A few days ago, I went to check out the new grocery section at the Target store. I was very pleasantly surprised and so I justified my purchases because, well, it was food. There was just one problem. Those fools put the paper goods section right next to the grocery aisles and there they were, at the end of an aisle where I could not miss them nor walk away without at least taking a look-see at the pretty covers. A gal can look, can't she?
Well, sure enough, three of them hopped in my basket and would not take no for an answer. They rationalized this by being clearly marked as eco-friendly. To wit: "greenroom" was their name, "made with paper containing 60-70% recycled fiber and printed with non-toxic soy-based ink." And only $2.00 each. As the Borg said to Captain Picard (wasn't he the sexiest thing?), "Resistance is futile." This would not be the first time that statement has ricocheted through my feverish, infiltrated mind. Russell Wright dinnerware may or may not play a role here.
Anyway, a few minutes later I'm at the checkout and happy as can be with my little basket of temptations. Food and notebooks. Life's essentials.
"I can resist everything except temptation."
~ Oscar Wilde, from Lady Windermere's Fan