This is ridiculous:
But we’ll get to that in a second.
First, it’s food time!
I’ve been checking in on a neighbor’s cat all week and as a thank you, she brought over a piping hot lasagna for dinner tonight!
Though I am a big fan of sweet treats, I’m going to keep this idea in mind in the future when I want to thank someone with homemade food.
I usually bake a batch of cookies when I want to say thank you, congratulations or something else, but homemade lasagna? That’s where it’s at!
A big lasagna means lots of leftovers!
Since I am crazy and think cold pasta sauce is the cat’s meow, I can already tell you that little slivers of the lasagna will be enjoyed right out of the fridge tomorrow. Mmm!
Gift Card Hoarder
Last month when I was in New York, I spent a night hanging out with my friend Merri, eating delicious food from a street cart and chatting away in my hotel room.
When I went to pay for my food that night, Merri burst out laughing at my wallet. She couldn’t get over how many cards I had jammed into what should’ve been a slender wallet.
And that’s just the bottom half. The top half of my wallet is filled with my driver’s license, credit and debit cards and health insurance and dental insurance cards.
All of the cards you see in the above pictures are gift cards or reward/discount cards I’ve acquired throughout the years.
Confession: I am a gift card hoarder.
As you can see, I have duplicates of many cards. Some of the cards have been in my wallet for an inordinate amount of time.
Merri told me I was crazy for carrying around all of those cards but I argued that I want to have them on hand just in case I pop into a certain store or restaurant and wish I had the gift card! But, if I’m being honest, my wallet looked like it was exploding and was a little ridiculous.
A couple weeks ago, I saw a sale on RueLaLa for a $15 card carrier. BINGO.
I initially thought about putting all of my cards in a little plastic baggie, but I kept thinking about the episode of New Girl when Nick’s wallet is a plastic bag and laughed. (That episode = So, so funny!) I figured a card carrier was a little more secure than a plastic bag, right?
I kept my my four “most likely to be used” cards in my wallet, but placed the rest of the cards in my card carrier.
My wallet can breathe again. It is a glorious night.
Questions of the Night
- How many cards are in your wallet?
- Do you carry the gift cards you have around with you all the time or only when you know you’re going to redeem them at a certain store or restaurant?
Please tell me I’m not alone in my crazy card ways!