Tuesday, July 03, 2007

What a dollar can buy you.....

As much as I hate to admit it, I love going to the dollar store. Around here we have Dollarama which I must say is a mecca of cheap junk that you never knew you needed. That place is always packed and seriously I am so lucky they do not take debit cards because I have to go in with cash and stick to a BUDGET (at the dollar store I need a budget - that is how bad it gets) and count how much I am putting into the basket. Heaven forbid if I ever got a cart, I would be broke filling the damn thing up.

Anyways, now that the Dollarama love-fest is done I will get on with it.... this post is not about a trip to Dollarama (note to self take camera there and take pictures of stupid junk people buy) but is about something I purchased for a buck. 

Now, since I live in the same city as the MDF, Pine, Melamine and Allen Wrench craziness known as IKEA I must say that I frequent the store for many things. For a buck at IKEA you can get a decent breakfast (which is so cheap you can order LittleMan his own breakfast instead of feeding from your plate) a refillable cup of coffee (so necessary in the mornings, but they used to have an espresso machine where did it go?) or all 3 of these little toys for a dollar:

We have a shark, a turtle and an octopus...... 

Oh wait what is that I see? 

Right. An Octopus with 1...2...3...4...5..... yup 5 legs.  So what would you call an Octopus with 5 legs? 

A Pentopus*.

*all credit for the witty toy name goes to Dad! because we all know I am not that funny.


familymclean said...

Too funny! Love the pentopus, I want one!!!

Chris said...

Awesome. And I love IKEA. How can you not?