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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Shopping Trip

Any day you wake up is a Good Day. Well, that's the way I see it anyway. I have to presume that since I have not ever, to my knowledge, been dead.

And today was definitely good. I had to make a Wal-Mart run (which can go either way) and I figured, since there is an inexpensive car wash on the way, I'd get the car washed while I am out.

Imagine my surprise when my usual " $5 basic car wash" turned out to be only $3. I like it when that happens. Anytime I can save a buck or two, I leap at the chance. But it is especially sweet when it is unexpected, when you just fall into a bargain. As opposed to falling in a hole.



I do not look forward to shopping trips. I dislike parking lots. I especially dislike crowded parking lots and Wal-Mart always has a crowded parking lot. As hated as Wal-Mart seems to be, it is very, very popular. Yet, I found a space not too far from the doors near the grocery section. Amazing.



Our local store has a nasty habit of moving things around. Wherever you found something the week before, you can be reasonably sure it will be somewhere else today. Not to mention that whatever it is you came for will be out of stock.

Today was no exception. I wanted Gatorade. The original type, not the blue or red or orange, the one that looks the same going out as it did coming in. Lemon-lime. In the handy 20 oz plastic bottles. In an 8 pack.

Not there. All the other colors/flavors but no lemon-lime. Bummer. I did find the larger bottles and bought two of those to mollify me.

We found all the other things we wanted with one unimportant exception and most were near where they had been the last time I was there.

More evidence of a Good Day.

I noted when I arrived back at the car that no nicks, no dings, no scratches had been added to the exterior.

I can die happy now.

9 comments:

Pearl said...

The original Gatorade is the only Gatorade, as far as I'm concerned. So refreshing!

Pearl

Gregory said...

well if that is your phone cam or a digital cam taking that shot you would have to be err.... pleased with the car wash :)

MilesPerHour said...

I always make sure I get a "good" parking spot. It's just that it's nowhere near where I wanna go. So it's a good day when I walk back to the car and it's got no dings.

Douglas said...

Pearl, it is the standard by which all such drinks are judged.

Gregory, if you can find a $3 car wash with workers like that, tell me where.

Miles, I have decided I don't mind the walk so much (I look forward to it) but I had my SIL with me and she would rather not walk far. Any parking lot is a ding danger zone.

Michael said...

"pretty ladies with tight, sexy, bodies"

Tight?! Besides the way a woman could be tight that I'm thinking of, how could you possibly know and describe this one as 'tight'?? Er, Douglas?

Douglas said...

Michael, at one time we did not use "buff" to describe people who were in good shape. We used "tight" to describe the body. Neither word really describes it properly, does it?

Michael said...

Oh. I actually knew that, but my mind went there.

Gregory said...

well if that is your phone cam or a digital cam taking that shot you would have to be err.... pleased with the car wash :)

MilesPerHour said...

I always make sure I get a "good" parking spot. It's just that it's nowhere near where I wanna go. So it's a good day when I walk back to the car and it's got no dings.