I’m feeling oppressed lately. This drought is oppressing. My job is oppressing. My concern over irresponsible loved ones is oppressing. The state of our nation is oppressing. It puts me on edge, makes me touchy. Sometimes I wish I was still oblivious. I wish I was still young and invincible, and didn’t yet realize it’s a dog-eat-dog world.
I finished reading Alas, Babylon the other night. It seemed mild compared to One Second After. Had TEOTWAWKI happened back in the late 50s, more people might have survived. With today’s population, it would be a lot tougher for the survivors of such an apocalypse.
Something has to happen eventually, though. This planet simply can’t support the growing human population much longer. We need more land and more water, and there will never be more of either. Well, without space colonization. A massive human die-off is probably more likely.
The hubster and I decided to check out Sam's Club today. It's tax free weekend here, and Sam's was having an "open to the public" day, which means you can shop there without having a membership. We went with stocking up in mind. I've always heard good things about the prices at Sam's, but unfortunately, we were disappointed. It seemed like most of the stuff was more expensive than what we pay at the commissary. It was just bigger packages. We put a few things in our cart, but when it came time to check out, the lines were so long that we just put the stuff back and left. Oh well. It makes me more thankful for the commissary.
play the drugstore game at both CVS and Walgreens. It allows me to get brand name shampoos for cheap or even free occasionally, and I find other good deals there, too. It's kind of fun to see how small I can whittle down the payout to. There are lots of good couponing web sites, too. Two of my favorites are Simple Saving Savvy and The Consumer Queen. Both are mainly geared toward Oklahoma, but they show some good national deals as well. They would be a good starting point until you find some sites dedicated to your area.
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The hubster made another roast in the sun oven yesterday. It was quite tasty and I've been munching on leftovers today. I made a cheesy potato casserole in the sun oven not too long ago. I'm getting better with angling it correctly, etc. Next I think I will try to make some bread.
The hubster and I did something else today that we rarely do: we went to see a movie. We caught "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes" at a matinee showing. It's a treat for us because we rarely spend money on theaters, opting instead to wait for the video to come out and rent it then. We were shocked that the cheapest matinee in town is now $6.50 per ticket! I think the last time we saw a matinee, it was $4.50 and we thought that was high. The movie was pretty good. I wanted to see it in the theater because I thought the special effects would be more impressive that way, but it probably would have been fine to watch it at home on the TV.