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First world problems? (213.6) - Mark's Journal
First world problems? (213.6)
I keep discovering boxers whose waistbands have lost their elasticity. I still have a decent supply, but if they keep failing, I'll really need to buy more soon if I don't want to have to do laundry constantly. But... how do I buy boxers in a post-Kmart world?

The Kmart that used to be in Ithaca's southwest closed a couple of years ago, one of a bunch of their stores that just wasn't profitable any more. (It probably had something to do with the Walmart that opened in the same area of town after years of anti-Walmart wrangling among locals.) And, that's where I bought things like socks and boxers.

Amazon carries the same 100% cotton print Hanes boxers I used to buy, for $14.99 a three-pack, and I could probably just go ahead and order them. It feels like a lot of money, though. Shouldn't they be cheaper than that? Maybe not, if they last for several years. I may take a peek at the price at Target next time I'm at the mall to buy snake food, since I think I've gotten boxers there before, too.

I could tell you when and why I switched from briefs to boxers, but I probably won't.

It was a quiet weekend. I needed a quiet weekend.

BuddiesSaturday featured a tour of the Piggery's farm, of which photos will be forthcoming on Facebook and Flickr. (This picture is from a visit a few years ago.) Is it wrong to enjoy meeting pigs who are destined to become food? Maybe even my food? I don't think so. In fact, I think it's important to expose little kids to this process so they can understand and appreciate where their food comes from. Maybe we ultimately shouldn't be eating animals, but until that changes, let's make sure kids understand the process and how important it is for our food animals to be treated well along the way.

Yesterday I cooked brunch with a friend, and almost didn't even leave the house, except I remembered another friend was having a celebratory cookout, so I popped down the hill for that. I'm glad I did. Good group of people with some fun chatting and good food.
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blaisepascal From: blaisepascal Date: July 29th, 2013 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I buy Hanes Boxer-briefs from Target or Walmart. Either are the equivalent of K-Mart these days.

I hadn't thought of Amazon. I suppose that with the rate I lose socks I should just put in a subscription through them.
helianthas From: helianthas Date: July 29th, 2013 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Girls have the same flailing waistband elastic problem. Happens when you buy undies all at the same time. Gotta stagger your undies buying throughout the year so only 3 fail at a time in the future. ;-)</p>

$5/pair doesn't seem too terrible.

I loved that Kmart!!

mama0807 From: mama0807 Date: July 29th, 2013 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could tell you when and why I switched from briefs to boxers, but I probably won't.

Thanks for keeping the mystery alive.

Piggies are cute. It's not wrong. I am a huge advocate of exposing children to the world and refuse to sugar coat anything.
polypolyglot From: polypolyglot Date: July 30th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you're among the people I know who would fare well in a zombie apocalypse. (No, not referring to the boxers vs. briefs thing.)

I'm not a convert to full boxers yet. Either boxer briefs (in camouflage, which makes no sense given I'm not likely to be caught outside JUST wearing underwear) or commando
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: August 2nd, 2013 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)


There is still a Kmart in the price chopper plaza in Cortland on Rt 13. Haven't been in there to see how extensive their stock is, but may be worth a look ? I need to atop there for some new cheap shirts for work ...

mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: August 2nd, 2013 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: kmart

That's a thought! Could be worth a visit when I'm up there already anyway. Thanks.
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: August 2nd, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: kmart

You're welcome - yup, still there, doing plenty of business.

Yeah, got new keyboard, on sale for $ 10 and change at wallymart, so no more poking at the touch screen !

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