Tuesday, December 20, 2022

End of the Year Meme List Thing - December 20, 2022

I've been doing this since 2010!


1. What did you do in 2022 that you'd never done before?


Went to both Finland and Portugal!


2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?


Nah.


3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


Not that I can remember, but next year some of them will!


4. Did anyone close to you die?


Yes.


5. What countries did you visit?


Finland and Portugal!


6. What would you like to have in 2023 that you lacked in 2022?


Peace.


7. What date from 2022 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?


The end of May. 


8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?


Three years at my job. Travel without fear (including time alone in various cities).


9. What was your biggest failure?


I did not fail this year.


10. Did you suffer illness or injury?


Yep. The Rona got me.


11. What was the best thing you bought?


The new Tivo. The various boots. All the concert tickets. THE STICKERS.


12. Whose behavior merited celebration?


ME. Always. (also Warnock)


13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?


Good fucking lord alla them.


14. Where did most of your money go?

O's surgery. The new deck. The new washing machine. But also travel-food.


15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?


TRAVELING! Including travel home.


16. What song will always remind you of 2022?


Addition of Light Divided.


17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?


Happier except also sadder.


II. Thinner or fatter?


Fatter 

III. Richer or poorer?


eh


18. What do you wish you'd done more of?


Walking outside.


19. What do you wish you'd done less of?


Covid.


20. How will you be spending Christmas?


Hmart may be back on the table, as may be Chinese Dhaba.


21. What, if any, insight did you gain about yourself in 2022?


I can travel and it's FINE.


22. What was your favorite TV program?


US and UK Ghosts. Guy's Grocery Games. Abbott Elementary. Stranger Things. 


25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?


Nah


26. What was the best book you read?


I'm currently reading book 62. I use Goodreads to keep track.


27. What was your greatest musical discovery?


I'm so bad about this.


28. What did you want and get?


Travel!


29. What did you want and not get?


NO RONA


30. What was your favorite film of this year?


Turning Red.


31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?


I turned 49. I was supposed to see the B52s but they postponed, so I went out for vegan food with Wendy.


32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?


IDK


33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2022?


Jeans and comfy shirts.


34. What kept you sane?


Routine.


35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?


Noneathem.


36. What political issue stirred you the most?


The midterms.


37. Who did you miss?


Tiner


38. Who was the best new person you met?


Melissa, maybe?


39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2022.


Global Entry is 100% worth it.


40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.


I'll come back to this.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

End of the Year Meme List Thing - December 21, 2021


This year was such shit. Again.

I've been doing this since 2010!

1. What did you do in 2021 that you'd never done before?

Saw Hamilton, I guess?

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

No and no.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

I don't think so.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Yes.

5. What countries did you visit?

I didn't even visit any other STATES in 2021.

6. What would you like to have in 2022 that you lacked in 2021?

Travel.

7. What date from 2021 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

January 6....I guess.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I did some great stuff at my job and I'm thisclose to finishing out TWO years there!

9. What was your biggest failure?

I feel like my 2020 answers are the same for 2021. This year was just a blurry fail that whipped by so fast....

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

No.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

The mermaid blankies. The treadmill. My new Kindle that is waterproof (although I have yet to take a bath with it). The candle warmer. The tiny ice cube tray. 

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

ME. 

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Oh let's make a list.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Groceries/food deliveries/take out. <- same as 2020 - but also a down payment on some work on the house that will be done next year and the replacement microwave.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

The summer party (and the summer in general, when things were kind of....OK for a hot second.)

16. What song will always remind you of 2021?

Olivia Rodrigo's song came out in 2021, right? Did it? Oh also the new Tori songs.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?

Honestly, happier (incrementally)

II. Thinner or fatter?

Fatter but finally accepting that diet culture is a lie.

III. Richer or poorer?

Richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Running around in those brief months after I was fully vaccinated and was sure everything was finally going to be OK.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

*waves hands*

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

I don't know. Thanks to Omicron, I don't even know if we'll eat with friends or just stay home alone. I would LIKE to go to HMart but even that may not happen.

