The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Square One

Just when I thought my face was finally clearing up and that I might be able to put all my special soaps and creams away, I’m starting to get clogged pores again — the first step to full-fledged breakouts. Sigh. When will this nightmare of bad skin ever end?

So now I’m back to square one as far as acne problems go, and have to start using all these pimple treatments once again. Sigh.

Ya know, I’d love to be able to reclaim all the space in my medicine chest that is currently being taken up by my tubes of cream and so forth. Why can’t my skin look like it belongs to a 34-year-old adult rather than a 14-year-old kid??

Furniture Protection

Well, I did it! I splurged on a $500 leather recliner for the living room so that I could have a nice, comfortable place to unwind while watching TV or reading a book. The only thing is, I now worry about it constantly because my 5-year-old son isn’t as careful about spills and sticky hands and so forth as adults are. He knows he’s not supposed to eat or drink while sitting in the new chair, but sometimes he’ll run his hands over it as he passes by (right after he’s eaten Cheetos, of course), or lean over it while eating a popsicle.

I don’t want to have to closely monitor what’s going on in the living room all day long, so I’m going to go shopping for slipcovers this weekend. I’m planning to get one for the recliner and also for the couch. Those are our two most expensive pieces of furniture in the living room, and I’m definitely interested in protecting them so that they last for years and years. Slipcovers seem like the easiest way to go.

I’ve been checking around online and have found several options that feature lovely designs and are affordable to boot. Maybe I’ll save myself the hassle of schlepping around from store to store and just order from one of the online retailers I checked. I buy practically everything else online, so why not slipcovers too? I’ll let you know which ones I end up going with!

Penn State Pretzels

My good friend Kevin lives in London, but frequently comes back to the U.S. to visit his parents. Whenever he returns, he always brings me a ton of Penn State Pretzels, a brand I’ve grown to love thanks to him.

Penn State Pretzels are manufactured by a UK company, and to the best of my knowledge are not available in the U.S. I’m not even sure what their product line consists of, because the only thing I’ve ever tried from them is their Sour Cream & Chive Pretzels.

I know, I know… Sour Cream & Chive Pretzels sounds like a bit of an odd combination. I was reluctant to try these at first, but they are surprisingly delicious! The flavor is quite strong, so if you’re not a big fan of sour cream, you’re going to want to avoid these.

If you are a fan of sour cream flavored snacks, then you’re in for a great experience. I absolutely love Penn State Pretzels and don’t really enjoy eating plain ones anymore!