Before I go eat my weight in grits

By Mir
September 14, 2007
Category Hot Hot Hot!

Gooooooooood morning! It’s Friday, and although that always means it’s time for the Amazon Friday Sale, today it also means it’s time for me to go have some grits and bacon. I have company, and everyone knows that when you have company it’s only polite to gorge yourself on fat and salt. I’m certain I read that in a book somewhere.

If you don’t have company and therefore must console yourself with some bargain hunting, well, I’m on it for y’all.

I own this Garmin GPS unit, and I swear before God and everyone that it saved my sanity when we moved. Heck, it’s still saving my sanity. I don’t know how I functioned before. Oh wait, yes I do—I got lost a lot. (That’s an awesome price, by the way.)

This is one of the top-rate digital photo frames, and it rarely goes on sale. Just sayin’. (If that’s too rich for your blood, you might want to consider this keychain frame, though read the decidedly mixed reviews before buying.)

I have no idea if this is a good price, but I just have to say that this thing scares the bejeezus out of me. (Simon says: Sit and spin! No, just spin! Wait, Simon didn’t say!)

This is a cute little patio set and it ships for free (which is the real savings, because it probably weighs quite a bit).

There’s a lot I don’t understand about hunting. Like, how apparently it is customary for big burly men to go into the woods with their guns and then wear a skirt in a tree stand. To each his own, I guess.

I want a pair of these oven mitts, but I fear that I would always feel the need to do the robot or something while wearing them.

If you’re trying to get away from plastic storage containers (you know, because they’re going to kill us), you might be interested in this glass storage set. Or maybe this round set instead, which is a greater percentage off.

If you’re clumsy like me, you’ll be pleased to see “unbreakable” and “french press in the same sentence. Just sayin’.

This ice cream maker gets great reviews. The fact that it’s 63% off doesn’t hurt, either.

“Luke… I am your wristwatch.”

Have a great weekend, everyone. I’ll eat some grits for you.


  1. Unbreakable french press: I have a larger Bonjour version and I have found that the beaker part is indeed unbreakable. The plunger part, specifically the screen/plastic portion at the bottom, is not unbreakable. I agree with the 1 reviewer on amazon that it just disintegrates. I religiously handwash the entire thing and I have never dropped or abused it. I am, however, happy to say that their customer service is FABULOUS. I shipped my sad, broken press there last year and I soon received a brand new one! 🙂 It happened again last week, so we will see if they continue to honor their limited lifetime warranty.

    Thanks for all the deals, Mir. I wish we could have a multi-media version of this post, with video of you doing the robot and audio of you saying “Luke…I am your wristwatch!”

  2. No, no – the tree stand wears the skirt! lol

  3. oh, mir! you are wonderful and so, so pretty. I had forgotten it was friday. I have now broken 3 french presses, and my husband longs for french press coffee again.

    And if you are forgetful as well as clumsy, the silicone oven mitts are wonderful because they won’t catch fire or melt if you leave them near a burner you forgot to turn off. Not that I know about that from personal experience, or anything.

    I’m off to try not to damage anything today. Thanks for everyting, Mir!

  4. P.S. The Pac-Back is worth it if you ever have to fly alone with a toddler and his/her booster seat.

  5. After reviewing all the specials, the thing I want most is grits and bacon. You have flung a cravin’ on me, Girl. Off to Waffle House!

  6. I hate the new lights-and-sounds Sit ‘n’ Spin, and think I would hate this Simon Says one even more. I ebayed an old-fashioned one for my son years ago.

    Man, my son would love that Darth watch. I’m not gonna get it, though. Too creepy.

  7. GRITS and BACON! Oh, my! I now can’t wait for our big autumn potlatch, someone always brings grits!

  8. Grits and bacon? Oh, I feel deprived. All I have brewing is a crockpot of good Wisconsin chili, complete with beans and noodles. I’ll add cheese when I serve. Come to think of it, that’s not so bad after all.

  9. So many comments, so little time. My children never got into the sit n spin, I think they were just too big for it by the time they figured it out. Plus they always argued over it and it spent eternity in toy time out. Also, seeing as how we have a mutal friend, I’m inviting myself over for grits and bacon if ever I’m in the south. Do they serve sweet tea at breakfast there? And lastly, thanks for the tip about the pyrex. I ordered a couple sets, for leftover containers. Containers that bubble and stain can’t be good for food, and I think my husband will appreciate not having to empty the leftovers from the plastic into the approved container he keeps at work before he heats it up. Yay! Done hijacking the comments now. 🙂

  10. Oh, I haven’t had me some good grits in years… That bacon salt stuff would be VERY good with them.

    Great. Now I am hungry again.

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