There is a point to this post.
Have you heard of Woot.com? It’s a website that sells a new item every day at a low price. Today’s item is a 2-pack of fire extinguishers for $9.99. It’s been more exciting in the past – Roombas (cool vacuums), mp3 players, etc… It’s not something I’d normally be interested in, but occasionally they sell these things called “bags of crap“. A “bag of crap” is a way for them to clear out their warehouse and make some money off of it. You buy 3 “bags of crap” at $1 each plus $5 shipping, so you pay $8 and agree to receive and not complain about whatever they decide to send you. Sometimes you get broken electronics; other times you get huge HDTVs. Sometimes you get bags of air. It’s a crapshoot.
Bobby’s bags of crap arrived on Saturday, but we weren’t home so I had to pick them up at the post office yesterday. He had high hopes and I was worried that it would just be clutter. There was some clutter (a random piece of a computer, purple “space sand”, etc…), but we also got this new set of knives that perfectly matches our black and steel kitchen.
It’s an Arcosteel 5-piece knife set. Not super-nice, but definitely made the $8 bags of crap worth it. The knives are heavy; they’re very sharp too. I’m having lots of fun chopping (they’re still not as nice as my ceramic knives though). In the bag was also an infrared thermometer – what do you use this for?
We also got this awesome cat-condo. Hehe.
After I trekked to the post office to get the bags of crap (I walked 1.4 miles there and back – 2.8 total – for my exercise), I made lunch using pantry items (dried shiitakes, soba noodles). I used this recipe but subbed in mushrooms instead of onions. It wasn’t nearly as good and I used way too many mushrooms. At least the mushrooms are almost gone. I think they’re over a year old.
Today and yesterday I did yoga in the morning – Tom Morley’s buns & thighs yoga from exercise tv (~20 minutes). I think I’m going to try to get in my yoga in the morning from now on. It’s easier that way.
And I have an announcement – my mom is coming!! She gets in late next Tuesday (1 week!) and is staying for a week. I’m so excited and happy. I can’t wait to hang out with her, and talk, and do yoga together, and all the other fun things that we love to do. She’s going to stay in our guest room so I really have to declutter in the next week. Good thing that’s one of my June goals.
I have *a ton* of stuff to do today (blog-related, tutoring-related, school-related, career-related, errands, chores, gah!) How long is your to-do list right now? Mine seems insane and almost too much (but when it’s all written down it’s so much easier to tackle).