Aint there a song called "Uninspired"? Bleh.. too uninspired to find oot.
On the rotation
Earth, Wind and Fire - September
And by the same group - Boogie Wonderland and Lets Groove Tonight
Funk for the blues.
JPennant: <-- feeling uninspired
McClint: i know what ya mean. last weekend was the first time in months I actually felt like getting off my ass and doing something productive
JPennant: yeah.. just a *bleh* feeling, right?
julez: still no new pictures on your site :-) *twiddle*
JPennant: *grump* back off, woman :-P
julez: if you get to nag me... ;-)
JPennant: feelin uninspired
JPennant: actually, I think thats what I'll post..
JPennant: My brain fries if I process more than 10 images in a row
julez: wouldn't want your brain to fry
JPennant: eh, no sense calling the fire department when the house has already burnt to the ground
julez: awww don't say that
JPennant: I realized what it was
JPennant: Im not telling stories anymore
JPennant: doesnt tie into the images
JPennant: Im caring more on how the images look instead of a sense of place
julez: you enjoyed tying it to a sense of place
julez: i think your readers enjoyed that too
JPennant: yah. *bleh*
JPennant: <--- strums on country guitar.. "Now its all gone, my sense of place is allll gone.." (cue howling hound dog)
julez: your new avocation :-)
JPennant: <-- *twangs*
Waait a minnit.. I havent been going out for coffee and donuts in the morn, cuz its too far!
Damn, I KNEW coffee and donuts were essential to creativity and general well being...
Ok, fine. Pictures.
What did I do? Oh yeah, I went shopping the other day...
I went to the Berkeley Discount Outlet.. here is stuff I didnt buy
Couldnt justify buying spam, not even with..*sniff*.. cheese in it.
Corn Flakes? I actually love corn flakes, but nah.
Didnt buy much of anything else.. milk, cheese, bread.. thats was pretty much it.
The San Francisco supermarkets are anything but cheap, compared to the midwest and most of the east.
As with gas prices, I do believe there is a fair amount of ongoing gouging going on.
(Over the years reported cases of price gouging and profiteering in the western states are quickly settled with a fine and its business as usual.
I only know this cuz I used to read the Wall Street Journal. Funny how this stuff rarely gets into the main papers..)
With the gas shock.. check this out..
No wonder Im feeling this guy.
Oh yeah, where was I? Shopping. Ok.
Freaked out by the prospect of living at the mercy of the Safeway's, Andronico's, Whole Earth Foods and its ilk.. I sought the advice of the CASH-STRAPPED locals who all said "Go to Berekeley Bowl, honey! It's got the BEST produce. And the cheapest bulk foods."
Aha. What I wanted to hear.
SO, now - when all I have is a fiver to my name.. I go to the Berkeley Bowl.. and this is sorta what its like..
And the produce is indeed good and indeed reasonable.
Pity I dont eat much produce.
Oh yeah, and the customers more often than not look like this..
And the cashiers?
Oh yeah.. and Costco
Reality check: Unless youre running a business and buying in bulk - Costco is no cheaper than your average supermarket. At least the West Coast Costco's stock stuff like this..
Mochi ice cream.
Sun hepped me unto these sublime ice-cream balls covered in rice-paper back in New York, but I could never find 'em as she couldnt remember the name or where the market she went to was in Chinatown .
And I sure as hell couldnt find it in the warrens of Chinatown.
Costco.. wasnt cheap. 9 bucks for ice cream, y'all.
But, damned fool am I .. I bought it.
Sun recommended the green tea flavor, which is surprisingly good, and the red-bean flavor tastes like strawberries.. but oh man - gimme the mango flavor any time.
Next time, I'll try to find it at Ranch99.
So, yeah, shopping.