To Be Discontinued

Oooo, it’s a dramatic rainy, windy day here. I love dramatic weather. Also, would you like to know what’s not interesting? Other people’s weather.

That, at least, is one way I have not turned into my difficult grandmother: I am not riveted by anyone’s weather, not even my own. My grandmother used to sit around watching cable, getting the guff on our barometric pressures and so on, then call us to discuss. “It looks like it’s just pouring the rain where you are,” she’d enthuse.

Grammy had three little clocks my cute grandfather made her. Each one had a gold plate under the clock face with the names of my father, my aunt and me. That way she knew what time it was in all of our time zones. She knew my time and she knew my humidity, things I probably didn’t know myself.

And while I know I just said weather isn’t remotely interesting, I do have one more story to tell, but it’s weather AND dog-related, which makes it okay to tell.

The first thing Edsel and I do when we get up each day is stretch together, then we head to the back door so he can go out and sit on the toilet with his newspaper. While he’s out there, I make coffee or feed the cats or open the blinds or what have you, then I head back, where generally he’s standing longingly at the steps waiting for me. (At the old house he could open and close the screen door himself and that was easier.)

As I’ve already mentioned, it’s raining hard. After he got back in, I noticed he was following me as he always does, but there was an intensity to his follow that I knew meant he wanted back out.

Sometimes when it’s bad weather he ventures out to pee or what have you, but once he doesn’t agree with the weather he won’t actually do it unless I stand in the back yard with him. I don’t know what to tell you about this dog.

At the old house, I’d have to stand and get rained or snowed or locused on while he did his business, but at this house, I have a convenient awning. I will always have a yellow car and I will always have an awning. How did I live without either? (It’s really easy to find your car in the lot. With a yellow car, I mean.) (I suppose if I put an awning on my car I’d find it easily, too.)

My point is, we went back there, and as soon as he was out from under the awning, Eds squinted in agony. Oh, poor Edsel. Imagine having to poop in a downpour. He squinted across the yard like he was trying to find just the right location to drop a deuce. It looked like maybe he was gonna dial a Realtor soon when…

…he wasn’t out there to poop at all. He ran across the yard and got Blu and brought it back in. I think he was worried Blu was gonna drown.

Edsel loves three things: me, Blu and all cats.

“No dogz.” (I sneaked in a view of my NEW RING as well.)

But that is not why I’ve gathered you here today. Today I wish to discuss items you can’t find anymore, and how annoying this is, and why do companies have to be so greedy.

Yesterday I was at my computer and a coworker I will cleverly call Spence, since that is what everyone calls him, passed by and looked at my screen. “I’m trying to find Deer Park Strawberry Water,” I told him.

The thing about my job is, I might be looking that up to fact check it, or I might be looking it up for my personal gain. In this instance it was the latter. Look, it was like five to 5:00. Cut me some slack.

“I really like it and I can’t find it anywhere,” I kvetched.

“You know what I can’t find?” he equally kvetched. “Safeguard Soap in Beige. I only like Beige.”

There’s something you’ll never hear me say.

“They used to sell it everywhere and now it’s almost impossible to find.” He was right. I searched several websites. He gave me a whole rundown of local stores that used to carry it, but no.

My ex-mother-in-law used to love Chanel Gold lipstick, and they discontinued it, and I used to find it for her brand-new on eBay. What kind of freak hoards lipstick and sells it online?

Anyway, what’s your thing you can’t find? Doesn’t it irk the fuck out of you?

The end of my story, although I just told 12, is a happy one. After work, I had to go to Rite Aid to get root spray, as my alarmingly white roots are popping through AGAIN, and while I was over there in Beauty (which I always am. #AllThis), I popped over to the soap and FOUND some of the Safeguard Beige and, yes, I spent that $4 on my coworker. I am nothing if not generous.

Okay, tell me your thing you like and they are making scarce. Stupid manufacturers.

Scarcely,
June

156 thoughts on “To Be Discontinued

  1. I loved Dragon Fire cinnamon gum. It came in a little tin. Little red sugar free gumballs of perfection.

    I ordered a case of twelve tins when my local mom and pop gas station quit carrying it over 15 years ago and when I ran out, it had been discontinued. So sad.

    No other cinnamon gums I’ve tried compare.

