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03 August 2008 @ 12:58 am
Oh ye late-evening Walmart trip  
Driving around at 11pm because I feel RESTLESS but GREAT?  Yeah.  My chemical balance is off right now.

Fortunately, Walmart is open 24 hours, and they have a nice spice section, so now I own ground savory.  My spice shelf is not so much a toolchest as it is a treasured collection of every possible spice I can lay my hands on.  I must have them all.  What do I need savory for?  Who cares.  I just need it.  To have it.  So that I can linger before my spice shelf and run my fingers over the little bottles and laugh uproariously.  "They're mine... alllll miiiiine!!"

I took a moment to sneer unkindly at the crystallized ginger.  Then took another moment to sneer regretfully at the terribly old, wrinkly ginger in the fresh ginger bin.  I need to get my hands on some really nice, fresh roots so that I stop killing innocent civilians with my candied ginger.  Any of you know a guy who knows a guy?

Howl's Moving Castle was incredible, but then, it's a Miyazaki.  And it was romantical, which may have even more to do with me driving around in the middle of the night.  21 was entertaining and semi-forgettable; I may have to own it just for the math.

Links!  Both of these are from mfree:

This is cute:  It's a GI-Joe stop-action animation music video which does a rendition/tribute to John Carpenter's The Thing.  The url amuses me, too.

Even cuter:  Little.  Teensy.  Tinsey.  Houses.  At first you look at these and go, why?  And then the longer you look, the more you just want to have one.  They are wee!  And cute!  (And wee!)
Current Mood: boredbored
jessxantha on August 3rd, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
next time you're in atlanta, hit one of the asian markets (I think you said before that there is no such thing in lovely C-bus). the ginger there is usually really fresh and juicy and happy and CHEAP.

also, if they put a penzeys store near you, WATCH OUT! (but go-- I used to order from them online, but now I have one nearby and OMFg). :)
Wiseacreewin on August 3rd, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
OMG. A Penzeys... store???

I'd never make it out of there alive.
jessxantha on August 3rd, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Plan to visit one of the locations next time you are near one of them. ;) They had more stuff in-store than I recall seeing in the catalog/online. Mmmm.
Harfafnorharfafnor on August 3rd, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
Fresh Market has some really fresh stuff usually, hence the name. There are several locations in Atlanta. One of them is here in Alpharetta. Then there's Harry's and Whole Foods as well.
Rainhypnagogie on August 3rd, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
Weebee! Weeebeee!

some blockheaded bracegirdle from hardbottle: booksnotemily on August 3rd, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
Have you read the book of Howl's Moving Castle? It's amazing, one of my favorites. Very different from the movie, although they're both good.
kenjarikenjari on August 3rd, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
I have a similar attitude towards spices. It's almost always coupled with the desire to find something to make with the stuff. The "mmmm, spices" thing and the love of cooking really feed off of each other.
justjenn001justjenn001 on August 4th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
I hate Walmart, but it does come in handy. I left home at 8:45 to go to a 9:30 showing, only to find both the 9:30 and 10:30 showings were sold out. So there's an 11:30 showing and I decide to go to that. But I didn't want to go home again, so I went to Target until 10 when they close, then swung by Blockbuster and found nothing I wanted, so then I remembered the lovely 24 hr Walmart. That killed some time, though I didn't buy anything...

Wiseacreewin on August 4th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
They always get me at the $5 movie racks. :)