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Bed Bath and Beyond - an addition
I have this sweater stacker thing in my bedroom, it's basically 4 cubes stacked on top of one another, and I use it as shelves to keep sweaters on. I've been wanting an additional one for awhile though, because I have a bunch of light sweaters, currently hanging in my closet, which I'd rather stack.

So this evening after work, I went to Bed Bath and Beyond - kind of a homeowner superstore. It's got aisles and aisles of everything you could imagine wanting to put in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, livingroom, etc of your house. Basically, it's filled with all of the stuff you never knew you needed. The place is like an addiction.

I was there for a new sweater stacker. In fact, I lucked out, because they only had one left. Only $14.99, plus tax, because I'd selected a nice economical model the last time I'd shopped there. WELL. One hour and just over $100 dollars later, I finally forced myself to pay for my stuff and leave the store!

I was mesmerized by all the merchandise, just wandering around the aisles open-mouthed, studying everything. Each time I would leave an aisle, I would keep glancing over my shoulder on the way out to see if I'd missed anything good. Everywhere I looked were interesting little items to admire, fondle, pick up, and perhaps put in my cart. I just love useful little gadgetry like that. I could have bought way more than I did!

Here is what I ended up with, when all was done:
  • sweater stacker (what I came for)
  • compartmented jewelry holder
  • a little round thing you put on your bathtub's overflow drain so you can fill your bathtub three inches higher
  • 2 packets bath fizzies (you toss these beads in, and they fizz and pop and smell nice)
  • a toilet-brush-holder shaped like a cat (gift for sister, therefore not so bad)
  • suction cup waterproof clock for shower
  • a long gas candle-lighter
  • big scented candle (french vanilla (makes the whole house smell like you just baked a cake, no baking required!)
  • a wire magazine-holder, which hooks over the end of the toilet (to clear the bathroom of clutter)
  • a clear plastic bearshaped gallon of animal crackers (cute, tasty, and low-fat!)
  • chocolate bar (um, well, I was famished from all the shopping, my defenses were down)

Neat, huh? But I think next time I'll try not to shop unattended. Clearly, it's dangerous. Now I'm off to play with my new purchases!
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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: March 18th, 2002 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hopefully, in the bathtub using the little round thing, some of the bath frizzies, the candle lit by the gas candle-lighter, some magazines for the magazine-holder, and the animal crackers and the chocolate bar but not the clock 'cause you don't want to know what time is tonight. Last time I was in Bed Bath and Beyond about a month ago, I bought a men's valet with seat (for hanging up your pants and jacket), a wood organizer for the top of the dresser, an electric package sealer (as seen on TV) and a new potato/vegetable peeler, it's too addictive, which why I only try to got there once a year or so!

Have a good time tonight.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 19th, 2002 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)

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Well, I put together my stacker and put stuff on it, picked up my house a little bit. Haven't tried the tub yet, but I will soon! Maybe tonight after ballet a nice relaxation will be in order. I also had half the chocolate, and a few animals. Yummy! Thanks.

Yes, that place is incredibly addictive! Sounds like some cool stuff you bought.
From: stilldocked Date: March 19th, 2002 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
hmmm...*note to self: do not allow renniekins and Ami to shop together...*

wow!

sounds like fun!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 19th, 2002 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)

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heehee...yes, it was lots of fun.
guingel From: guingel Date: March 19th, 2002 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
careful with the candle! not that you wouldn't be, but someone I know just set her room on fire with a candle (I don't know the details though--but no one was hurt).

If I'm shopping for only one specific thing, I prevent myself from spending too much by only bringing enough money for what I want. . . otherwise I do what you do XD
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 19th, 2002 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Oh, I light candles all the time; that shouldn't be a problem. This one is in a jar too, so even if I forget about it, it'll be okay! Sounds pretty freaky though, about your friend. Yikes...

It's funny, most of the time I'm really careful with what I spend, hardly buy anything at all for months and months. But every once in awhile I get in these "spending" moods, and then look out! I find myself buying all kinds of stuff, not impractical but not usually necessary, until I finally get it out of my system. Then I go back to being cheap again. (:
guingel From: guingel Date: March 19th, 2002 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
candles make me nervous. . . but oooh, French Vanilla! yummy. :D my favorite scent. or whatever it is. lol.

I get in spending moods and then I start asking myself if I really need this, and if I'll use it. >.< ruins things. lol.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: March 19th, 2002 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. I think places like BB&B are why some girls get married... they don't actually want the husband, they just want the wedding gifts!

Naughty girl for getting the choccy bar, but you've been really good otherwise.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 20th, 2002 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)

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Girls like gifts all the time, not just for weddings! I'll admit the idea of registering for a wedding has always sounded appealing though.

I only ate half the chocolate bar so far.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: March 20th, 2002 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)
There is that, yes. Talk with Graham about the idea of registering anyway if you don't get married... she wanted to do that, but then got herself a husband!

You've been very good compared to me. I bought Hostess Cupcakes and ate four of them last night (with about half a gallon of milk) and one or two this morning. Ulp. MUST go to gym today.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 20th, 2002 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)

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I was considering registering for a "housewarming" at one point, when I moved into the place before my current house. But I never did - felt a little too silly about it.

Wow! You have been bad! (Although that sounds yummy.) Yes, go to the gym, you'll feel better about yourself.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: March 20th, 2002 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Went yesterday, have my bag with me, I will!
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