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Sometimes I am Cheap

I finished reading Lamb by Christophe Moore and I absolutely loved it. Any book that is well written and makes me laugh out loud is a winner. I think the next one I may read of his is called Bloodsucking Fiends:A Love Story. Now I have just started Carl Hiaasen's Strip Tease. First few pages in and I am enjoying it immensely. The joy of discovering new authors from people's recommendations is wonderful. My list of what to read grows and I like it :)

This brings me to the title of my post. I can be cheap, don't care who knows it. I would rather bake you two dozen scones then buy you some useless tchotchke for your house. I know you will eat the goodies and that makes me happy.

The library is wonderful resource and a free one. Well, not too free, our taxes help pay for it, but dammit, I love it and I use it. Thanks to all those awful proposed budget cuts that did not go through, I am still able to read to my heart's content. The one realization I had yesterday is the library also rents DVD's. Now, I pretty much have Netflix on all day while I work. Right now I have The Godfather part 2 playing. "Michael, why are the drapes open?" But it is nice to know if I want to see something right now and it is not watch instantly and I do not feel like waiting for it to come in the mail, I can get it from the library.

My other cheapness is at the gym, one of the workers had Garnier send samples of shampoo and conditioner. She thought they would send just a hundred of the packets. They ended up sending a HUGE box. We can take as many as we want so I do and have been filling up my containers. Sure I can spend $1.99 on shampoo, but hey, it is free, I will use it.

I also never say no to free produce. Too many tomatoes? Sure. Zucchini? Okay. Waste not want not I say. Then you have everyone over, make a nice meal.

I get a haircut only two times a year. I am touting Room With A View hair at the moment. Okay, it is not that long, but I can do a very nice braid that goes past the middle of my back. I do little trims on my own and that holds me well. Luckily my hairdresser only costs $40 a cut, but I do not have $40 every two or three months to get my hair done.

We all have a little cheap in us and it is nothing to be ashamed of. Now go read a book :)



  1. Loved this post-cause you know what-I'm cheap too : )I just wish my husband was LOL!


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