Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Aging of Amanda

Me at the grocery store during my lunch hour today:

"Gosh, those steel cut oats that they're wanting $7.00 a can for? I can GET those now, because I don't have to pay for cigarettes! Spiffy!!"

In related news, I've also developed an unholy addiction to Tazo brand teas, specifically the Passion blend. It doesn't contain actual tea -- it's an herbal infusion, to be precise -- so it isn't even the caffeine I'm stuck on.

Will wonders never cease. First, I'm not smoking. Second, I'm not using my new-found wealth (hah!) to buy even more Diet Coke.

Instead I'm spending my savings on porridge and tea.

Oh, and yarn. Because once again, I'm knitting. Now granted, I'm knitting square dishcloths because the point to this knitting isn't craft or creativity; it's primarily to keep my hands busy because I'm not smoking, and eating to replace the smoking just is not an option.

But still... knitting.

I've also come to the conclusion that for my next pair of glasses, I'm going to go ahead and bite the bullet and get bifocals because switching between regular and reading glasses flat-out sucks.


Call the old folks' home, kids. I'm incoming.


Choreboy said...

Me: "Old folks home? Amanda is on the way in, just so you know."
OFH: "You mean THE Amanda?"
Me: "Yeah, that one."
OFH: "This number has been disconnected or is no longer in service."

Amanda said...

Oh you SUCK!!!!!

Blog readers, meet Choreboy, aka The Male Factor. God help you all.

Tycho Beresford said...

Greetings Choreboy and welcome aboard! Join us in not telling AJay that all of her new-found wealth should not go into porridge but rather into saving to pay for said Old Folks Home, bifocals, a walker etc.