Sunday, September 16, 2007

Seven Things Week 2


  • 3 DVDs. The original Hairspray, written and directed by John Waters with Ricki Lake, Divine and Deborah Harry. Now I can retire the dubbed video an ex did for me (complete with hand-drawn and coloured cover). Cry Baby directed by John Waters and starring Johnny Depp and Finding Neverland also with Mr Depp. 3 movies within the Collection Development Policy (ie, anything I have on video that has survived the regular VHS purges and ANYTHING featuring Mr Depp) for $24.96.


  • 1 sewing pattern to TSS. GIFT
  • 1 tortishell headband. For a short while in the 80s I was a Laura Ashley/Sloane Ranger wannabe. This was just after the proto-goth phase. Anyway, a love of headbands is a left over from the Laura/Sloane phase. Now I prefer them as thin as possible and while this is thin and tortishell patterned (my preferred colouring), it's too stretchy and doesn't do the business on thick hair. All intact hair accessories have gone to my twin 12 year old nieces. GIFT
  • 1 blue grippy comb thing. Blue? What was I thinking? And it's too small to contain my mop. GIFT
  • 1 metal bar clip. Hideous and broken. RUBBISH
  • 1 mauve hair bobble. Dunno where it came from, but it's been kicking around the hair maintenance drawer in the bathroom forever. GIFT
  • 6 pairs of litte decorative hair grips. No amount of work ever made me look like Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors, despite the blondeness of my crowning glory at the time (she had a really great "do" in that movie and used all these little hair clips). Note that I am counting the sets, not the actual items here. That should calm down a certain person about my creative mathematics. GIFT
  • 1 yellow hair clip with blue flower. Hideous and chipped. RUBBISH
  • 1 silver hair clip with very cute diamante daisy (see ref to Gwyneth Paltrow). GIFT
  • 1 packet bobby pins purchased in a rush to tame my hair one day and in the wrong colour. My strawberry blonde niece loves these. Please note this is counted as 1, not each and every bobby pin. GIFT
  • 30 or so knitting patterns. Friday night was spent watching first the AFL final - what a marathon. I busied myself going through a large stack of photocopied or downloaded patterns. The earliest download was 1996! They all went either to the recycling bin or for reuse in the printer. I kept about 5 patterns out of a 2" high stack .


IN: 3
OUT: 44


It's a busy day and I won't be home until late - look forward to seeing everyone else's posts late tonight or early tomorrow.


The Shopping Sherpa said...

"I was a Laura Ashley/Sloane Ranger wannabe. This was just after the proto-goth phase."

Crikey,talk about from the sublime to the ridiculous (actually, come to think of it, switch those two round).

I'm impressed how little you bought this week!

Donna Lee said...

I just got done a major grocery store/discount club shopping trip and I am afraid to count the number of food items that came in the house. There is a freezer in our garage and I make good use of it buying in bulk and freezing. I only shop twice a month and sometimes it takes hours to choose everything (I am picky about what I spend my money on) pack it up, load it up, unload it, unpack it, and put it all away. Your seven things is inspirational. I grew up with a father who's motto was "when in doubt, throw it out".

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Luckily for you groceries are classed as a consumable and therefore don't count in the challenge :-)