Resistance is Futile.

September 28, 2007

Journal, Lauren


We’re off at the wedding, so here’s a little time-delayed post to tide you over.

There are some rolls of shelf liner at Target that are gorgeous.  Can you believe that I’d say that? It’s not that I’m a rabid shelf-liner fan, it’s just that this is so dang pretty.  The photo doesn’t do it justice – tiny little stripes of beautiful colors. I’ve picked one up and held it – heart pounding unsteadily – then wisely put it down.  (That’s the secret to being so cheap.  Put the item down and walk away.)  The second time I went to the store and heard it’s siren song, I took this picture.  I think it’s better this way.  If I had it, I wouldn’t revere it.

I need the number of a good therapist, please.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Resistance is Futile.”

  1. Karla Said on:

    This is for you, Lauren -- a picture of a bruised toe.


  2. Brad Said on:

    I understand the attraction to pretty colors, but shelf liner?
    Good show of self-control, though. I should probably try the “put it down” tecnique when looking at garden plants.


  3. Deanne Said on:

    The question is, does it match your kitchen? If it doesn’t, then you’d have to completely redo your kitchen after purchasing the shelf-liner, which seems a little over-the-top… If it does match your kitchen, then you may have to separate out a little budget line and wait for it to come on sale. You can still be cheap--you just have to wait for 20% off!!


  4. Beth Said on:

    Did I mention, we all have our troubles? I have my purses and polish, Brad has his video games, and Lauren has her pretty-colored housewares…

    Admission is the first step to recovery…


  5. Peggy Said on:

    I’m afraid I have to go against the majority on this one … I say “Go ahead & get the paper!” Life is short … live pretty.


  6. karla Said on:

    Are you dropping hints for Christmas presents?



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