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  2. Tresamme’ Max the Volume root lifting cream. Seriously the ONLY thing that helps my super thin hair. I even contacted the company and they verified the discontinuation. I have half a tube left and am now having to hoard it for days when I have to look halfway decent. NEVER fall in love with a product because it’s a rule that they WILL discontinue it.

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    • Tresemme has been bought out by Unilever, a company who apparently lives to piss off their customers by discontinuing anything popular, I used to use their Botanicals conditioners during the summer when my hair is at full frizz crazy lady. Discontinued. Also everything has been drastically downsized and the price went way up. Considered boycotting them, but Unilever doesn’t care. Too bad, they made good products at a decent price.

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  4. Maybelline discontinued their BB cream in fishbelly white (OK, it’s actually just ‘light’). So what, I’m too pale to wear your makeup now? Hmph.

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    • I have the same problem. I’m so pale the passport office sent back my application last month because they couldn’t discern my facial features against the white background. True story! I had to go run around the building to get some color in my cheeks before I took the replacement photo.

      I’m currently wearing L’Oreal Visible Lift in Light Ivory, and it still looks orange on me. I’m considering just switching over to flour mixed with Oil of Olay.

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      • OMG! My work ID picture was rejected because I am the same color as the white background. I just bought L’Oreal’s new Infallible foundation in the square glass pump bottle color 400 pearl- and it’s close.

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        • Also have the same problem. Only thing that saves me is my (dyed) brown hair, and some LOVELY roseacea (sp?) that’s cropped up since menopause. All my life, trying to find makeup that doesn’t make me look like Bozo the Clown has been a challenge. Thanks for the suggestions, ladies. I’ll buy them and add them to the basket of I-can’t-use-this in my drawer!

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  5. Pillsbury frozen waffles. They came in sheets of six and the blueberry flavor was especially junky and delicious. They had a great texture. Eggos just don’t compare.

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  6. Salerno Almond Crescent cookies

    And

    GE Electric Range in Bisque and black. Replacing it with slate, praying GE keeps the slate line at least til my fridge and dishwasher need to be replaced.

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  7. My heart also sank when I read the title of this post.
    I really miss Brownberry Seasoned Croutons–classic cut. I loved them on salads–they were not the huge size that all croutons are now. Little cubes. Perfect. I also used them in my egg-bake. I found some that taste similar, but are huge and hard to eat on salads, and they are funky in my egg-bake because they float and stick out and then taste weird. Now I have to strategically place my ham so all the croutons are submerged. Why did they go away? Why?

    Awesome ring!

    Lovely post, lovely June!

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  8. Apple Pectin perm solution. I would smell like an apple orchard for weeks. Bees loved following me. Milk Plus 6 shampoo. It brings back memories of my first love. I would actually wash his hair for him. He had great thick hair. Ohhh..soapsuds and naked bodies. And yes, Bali bras, especially the one with the tiny bow in the front. Thanks for dredging up memories. Pretty ring.

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  9. Marie Callender’s Chunky Chicken Noodle Casserole (or something)
    Coffeemate coffee creamer in “Lite”
    Focus 21 Splash hair spray in an aerosol can
    Delimex Mexican frozen meals

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  10. I loved, Loved, LOVED Stouffer’s Noodles Romanoff. It was meant to be a side dish, but I turned it into an entree by eating the whole package myself. It was creamy and cheesy, gooey with a baked cheese-like top. . . Oh, yum. It was SO good.

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  11. Dromedary brand Date Nut Bread – came in a can! My grandmother would buy it and she and I would make little sandwiches with cream cheese filling. We would drink hot tea from china cups. I felt so fancy. I miss the bread but most of all I just miss spending time with her.

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  12. Bed Head Epic Volume Shampoo. You can get it on Amazon from the hoarders at a ridiculous price, but after they run out of their hoarded supplies, I guess it will be no more. It smells like candy. And it makes my hair fluffy. June, don’t get it.

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  13. I’d forgotten about Flex shampoo but just googled and it’s on Amazon!

    My favorite tinted moisturizer from MAC.

    I hoarded 100 watt light bulbs when I thought they were going to be a thing of the past (and still have a big stash), but have happily discovered other alternatives.

    Think I might have some old school Bed Head manipulator hanging around if whoever posted wants it!

    Chocolate Soldier drink in a glass bottle. I’d kill to have an ice cold one like those from my childhood.

