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September 11th, 2005

Shopping Tip

Here’s a Lifehacker-type tip I thought I’d share.

When we’re going food shopping, instead of wasting a piece of new paper to write down our shopping list, we’ll write it on the back of a junk-mail envelope. The added bonus of using a junk mail envelope is that we can store any coupons we’re using inside it, so it serves double duty. It makes use of the usually-wasteful junk mail and allows us to save that blank piece of paper for drawing sketches of our favorite cartoon characters.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday September 11, 2005 -- 11:55:21 am
Hints from the Ping....can we syndicate this?

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Sunday September 11, 2005 -- 5:36:41 pm
I was going to call you Heloise for this Ping, but you stole my thunder when you introduced this very topic in a reply back on May 10, 2004. Does this technically count as a DDP (Dreaded Double Ping)? Where's the Daily Ping rule book?

DATE: Sunday September 11, 2005 -- 8:38:57 pm
If you were a real geek, you'd have a spreadsheet preloaded with all the stuff usually buy, sorted by aisle for the store of your choice.

Not that I know anybody like that...

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday September 11, 2005 -- 9:11:55 pm
Actually, Chris, my mom has done that for years! (Without the spreadsheet, but she's sorted her list by aisle.)

- Ryan Heloise

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