Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ten on Tuesday (39)

For each of the following 10 categories, tell us which brand/product you use and why.

1. Cell Phone
We use Verizon Wireless.  We both have blackberries, but I'm currently wishing that we didn't.  That bill hurts. 

2. Email
Gmail. As if there were any other way?!?!?

3. Toothpaste
I'm not loyal to any brand, but I do prefer gel.  Bonus points if it has those little metallic flecks. 

4. Car
Another bane of my budgeting existence. Last summer my 2003 jetta (with only 40,000 miles on it) died for the second time.  Seriously, don't even get me started on Volkswagen--- they suck.  They couldn't stand behind a car with only 40,000 miles on it with a broken transmission (in 2008) and a broken engine (in 2009).  Also occurring last summer-- the death of my husband's jeep.  We weren't prepared for either car to die so we had to run out and buy not ONE but TWO new cars within one month of each other----AND ONLY 2 MONTHS after buying our new house. Anyways, I'll try to calm myself down. We now have a silver honda civic and a red honda crv. 

5. Writing Utensil
BLUE pens.  I'll use any color but I prefer blue. 

6. Lotion
On my face I use Oil of Olay and I have since I was 13.  On my body I use anything. 

7. Interior Paint
Do people really have preferences about this? I hate all paint equally because it is a dreaded task. 

8. Soda/Drink
75% of the time I drink water or flavored soda water.  Every once in awhile I allow myself a coke or a cherry coke. 

9. Laundry Detergent
Whatever is on sale. 

10. Medicine
I am a broken record.  Whatever is on sale.

8 comments:

Debbie said...

love your cheapie answers, my frugal friend!!! :)

Brittany said...

holy expenses in only a few months! :) Seems as if it rains it pours huh?

I am a verizon fan, but I dont have a blackberry.. I just have a plain old touch screen. I have the LG touch.. I heard from someone that if you buy the phone now that you have to buy a data plan. I am glad I got mine when i did!

Steph S. said...

Hi Ashley! I'm your newest follower - married, with a kitty :) It's nice to know I'm not alone, after reading #4 of your ten on tuesday... I have a Hyundai Sonata, and it's currently in the shop because the alternator is now shot! There goes $500 bucks that i would LIKE to pay on a brand new car, but what the heck would I get? All of them leave you stranded... lol

rootsandrings said...

We have bad luck with cars but not THAT bad.

I have the LG Dare from Verizon. Our data package is a fraction of the BB cost.

rootsandrings said...

We have bad luck with cars but not THAT bad.

I have the LG Dare from Verizon. Our data package is a fraction of the BB cost.

Yellow House said...

Gmail, CRVs, Oil of Olay, blue pens, cheap toothpaste... can we be best friends? Tee hee... great answers.

deiala said...

I don't want to imagine those bills... I was laughing hard when I read that about volkswagen. I don't like them either, but here in Germany they're considered the best... I wonder why.

talklesssaymore said...

I know what you mean about the cell phone bills. Awhile back my husband got it into his head that we both just had to have Iphones. While I love them and the convenience they add to my life, the cell phone bill is physically painful.