Thursday, February 21, 2008

This, that and the other

First of all, some of you guys are writing about American Idol, and I have never once even seen the show. I don't know how that's possible, but it's true. I feel like I need to play catch up, just so I can continue to participate in your blogs.

I tried to link to a picture of my friend the beagle, but the shelter doesn't have a picture of him. I think it's because the dogs are not available for adoption until they are spayed or neutered, and clearly, he has not been. Anyway, here you can see the doggies I'm dealing with and possibly adopt one if you are anywhere near the greater Chicagoland area. (I have favorites, but I'll never tell)

Also, let me say that the first time I toured the shelter, I broke down into tears because of the wee little faces, wagging tails and hollers for love. I thought I'd wind up getting us evicted from our apartment because I would bring home at least 12 dogs. HOWEVER, this place is wonderful, and the dogs receive so much attention and care from the volunteers and the employees, that truly, the animals are only left alone for sleeping hours (and there is a night light for that time too). I'm just glad this place exists and I will give as much time and money as I can so they can help more animals. They are doing wonderful things.

You know how Swistle refers to Target as her boyfriend? Well, Flibberty is to Whole Foods as Swistle is to Target. I heart Whole Foods. I especially heart their pre-made soup bar that involves a delicious little thing they call "lemony lentil soup." Oh how my heart soars as I drive out of my way to get a bowl for lunch. It's lemony deliciousness is second to no other lentil soup in existence (I know this, I've tried every other). I even went so far as to publicly recommend said soup to the lovely Alice in a comment on her blog. But today Whole Foods broke my heart. They replaced Lemony Lentil Soup with Asian Vegetable Soup. It's over WF, do you hear me, over.

I will be gone until Wednesday because I am flying to Minneapolis tomorrow for a long list of things. Originally I was going back to pick up the paper for the wedding invites, order my wedding dress, scope out some post-ceremony party spots, and find a photographer. But then my mom decided to have hip surgery (yesterday, she's doing fine) and my uncle had to go and get prostate cancer and have his prostate removed (going on as I type) and so my weekend will be spent in the hospital. Luckily they're both in the same hospital. I'm so glad we moved back to the midwest for this reason alone; I get to be there.

Last night, I was in bed when Brett got home from class. He came to bed and started talking about one of his classmates who is currently feuding with his wife about bowling. It seems they are both avid bowlers and on seperate league teams. So Brett is telling me about how he told the guy to call him if he needed to get away a bit this weekend and what was my response? "So he's a motivated seller then?" Um . . . HUH? THis is what happens on a fairly frequent basis. I go into this half-asleep thing, where I'm still listening and comprehending what Brett is telling me, but then I respond with something completely unrelated. Usually it's related to something else that is on my mind, in this case the fact that Brett and I are fully in the housing market now. But wow, just WOW.

14 comments:

Tessie said...

I love Whole Foods SO MUCH. I find myself there for lunch, well, way too often. I like the sushi bar and the salad bar and the sandwich bar and the everything bar.

Enjoy your trip to the Motherland! Well, as much as you can enjoy a trip to the HOSPITAL. At least it's warm in there.

Jess said...

I love Whole Foods too, especially their prepared food, but oh god, not their prices.

Also, I have vowed not to post about American Idol quite as often this year. Last year I didn't have any readers so it didn't matter. This year I am trying to be slightly more aware that some of my readers actually could not care less about that show. Even if I still think they're weird.

Artemisia said...

I am glad you are able to make it home to visit everyone in the hospital. I hope everyone recovers quickly and without incident.

I answer A. with complete nonsense at high noon.

Congrats on the housing market - I dread when we will be playing that game again...

Artemisia said...

P.S. I too have never seen a single second of AI. And I don't plan to.

So it's official, Jess! You think I am a WEIRDO.

Flibberty said...

Jess,I didn't mean that you shouldn't post about American Idol, I just feel like the girl who didn't see the movie everyone is tlaking about and therefore must sit there nodding along and pretending she knows what's up. Carry on!

JMC said...

As far as I know, there is not a Whole Foods near me, but after hearing all the raves about it, I WANT ONE!

LoriD said...

I watched AI in (I think) the second season, near the end. It was the year Clay Aiken was in it. Anyway, it annoyed me to no end during the first shows of the next season and I haven't watched it since. Apparently, my husband didn't notice because he signed me up for an American Idol "sports" pool (he does the actual sports ones). Now I have to pay attention this season in hopes of winning $5,000!

Have a fun trip home. Hope all of your loved ones are doing well.

B2G said...

Um, I do the same thing when I'm falling asleep. Only way more horribly. Like the time last month when I was spending the night at this guy's house... I was drifting off... and out of nowhere I said, "He's the baby's father." Needless to say, it freaked him the fuck out. But in my head, I was dreaming about my best friend's baby. True story.

Swistle said...

1) I've never seen American Idol.
2) I've never been to Whole Foods.
3) I didn't see Titanic.

Penny said...

I absolutely love Whole Foods too, even though the people are all rude there and the food is breathtakingly expensive.

Buying food from there seems to brighten my LIFE, not just my diet.

amber said...

I'm certain I would love Whole Foods as well, if there were one in my area. Which, sadly no.

Alice said...

aahh! no! but i haven't tried the lemony deliciousness yet!!!

ha, my boyfriend does that SEEM sleep thing! we were just talking about it with some other friends of ours, and the girl in that relationship does it too. let me tell you, it's HILARIOUS for those of us who think we're having a normal conversation, but get responses like "i have to bring my guns to work tomorrow for the shoot-out" all of a sudden. heeee.

Stella said...

I am in love with the meat counter at whole foods, even though it costs more per pound, I swear it tastes better.

desperate housewife said...

WHY do we not have a Whole Foods? Or even a Target? WHY do I live in this town?
Jim and I can practically have two seperate conversations going on simultaneously. It will take us actual minutes to realize that the other person has no idea what we're talking about. At least you figured it out immediately.