Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Big City livin'...

Today was actually a really good day. I got some things done at work (i am getting much better at space planning), I came home and marinated a pork loin and then set off to run errands. Now, I had called Lee and asked him to stop and grab 3 things at the store, but since I needed to get the dry cleaning, I just went to do it myself. The difference? I left with $100 of groceries! I was there for Milk, fat free French Vanilla creamer, and trash bags. I left with 4 different kinds of meat, oodles of veggies from the frozen aisle, and baggies too! I don't know how this happened!!!

While I was there, I got to thinking about how odd it is to go to the grocery store in the city rather than Palestine. Here, you don't really look at anyone, you don't ask people for help finding something, and you generally don't say much at the check out counter. In Palestine you get into full fledged conversations about which bacon is best, you wave and say "excuse me!" when you need to squeeze past, and you smile and wave at most everyone you see. I miss that sometimes. Lee and I were standing in front of the sausage in Brookshires in Palestine and he asked me "which one?" and this old man standing there was like "oh you can't beat this one" and told us how much he liked it! That just doesn't happen around here.

And another thing... I was behind a Prius in the parking lot and looked at their bumper sticker and it said "Vegetarians save lives every day!" Seriously? So do I put a bumper sticker on my car that is like "Cows. Yum yum to my tum!" Just.. ugh. I do want to try and find a local ranch that treats their stock humanely, but other than that... I am going to eat all the steak I can!
Top Design starts next Wednesday on Bravo (best channel ever!). I didn't like it very much the first season, but there is a new host and maybe they changed some stuff around. I hope that other people in the office watch it so we can talk about it the next day, that would be cool.

All is well around here. Lee is traveling on Thursday, which always makes me nervous. YAY 3 day weekend for Labor Day!

1 comment:

The Riddle Family said...

That happens to me all too often too... I go to the store for 3 things and before you know it, my cart is half full! Oh and don't even get me started on my pantry... I find these recipes that call for strange random things, I buy them and then forget to make that recipe. My pantry is chock full of strange random items. I'd take a photo of my pantry - but I'd be too embarrassed!