The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Ready for football!

With the NFL season set to open on Thursday night, I spent some time getting my living room ready for game day. That meant moving my recliner into a more prominent position, bringing two end tables up from the basement to accommodate all the snacks and drinks I plan on consuming, and just generally arranging the tv furniture so that my friends and I can get a better view of the game from every seat in the room.

I was thinking of putting up some Bears flags and banners as well, but decided against it at the last minute. After all, it’s not the Super Bowl and it’s not as though Chicago actually has a chance of making it to the post-season with Kyle Orton running the offense!

I also went out and bought a mini-fridge to hold drinks and dip, and can’t wait to set that up right next to my recliner.

Can you tell that I love football?!

Shoplifter Busted!

I was at the drug store picking up a few things today when I watched some young woman get busted for shoplifting by store security. The guy who nabbed her was dressed in plain clothes, and I think what happened was he was watching her on the security monitors in the office area, saw her trying to steal stuff, and then came tearing out to confront her in the store.

I’m not sure what the woman stole, but she was in the acne treatment aisle when she was busted. The security guard asked to look in her bag, and then brought her back to the office area so I didn’t see what happened next.

The whole thing was pretty wild because it happened right in front of me. I never would have pegged that woman as a shoplifter. She was neatly dressed, didn’t look shifty or anything, and just seemed like a regular shopper. I guess you never can tell about people!

Grandparents Day

This is just a reminder to all of you that Grandparents Day is next Sunday, September 7, so if you’re planning on purchasing a present for the occasion, you’ve only got one week left to shop.

I don’t think I’ve ever remembered this “holiday” before, but this time I might go ahead and get something for my mom to celebrate the fact that she’s a grandmother. A greeting card for sure, and then perhaps a fun photo product with my son’s picture on it.

Or maybe I can get a free day for myself by dropping my son off with enough money to take grandma to the zoo. They would both enjoy that and I could get a lot of work done with the boy gone all day. Now that sounds like a great plan!