atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4759: Grass is done.

I suppose I should have said, at the end of the last post:
...the grass beckons. Actually it doesn't beckon so much as wave a big green sign--however apocryphal--saying THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE ARE LAZY. I guess I'd better get after it.
Of course the people living here are not lazy; it's just that I can't cut the grass when it's soaking wet and it's rained nearly every day out of the last week, and today is the first day I've had off in a week.

In the process of getting the grass cut I managed to get something in my eye, and it not only scratched the conjunctiva enough to leave a bloody spot but has also caused swelling. That's after I stopped cutting the grass and flushed that eye out with clean water, too. Argh etc. Anyway it looks a hell of a lot worse than it is (according to what I've seen online) so I'm going to tough it out and only go see a doc if it's not better tomorrow.

...of course if I start having any pain or any other symptoms other than the swelling I'm going to get attention immediately. Right now there is only some minor residual discomfort from whatever caused the injury, and from the swelling, so I'm not terribly worried.

Still, what a pisser.

Since the only really useful thing we could do with that $50 gift card was to buy pet supplies, the other day I gave it to Mrs. Fungus and told her to use it however she pleased. She ordered about $47 worth of stuff from 1800PET-whatever-it-was, and it arrived today: twelve cans of cat food, a 10-lb bag of dry food, and a moderate size bottle of catnip. $50 for perhaps two weeks' worth of cat food. WTF.

...everything on the pet site is way overpriced, so when they give you their "generous" 20% or 30% discount you're still paying a hell of a lot more for your pet supplies than you would from someplace like PetSmart. But hey! Today's delivery came with a $100 wine voucher from, and the fine print says you only have to spend $160 at their site to get it. That'd be great if we drank wine! Also, we got a $40 discount card for our "first HelloFresh box", whatever the hell that is, but the fine print says it doesn't apply to "one-off boxes". Just what we need, produce delivered by UPS! Of course that will be more fresh and less expensive than the stuff I get from the supermarket two miles from home!


Of course, if you're getting $40 off the thing--which, judging by the text is the stuff for one meal--what is the regular cost? And as a lark Mrs. Fungus went to the wine site and it turns out there's a waiting list to get the $100 off.

Are there people who actually do that? Buy stuff that costs more than retail solely so they don't have to go buy it? How do they have enough money to do that kind of thing? Are there enough people out there who can do that to support these kinds of sites? Is there some kind of magic pet I don't know about that shits $100 bills?


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