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- airline travel
- having no money
My house is a smelly mess, I’m failing at basic, obvious, and public job responsibilities at all three of my jobs, and one of my students seems like she might try to get me fired / murder me.
I also had an experience yesterday that I have only ever seen happen to a character on Broad City, so at least I have one thing going for me.
Woo! Aldi is closed today like a lot of other places, but the new ad looks great if you need some (cheap?) cycling necessities. I can’t attest to the quality, but $6.99 for a double light set is pretty good, especially when you consider the $175 fine for night cycling without lights in Atlanta.
And $4.99 for a cable lock seems good, though you may not want to scrimp on lock quality. Since I mostly keep my bike in my apartment, and don’t ride it now anyway because I need new tires, I might actually get a new lock. I’d just be replacing the bike lock that someone tried to clip with clippers five years ago, but failed to actually clip through, so left my bike locked to a gate with a huge gouge in the cable (“repaired” with duct tape). I know that they used new clippers because the dumbass left the packaging for 18” wire cutters right next to my bike. So basically someone bought clippers to steal my bike, failed, but janked up my cable lock in the process, then littered. Shithead.
Hopefully, a new $5 bike lock will protect me from such offenses in the future.
I was just talking to my friends about this last night—I’d never heard of the skincare brand Derma E before—and now it’s part of a big “natural products” sale at CVS.
Getting 10 ECBs when you spend $30 is akin to a 30% discount. Is that better than the price on Amazon? We’ll see.
The brand list includes a ton of individual products on sale this week, including all the Burt’s Bees cosmetics and baby stuff, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Ha ha, right?! I feel you. That’s how you know I’ve got it bad— I love the paper even without the coups. I just want to flip through the drugstore ads, I think… which is what I’m currently doing.
The holiday thing is weird. I want even more coupons on holidays, not this abstinence! But I have the inserts left from last week to digest, so there’s still plenty of cutting to be done. And honestly, I can’t fault Easter too much because it’s my favorite candy holiday. Christmas and Thanksgiving are too meaty, Valentine’s Day is too much about chocolate, but Easter is my speed. It’s the pastel Halloween.
Here’s the most fucked Easter picture I could find. Happy spring coupon abstinence day!
Sometimes on Saturday nights I’m so excited to get the Sunday paper and plan out the next week of couponing that I just want to stay up all night and get the paper as soon as it shows up. I don’t— I mean, I always end up going to sleep, and if I really wanted to I could buy the early edition of the paper on Saturday night, but what I’m saying is that the excitement is still there. That’s real love.
Also, who can go to sleep when your neighbor’s alarm has been buzzing at 120 buzzes per minute for 52 minutes now? Presumably, the alarm is in the bedroom, which shares a wall with my bedroom, where there now seems to be a blaring alarm sound going off. Who goes to sleep to the sound of an alarm? Even if I managed to do it, I’m afraid to train my brain to sleep through alarms even worse than it already does.
If you’re keeping track of my noise terrorist neighbors, there are a few more things I want to add to the list, which currently consists of (1) loud sex and (2) a baby crying:
(3) attempts at quiet (less verbal) sex, which fail because they are apparently being staged on an air mattress, so every movement causes a loud frictiony rubbing sound;
(4) loud and ongoing dog whining (the dog’s a real cutie, though);
(5) alarms that go off for hours when the neighbors aren’t home, which I’ve noticed between the hours of 11pm and 4am.
Oop! It just went off! So I guess it goes off for 59 minutes on the nose before shutting down. Good to know.
Been doing some stuff. Not couponing. The one thing I might try to squeeze in before the new ads start at drugstores tomorrow is a gift card deal at Walgreens:
If you buy two $25 iTunes gift cards, you’ll get a $10 Wags card as well. However you coupon-math it, you’re getting $10 freeeee off of the $50 you shell out. Good, right? I’m thinking it over. Shelling out anything over $10 is pretty unlikely for me, but I just might.