Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Headline: Local grocery store doing their part to help customers during the recession.

You know the days when you look through your fridge, pantry and cupboards and there's nothing you want to eat so you tell your mom, "Mom! you need to go shopping there's nothing to eat!" And then she goes off on you saying how the pioneers and the pilgrims had to eat weeds and rodents and I should be grateful that I have a fridge full of ketchup, salad dressing, and hot sauce.

What, that doesn't happen to anyone else? Dang.

Anyway, that was not the situation with me. I literally had nothing to eat in my entire apartment. Other than inedible things like baking powder, brownie mix, and vegetable oil, I had maybe a single tortilla and some peanut butter.

It should come as no surprise that my grocery bill was obscene. Imagine my excitement when my cashier handed me this:

Wow, what a steal. I can save 50 whole cents on my groceries next week! Let's get real. It would make sense if the promotion was get 50 cents off every $5 or even $10 you spend, but 50 cents off $50 is only 1%. Really?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's talent week at the Glenwood!

So far life in my apartment has been great. There are a few downsides (the top drawer in the bathroom falls out if you open it too far, the kitchen table and chairs are wobbly, and our hallway slopes), but the positives far outweigh the negatives. There is one weird thing that I can't quite decide if it's a bad thing or a good thing though
Starting Sunday night Natalie (my roommate) and I kept hearing different things coming from another apartment near our bedroom. This is how it went down.

Harp music
Monday: Guitar
Tuesday: Singing
Wednesday: Singing AND Guitar
Thursday: This one was the weirdest. We couldn't decide if it was open mic poetry night or someone reciting Shakespeare. Either way someone would speak dramatically, and then people would clap afterward.

Since then we haven't heard things as consistently as we did the first week. Sometimes I still get to go to sleep to harp music though, which is nice. My only question is who on earth brings a harp to college?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Here's your change sir.

It's been almost two weeks since school started. College is so completely different from high school. One of my favorite differences is that there are so many things and people to watch. Sometimes weird, sometimes hilarious. This happened today:
A guy was at the vending machine getting a soda right next to the table where I was reading. He paid with a $10. He got his soda and waited for his change. All of a sudden the vending machine started spitting out nickels. The fact that he got roughly $8 in quarters is funny by itself. But the best part was that instead of pouring the change into the compartment at the bottom of the machine the coins came flying out of it and landing on the ground all around the vending machine. It was all I could do to not laugh out loud. Either way, it completely made my day.