Paper or Plastic

Yesterday I was straightening my apartment a little and found some of the IKEA stuff that Lauren sent me. I think I never opened one of the items. It was a lunch bag. When I unfolded it, it was exactly the size of the bag I’ve been using.

My current lunch bag is made of paper. It has held up pretty well, but I can’t imagine it will last a whole nother school year. Now I can take my lunch in the new bag. Yay! Thanks again, Lauren!

I said 'a whole nother' facetiously.

I said ‘a whole nother’ facetiously.

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One Response to Paper or Plastic

  1. Lauren says:

    Hooray!! I am glad it can be of use. 😀 I am also proud of you for re-using that bag so much. Way to be resourceful!

    I was at a going-out-of-business sale yesterday. Our ‘tea party’ place is closed, and they were selling some IKEA children’s tea sets. I did not buy them, since it would have only been ‘because they are from IKEA!’

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Dinner and Dip

After school yesterday, my co-worker Chloe asked if I wanted to come over for dinner. She, her fiance, his kids and his grandpa would all be there. A family dinner sounded delightful!

I asked what I could bring. She said the kids liked uncooked vegetables and fruits. Anything crunchy. I had just been going through old Bradaptation posts and saw THIS post about some apple dip. It would be perfect!

1 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

I cut up some apples and a crunchy, flavorless cantaloupe (I’m not so good at selecting cantaloupes).

I didn’t like it as much as I remember. I had a whole bowl full of it in 2009. Last night, I only had two large dollops. The leftovers are in my refrigerator. Maybe I’ll have more today.

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Who?

Last night I was thinking that I hadn’t seen the TV show Doctor Who in a long time. I decided I should check the listings on cable, and maybe set my DVR.

When I typed “Doctor Who” into the search field, there were no results. Hmmm…

Then I went looking on the internet. Interestingly, I couldn’t find anything that simply said what was going on. Some of the stuff I read said it was just delayed. I’ll be curious to see. I’ve liked that show.

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As Smooth as a Banana

When I posted about playing the Goonies soundtrack, I forgot to mention that I was playing a CD. I’ve had it for a while, and it’s a little scratched. It was skipping. There are many commercial CD polishing products, but I wondered if there was something I could do about it with things I had in my classroom.

There was! The internet is full of instructions on how to use a banana to polish a skipping CD. I had brought a banana for lunch! Yay!

You are supposed to use both the edible part and the peel.

You are supposed to use both the edible part and the peel.

It worked! Sort of. It still skipped, but it skipped way less than before I polished it. Nice.

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A Gift Box

My co-worker Andrea gave me some Carnation Breakfast Essentials powder. She had gotten a big box of it thinking she would drink it, but she hasn’t, and now that she’s moving into a new house, she’s cleaning out stuff she isn’t using. I drink Carnation regularly, so I’ll take all the powder I can get.

It does taste a little different than my regular powder though. It reminds me of a protein powder Denis gave me a sample of that was made of bones. So when I drink this Carnation, I think of bones. The expiration date is January 2018. Surely three months doesn’t make a difference, does it?

I’ll just keep drinking it. This will help my grocery bill. Carnation is expensive.

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