I wore a hole in my new socks yesterday. I seem to have a problem with wearing holes in the heels of my socks, so a couple of months ago I used a coupon at JCP to get a package of Gold Toe socks to see if maybe something other than Target brand would last longer. Nope. It was just two months and I had my first hole.
Granted, I have been wearing these socks probably six out of seven days, but that still amounts to only about 10 wears per pair of socks (I bought a six-pack). Jeremy says it has to be something with my feet, and I guess it must be because I can’t seem to prevent it. I don’t think I walk around on my heels all day, but apparently I do. Anyone know of a brand of socks that has reinforced heels – and fits narrow feet well?
On a related note, I have realized this year that I prefer buying one expensive item that I really love to four inexpensive items that I bought only because they were cheap/on sale (which usually ends up costing about the same as the one expensive item, and yet I tend to go for quantity rather than quality). So, these days I’m only buying things that I really, truly love – which means I’m not buying much, haha. :)
Anyway, I would really like to know what brands of clothing I can depend on to be high-quality and not pill or stretch after a month or two of wearing (or after one washing *headbang*). I’ve been sorely disappointed with clothing I’ve purchased at a couple of local boutiques with Groupon deals, and I have no clue where I should go to buy clothing that holds up well. I was also somewhat disappointed in a pair of Gap jeans than faded a lot faster than I thought they should. Suggestions?
Yesterday I filled gas and as usual, had a mild panic attack (overstatement) that I was going to push “yes” when it asked if I wanted a car wash. No, I never want an overpriced car wash but I’m always scared that I will have fat fingers and push yes. It’s kind of like the fear of dropping your keys in the elevator shaft. Not likely to happen but I think about it every time anyway!
I bought a Duncan Hines brownie mix for an experiment for my in-progress From Garbage to Gourmet ebook and was shocked to see that it calls for 3/4 cup of oil. What on earth?! It used to only call for 1/3 cup!
Granted, it’s been probably nine months since I bought a brownie mix so maybe this happened a long time ago and I just now realized it. It’s quite slick, actually – I’m sure it costs them less to make it if the consumer has to add more oil. There’s still partially hydrogenated oil in the mix, but I suppose if we have to add more oil maybe it’s
healthier less bad than before. So it’s a win-win, right? Hmm…
Now I’m curious as to whether all brownie mix brands have done this, and maybe cake mixes have, too? I feel about as betrayed as I did when Breyer’s started making frozen dairy dessert.