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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Left Wondering, Who Was Driving?

On the way to my daughter's twirling lessons this week I saw an interesting car.

It was a Toyota Sequoia. With permanent handicap plates. And spinners.....huh?

I couldn't get a look at the driver, which is just as well. It gave my imagination a chance to roam. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chick-Fil-A...It's Just Chicken, Isn't It?

I'll start off by saying I love Chick-Fil-A. They have great food, clean restaurants, and super friendly staff. My kids love the play area, and I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience. With all that said, you can imagine our families excitement when they started building a new Chick-Fil-A down the road. Yay!

Well, my son goes to preschool real close to the new location. Today as we are approaching the Chick-Fil-A, I notice lots of flags and a LOTS of tents all over the parking lot. You know, the camping variety, and not little 2-4 man tents, I'm talking the 10-12 "we're camping for the week" kind. WTF???? Okay, so I quickly figure it's the grand opening. But, camping in tents for chicken?

Like usual when I pass something that's just not quite right, I had the urge to yell. Today it was the crazy chicken fans. I have the same urge to yell when I pass boys who need haircuts, girls with too much make-up and when I see boys wearing those stupid skinny jeans (guys....these are a fashion DON'T, they are totally NOT NOT NOT sexy!). I usually have the kids with me and keep quiet. Not to mention, yelling at high school boys that I don't think their pants are sexy is probably not a good idea. Anyway, today, down went the right side windows. I yelled "Crazy people, It's just chicken". Okay, not real witty, but it was the best I could do on short notice with my son in the car. The good news is, I felt so much better!

Once I got home, I looked up what was going on. It seems that when Chick-Fil-A opens a new location, the first 100 people who stand in line for the whole day before the grand opening (and only take bathroom breaks) gets a free meal once a week for a year. That's chicken, waffle fries & a drink. So, roughly a $6 meal for 52 weeks will be a $312 value. Now, lets add the fact that they are sitting in the foggy drizzle for 24 hours to "save" $312...that breaks down to about $13 an hour. So those "crazy" folks I yelled at are earning about 2 meals an hour sitting out there.

Okay, so maybe if I had no kids and no job and a big tent, I'd join them. Right now, I'd rather just make a fool of myself (dress up like a cow) and enjoy a free Chick-Fil-A meal on Cow Appreciation Day.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Some Super Duper Season 6 LOST Scoop

Since there are 16 more weeks until the last season of LOST begins, here's some "scoop" I found on the net to help tide us over.

Lost on Saturday (contains spoilers!!)

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Sometimes Being Super Frugal Can Backfire!

I just feel like bitching for a moment, so read on if you're still interested!

Blogging for me started when I lost my job in January of 2008. We made a lot of financial adjustments and I made the decision to stay home. My insanity paid off, and it's really been a dream come true. I've always been frugal, but now have lots more time to scout out deals on things that interest me. That daily journey is shared here.

One of the frugal things we started doing was cutting my husband's (and the kids) hair. Now, before you go off and start thinking I'm super fab with the clippers, I'm not! He keeps his hair real short and just uses #1 or #2 all over. In the past he was actually paying and tipping to have this done "professionally". I use quotes since he sometimes came home pissed and usually re-clipped it.

So, back to being frugal, we started doing it at home to save money. But, in order for it to look decent, I have to clip the sides and the back. I hate doing it! I don't like my ears touched, nor do I want to touch other peoples ears. Ear lobes are okay, it's the cartilage that grosses out! Folding it down to clip behind...yuck!

Things have loosened up for us a bit financially (or maybe I just now really see the value in paying $15-20 to have your hair clipped). But hubby thinks I do a better job than hair cut place, and we're still clipping at home. I even tried to give him a coupon for a FREE haircut at SportsClips and he refused it!

Damn me and my mad hair clipper skills!