21. What, if any, insight did you gain about yourself in 2021?

Wow does medication help!

You really can get through anything.

22. What was your favorite TV program?

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

No I guess not.

26. What was the best book you read?

I read 80 books this year and a lot of them were good.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Eurovision that we all watched was this year, right? I liked Eurovision.

28. What did you want and get?

To go to the art museum, concerts, and restaurants.

29. What did you want and not get?

The 2021 I thought we were going to have.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

Did I watch any actual movies this year? I can't remember anymore.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Saw Dinosaur Jr. I am 48.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Everyone getting vaccinated? 

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2021?

Elastic waist and soft T shirt.

34. What kept you sane?

Snacks.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

I revived my ASkars thing and have a running joke with a friend in Sweden about him now.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

BBB

37. Who did you miss?

Frances

38. Who was the best new person you met?

Jenny in Sweden!

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2021.

People are so fucking selfish.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

Years go by....

Sunday, December 20, 2020

End of the Year Meme List Thing - December 20, 2020

This year was such shit.

I did this in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010! At some point I'll fill in the links.....

1. What did you do in 2020 that you'd never done before?

Lived through a motherfucking pandemic. 


2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

No and no.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

The year is a blur. I don't think so?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

OtterFreak. Forever missed. What a bullshit year.

5. What countries did you visit?

HAHAHAHA. I was supposed to go to Finland three times for work. Instead I....did not.

6. What would you like to have in 2021 that you lacked in 2020?

FUCKING EVERYTHING. Concerts and restaurants and hugs and everything.

7. What date from 2020 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

December 5 - the day Olli got out. December 20 - the day Olli came back.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Surviving?

I also started another new job and this one has actually worked out so well all year.

9. What was your biggest failure?

2020 was the failure, not me.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Thankfully, no.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

I think I got the air fryer this year? I don't remember.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Fauci!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

EVERYBODY.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Groceries/food deliveries/take out.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Well at first it was the opportunity to travel.

Then it was like...oh guess what, we're going to wear masks and go get take out from Leons.


16. What song will always remind you of 2020?

2020 was the year my kid discovered top 40, ugh. So like....Dua Lipa's hits and the Weeknd and that Lonely Chick song and the song about queens on a throne and...


17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?

Sadder


II. Thinner or fatter?

Fatter


III. Richer or poorer?


Richer.


18. What do you wish you'd done more of?


Living life.


19. What do you wish you'd done less of?


Quarantining.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?


I'm sadly not sure this year. We still may get Chinese Dhaba and eat it over Zoom with friends or go outside? No H-mart, pretty sure.


21. What, if any, insight did you gain about yourself in 2020?

You need more than therapy and it's OK to take the meds.


22. What was your favorite TV program?

The gorbidge show of the Masked Singer got me through this year. Also Schitt's Creek (now have watched it 2x through). 


25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

Yeah.


26. What was the best book you read?

Why Fish Don't Exist and For Small Creatures Such as We and Nobody Will Tell You This But Me and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.

I read 61 books this year and the year isn't over yet.


27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Nothing.


28. What did you want and get?


A new job.


29. What did you want and not get?


To travel to Finland.


30. What was your favorite film of this year?

HAMILTON!


31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Slutty Vegan and ice cream fishie. I am 47.


32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?


I mean...no COVID?


33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2020?


Comfort.


34. What kept you sane?

I have. No. Idea.


35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Nah.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

The election!

(Also Covid obvs)


37. Who did you miss?

15 days without Olli.

Josh.

My friends. My life,


38. Who was the best new person you met?

Jamie!


39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2020.

Masks protect us all.


40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

2020, what the actual fuck?

Sunday, December 22, 2019

End of the Year Meme List Thing - December 22, 2019

It's that time of year again! And "even if I abandon this blog for 99% of the year, I think I'll always come back to do this."

Away we go! I did this in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010!

1. What did you do in 2019 that you'd never done before?

Had a Slutty Vegan burger. Started working at a startup.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I wanted to find a new job and I found a new job.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yep! New babies. :)

4. Did anyone close to you die?

I don't think I lost anyone close to me in 2019.

