Thursday, February 25, 2010

Not for picnics only

In a recent Papu-video J.R. was seen with a basket and it raised some questions. Apparently it was quite funny to walk out with a basket in the middle of the winter, when there are definitely no picnics outside. But the basket is not for picnics, it's for grocery shopping.

Shopping basket is another environmental choice by us, though now you might wonder why we don't use canvas bags like everybody else. News for you: they're just not as handy. When you walk to a store, you have basically two options: You can pick one huge family-sized shopping cart or you can choose one big dirty (they're always dirty!) plastic basket. Not very appealing. But ha! We have our own perfectly sized clean shopping basket with us. And you walk out with the very same basket. Very convenient.

I got the basket from my mother as a birthday gift. She wanted to give me a really nice basket, because she knew that I wanted one, but she couldn't find one at the time. I don't mind, because I've been really happy with the one I got. The fabric lining is really nice. The basket was also filled with cheap groceries when she handed it to me. Those are obviously long gone.

I know that some of my friends don't actually see me as an environmental friend, and in some cases it can be quite true... For example I recycle paper and carton because the box where you put them is right outside, but not cans because they require a separate trip to the shopping mall's parking lot. It seems that I'm environmental friendly only when it saves money and doesn't take much effort. Do I still get to heaven?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

And they were still on sale!

I bought new jeans on Friday, and by "new" I mean the exact same jeans I bought last time, and the time after that. The only difference is that these new jeans don't have holes in them and they are one size smaller. That's right: one size smaller!

I don't know when and how I have dropped the weight, but all the evidence speaks for it. On Thursday I tried on my old jeans, the jeans I couldn't fit in the last time I tried, but this time they fit perfectly. Absolutely perfectly. And then I realized that my current jeans weren't just "stretched" by all the heavy use, they were simply a bit too big for me.

There's just one problem with losing weight: it makes you want to lose more weight. And I try really hard not to think about my weight because I have had problems with that in the past. There's nothing worst than constantly obsess about your weight. Besides, I've been in a really healthy stage since I started to date with J.R. He cooks the food, puts it in my plate and then I eat it. I don't think about it. Without his care I'm sure I wouldn't be eating at all. It would be too difficult for me. Anyway.

I didn't plan to buy the same jeans again, though. I was going to buy myself something new, something nice to congratulate myself for the succesfull, subtle weight loss. I tried many jeans, but unfortunately the current fashion doesn't really go together wit my taste; most of the jeans were too skinny for my taste or they were too wide legged. I like jeans that are slim and straight... just like my old jeans.

So when J.R. brought me the jeans, I thought "why not". The definition of my style is "boring" anyway, so there is no reason not to buy the same clothes again and again. Why shock people with something new?