Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Out and About...

... and back again.  Went over to The Big(ger) City™ to pick up a new pair of readers and found they gave me the wrong strength once I got home... me bein' too stoopid to check the case while I was in my optometrist's office.  It's always frickin' sumthin' and I HATE it when that sumthin' is a self-inflicted wound.

Stopped at Wally-World to pick up a few things and spent at least three minutes standing with mouth agape in the cookie aisle.  Here's me, wantin' a bag o' chocolate chip cookies... preferably Chips Ahoy... and I'm confronted with NINE different varieties of Chips Ahoy.  Nine: Chewy, Gooey, Cashew, white fudge, and Gawd Only Knows what else.  It took me a minute to find a bag o' "Originals," seein' as how they only had three left and those were all jammed waaaay in the back, on the bottom shelf.

Sometimes I think we have too much choice in these United States.  But I like it.

I ran into Buddy... the proprietor o' Beautiful La Hacienda Trailer Park... on my way out this morning and this conversation ensued:
Buddy:  Mornin'!  Say... could ya do me a favor?
Me:  Sure!  What's up?
Buddy:  Could you look up Obama's address on your computer fer me?
Me: Sure... but... ummm... why?
Buddy:  Coz I wanna send him all our senior citizens' bills if he holds up those Social Security checks...
Heh.  "Good ideer," sez I.

And now it's off to make the rounds...


  1. I thought everyone knew 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

  2. http://staff.fcps.net/tcarr/shortstory/fun.htm

    This if for after you've read about Borders closing on the Shoebox blog

  3. "...I think we have too much choice..."

    Unless you shop at Costco. They keep changing the choices available.

  4. I like choice, but I'm not big on the old Chips Ahoy cookies no matter what they do to them. I will eat them if there is no other choice :)

    I really hate when I've been buying the same item at Wal-Mart for years. Then one day, they just quit selling it. GRRR!

    WV: bickm - sounds like bitchin' and bickerin' together.

  5. Skip: I'm sure he knew the address, it was just a conversational gambit.

    cladd: Thanks for that!

    Skip II: I only wish I had a Costco nearby...

    Lou: Homemade is best when it comes to cookies, but ya know how THAT goes...

  6. Those cookies are good, but hard to beat an RC cola and a Moon Pie or the other southern delicacy, Oreo cookies and a big old Grapette belly wash.
    Now I'm hungry!

  7. You must try Oreo balls. Ground-up oreos, rolled into small balls and dipped in white chocolate. Like crack.

  8. Ooooh... that sounds delicious!


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