Sunday, October 21, 2007

You know your a redneck when...


Your brand new plastic, yet fancy, salt and pepper grinders are now held together by duct tape.(at least I used black duct tape, right!?) Yeah, plastic doesn't hold up well on the stove top when you've got the oven on underneath it. Nope. And yes, I just bought these yesterday. Where they expensive? No. Could I go back to Costco and buy more? Yes. But that would be wasteful. And besides that I'm cheap. :| Which leads me to this thought:
Since when do you go to Target to buy $30 dollar jeans? Seriously! Don't get me wrong...Target is probably one of, if not my favorite store. I go there for just about everything. But I also go there for a deal AND I expect somewhat better quality than say something you would find at WalMart or even (blah!) K-Mart. But, that being said, I still expect to go into Target and get some basic jeans for $20 bucks. Am I asking too much? I mean, I could go to Old Navy and get some less than basic jeans for $25, or GAP outlet and get some for $40 bucks. So, why don't I go to those places and get them? Duh...Convenience! It is way more convenient to go to Target than go all the way across town to a different "better" store. Is that what I'm paying $30 dollars for? Convenience? Is it worth it? mmmmm Sometimes. But in the case of these jeans, probably not.
Why did I buy jeans at Target anyways? The answer is quite pathetic. Thursday at work we find out from our really cool boss that we get to have casual dress day on Friday! Woo hoo! Well, the bad thing for me was that I actually didn't even have any jeans at home that I would wear out of the house, let alone to casual day at work. As I'd mentioned before, my jeans were falling of my butt, not to mention the nice holes that had appeared in places, well, that just are not appropriate! LOL! So anyways, at lunch I had planned on going to Target anyways for some necessities and decided to just pick up a decent pair of jeans to wear the next day. So, I got me a pair for $30 bucks (a size smaller than normal!) and guess what? I totally need a belt, cuz these new ones actually still might be too big. Can you believe it? I'm not even trying to lose weight....just still watching what I eat, and still no soda :)But even without a belt, they're pretty cute jeans.
This is totally all I've got! Can you believe an entire post revealing just how cheap I really am?

Photoshop note: Melanie, I will send you an email :)

10 comments:

Jude said...

Yeah for the smaller size, boo for the 30$ bucks at Target! I always get my jeans at the Gap outlet or Old navy, they always seem to fit best, and you are right, they always cost around 20-25$ Have a fun casual day at work!

Melissa said...

Seriously, what happened to the shirts for $12.99 too? I am by no means "cheap" but I too expect a good deal at Target. But, I guess Target is now getting chic in the clothing department and we get to pay the price (or not)

And way to go with the duck tape:)

camport said...

Thank You! I've been meaning to do a whole post on Target clothes.

Everytime I go to buy some of their OshKosh kis clothes, I say, "Target does realize they are only one step above Walmart, RIGHT?!?"

Yeah, I'm pretty cheap, too, but $12.99 for a kid shirt from a "discount" store?

Anyways, I left a msg on your answering machine, I hope I didn't ramble too much.

:)

Anonymous said...

CoreyAnn, I know how you feel about WallyWorld vs Target, but seriously, WallyWorld has Rider by Lee jeans and they are under $20 every day and you can get them on sale for like $15.99! They even have lower rise boot cut, straight legs and - ohmigosh! FLARES! It's true, true, true! (They will even fit your new slim bod!) Yes, your old, fat momma even bought a pair of the boot cut, low rise! Makes my flat butt look smaller. I have to admit to feeling a little retro in the boot cut and/or flares aka bell bottoms! Remember my fab generation wrote the original book on bell bottom, big leg, hip hugger jeans! "Talkin 'bout my generation!" . . . yes! Let's hear it for the 60's!!! Ok, sorry. I got a little carried away. . . now all your friends know your Mom is wack-o! Did you tell them I taught Jake how to play craps? mom ;o)

Cheryl Wray said...

I wish my jeans were falling off of me! I'm stuck on the same size and I really want to be one size down!!!

I also am CHEAP!!! I want to go to Target to find a good deal!

LOL at the duct tape!

Ronda P. said...

Yea for the smaller size and I love the total realness of this post. Love the black duct tape on the grinders! Totally Cracks me up!

Kimberly White said...

Corey! I'm thrifty too! (Whichis why I usually wait to get jeans for my birthday! HEE HEE!) Glad you found a pair you like even though they were 30$! Have a great day! Kim
PS. That pic is gorgeous on your last post!

Brown English Muffin said...

I wish I had that problem where my jeans that were one size too small were falling off my butt...but oh no I only have the problem of paying $30 for some jeans!!! Hey you should have run to Costco, got a new salt and pepper shaker and picked up some jeans...they usually have some cute Levi's or something for around $30 or less!

Brown English Muffin said...

OMG your mother is TOOOOOOOO funny!!!

Carla said...

that picture is too funny!!