    Devry

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  14. Pepperidge Farms Molasses Crisp Cookies. I could eat a package in one sitting. I gave up on looking in grocery stores for them years ago. Maybe Google will be my friend.
    Count me among those people who quavered in fear when they saw the title of this post. Whew…

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  15. Pop Tarts used to make these soft pastries that were cherry and cream cheese flavored. The pastry was round and looked like a swirl, and in the center was the most gooey, delicious little pastry circle when it was toasted. I ate them for breakfast every day for a long stretch during high school–I can still taste them. Toaster Strudel pales in comparison.

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    • Continuing with the pop tart theme – here in Canada they discontinued cinnamon pop tarts my all time favourite – to order on line costs more than a pay cheque so I hope for trips to Michigan so I can stock up – I love love cinnamon pop tarts – all others pale in comparison.

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  16. Neuman’s datenut bread, Avon’s Hawaiian White Ginger, and Love’s Fresh Lemon cologne. Yes, I know I can make the bread. My mother used to serve it to us kids as a special treat. We were all bummed when they recently stopped making it. Love’s Fresh Lemon reminds me of being young and feeling like the world was my oyster.

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  17. Oh my Lord, I complain mightily about this all the damn time. Just a few months ago I wrote a letter to Avon bitching about them discontinuing my face cream (Rich Moisture Cream) which has been around as long as I have been alive.

    Here are a few off the top of my head:

    1. Yardley cosmetics from the 1970s. They were the best. Remember the Pots o’ Gloss?

    2. Chanel made a lipstick #47 that I adored. No more.

    3. The aforementioned Original Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo

    4. Revlon Flex Shampoo and Conditioner. Remember that smell?

    5. Jovan made a Frankincense and Myrrh cologne in 1974 that I adored. Gone.

    6. Molinard perfume

    7. Just about every other product Avon made that I loved is gone.

    8. Completely agree with whoever said it about bras. They discontinue good styles left and right.

    9. The little aqua colored boxes of starch where you mix it up yourself. Ironing day is just not the same without it.

    I better stop now. But I will keep reading comments!!

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  18. Do you know how at the bottom of my posts they show related posts? I just read the one about Bonnie Bell and I just about died laughing at my own self. Also, what a pain in the ass it is to find a place to leave a comment directly from my blog.

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  19. Bruce vacuum packed canned sweet potatoes! My MIL always swore by the vacuum packed ones when she made her holiday candied sweet potatoes. We haven’t been able to find them about 2 or 3 years now. My husband mourns for those vacuum packed sweet potatoes every time the Thanksgiving/Christmas seasons come around.

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  20. Arrid roll on. Costs $2 and works great. Also Prescriptives eye liners. And have you tried Bubly strawberry? I don’t like strawberry but their grapefruit and apple are good.

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  21. Don’t get me started but Thymes, the fig scent, Glade also discontinued my favorite oil candle scent and jeans that actually fit, not the Kardashian fit either. Those are the pressing ones. I miss Farrah Fawcett shampoo and terry cloth tennis shorts but I also miss not having cellulite, so that’s a moot point.

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    • If you’re looking for jeans that fit women who don’t have a Kardashian ass, believe it or not, try WalMart’s Time & Tru skinny jeans. I don’t have much of a butt, and very thin legs, but the waist is another thing. Found them by accident during a panic buy. Just enough stretch to be comfortable, and no elastic waist!! I’m sure they’ll be discontinuing them any minute now…

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  22. Brooks Ghost 10 running shoes. The best running shoes I’ve ever owned. They were like slippers with a wide toe box and a fabulous arch support. And then those muthereffing bastards at Brooks had to ruin a good thing and completely redesign them as the Ghost 11 and I am devastated. I’ve tried to find another pair of Women’s Ghost 10 in size 9, both online and in stores and I’ve come up empty-handed. Had I known they’d discontinue the 10, I would have bought multiple pairs. The next time I find a running shoe as wonderful as the Ghost 10, I will buy multiple pairs. But right now Brooks Running is on my shit list. Bastards.

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  23. I do so wish your coworker was also a British detective inspector so you could call him DISpence. I will go read the other comments now before I watch more crime shows on PBS.

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  24. The Thymes (located here in Mpls, temp currently at 1 degree/feels like -14) had a lovely scent called White Ginger. Still have some powder, and those little wooden acorn things. Not strong, light, kind of faint smelling, Oriental flowers, just perfect. Thankfully, Chanel No. 5 isn’t going anywhere! Is Jean Nate still around with the same smell? I liked it as well.

