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A $240 Sunday adventure.

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Jan. 19th, 2015 | 04:20 pm

Not a bad deal for all the meals I'll get from that cart.

Per the last entry, I definitely have used this three-day weekend to socialize and recharge (and have some decent sex).

I also fit in the monthly grocery shop yesterday. I have "grocery shopping enthusiast" listed on my Twitter profile, and it's probably more true than people realize. For the monthly trip when we stock up on everything from meat to spices, I like to go to the giant supermarket in Alexandria rather than any of the smaller (but still nice) stores around us in the city. It usually takes about two hours and the bill can be a bit of a shock, but it's worthwhile. Just this morning it felt like a mini-luxury to have milk to put in my coffee again after doing without for several days.

Also, this store is one of the only that contains all of the Latino and Asian ingredients that we use under one roof. The variety of cooking that Brian does requires two kinds of soy sauce, fish sauce, saffron threads, mojo criollo, and an array of other ingredients I've never previously used. It's been fun to learn about them and compare brands.

This trip took me just about the usual time, even with decent crowds there. One woman in an adjacent aisle spent a lot of time yelling "CREAMED corn. No, CREAMED corn! CREAMED!" but fortunately I didn't have to go into that aisle to witness the canned vegetable-related meltdown.

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artKouros

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from: artkouros
date: Jan. 19th, 2015 09:34 pm (UTC)
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If you like saffron, check out http://www.rumispice.com/ It's a great cause and good pricing on an expensive spice.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jan. 23rd, 2015 12:48 am (UTC)
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Thanks! We only buy it a few times a year, but a good resource to have anyway.

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Jan. 19th, 2015 10:47 pm (UTC)
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just decent sex? c'mon now... (says the guy not having sex at all).

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mark

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from: kishenehn
date: Jan. 19th, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, good sex is supposed to be indecent! :)

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Jan. 20th, 2015 02:26 am (UTC)
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ha! it's like you're in my head. ;)

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mark

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from: kishenehn
date: Jan. 20th, 2015 02:25 pm (UTC)
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I'm pretty certain you and I aren't the only guys with sex on our minds. :)

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jan. 23rd, 2015 12:49 am (UTC)
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I take what I can get. Literally. :)

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炎黃子孫

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from: postingwhore
date: Jan. 20th, 2015 01:53 am (UTC)
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Do you not feel like your produce/non-processed food isn't as fresh, though, as the month goes on?

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jan. 23rd, 2015 12:49 am (UTC)
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The dairy and produce will last two weeks at most, then I'll take a smaller grocery trip to replenish those items. The only produce that lasts us the whole month are the onions, garlic, and potatoes.

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Mark

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from: changeling72
date: Jan. 20th, 2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
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It's interesting to see who comments on the food and who focuses on the sex elements of your post!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jan. 23rd, 2015 12:50 am (UTC)
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I take all comments as they come. :)

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Tan Gnat

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from: pundigrion
date: Jan. 24th, 2015 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Now my brain is trying to think of the person *thought* creamed corn person was saying xD

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jan. 24th, 2015 11:14 pm (UTC)
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I don't even want to know. :)

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