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GPOYS, I turn into an old lady at the grocery store edition.

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May. 16th, 2010 | 12:17 am
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With a bonus cocktail mixer.


I approve of this stuff. Of course, have Louisiana food companies ever produced something that I didn't?


I took a badly needed trip to the grocery store today. You all should know when imagining this that I turn into an obsessive old lady when I buy groceries. Today's version of this was me clutching a coupon for $6 off the total order, checking expiration dates on every dairy product I could find, and returning $10 worth of cans and bottles. I also desperately searched for canned unseasoned black eyed peas, but they apparently don't come this far north. So if you were stuck behind me in the canned vegetable aisle of Meijer for ten minutes while I paced back and forth debating whether to buy the seasoned kind or get a bag of uncooked BEPs, I apologize. Anyhow, I got lots of good deals, but I was also at the store for almost two hours, and managed to clog up one of the bottle return machines* in the process. Oops.

Re: the photo up there, I have deemed this the Summer of the Bloody Mary, and I'm loving this bloody mary mix that Tabasco makes. In case it's hard to read the label, this is not in fact a massive bottle of Tabasco sauce, though the marketing decision to make the bottle look so similar is clever. The first time I bought one of these was a couple of weeks ago, but the 1/2 full bottle was sadly left at a barbecue at Eric's parent's house.

Also on the subject of the photo, I cut my own hair this week and I can really see the results in the photo. I look like I'm 15 again, y/n? And I look way skinny. Where did all those beers and burritos from the school year go?

*For friends in non-bottle deposit states: We get our 10-cent per bottle and can deposit paid back when we return them, by feeding them into giant self-service machines that scan the bar code and give you a dime credit if the store carries that brand of soda/beer/whatever.

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from: tylerawalters.myopenid.com
date: May. 16th, 2010 07:20 am (UTC)
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You don't live in the south (or southwest) anymore. You expend at least 3000 calories a day just to keep from getting hypothermia. Add that to all the walking you do, and I estimate you need to start eating a 7500 calorie/day diet. That's a lot of burritos and beer.

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from: silverthief2
date: May. 16th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
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This is true, so to help up my calorie intake I currently have a chicken-bacon-mushroom-zucchini-mozzarella casserole in the oven. If I can inhale the whole thing in a day, that'd probably put me over 7500 calories.

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from: kishenehn
date: May. 16th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Damn, now you've given me a craving for bloody Mary mix ...

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: May. 16th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
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I've been getting really into them since my April travels all over; every time I stepped on a plane, I was tired and cranky and needed a drink. :]

And I highly recommend making your own mix, but I haven't been that ambitious yet this summer.

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from: kishenehn
date: May. 16th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
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Hmm ... I wonder if anyone I know has a perfect recipe? :-p

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from: deco_lounge
date: May. 20th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
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Have you tried Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix? Its my personal fave, and if you're feeling really lazy you don't have to do anything else to it other than add vodka and a veggie of your choice to stir with. :-)

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: May. 21st, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
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Haven't tried it but I will have to. And I am often feeling lazy enough to just throw together the above-shown mix, the vodka, and a celery stalk. :]

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