!

Good job!

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:38pm

Wow, 5" heels. I can hardly walk in 3".

 

 

 


 


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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:37pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Okay. Since you've never eaten them, why are you arguing that fact?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Oh I WOULD eat them, no doubt. I just wondered what PKA's back up would be for saying they are better quality than a mass marketed chip like Lays. </span></strong></p>

Um, it's as I said..."I" believe them to have better quality ingredients and better cooking methods. I base "my" belief on England, reading and taste, all of which "I" have said before.

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:36pm
I know R/G, I was 1/2 joking there. Health conscious people allow themselves junk every now and then too, It really isn't either/or.

 


 


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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:33pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">reginageorge2005</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;thardy2001&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;reginageorge2005&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;amp;gt;springfever2013&amp;amp;lt;/em&amp;amp;gt; wrote:&amp;amp;lt;/div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;amp;gt;Eh, it's OK.  I love to cook but for the most part, if it weren't a necessity, I could do without actually eating.  &amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;amp;gt;I think that people place too much importance on the enjoyment of food.  That's not what it's for.  &amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;Gotcha. You are only the second person I have ever met that has basically said "I eat to live". I realize what food is really for but I LIVE for food. lol. I work with people who are exactly the same as well as friends and family so I just find it unusual. I am sure it probably is not and many people feel this way. &amp;amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;You can count me as the third. I frequently forget to eat when I'm home alone all day and particularly busy. It just isn't a priority. I live for my family. I live for my friends. I live for my faith. I do not live to eat. I eat to live. t Perhaps that is why I'm not fan of junk food. I really don't like the way it makes me feel.&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;Thardy--beautiful dress. I love the look of full-skirted dresses, but I just can't pull it off. The fabric totally overwhelms my frame. &amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;It's pretty, isn't it?  With spring and soon summer, there are so many kinds of dresses out there it's hard to buy just a few new ones. ;)&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Oh, and I'm in the never skipped a meal club.  I'm pretty good at not eating between meals.  I've known people like you who forget to eat a meal and I just can't imagine that!&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;When the weather is hot and humid, I wear dresses nearly every day. I think they're more comfortable than shorts and a top. I actually bought another casual maxi dress today. In petite sizing w/wedges, they really do make me look taller and I love how they can be dressed up or down. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I can't pull off the maxi dress look, and Gina, I used to think it was because I was so short.  But you're shorter than me, so now I have to face the fact that it's because I'm like a little teapot, short AND stout.</p>
It is entirely possible that I'm not pulling it off, either, Bord. ;) 
bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">reginageorge2005</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;thardy2001&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;reginageorge2005&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;amp;gt;springfever2013&amp;amp;lt;/em&amp;amp;gt; wrote:&amp;amp;lt;/div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;amp;gt;Eh, it's OK.  I love to cook but for the most part, if it weren't a necessity, I could do without actually eating.  &amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;amp;gt;I think that people place too much importance on the enjoyment of food.  That's not what it's for.  &amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;Gotcha. You are only the second person I have ever met that has basically said "I eat to live". I realize what food is really for but I LIVE for food. lol. I work with people who are exactly the same as well as friends and family so I just find it unusual. I am sure it probably is not and many people feel this way. &amp;amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;You can count me as the third. I frequently forget to eat when I'm home alone all day and particularly busy. It just isn't a priority. I live for my family. I live for my friends. I live for my faith. I do not live to eat. I eat to live. t Perhaps that is why I'm not fan of junk food. I really don't like the way it makes me feel.&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;Thardy--beautiful dress. I love the look of full-skirted dresses, but I just can't pull it off. The fabric totally overwhelms my frame. &amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;It's pretty, isn't it?  With spring and soon summer, there are so many kinds of dresses out there it's hard to buy just a few new ones. ;)&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Oh, and I'm in the never skipped a meal club.  I'm pretty good at not eating between meals.  I've known people like you who forget to eat a meal and I just can't imagine that!&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;When the weather is hot and humid, I wear dresses nearly every day. I think they're more comfortable than shorts and a top. I actually bought another casual maxi dress today. In petite sizing w/wedges, they really do make me look taller and I love how they can be dressed up or down. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I can't pull off the maxi dress look, and Gina, I used to think it was because I was so short.  But you're shorter than me, so now I have to face the fact that it's because I'm like a little teapot, short AND stout.</p>

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:32pm

 I would rather eat a chip like Tyrells than Lay's any old day, better quality = better taste to me.

No, you are insinuating that Tyrells is a better quality chip. You don't have any back up for that statement. 

Why don't you just say you like Tyrells better than Lays. 

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