Monday, June 18, 2007

why is it that a girl ...

... sets out to buy a light bulb, an ink cartridge, a pc cable for the new phone, and a few things from the chemist's and grocer's, and returns home with said articles PLUS photo paper, cd paper sleeves (okay, i'll need them in a week anyway), nice green envelopes, the "ice age 2" dvd (another one i am soooo going to use in one of my english classes *g*), chocolate, a red ring, a black choker, two red&white hair clips, two ear studs (okay, i have been meaning to get some for about 18 months now), black mascara, and "eden green" eyeshadow (the first eyeshadow i've bought since, um, about 1993? never used it when i wore contacts)? but then again - i *did* resist a second ring, and did not even look at cds or go through any more dvd racks.

at the supermarket, i was about to pay with my atm card, when i was told the machine didn't work. i hate it when that happens - of course i did not have enough cash on me, so i had to go to another checkout counter. i often have less than 10 € on me these days; usually the only playce where i pay cash is at the bakery on my way to work ... i think that is still unusual in austria, people tend to like cash hereabouts, and many shops were reluctant to accept atm cards at first. one supermarket chain didn't accept them until 2 years ago!

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now for something completely different: i received my two contributor copies of redactions! yay! some familiar names in this issue: kelli russell agodon, jason fraley, jeannine hall gailey, nathan mcclain, steve mueske, gerald schwartz.

since i have two copies, and a girl only needs one, i am giving one away - to the person who comes closest to guessing how many cherry tomatoes there were in my 250g box today. i'll give it until thursday evening my time. leave your answer in the comments box. (if two or more people happen to guess the correct number, i'll give it to whoever comes and cleans my windows. *g*)

song of the day: gravity by john mayer.

13 comments:

SarahJane said...

just give it to me. easy

michi said...

is that your final answer, sarah? ;)

Collin said...

Mmmmm...retail therapy. My favorite.

I'll guess 25 strawberries.

Rachel Mallino said...

ooo ooooo....I guess 12.

And congrats miss michi, you're in some amazing company.

BTW - I just LOVE that John Mayer song. No matter how many pop stations play his music, I just adore his sound - he can make any song sound sexy.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Congratulations on your work in Redactions.

SarahJane said...

are the tomatoes organic or not?

Shankar Bali said...

Michi,

You have nice way with humour. Really enjoyed reading up your stuff. I know the feeling when your plastic-money fails.:-)

Cheers

michi said...

sarah - yes. does that make them heavier or lighter, i wonder? ;)

rachel, that song is faaaaaantastic!!

thanks, sam and shankar. :)

m

SarahJane said...

ok, so. are they really cherry tomatoes, or are they what they call "rispentomaten" (or some such)? i am really getting ready to guess now...

michi said...

sarah - just do it! i know you can.

the label says - bio cherry tomatoes.

:)

m

Ivy said...

10 cherry tomatoes!

Josef said...

15!!! is my final answer.

SarahJane said...

Well! I was just coming in to guess 15! Huff huff. I guess I will have to go with 16, but it will be a tight squeeze. smile