City Life

Sunday, September 7, 2008

For the most part, I consider myself a small town girl. I have lived in a couple of big cities, but they never felt like home. I much prefer when the grocery checker knows your name, the bank teller's kids go to school with your kids, and everyone in town knows your business. In fact, today my grocery checker commented on how relaxed I looked, and said it must be my day off. Does that mean I normally look like a big stress ball? Or just that I spend WAY to much time at the grocery store? Probably a little bit of both.

Back to big cities... There are a couple of things I truly miss about living in the city. Mostly, that would be shopping. And I'm not talking about clothes, or shoes. I'm talking about foodie stuff.

Trader Joe's is heaven to me. I could easily put a cot in Whole Foods and live there. And a good farmers market? Fuggetaboutit!

The designer pasta. The selection of cheeses. The heirloom tomatoes. It makes me weak in the knees.

A food utensil I've never seen before? Gotta have it.

A Kitchen Aid mixer in the color orange? I lust for it. No matter that I have one in white. I want the orange one. No, I NEED the orange mixer. How can I possible use a white mixer? It doesn't match my Mario Batali dutch oven. We just can't have that!

What's that? A Williams Sonoma store? I feel faint.

Do any of you feel the same way? Do you enjoy checking out new grocery stores? Do you desire every new kitchen gadget you see? Do you have drawers and cupboards of kitchen equipment that never, or rarely gets used?

Or is it just me?



Bonnie said...

I have so many gadgets I thought I could not live without and they just lay in the drawers and take up space. I know what you mean. Bonnie

mom said...

Linen n things. I would live there if I could.. But first, a BIG kitchen to put all the stuff away.

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