    I *hate* anything eucalyptus, as it immediately stuffs up my head. I guess that includes all those musk-y scents as well.

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    • Jean Nate’ is still around! I buy it for my mom! takes me back to 1985 and her wafting around in her house dress after her shower!

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  25. Totstitos Gold chips. They were thick and crunchy and oh, I loved them, and then they were gone.

    Mayfield French Onion dip. Mayfield is a local/regional dairy, so you find their milk and whatnot at the Kroger, but you can’t find their damn French onion dip anymore to save your life and it is THE BEST ONE. Get out of here with your Dean’s and your “Helluva Dip,” those are garbage. I need Wavy Lays and Mayfield French Onion and a Mexican Coke, or no football Saturday is complete.

    Almay bronze eyeliner.

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  26. One big peeve I have is the grocery stores discontinue carrying items when they are still available. Which means I have to shop at 2 stores every damn week so we can get the things we like.

    Also, too many different makeup products to mention.

    But my big one, that I haven’t gotten over to this day, is the compression running shorts Moving Comfort made. They were perfect in every way. Brooks bought them out and didn’t continue making these shorts. It was a sad day last year when my last pair died.

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  27. Can anyone tell me why WordPress suddenly won’t let me like comments? I go through the sign-in thing…and nothing. Could do it before. What did I do to piss it off this time?

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  28. Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear. It was a face powder that had sunscreen in it and it covered the redness in my complexion without looking heavy. I ordered as much as I could from Amazon. Avon’s Hawaiian White Ginger. I have a bar of soap from way many years ago. It’s still in the wrapper. And also the original Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific!

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  29. I just bought every single tube of the leave-in conditioner I buy at the store because it had a “Last Chance!” price tag on the shelf. They’re not carrying it anymore, they said. I have no idea if it’s discontinued altogether or if it’s just the store not selling it, but I panicked and supermarket swept that stuff right off the shelf. I have enough to last me through 2019 for sure though. After that, my hair is screwed.

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  30. Low sugar Smuckers orange marmalade and low sugar Smuckers strawberry jam. They actually sell them online, but the shipping is twice the cost of the jar.

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  31. Where do I begin? The restaurant where R and I had our no-rehearsal dinner (it closed a couple of weeks later). The restaurant where we had special dates. The restaurant where we had special dates after the previous one closed. And the other one. It’s like June’s doctors.

    The cookies (Keebler?) that had a crumbly fudge spiral. Apple almond Mueslix. Aliage cologne that smells the way it used to. Short cute Lindy ballpoint pens in about 20 colors like apple green and shocking pink.

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  32. Club House made a package of mix to make Coconut Chicken. We loved it! They discontinued it about 6 years ago. Never found out why. I LOVED Bed Head Manipulator hair product. Just the right amount of sticky hold for me. They still make it but changed the formula so it is definitely not the same. I went on-line and found lots of people complaining about that. Apparently, the old formula contained a carcinogen. Pfft, at least I’d have good hair as I died of cancer!

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    • Hmmm. . . . Carcinogens may explain the loss of the Coconut Chicken Package mix as well. Just speculation on my part. I’m sure you’ll be fine!

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  33. The Brand of cat food my cats liked EVO brand. And’now its a constant search for food they like.
    I even wrote a letter begging them not to stop making cat food.

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  34. CoverGirl Outlast lipstick in “Cafe Lasté”. My sisters and I all wore it, it was perfect for our complexions. Gone for 20 years now. I buy two lipsticks and mix them together to get a similar shade. There are forums on the fact that this color was discontinued. It was the best color.

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  35. Do you know how many people’s hearts stopped when they saw “To Be Discontinued” on your blogpostthing? No, you don’t, because they are lying on the floor unable to comment.

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  36. Jil Sander No. 4 perfume
    several shades of lipstick
    my waist
    Super-Elastic Bubble Plastic
    (there are lots of others but my brain is blanking)(back later)

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  37. The body shop used to have a hair refresher spray that was like febreeze for hair. Not dry shampoo, just a spray that would neutralize the smoke smell from when i was young and would be at the clubs all night.
    I also miss Beverly Hills Giorgio perfume, it smelled like cucumber and watermelons. Scent of my youth!

