Friday, August 29, 2008

I Learn...again

In keeping with my never ending thirst for knowledge, here is another installment of what I have recently learned:

1. Dollar Store dish soap is NOT worth $1. It stinks. Both literally and figuratively.

2. I am super frugal. I knew that I did not like to waste money, but I border on cheap. I won't throw out the stinky soap from the dollar store because I don't want to waste that buck I spent on it.

3. Don't ever show up your girlfriend in an area where she is clearly better than you (baking). There is no good in that.

4. Despite the full 2 weeks of coverage and it being over for some time now, my love of all things Olympics has not diminished since I was a may have even gotten stronger.

5. According to Snapple, a hummingbird's heart beats 1,400 a minute. Much faster than my 65 bpm.


for a different kind of girl said...

Here's something I learned recently - do not buy dollar store toothpaste because much of it is manufactured in foreign countries and do not meet ADA standards because they typically use way too much flouride in it to compensate for their non-flouridated water. Too much can be toxic, esp., for children.

I don't, typically, buy dollar store toothpaste, mind you, because always figured it was shifty, but I have bought dollar store soap before, and you're exactly right. Alas, I'm cheap, too, and have used every last bit!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Very interesting stuff. That baking crap will come back to haunt you for years!


Schell Family said...

Throw out the soap - you owe it to Claire to smell nice :)!

WILLIAM said... bought soap? Doesn't Claire have a drawer full of hotel soap as well as shampoo?

Mabunny said...

Always good to learn something new!
I agree with you about the Dollar Store Dishsoap - yucky.

rs27 said...

The best value at the dollar store are paper towels.

I buy 30 rolls at once.

Katelin said...

i would definitely toss that stinky soap, no stinking here.

April said...

I am like that. If I hate something, I will continue to use it until it's gone so I don't think of it as a waste of money. I won't buy something if I know it's on sale somewhere else. I won't buy a 24 pack of soda unless I can find it on sale for $2.50 a pack or less. Yet I will got to Sonic and spend $2 on a large diet coke with vanilla, no problem. I'm a freak.

Coffee Bean said...

I like to think of myself as fairly frugal (okay... my husband would totally scoff at that). There are certain things that I am picky about and dish soap is one of them. I love Dawn. My grandma always used Dawn. I especially like the original even though it doesn not match my kitchen decor. The smell of it... aaahhhhh...

I also am super picky about orange juice. It does not matter how much it costs. I only get Tropicana or Minute Maid (and prefer Tropicana but it is $$) and I buy it in the refridgerator case...none of that mixing water into frozen stuff (I don't mind using that for other kinds of juice, just not orange juice).

Hmmmmm... I'm suddenly thirsty.

Practically Joe said...

I learn so much from you.
I buy dollar store batteries and light bulbs. I'm often in the dark.

Becky said...

Yeah, but what is the lifespan of a hummingbird? Are they using up their allotted beats per lifetime in like 3 weeks?

I'd settle for our measly pace...and live longer! ;)

The Maid

PS - I hate the dollar store. Can I say that in this PC world? Every time I go there, I wonder if the edible items are full of bugs, years past their expiration, and/or manufactured south of the border. I also cannot stand to pay a dollar for something that I can find at normal stores for less than that. See, they getcha with those items...hmmm...suddenly I want to go shopping.

Kimmy said...

Just throw the soap out...I know you can do it...I have faith :)

I am the total opposite of frugal!


Sue said...

Cool post!

Hey, I put some pictures up on my blog for you today!