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Freetime for Freebies

May 24, 2006

As a recent college grad, I am well aware that time is money, baby. With the recent clearing of my schedule (since graduating also made me unemployed... fare thee well, WC!), I'm basically a millionaire. Only without the cashflow. In the blur of days since graduation, I have spent inordinate amounts of time doing everything but writing:

1) I have a flourishing herb and vegetable garden growing on my front porch. My neighbors probably think of me as that nutty gardening girl, but I think, "yum!" I'm growing chives, sweet basil, Italian parsley, dill, rosemary, thyme, sage, peppermint, lemon balm, salad burnet, red leaf lettuce, several kinds of tomatoes, red bell peppers, cucumbers, and strawberries. But, by far, the most popular plant in my porch garden this summer is the catnip. It's been attacked several times by the neighborhood cats who can, apparently, scale walls and leap over barriers.

2) I have successfully avoided the Mormon stalkers who have plagued me since trip. I passed them on the highway the other day, but I don't think they saw me. Those boys are persistent buggers. This could have all been avoided if I hadn't panicked in SLC and given the nice Mormon zombies my real address. What was I thinking? Now, I can't garden on Saturdays, in case they are canvassing my street.

3) I've become addicted to freebie hunting on the internet. For the past four days, I have spent much too much time surfing for free samples of the most random stuff you can imagine. Tonight I have signed up for: a coupon for a free Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, a free sample of salt1, a pork cookbook, a body heat thingie2, Schmackos dog treats3, and a scented bookmark4. [ Of course, you have to understand that this is really scraping the bottom of the free samples barrel. I've been at this for days. If you want to find the good stuff, this is a good place to start. ]

On the plus side, I have accomplished my only goal of the day: to write one sentence. Tomorrow? The paragraph.

1 - Salt? A free sample of SALT? This is truly out of hand. I must be stopped.
2 - That's the technical term.
3 - I don't even have a dog.
4 - A scented bookmark? why?

Moira at 09:52 PM :: Comments (1) :: ::

I love it when grocery stores give away free samples. I don't even care that much what the sample is, I just like feeling like I've gotten something.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at May 26, 2006 09:02 PM
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