Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.
v. nice. I actually got my car fixed today by a client who owes me $.
Barter economy, broheim. You've no idea the number of bartenders or bartendresses I've rep'd in DUI or custody cases and so I drink free everywhere I go. It's a real impediment to my sobriety.
any high priced call girls as clients?
Low-priced? Well that's my bread and butter.
I go back and forth on whole foods.
-I walk by it on my way home from the train
-They have stuff that Jewel doesn't carry (certain vegetables, meats, cheeses, etc)
-The guys at the meat/seafood/deli counters are always there. I feel like they pack up super early at my other two nearby grocery stores.
-Some stuff doesn't really cost any more, or is noticeably better than regular grocery store stuff (like their yogurt selection)
-Everyone is friendly, they don't have any of those infuriating self checkouts, or require you to have a god-damned loyalty card to get any of the advertised prices, and even at busy times there is never more than a 2-3 person wait.
-Regular things can be $$
-There is a difference between trying to be a good grocery store and a "whole"-type place. Their refusal to sell products with nitrates/nitrates (they instead sell meats with added "celery juice" which is basically liquid nitrates) infuriates me to no end. It means most of their bacon/sausage/salame/ham/etc sucks.
-Along those same lines, their deli-meats kinda suck. Jewel is even worse but has a bigger selection...and there are other shops that carry boars head.
-The produce really never seems to be anything special. Better than trader joes produce, but also costs double.
-The saddest cereal aisle in all of retail. Seriously, I would rather shop for cereal at walgreens.
I still shop there all the time for the first reason though. It is super convenient and I absolutely hate Jewel.
We've got a chain that has been expanding rapidly in chicago called Mariano's and they are pretty bad-ass--basically everything that people think whole foods is (a grocery store that sells the best-tasting/highest quality version of stuff, rather than the most "whole"). I kind of want to choose my next apartment somewhere nearby one of them.
this just hit me - you know the best goddamned thing about Whole Foods? it's single redeeming quality??
THERE ARE NO OBSCENELY FAT PEOPLE ON FAT SCOOTERS
shit, now i feel a lot better about paying $5 for a small box of rice krispies
No fat scooters.
But I did once have a woman working behind the deli/prepared foods (pasta salads, empanadas, etc) counter who didn't eat meat. I wanted to know which chicken salad I should get and she was just like "I don't eat meat"...not even a helpful "oh sorry, I'm not a meat eater, but I hear the Curry one is better"
Shit doesn't even have to be true (like I imagine it's not true when you ask waiters which one is better from a huge menu)...you just gotta say something, and I will buy that instead of questioning my indecision all night.
thanks for the well wishes, guys... really appreciate it. as an update, I visited my grandmother in the hospital yesterday. she did have a stroke, and is under observation. from the looks of it she probably won't talk properly anymore and she seems to be at a loss for words. her hearing and eyesight's has also gone down from the time I last saw her in November. she's not in i.c.u., but we know she's not gonna be with us for long and I think I'm fine with that... I just hope she finds her peace- she's the type that likes to feel sorry for herself a lot, and I have this impression from our limited communication yesterday that she's very afraid to pass away. growing old really sucks!
you and lc seems like great parents... I'd also consider that if I were in your place... at the least the kid can get a whole new wardrobe sewn by lc
I certainly hope the podriatist won't make you wear ugly corrective shoes.
your sister needs a good man, ed. I suggest conne.
so last night I was at my sister in law's party, and her brother in law was there. the most annoying piece of shit I know. anyway, he got into mountain biking a while back, and ignorant me went with him a couple of times and those were the two times I seriously considered stopping. he's the type that would go on and on and on and fucking on about some mundane issue, even if you stop talking to him. he just won't stop. and he's so offensive I'm surprised no one has beaten the crap out of him yet. (during my mother in law's wake, he went up to another sister in law of mine, who was obviously grieving, and said something like 'why are you wearing make up like you're going to a party?'). ((also last night I heard him talking to my wife about his wife's thyroid problems, the wife was sitting beside him, btw- and said something like his wife's gonna look like a frog)) so anyway he just wouldn't let up about us biking together again, and he'd call me up. and this is after telling me that I should bike more often because I look like I gained weight.
fuck him, if he calls I think I'll finally end what he believes is our friendship.
he sure sounds like a winner
it was my sister in law's housewarming party. and we were in the dining room, and my wife and her was talking about the dining room floor (she spent a fortune on the floor using italian tiles or something) and mr. wonderful butted in saying my sister in law should have the floor coated with wax because the tiles are getting darker and will be ugly soon. fucking life of the party!
My GF and I both had a horrible start of the year. She got some medical issues and got her iPhone stolen and someone stole my custom coat at a nye party. If this is how our year will be then please shoot us now. Effin shit.
Things can only get better...
Are the health problems not too bad?
Ohh.. okay here's your man card back.
Don't come to Northern Europe then.
My girlfriend has this habit of filling the dishwasher, but not turning it on. Then I come home from work and need a ton of stuff in it and have to hand wash things. Pisses me off.
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