Tuesday, March 24, 2009

assorted observations

*Mr. B has a new team baseball cap, complements of Mr. D, and he's wearing it everywhere.
*A heron flew above me the other day, circled and landed in the neighbor's swampy back yard. It was amazing to watch--it's wingspan was enormous, it's call eerie.
*Mr. B and Mr. G start swimming lessons today. I hope they get good teachers. I hope there aren't any bratty kids in their classes and I hope there aren't any annoying mothers. I'll bring reading material just in case.
*I started reading Sweet and Low by Rich Cohen. I wish I could go back to New York and look more closely for the things he writes about--the shipyards, Navy Pier, and I was only in Manhattan, not Brooklyn.
*I'm peeved that I forgot to ask the assistant manager at the grocery store a question last night when I returned our milk bottles. I'm wondering why they keep the pregnancy tests behind the service counter next to the cigarettes.
*Last night on "Diners Drive ins & Dives" a pizza maker in Texas who hailed from Chicago said that he only uses "Wisconsin cheese" because it was the best kind. I knew that, but it was nice to hear him say it.
*Now I'm craving pizza from Stuc's and nothing else is gonna cut it.
*I still wonder WTF those folks at AIG were thinking to award those bonuses in the first place. That sort of behavior does not instill faith in common decency.


23 comments:

  1. Pregnancy tests next to the cigarettes? And why are they behind the counter? Here, they're usually next to the condoms, which I think is marvelously honest.

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  2. It's sad but probably because they are stolen frequently. This just makes it harder for embarrassed kids to get them, though.

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  3. I would guess they are behind the counter because of a high level of theft :-/

    Yay about the Wisconsin cheese line!!!!! I love to hear non-Wisconsinites admit it :-D

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  4. That's funny. Pregnancy tests AND Sudafed behind the counter...

    You were looking for the Sudafed, right??

    As for AIG, there is so little about this whole situation that builds public confidence. I'm starting to think that aid should be given only to regional banks that can prove they acted responsibly. This is America. We can build a new financial system.

    - Julia

    p.s. Wisconsin cheese really is the best... anytime you want to host a giveaway, I'll enter.

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  5. I'm going to go with theft on the pregnancy tests.

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  6. That's so cool about the heron! I love wading birds. There is one that occasionally hangs out in a pond by my office building and I have scared the crap out of many a passenger riding in my car when I've been driving by and spotted it. Have never ever seen it in flight though - that would be awesome.

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  7. You've got to figure that people steal pregnancy tests all the time. They're probably kept where people can keep a closer eye on them.

    And now I want pizza, too!

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  8. Take a book to the pool just in case? Somehow I can't picture Green Girl being anti-social.

    If said 'annoying moms' are present, they're likely to interrupt your reading (because that's what annoying people do) and you'll end up talking with them because you're too nice not to...

    Sorry, but that's how I'm calling this one.

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  9. GAH! Now all I can think is PIZZA! Oh, and that they should keep the pregnancy tests next to the condoms. I'm just sayin'.

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  10. Heh, just saw Jen's comment. Great minds and all of that.....

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  11. They keep them behind the counter because pregnancy is a dangerous thing and I often fear that it is contagious too. Thankfully, the grocery stores understand my concerns and keep those tests where they belong.

    Or maybe it's because once you find out your pregnant, you're gonna need a smoke to come to terms with it. Oops, maybe that's just me. :)

    -Abby

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  12. The weather has finally turned to spring and I am adding to my list of things I need to stop procrastinating about: raking and mulching the flower beds, pruning the roses, and repairing the deer fencing. Feel better soon.:)

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  13. LOL---I almost hope there are some annoying mothers at the swim class jest so you'll blog about it. ;-)

    I know, I'm mean like that.

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  14. The pregnancy test question MUST be asked! AIG-UGH!

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  15. Pregnancy tests are dangerous. ;)
    Yay for Wisconsin cheese! I agree. :)
    AIG. Mrfph. I have nothing good to say.

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  16. I agree with the AIG observation - WTF were they thinking is right.

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  17. Stuc's? I have a gift cert for Stuc's. I must use it soon. I usually get their goodies when we're ordering in from school on staff development. I like their sandwiches.

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  18. They keep the pregnancy tests behind the service counter? They just enjoy making people ask for them?
    Okay. Now I'm seeing other comments that explain about the shoplifting.

    I just would hate to make it harder for girls to find out if they're pregnant.

    I always take a book to the pool. But I'm kind of a hermit.

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  19. Uh. Wait. Why are you looking for the pregnancy tests?

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  20. I'm with Ree. How is it that you know the pregnancy tests are behind the counter?

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  21. I've never had pizza in Appleton, but you're making me want some now.

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  22. Pregnancy tests behind the counter? Next to the cancer sticks? Hmmmm I wonder what's up with that?

    I noticed at our pharmacy the laxatives and the nice hot lemony neo-citran drink I waxed enthusiasm about to you yesterday were also behind the counter. What a party that would be.

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  23. Pregnancy tests? Is there an interesting question we should be asking? Are you WAY braver than me?

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