5. What countries did you visit?

I didn't travel this year.

6. What would you like to have in 2020 that you lacked in 2019?

Ease.

7. What date from 2019 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Probably my first day at the new job. This year was kind of just an exercise in getting through.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I found a new job in the timeframe I set for myself. I hit goals, I published a ton of shit, I did well even though I wasn't happy about it.

Also I am ending the year having lost 20 pounds - the 20 pounds I put back on over time. I'm close to my realistic goal and I have a stretch goal but I accept that I'll never get to where I was in WW. That said, I'm losing weight mindfully and this time I'm losing weight WHILE having a full-time job (when I did WW I was working fully for myself and had a lot of time to cook/exercise - and I gained it all back as soon as I got a job). I hope this time it sticks. It feels right.

9. What was your biggest failure?

That I didn't vet the new job as closely as I could have. That I still sometimes let anxiety get the best of me.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Yeah but it's fine.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

I always make my biggest purchases in November/December to take advantage of sales. I've had a smartwatch for about 2 weeks and I really like it. I also splurged on an iPhone 11 - I've NEVER had the newest, latest model of pretty much ANYTHING and I am SO PLEASED that I did this. I love it.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

RBG, I guess?

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

EVERYBODY.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Mortgage, savings.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

I got to see a few shows with friends - Garbage and Sleater-Kinney and....was Liz Phair this year? I think so?

16. What song will always remind you of 2019?

Funny you should ask, I just "discovered" that I like Graveyard by Halsey because it's in a Pandora ad, so probably that.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?

Happier? Depends.

II. Thinner or fatter?

THINNER!

III. Richer or poorer?

Richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Travel. Leaning into when it's easy and not pushing so hard when it's hard.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Being anxious. Still.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

The same as every year, Pinky - a trip to Super H-Mart, Indian-Chinese food.

21. What, if any, insight did you gain about yourself in 2019?

Therapy is awesome and you learned so much. YOU ARE AN ADULT! WHO HAS VALID THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS THAT ARE OK TO EXPRESS!

22. What was your favorite TV program?

Goodbye to Crazy Ex-GF and Jane the Virgin. Bojack Horseman. This Is Us (I know, but I'm hooked). Uh...I kind of started watching the Masked Singer and it was good stupid fun. The Good Place. Broad City. Pose. Schitt's Creek (I'm on S1).

(To refresh my memory, I checked my Tivo OnePass list and it's a literal graveyard of shows that are no longer on. Sad.)

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

I don't think so.

26. What was the best book you read?

Here's what I gave 5 stars to this year:

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
The Library Book.
I am I am I am
The Radium Girls.
The Wedding Date (*the sequels were NOT great)
Once More We Saw Stars (maybe maybe I can say this is the best of the year)
A Dream About Lightning Bugs (I read a lot of musician memoirs - Flea's was bad but readable, Ani's was upsetting, Liz Phair's was REALLY good, but Ben's was my favorite)
Because Internet.
The Starless Sea. (lovely)

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Hahahaha I guess it was Halsey? And I like Lizzo a lot. I sometimes tell Alexa (I currently have a few trial months of Amazon music) to play me a Tori mix. I'm still that girl.

28. What did you want and get?

A new job.

29. What did you want and not get?

A NEW new job

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

I probably should watch more movies - I have Hulu and Netflix and Disney+....but I didn't really. I think I may see Star Wars this week?

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Went to Iberian Pig with two very good friends and ate tons of delicious food. I am now 46. Whoa.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

If only the new job had been what it was supposed to be.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2019?

Capsule.

34. What kept you sane?

Therapy! (But now it's over.)

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Nyle, maybe?

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

ITMFA!

37. Who did you miss?

I still miss Mikko.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

Olli isn't a person but he's pretty great.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2019.

Adulthood...is a thing....

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

I can't think of anything but maybe I'll come back to it.

Monday, December 10, 2018

End of the Year Meme List Thing - December 10, 2018

It's that time of year again! And "even if I abandon this blog for 99% of the year, I think I'll always come back to do this."

