September 14, 2003

3 things: honking, tuna, and grocery shopping.

POST #    373

must people honk in traffic? i can understand if there is one person in front of you and they aren't moving, but if cars are bumper to bumper and you can't see what's causing the traffic jam, why do you honk? just sit there and curse yourself for driving, no need to pollute the air with your horn.

my love hate relationship with tuna has shifted back to the love part. for some reason, i got up this morning after a rough night, and had this craving for tuna. i'll probably have it a few times this week and a couple of more times this month, then shift my feelings on tuna again. maybe it's all the talk of bill parcells returning to new york (his nickname is "the tuna").

grocery shopping:
the one thing, yes only one thing, that is good about living in suburbia is the grocery stores. the aisles are wide enough to drive a hummer through, let alone shopping carts. the selection is plentiful, and the prices are cheap. in new york, the isles are super narrow, so much so that they even have special narrow carts, the selection is so-so, and it always seems to be more expensive.

Posted by tien mao in Random at 1:04 PM



boy, do i have comments on this one!

honking- on all the cute little side streets south of my apt there are "no honking" signs, with the added note that "people live here". apparently you can be slapped with a huge fine for honking. i've NEVER seen these signs before, except near hospitals, and was quite confused. who put them up? and why? why just on these side streets? why not on my loud and noisy main street? I live on the main stree! so why can people honk there? not fair! do you think the community petitioned for these signs? i can't imagine the city of new york putting them up out of courtesy or random public interest. i guess my main question here is- what's up with that?

food shopping- i cannot stress ENOUGH how much food shopping in new york SUCKS. even in boston (which is not suburbia, but a lovely city), a dirty, sketchy food store is the taj mahal compared to the best food stores in this city! i can't find anything i want! and i used to love the food store! the endless possibilities of culinary delight! the sheer joy of being so adorably domestic! now the food store gives me the shakes. and i got one of those carts- you know, the ones that old ladies fill with random junk when they walk down the street. but there isn't even enough cool stuff in the food store to hallway fill my cute little cart.

don't even get me started on the produce situation....

Posted by: jess at September 14, 2003 4:55 PM

um... i meant "halfway". not "hallway". hee.

Posted by: jess at September 14, 2003 4:57 PM

i'm not sure how to respond to those...but i think you hit the nail on the head.

Posted by: tien at September 14, 2003 10:24 PM

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