August 2, 2007

An endlessly empty kitchen

So I think that those of you who have ever lived on your own will be able to relate
to what I am about to write more than those of you who have not. That doesn't mean that you only-at-home-livers won't enjoy it, you just won't relate as fully...

So when I lived at home I took small things for granted: soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, not paying for shower water, and FOOD! Now that I live at number 5 Hillside with 5 girls I do not enjoy such luxuries as free food in abundant quantities.


I have also come to realize how frustrating grocery shopping can be. Above is a picture of me looking at the sale adds at the store, trying to see how to get the most for my money-I try to be a smart shopper. Below is a visual of me deciding what frozen foods to buy.


So I guess I live a life of "extremes". I am usually on one side of the spectrum or the other-no middle ground. This idea manifests itself when I am grocery shopping. A vast majority of the time I go shopping when I am famished (and EVERYTHING sounds good) or I am too full (and I can't imagine ever being hungry again and don't want to buy anything!)


Every time I get food I try to get a good variety: sweet, salty, hot, cold, fast, ingredients to make dishes, hearty, light and snacky, et cetera. As I am shopping and paying I feel successful, but that usually changes when I get home and start putting food away. I can spend 10, 20, 60 dollars on groceries, yet when I get home and put everything away I feel like I have just as much to eat as I did prior to shopping. How is that even possible?!!! IT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE ANY SENSE!!!

As a side note:
My little brother went grocery shopping with me and I made him take all these pictures. At the end of our venture he said, "Lindsey, I think that you live your whole life around your blog..." I think that for the moment that is true, sadly...

6 comments:

afton said...

what's the pointing of living a life if not around your blog?! i mean really it just makes everything better. even grocery shopping! and just so you know i am dreading the day i have to buy my own toliet paper.

Kristi K. said...

Lindsey that is so hilarious, that last commment by your brother because mine said just the same thing!!! Today we were out to eat and I had forgpt my camera and I was berating myself for it and then remebered my camera phone!! He laughed and said "Let me guess, this is for you blog!"

Miss Kim Fontes said...

Sad! I think I know might be dreading when I ever move out! Just recently since ive had a job I have bought a couple food items and I have gotten quite upset when I get home and they are no where to be found! Loved your story though!

Camille said...

B--I used to love to test out new flavours of salad dressing when I (kind of) bought my own food in Canada. I always always was stocked up on romaine lettuce and other veggies, and it was sometimes the highlight of my day to try out new dressings. (Okay, when is eating NOT the highlight of my day, really?)

lindser-lou said...

linds,
really...you are the coolest...and maybe one day your little brother will come to understand (as i have) that blogging is for the cool kids. Therefore, if you want to be cool, you must blog.

Cristin Lassen said...

My husband said the same thing to me about living life around the blog when we started posing pictures ON PURPOSE for the blog... but I'm like, "Hey, why be ashamed... this is my life!"