Away we go! I did this in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010!

1. What did you do in 2018 that you'd never done before?

Went to Las Vegas. Bought a motherfucking houuuuuuuse.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don't tend to do this.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

I don't think so.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Mikko. </3

5. What countries did you visit?

I went all over the US this year.

6. What would you like to have in 2019 that you lacked in 2018?

Peace.

7. What date from 2018 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

The day that Mikko passed away. And the day we closed on our house. That's all 2018 is, really.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I was promoted and now I am a BOSS with a TEAM. (Also I bought a house.)

9. What was your biggest failure?

That I let anxiety get the best of me. Though I'm working on it.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Nothing too terrible this year.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Uh, my HOUSE, duh.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

NOBODY.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

EVERYBODY.

14. Where did most of your money go?

A down payment.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Uh, MY HOUSE. Also the travel I did (Vegas, Maine, Boston).

16. What song will always remind you of 2018?

The Arthur theme song, maybe?

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?

Sadderish.

II. Thinner or fatter?

Fatter.

III. Richer or poorer?

Richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Finding that peaceful spot where I can breathe.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Being anxious.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

This is the answer I gave last year: The same as every year, Pinky - a trip to Super H-Mart, Indian-Chinese food.

21. What, if any, insight did you gain about yourself in 2018?

"You should've started therapy way sooner, but I'm so glad you started it."

22. What was your favorite TV program?

Crazy Ex-girlfriend. The Haunting of Hill House. Speechless.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

Yes.

26. What was the best book you read?

Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved, The Astonishing Color of After, Building a Storybrand, Get In Trouble, Little Fires Everywhere

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

I still mostly listen to podcasts.

28. What did you want and get?

MY HOUSE!

29. What did you want and not get?

To paint my house.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

I don't think I really watched any movies.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Before it, I went to Boston. After it, I went for vegan gourmet food with friends. I'm old now.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

The biggest, toughest, saddest, most awful thing of the year not happening.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2018?

Templatized. (Also Amazon-purchased.)

34. What kept you sane?

Therapy. Literally.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Eh.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Good fucking lord, what issue DIDN'T?

37. Who did you miss?

Mikko.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

So far my new direct reports win. I wonder how I'll feel about that answer in a year.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2018.

Trust yourself. Ignore impostor syndrome. And go to therapy.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

no.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

End of the Year Meme List Thing - December 10, 2017

It's that time of year again! And "even if I abandon this blog for 99% of the year, I think I'll always come back to do this."

Away we go! I did this in 20162015, 2014, 201320122011, and 2010!

1. What did you do in 2017 that you'd never done before?

Began an unexpected new career. Went to Nashville. Tried hypnotherapy. (Didn't work)

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don't tend to do this.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Michelle! Jen! I think there were more - sorry if I forgot you. (I'll try to come back and update.)

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Vicki. And Roz. I fucking HATE that I have to update with her name. <3

5. What countries did you visit?

None.

6. What would you like to have in 2018 that you lacked in 2017?

Sleep. Clarity. Stability.

7. What date from 2017 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

The summer (the day someone tried to fuck with my career) and mid-November (when I found out that I was not only going to be hired but with a promotion).

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

This entire year was one big accomplishment. In February I walked into a 20-hour-a-week contracting gig as a writer. Tomorrow I begin a full-time, salaried manager position that I earned.

9. What was your biggest failure?

That I didn't talk back more to those who were in my way.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Yes. Antibiotics fixed me right up.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

New mattress (Leesa) and bed. Lots of new clothing. Instant Pot. New toaster oven. Squatty potty! Native Invader! Tori tickets! The kid's new walker (and talker, though I didn't technically buy that). Aeropress.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My kid. My boss!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Everyone else.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Cat and doctor bills, savings, and getting us the FUUUUCK OUT OF DEBT!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

My job! My Tori road trip!

16. What song will always remind you of 2017?

Up the Creek

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?

Happier.

II. Thinner or fatter?

Fatter.

