I just got back from QFC and Half Price Books. I was really disappointed that QFC was out of Brussels sprouts. They were all that I went there for.

I know, I know, I might be the only one in the world who really likes and even craves Brussels sprouts. I was at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and saw that they had stalks of them and I wanted one so badly. I want to grow my own stalks, how fun would that be???

Well, after recovering from the sad news, I needed to spend at least five dollars anyway to get my parking validated. I decided to buy a tape measure. There were a few options but I bought the shorter one just because it was pink.

It is 60 inches long so if it is too short to measure any part of my body it will be so ridiculously depressing. I doubt that it will be too small. I also bought a bag of pistachios, I love those little nuts. I spent just over $5 and got my free parking. Score!

I went to Half Price Books after that and bought a copy of The South Beach Diet. I am normally a book snob, but I just wanted the least expensive available. It is clearly used and a mass paperback version, which I never buy. I am a hardback diehard. Perhaps this is progress, or just cheapness.

I then spent two hours drooling over the classic hardbacks and collectible books. I wanted to buy several books, but limited myself to the one. I also spent a good hour looking through the sheet music and music books. Good times.

After I finally dragged myself out of the store, I went home and opened the measuring tape. I felt a strange weight and significance in that measuring tape. Holding it gave me a strange feeling.

On a completely unrelated note…

I’ve been less desiring of sugar lately. I have always loved sweet things, craved candy, and needed to add sugar to tea and other such beverages. I am glad that I haven’t had these mad cravings that I normally have.

It’s nice to not want sweet stuff all the time. I don’t know how long it will last, but I won’t complain in the mean time. I need to start reading The South Beach Diet now.

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