Monday, August 11, 2008

shopping lists

I came across this gal while on NPR and just had the best laugh. Hilary Carlip has written a book, a la carte book containing "memoirs" based on found "shopping lists." She even goes so far as to dress to match the list. One list was written on the inside of a matchbook, "oreos" and "coors" which I found pretty funny. Do you shop with lists and what does your list say about you. I can already imagine what some of your lists must look like. If Ms. Carlip found yours, what would she find and how would she portray you? Care to share?

10 comments:

Be the change..... said...

I've seen this before and LOVE it! I do make grocery lists but I think she would find them (and me) extremely boring!!!

Kwana said...

Like Be The Change, my lists would be boring, but maybe a bit confusing making her wonder if this woman really cares about nutrition or not. A girl has to have a bit of fun and there are teens in the house. It sounds like a fun book. I love the list on a matchbook. I do have plenty of lists on the back of receipts. Terrible habit as I can never find them in my bag when I need them.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

My lists would be indecipherable to anyone but me, I'm afraid. Drawings and code words abounding.

I have linked to your site from mine today. Sending more people over to admire your work!

Market Martini said...

great blog.......

simply seleta said...

I always make a list but lose it by the time I reach my destination. No matter what the list is, the last item at the bottom is always "sanity".......so far I have not been able to find that one at any store.

chop sticks said...

my list last night even seemed weird to me! It consisted of:

a lighter
small candles
a lint roller
4 picture frames
a chocolate bar
gum

la la Lovely said...

Mine would be rather boring and quite the same each week. I will say that I make my list out in order of where the food is located and I guess one would discover what I'm cooking for dinner as I usually list out my meals for the day on one side and the list on the other.

N said...

We live by lists! Ever since the renovation, we seem to have a "punch list" for everything.

But when your head seems to be attached only 50% of the time, it works.

Fun post!

Leanne said...

Thank you for sharing- I love this idea for a book!!! My husband and I both listen to Chicago Public Radio all the time and we're both fans of FOUND Magazine.

{http://www.foundmagazine.com}

enc said...

My lists are either all fruit & veg, or all sweets & junk food. I'm a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

Well, not really.