The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Time for a treat

I haven’t been shopping nearly as much as I usually do, and even after all the back-to-school and new wardrobe purchases I’ve made recently, I noticed that our savings accounts are still at a very good level. That means we’ve got a bit of breathing room and can afford to treat ourselves to something fun.

Jerry wants an rc helicopter to play around with in the industrial park behind our house, while I want some a few new DVD box sets — including Season 4 of House, which is currently on sale. Neither of those items is very expensive and we both deserve to let loose a bit after working so hard all summer, so why not?

Two New Suits

I previously mentioned that I need to replace a significant part of my wardrobe because of some recent weight loss. I dropped nine pounds thanks to a good workout routine and some help from a few top diet pills, and while that may not seem like a lot of weight, it’s definitely enough to require new clothes.

So today I went out and bought two new business suits today. I found one at Banana Republic, which is a store I rarely shop at anymore since I don’t often like their styles (or prices). But I loved the “microstripe” suit pictured above, thought it looked good when I tried it on, and decided to get it.

I bought my other suit from J. Crew. That’s where I usually go for my work outfits since their clothes usually fit me very well.

Anyway, I’m scheduled to go into the office on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, so I’ll be able to wear my new suits then. I can’t wait!

Bagel Bites

Although I’ve been trying to cut down on the amount of processed and/or frozen foods that I eat, one product that I simply cannot give up is Ore Ida’s Bagel Bites.

These are tiny bagels covered with pizza sauce and toppings such as cheese, sausage, and pepperoni. They are definitely one of my favorite snacks all year round, but especially when summer gives way to fall and warmer foods are called for.

Bagel Bites are currently available in the following flavor varieties:

  • Three Cheese
  • Cheese & Pepperoni
  • Cheese, Sausage & Pepperoni
  • Supreme
  • Mozzarella

Though all of the flavors are great, my favorite ones are Three Cheese and Cheese & Pepperoni. I absolutely love these things and could probably live on them if I had to!

The only downside to Bagel Bites is that they contain a lot of calories — 210 for one serving of Three Cheese Bagel Bites. A serving is just four pieces which is not enough for me, so I usually double up and go with 8 (or 9 depending on which package I’ve purchased).

Overall, however, these things are great! If you’ve never tried Bagel Bites, you are totally missing out. They’re cheap, easy to make, and taste delicious, so pick some up today!