Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tuesday Tootsies: A Variation of Footwear Fridays

*****Updated to Add: No WAY! My photo uploaded! Thank you for partially redeeming yourself, Blogger. Please note that I still kinda hate you.*****

I bought new flip-flops. I love them. So much so that they necessitated an at-home pedicure.

Yes, sometimes (every time) I buy OPI Nail Color based on the name. My favorites? "I'm Not Really a Waitress," "Skinny Dip in Lake Michigan," and "Suzi Says DA!" Do you do this, too? I suppose it's like buying something because of it's packaging. Or, if you're me, you buy all food items that are blue. Why? No idea. My grocery shopping theme is pretty much "if it's new or it's blue, I'll try it". In fact, I think my favorite color is a Red#3 Blue#5 combo. Artificial color much? Damn skippy. (BRING BACK PEPSI BLUE!!!)

But I digress. Duh.


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Brand: Teva
Purchased at: DSW
Price: $21.99
OPI Color: Red Red Rhine

Commenter Question for the Day:
What have you purchased in the past, based solely on it's name or packaging?
How many of you feel that Blogger is butt-tastic today? Don't all answer at once. It may shut Blogger down. Blogger no-likey traffic.


Memarie Lane said...

I buy paper towels based on the pattern, I don't even know what brand they are or how much they cost. One brand or other was making an awesome cupcake pattern but they stopped, and now I'm at a loss.

The Over-Thinker said...

Memarie Lane: Nothing can be wrong with something that has the word Cupcake in the title. This I know.

Angella said...

Blogger sucks. And blows. That's why I went self-hosted 2 years ago.

What do I buy?

ANYTHING ON SALE. It may not be cheap, BUT IT IS ON SALE.

I am crazy. This is true.

The Over-Thinker said...

Angella: One day? when I'm all web-popular and stuff? I'm totally self-hosting. Just give me 10 years and I'm so there.

psychicgeek.com said...

That? Is hilarious. And, sadly, oh so true.(About Blogger)
If you went self-hosted, your BlogHer ad revenue would pay for your hosting.

I sometimes buy wine because it has a crazy name. But mostly I'm rather practical about my purchases. Who'd a thunk it?

The Over-Thinker said...

Witchy: I have a tendency to buy wine based on the picture on the label. Or, if it's in a bin I can reach. Did you get that? I buy wine. Out of a bin. I'm pretty sure that's only one step above boxed wine.

Sra said...

I'm kind of a sucker for things that are either smaller or larger than they're supposed to be. Like when they introduced huge tic-tacs, I had to tell myself that I really don't like them that much and don't need to buy them. And little tiny canned Cokes cost way more than buying regular sized cans, but they are so cute that I want to buy them every time. Of course now we have Mexican Cokes in my grocery store, and they use real sugar instead of corn syrup down there. The difference in taste is so worth it. Plus they are glass bottled!

The Over-Thinker said...

Sra: Mexican Pepsi!!! I love it! And miniature soda cans are so adorable. Drinking them makes me feel like a little lady. And then I let out an enormous belch and I return to normal.

Meg said...

I drink the little cans of pop because I don't like drinking a whole (big) can of pop....Does that make me a lady???
PS I'm loving this posting every day thing! Good job for keeping it up! :D

The Over-Thinker said...

Meg: Yes, you are a lady. A dainty little lady.

I can't believe I haven't choked--I've posted for 4 days straight! That's almost like running a marathon, right?

Also? I believe it's officially Spring where you're at. And I think that means more fruit poses. Am I correct? Hmm?

jess said...

oh my word how i (heart) dsw.

and i love shoes and pretty feet. can i schedule an appointment for a pedicure with you? it can be virtual.

warriorwitch said...

great looking toes.

I buy shoes because they exist.
Shoes on sale are my favourite.

If the label has the word 'Italian' in it, I give it a second look.

I'm just sad I wasn't born with more feet.

The Over-Thinker said...

Jess: Yes, I will virtually paint your toes. I will use my mouse.

WW: Thanks for liking my piggies :) And "Italian" always gets a second look from me, too.

friyet said...

i bet on horses based on their names... and when i get my toes painted i have been known to pick the color by coordinating my mood with the name of the color...

Ilina said...

OMG! I'm not really a waitress is my favorite color too! You can see my reference to it here http://www.dirtandnoise.com/2008/03/when-will-it-spring.html

Oh, and my husband buys wine because of the label. I buy beer for the name. It's been OK until I came home with Magic Hat once. Ick.

Nicole said...

I bought this little tin of something called Karma Bum Lip Balm because it came in a little tin container with a sliding tin top that reminded me of something from my childhood. It also has a picture of buddha on the front. Tastes terrible...

I'm jealous of your pretty feet!

The Over-Thinker said...

Fri: Sounds completely understandable to me; however, I'm not sure that's a good thing.

Ilina: A fellow Waitress lover?? Whee!

Nic: I'll be sure to work "Karma Bum" into the wedding ceremony. Also? You're jealous of my feet? Well, they're only nice b/c I don't do anything like RUN EVERY DAY. You nut case. I'm jealous on your totally un-Oprah arms and legs.

Ilina said...

By the way, I lived in Minneapolis for 8 years. I always hated to buy summer clothes and cute sandals because I knew their season was short. Oh, how those sundresses at Dayton's used to taunt me as I walked through the skyway there back to my car parked in the Target Center!

The Over-Thinker said...

Iliana: I miss "Daytons" :(