Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kelsey on California #3

The Guilty Grocer:
Within a 5 mile radius of my home there is a daily farmer's market, a weekly open-air farmers market, a Trader Joe's, a Whole Foods, and a Lunardi's (a hoity-toity grocery store). Needless to say, the trend here is to buy local and to eat fresh, natural, organic, and healthy good food.
What's a girl gotta do for some oreos and hot dogs around here?*
It's embarrassing enough arriving at the check out line with all my non-organic, frozen vegetables, frozen pizzas, potato chips**, and Coors Lite... But then I never remember to bring in my pile of canvas bags from my car. So not only am I that bad cook and unhealthy eater but I "hate the earth" too. It's a lot of pressure at the check out lines around here. (And as much as I'd like to load up on fresh fruits and veggies, I happen to live with a die hard carnivore and I've already wasted too much money throwing rotten uneaten food away.)
So for all you rich liberals who turn your nose down at my hot dogs (Yes, I'm talking to you Mr. "I rode my $8,000 bicycle here with my vegan grocery list on my i-pad) Don't judge me just because I don't like hummus and I use plastic grocery bags in my bathroom trash cans. At least I'm not wearing a helmet in the grocery store. dork.

* There is a Costco nearby. However, I prefer not to buy my hot dogs in packs of 50. Oreos on the other hand.....
** For the record, I'd like everyone to know that we buy the BAKED Lays.

1 comment:

  1. Ha! I think the pressures are just as crazy here in DC. For lunch I got a sandwich special which came with an apple and chips and a drink and I got M&Ms - which I totally could not juggle back to the office with my wallet and blackberry so I "purchased" a bag for my lunch for $0.05 and a co-worker lectured me that I should make sure to use that bag at least three times before I threw it away!