February 01, 2007

Thursday Three!

It's an "On the Fly" edition this morning--no time yesterday or this morning to do any sort of deep thought or induce any cleverness into the process, so here's you a slapdash, thrown-together-at-the-last-moment set of questions, guaranteed to be neither entertaining nor insightful!

Everyone is free to play along, of course, although you might not want to. But go ahead anyway just to stay in practice.


1) What is the last product you recommended to a friend?

2) What is your favorite section of the grocery store?

3) Joe Biden--lunatic, or idiot?

There! Quick, run and answer those by either dropping a comment below, or a link to your blog!

As for my answers:

1) I guess it'll be our new vacuum cleaner, the Hoover Fusion whatever-it's-called. I can't remember who I told besides all of you, but I gave it good marks. Takes a lot of emptying, though.

2) I really enjoy the so-called "ethnic" food aisles, just to look at the packaging. The frozen food aisles and cases are also kinda interesting, just to see what all people have come up with as convenience foods.

3) I don't think they're mutually exclusive, but I think he's probably not crazy, he's just got a tin ear and a disconnect between his brain and his mouth. Idiot.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 1, 2007 08:32 AM

1. Friends? The only thing I can recall is telling people to build their own computers or buy some generic unit rather than a Dell/Gateway/HP.

2. I like the produce section, particularly as stores are getting more "exotic" choices for fruits and vegetables. Not that I have the money for them, but it's nice to see.

3. I assume you're referring to Joe's bid for President (again). I'm tempted to say idiot, but someone has to have some smarts to stay in the Senate for as long as he has. Even though he has next to no chance to be elected, he gets a national voice this way and you get to see his floating head on the Sunday morning shows (if you ever watch them).

Posted by: Marc V at February 1, 2007 08:57 AM

1. Can't recall.
2. All of 'em (and moreso at Trader Joe's).
3. Idiot--small states (sorry Fritz) seem to elect more of them (NV, ME, RI).

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at February 1, 2007 08:57 AM

Did Birmingham get hit with ice last night? We're getting snow right now that's supposed to change to freezing rain this afternoon. Obviously schools have to close, so Lady Spud is home alone with 4 energetic youngsters. Lucky her - maybe I'll just work a half day and rescue her.

Posted by: Marc V at February 1, 2007 09:07 AM

I'm up.

Posted by: skinnydan at February 1, 2007 09:08 AM

Nope, Marc, no ice or snow, although we had some sleet. Up further north in the Tennessee Valley they had some snow, but I think it's already melted.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 1, 2007 09:40 AM

Iím UP

Posted by: jim at February 1, 2007 10:06 AM

Already melted?

We had a LITERAL blizzard. In fact, there was a full half inch drift off my back porch.

Schools and government offices are closed and the Mayor is readying a request to the Feds for disaster relief.

The store shelves are bare of batteries and milk.

I blame it on Bush and that idiot Biden.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at February 1, 2007 10:07 AM

Over in the east our snow has turned to rain but we did get enough to ice the steps and keep me home.

Posted by: jim at February 1, 2007 10:10 AM

Watch out on those icy steps, Jim! Larry, do we need to send someone to dig you out?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 1, 2007 10:25 AM

I'm up. No linky today but I'm up. And Blogger isn't playing well with others today so you might have to try more than once. Or not.

Posted by: Nate at February 1, 2007 10:30 AM

I already stopped smoking what would I give up if I fell on the steps again?

Posted by: jim at February 1, 2007 10:55 AM


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 1, 2007 11:19 AM

That's just not nice--now i see where Jonathan gets some of his attitude.

Posted by: jim at February 1, 2007 11:45 AM

I blame global warming.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Here I am!

Posted by: Sarah G. at February 1, 2007 01:08 PM

1. I suppose the last thing I recommended to someone was a theological book, but it might have been a restaurant, Carnaggio's on Highway 31.

2) For some reason I am fascinated by produce aisles now (in the better stores)--it is amazing what we now get from places such as Chile and New Zealand.

3) I tend to agree with Marc V. about Biden, and would suggest the term Marc is looking for as a description of him may be "bloviator."

Posted by: Stan at February 1, 2007 01:09 PM

1. I don't know if it is the last thing I recommended, but I do love my robot slave a lot and have been known to drag unsuspecting visitors in to admire it.

2. It depends upon the grocery store. At Harris Teeter, I love the produce and meat sections. At Wild Oats, I love the tea section. At most other grocery stores, nothing really excites me too much.

3. Blithering idiot

Posted by: Jordana at February 1, 2007 01:24 PM

1. Thumper Mini-Pro Massager
2. Produce, healthy produce, is so pretty.
3. Seldom give a thought to him.

Posted by: Janis Gore at February 1, 2007 02:41 PM

1. Il Mito, a local restaurant with its own "real" chef-owner.

2. Now that we finally have one - Trader Joe's - all of it. Anywhere else, the fresh bread/rolls/doughnut section.

3. Crazy like a fox, but an idiot at heart.

Posted by: Diane at February 1, 2007 03:34 PM

Like Stevil and Diane I really like Trader Joe's, neat foods and good prices. I miss having a dough sheeter and a power lift 50 qt mixer here at home, *sigh* I guess I'll made do w/Costco bakery items too.

Anyway here's my answers to the AoW "On The Fly" Thursday Three

1) What is the last product you recommended to a friend?

Some good but not outrageously priced knives from F. Dick from J B Prince in NYC.

2) What is your favorite section of the grocery store?.

Lunds/Bierlys seafood and meats. I've never seen a grocery that has anything close to their selection and freshness, a close second is their cheeses at the Lake st store.

3) Joe Biden--lunatic, or idiot?

Momma's lil idiot child, a perfect reflection of "leadership" in government today.

Posted by: Chef Tony at February 1, 2007 06:24 PM

1. Gippsland yogurt in the two litre tub from the continental and Indian delis. It is only a few cents dearer than the one litre tubs they sell in the major supermarkets.

2. My favourite section of the supermarket is the fish stall, although I prefer to buy fish at the market. Then the cheese stall, then the checkout.

3. I don't know Mr Biden, but if he's anything like Mark Latham, Australia's last Opposition leader, he's both and a lot more besides.

Posted by: kitchen hand at February 1, 2007 10:54 PM

Two liters of yogurt!? My friend, that's a LOT of yogurt!

It seems Trader Joe's gets high marks from everyone, but I don't know of one anywhere around--in fact, never heard of it at all. I think it's high time we got us one.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 2, 2007 11:17 AM

My mother-in-law loves Trader Joe's. I think she would live there if she could.

Posted by: Sarah G. at February 2, 2007 11:25 PM