III. Richer or poorer?

Richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Traveling. Driving. Being brave.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Anxietying. THAT IS SO A WORD.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

This is the answer I gave last year: The same as every year, Pinky - a trip to Super H-Mart, Indian-Chinese food.

BUT ALSO this year I have 11 days off in a row from before Christmas to New Year's Day!

21. What, if any, insight did you gain about yourself in 2017?

I'm powerful as hell and smart and amazing.

22. Did you fall in love in 2017?

Sure.

23. How many one night stands?

I think it's time to delete this question.

24. What was your favorite TV program?

Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Shark Tank, BoJack Horseman, The Handmaid's Tale, The Americans, Orphan Black, Last Man on Earth

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

Yes. But I didn't know them last year.

26. What was the best book you read?

Fresh Complaint. Some Bright Morning I'll Fly Away. The First Rule of Punk. Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies. The Almost Sisters. Lilian Boxfish Takes a Walk. The Bright Hour. Hunger. The MaddAddam trilogy. The Family Gene. You Are a Badass. March x 3.  Fates and Furies.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

I mostly listen to podcasts.

28. What did you want and get?

A job!

29. What did you want and not get?

An actual vacation with my family.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

I watched Moana and the Secret Life of Pets a lot.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 44. Went to Nashville. Ate, drank, and saw Tori!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

This was a really satisfying year.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2017?

Adventurous.

34. What kept you sane?

Some of my friends.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Nobody, really.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Yeah so.....

37. Who did you miss?

HRC. Vicki.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

My boss. :)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2017.

You never know where an opportunity will lead.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

I'll have to get back to you.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Aldi Haul Vlog for March 2017

Yep, I'm that person who now vlogs her grocery hauls and posts them to YouTube.

But I was always that person who catalogued her thrifted finds obsessively, so this isn't really all that different (dig back enough and you'll find a few thrifting vlogs that I made too).

SOooooo....today my family went to Aldi for a few things. We didn't buy a lot of necessities, we did buy a lot of snacks/treats, and I have mixed feelings about this but a lot of it will come with me to work so it's OK. Cheaper than going out to lunch for SURE.



We spent $65 (after $5 coupon, yeehaw) and got a ton of stuff. I really do like Aldi a lot, even if the whole "Last time I was here I bought this delicious thing and now it's not here anymore" angle gets a bit tiring.

Afterward, I went with a friend to the new Sprouts. It. Was. Overwhelming. I've been to Sprouts before but I chalked up my freaked-out too-much-stuff feeling to the fact that the main store I used to go to is near a friend's house and it's too far away for me to buy anything of substance (I used it to run in and grab some prepared things for lunch - some veggie sushi or a snack grouping of feta/olives/hummus/pita). Nope, it's an overwhelming store. The price signs are confusing. The aisles are tricky and small. The store layout isn't logical to me. Many items are WAY overpriced. And I wanted to buy some organic strawberries but once I got past the suburban mom who needed to look into EVERY SINGLE PINT (for what?) I looked into ONE pint and it was full of fuzzy white mold so I noped out.

HOWEVER. Sprouts does carry vegetarian items that I cannot find anywhere else - I picked up the Gardein pulled "pork" buns and a single-serve frozen veggie lasagna (that wound up costing more than I thought the sign said, ahem). I also got some organic potatoes, some seitan, some fancy hummus that was on sale (I was going to make some - I mention that in the video - but this was cheap  enough to buy instead of making it), and some blueberries that were a dollar and I was like OMGADOLLAR and then when we were at the car my friend pointed out that they were only a half pint - I think Aldi had a whole pint for less than $2 (and these weren't even organic) so boo to that but I'll still eat and enjoy them. Sprouts will probably be a store we go to for VERY VERY specific items (or for things on sale) but I have way too many other good grocery options to make this a regular part of our rotation. (My brain said to me "I'm already juggling Costco, Aldi, YDFM, and Kroger -  you want me to figure out if this store's prices are comparable to ALL FOUR OF THOSE STORES? Nope." The bulk bins are very enticing too except I watched a little kid dip her fingers in one that held dried oatmeal when her dad wasn't looking....)

Yay haul videos!