January's a busy time around here at CDS Enterprises (A wholly-owned division of NFG Worldwide, Ltd.) As such, I don't have the time to rant anew - at least not in print. Being as we are four months from my cresting (and subsequently being 'over') the hill, it seems only appropriate that I share with you some crotchety posts from the past.
I'm not editing these, except where I may have spelled something incorrectly in my angry fervor.
Originally published August, 2006
Can you pay them to feed it to you, too?
Call me cheap, call me old-fashioned, call me anti-social (and you might be right on at least one of those fronts...), but when did it become such a chore to prepare a decent meal at home that we now have stores that let you order your 'home made' meals, then arrive at a pre-determined time and throw together ingredients that someone else has purchased, cut up, organized, arranged, chilled and categorized for you? Isn't this one step removed from picking up TGI-AppleFactory Curbside-to-Go?
One of my friends has started doing this, paying $100 for the privilege of other people's potentially unwashed hands in her dinner, just so she doesn't have to buy a few odd spices.
My spice rack IS odd spices. I love my trip to the grocery store, and wish the conventional grocery store arrangement of produce - deli - meat/seafood - dairy was rearranged, since my trip usually includes produce - meat - produce - meat - deli - dairy, I'm always composing once I see what looks the best. I love the adventure of planning a week's menus at a time (I've tried to schedule further, much to my schedule-breaking dismay).
Why do things have to be so complicated when they were always so simple before? And why didn't I think of it first? It must be a goldmine!
Oh, Just Shut Up and Lie Down Somewhere
3 weeks ago