My Last Hundred Bucks: Boxes, Aroma/Retail Therapy, and Movies

by Alissa Burton

$100! It is a lot of money, and yet, it is also not a lot of money at all. Where did your last hundred bucks go, Alissa Burton?

$58.28: Walmart. 4 medium packing boxes + 4 large boxes (still not enough wasn’t enough). Bubble wrap. Vacuum bags. Box of 8 Mr. Clean Erasers. Swiffer sheets. Tape. Toothpaste. In case it slipped you: we’re moving.

$0.99: Hastings (it’s like Borders, but it still exists). Team America rental — it was Memorial Day, after all.

$49.75: Bath & Body Works. At checkout, “Is this price correct?” appeared on the debit screen. Was it? Couldn’t be. Six antibacterial hand soaps for $20 — that one I remembered, a candle half-off, and a candle holder half-off … oh yeah, and that new lotion. Does taking advantage of a Memorial Day sale count as smart shopping if I’m still spending almost $50 on smelly good stuff?

$4.20: Hastings. A bag a king size (plain) M&Ms and This Means War rental. Definitely worth a watch given the team up of Chris Pine and Tom Hardy (hello, gorgeous accent that can talk to me all night long) and it’s funny once you get over Chelsea Handler’s “acting”.

…okay, that was $113.22. You win debit card. You always do.

Alissa Burton never says no to a Sunday matinee at the theater and blogs here. Picture: Alissa Burton