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  38. Tostitos Four Cheese Queso in the microwave friendly package. We ate it like every week and now it is gone, gone, gone. I also had to order a case of Van Camp’s New Orleans Style kidney beans from Amazon because they were no longer locally available. I do have one with a happy ending. Pillsbury’s plain bread sticks were AWOL for years and then they came back. I make Dogs in a Sweater by wrapping two breadsticks around each weenie. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes. They do be delishus. Fun topic!

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  39. For me its all food related. There used to be the tiny little protein bar, shaped like a slightly larger kitkat that tasted like a milky way. Of course I cant remember the exact name, but I am still furious. Kashi and Kellogg like to fuck with me. They get me ADDICTED to a certain protein shake mix or bar, like every day for a couple of years hooked, then they discontinue them. Go Lean Bars? My dealer took it away. Kashi Go Lean Plant Powered Shake? They got me acting like a junkie then they take it away. Why do I wonder why all day every day I think about food. I probably need to talk to someone about this.
    I will be mad, write an email to customer service mad, about a discontinued makeup or skin care item but will soon enough forget.

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  40. This is a good discontinued story. I have had many an eyeliner, lipstick or eye shadow that I loved discontinued. About a year ago, Este Lauder discontinued Tiger Eye lipstick, which was their best seller according to saleswomen at the Macy’s counter. That doesn’t make sense at all. Well, after Christmas I was shopping with my daughter who wanted to buy lipstick at another counter and one women was working that counter and the Este one. I threw out the question whether or not they had ever brought back Tiger Eye and she said YES, I bought two.They had too many complaints from customers, proving direct action still works.

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  41. Polaner All Fruit madewa Raspberry Pancake Syrup that was tart and oh so wonderful. They discontinued it years ago and I am heartbroken about it. I loathe maple syrup, all pancake syrups truly, too sweet. That one was perfection.
    Nabisco brown edged wafers. Will miss them for the rest of my life. My sister misses them too.

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  42. Nabisco Ideal Cookies. Man oh man, were those things delicious!! I could eat a whole box of them in one sitting. They’re chocolate covered peanut butter sticks . . . Little Debbie has something similar to it, but it’s not the same. Why – why do companies get you hooked on their wonderful products and then take them away like that? I would kill for another box of those lovely little goodies!!

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  43. L’Oreal Colour of Hope lipstick in the pink tube. You could only get it in October for pink ribbon month. My favorite Neutrogena lip gloss, in the square tube. The new tube is round and I don’t like the applicator as much. Clothes also change all the time (damn you “fashion”). I want to shop like a guy. They can always find basic clothes that are exactly like the ones they’ve worn for years. Their pants don’t go from short to long or skinny to bells.

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    • I also point out to my husband ALL THE TIME that he’s been wearing the exact same style of underwear since he was potty trained. Women’s underwear is NEVER the same. Even the exact same BRAND will vary from one time to the next. I bought SIXTEEN PAIRS of underwear – accidentally hit “add to my cart” twice – and of the two packs of 8, I love about 10 pairs. The others are all wrong is some singular way. Like they creep. Or the crotch material is weird. Or the fabric is too stretchy. WHY AREN’T THEY ALL THE SAME?

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      • Hear, hear! UNDERPANTS SOLIDARITY! I swear the same brand can’t even make the same cut two years in a row and have them be even remotely similar. What was a full-cut bikini last year is now butt floss. Same cut! Same size!

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  44. There used to be a dove deodorant scent that smelled so good. I loved it, and one day it was just gone. I tried eBay, but it was extremely overpriced. I still haven’t found another deodorant I really like.
    I drive a fifteen passenger van and I never lose my car in a parking lot anymore either.

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    • Oh the sounds so delicious! My late MIL loved Slice and was very upset when she moved from OK to NJ and could not find it here.

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  45. Me. Or at least that’s how I feel when anyone asks me how retirement is going. I picture myself as part of the Beanie Baby collections that too many people have. “They’ve all been retired, you know, ” they’ll say, as they solemnly run the occasional Swifter over the shelves, hoping that some fine day the damn things will actually increase in value.

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    • My kids get beanie babies at preschool. One of the grandmas brings them, so I assume she has an extensive collection and she’s given up on it being worth anything. My kids love them, but they don’t know we can buy them, thank goodness!

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  46. My husband received a box from Amazon a couple of days ago: 24 bars of beige Safeguard soap, because he can’t find it in stores anymore. He and Spence would probably get along great.

