What did you buy today? I’m curious to find out! In this meme, you have to list four things you bought during a day.
Renny and I were sent this meme by Zhu, who Is curious enough to send it to folks around the world to find out what kind of crazy stuff we are buying. Good idea! I hope you won’t be disappointed as my list isn’t too exotic hehehe! Since I am the shopper in the house, my husband HATES shopping….I will let you take a peek into my shopping bag today.
First item, definitely not glamorous! Nasal spray….grass allergy got me started, and now I am sorry to say I am hooked. I will have to beat it sometime, but not in the middle of allergy season and my summer vacation – Renny you are not allowed to comment on my bad habits!!
Second item: To the state run liquor store to buy some Chardonnay. We are having a record hot summer, and its just not summer without my favourite indulgence, and my greatest sin….
Third Item: Now we are getting exotic, are you ready….herring!! Hehehe this is actually a favourite old fashioned summer dish in Norway. The herring is preserved and served cold, along with onions, beets, egg, sour crème and potatoes. The only ‘cooking’ I had to do then was the potatoes, the rest of the dinner is a cold dish which we enjoyed on the balcony. Normally one would expect us to drink that white wine with fish, but the herring is salty so its better with beer and aquavit!
And the fourth item is: A health and fitness magazine!! I thought that was pretty funny after reading the other items on my list. Maybe if I lay off the Chardonnay (and beer), break my nasal spray habit and cut out the sour creme I might not need the last item!! Hehehe but you know summer time is a time for enjoying life and dreaming. So I am enjoying life and dreaming about being thin thin thin for next years bikini season, cause this year its too late 🙂
Or maybe its the last item on the list which is the worst habit, the most unhealthy of all. I mean I consider myself a well read, well informed, modern feminist. I hate the super skinny female sex object ideal which commercialism sells us, and yet here I am….just like all the other girls, looking for that last piece in the puzzle that will solve my body issues and finally turn me into the Barbie doll that I ‘am’ on the inside but not on the outside.
Well my friends that is the glamorous, mysterious, exotic real me…. maybe not quite what you expected, but well, the week is early. I’m sure I will do something much more exotic in the next few days!! If you would like to know more about Norwegian sild, or herring, then read Renny’s article from last summer.