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  47. Grape bubble gum of any brand! The only one I can find is that really cheap brand that also has a green version—neither of which has flavor.
    Im sure I wouldn’t even like grape bubble gum anymore, but as soon as I noticed it was gone I started obsessing.

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  48. Strawberry Fields nail polish by Essie. Nail polish companies are the worst for getting you hooked on a color and then discontinuing it. I also miss trans fat. Velveeta, among other things, is not the same without it.

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  49. Love the ring and my dog gets an attitude about going outside in the rain as well.
    There was a frozen soup concentrate that you just had to add a few things too and it was fabulous that I loved years ago and wet and wild had this clear gloss that stayed on so well and made your lips really pop.

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    • Oh! Thought of two! Both local so they might not make much sense to anyone else.

      There used to be a restaurant that we loved that sold their spaghetti sauce in local grocery stores in those boil-in-a-bag freezer packages. Delicious! I later found out it was like 90% butter – so no wonder I loved it. For many years after the restaurant closed they continued to sell the sauce in stores and then one day… gone. So sad. I should have filled my freezer with that stuff.

      The other is maybe not so local, but definitely not national. We had a chain of restaurants in the Chicago area (although I think it started in St. Louis) called JoJos – they had all-you-can-eat soup (navy bean every day) and delicious date nut bread. It was our go to spot for many years.

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      • This reminds me that in Michigan and maybe like Ohio? And that was it? I don’t know. But in my hometown and in my college town was this fancy department store called Jacobson’s. They had the best cold cream soap. It smelled like being rich. Or at least what I assume being rich smells like. I live in a millhouse. Also someone knocked over my trash last night because vandals. But I digress.

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        • Jaconson’s opened stores in southern Florida to accommodate all the retirees from Ohio and Michigan. My mother (an Ohio girl) used to take me there every time I visited her and Dad at their Sarasota home.

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          • In college, I worked the lunch shift at the fancy restaurant there.
            A) It was the best job, because the hours were 11 till lunch was over, which was anywhere from 1 till 3. Okay, sure, it interfered with prime tanning hours, but that’s why god gave us tanning salons.
            B) It was also the best job because you got all the soda you wanted AND free lunch after, and I still desire those waffle fries.
            C) It was the best job because all these rich ladies would get, like, Cobb Salad and 14 manhattans.
            D) It was the best job because I learned the difference between martinis and manhattans.
            E) Sometimes I got put on dinner shift, and that blew because there would literally be a piano player and it was very fancy and not my scene. Drinky lady lunch was better.
            F) The street the department store was on was right on the bus line, so I’d take off my brown polyester zip-front uniform, slip on a leotard and leg warmers, and take that bus right to Elaine Powers, where there was a 2 o’clock AND a 4 o’clock aerobics class, which was PERFECT for my schedule. Back then, I could eat a hamburger and waffle fries and then to an hour of aerobics and not get enough GERD to kill an elephant.

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  50. My husband loves Tuna Helper alfredo. It’s so gross and our local grocery stores don’t carry it anymore because it’s gross. He’s been complaining for a long time about it. I ordered 4 boxes from Amazon and told him Happy Valentine’s day. True love.

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  51. Werthers Strawberries and cream candies. I cannot find them in a store anywhere. Also, Alfred Sung had a perfume in the early 2000’s that I wore every single day. It was called Pure. My husband and I were dating and he loved the smell. About 6 years ago I went on to EBay to see if that had it. I was so damn happy to see it. Imagine just how pissed off of I was when it arrived and the bottle was the size of a quarter! I could spit nails just thinking about it.

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  52. Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick Radiant Russet 05! Gone from the face of the Earth. And an orange-ish red by Estee Lauder. Why do these companies discontinue wonderful products? They could make so much more money, because I would pay big bucks for stuff that I can no longer get, even lipstick.

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  53. If it’s raining my dog won’t pee unless I also step off the shelter of my front deck. She’s got the attitude that if she’s going to get wet while she pees so am I.

    I am in the throws of a headache that hasn’t quite snowballed into a fullblown migraine. I wonder if it’s related to all this rain and the sudden rise in temperature.

    When I was growing up we always used to get these strawberry cream cakes for my father’s birthday. They were in the freezer section of the grocery store and they were made by Dressel (not sure of the spelling). I tried to find them online, but have not been able to find this particular kind.

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