Dozens (12/365)



Today I am thankful for: friends with snow tires, friends who offer to drive you to the grocery store because even though the forecasts were all wrong and OMG IT’S STILL SNOWING, the one thing you want in the entire world is a fresh-baked apple pie right now and there are no apples in the house anywhere.

These are the kinds of friends I have, you guys. Love!

And also hey look a picture without any snow in it. So at least that happened.

While I’m here, I’d like to leave a special message to you, the woman who walked all the way to Starbucks in the snow only to find it had closed a moment earlier, people with lattes and salted caramel mochas still clearly visible through the locked front doors.

I know! First world problems. But your face — that was the look of a broken heart. I’m sure, for at least that instant, you were the saddest person in the whole world. So a million hugs to you, Starbucks lady. I hope you found something warm nearby.

Maybe even five minutes later at the grocery store across the parking lot.

tags: photo , project365

  • Poor Sbux lady. I have been that lady, before I was converted to the delicious and wily wiles of tea.

    Your cartons are so neat and orderly! And in a fridge, unlike the UK, which is still weirding me out.

  • Logically I know that this is how they used to do it, but I'm not sure I could wrap my head around that! But then again, I've never had fresh farm (not supermarket) eggs, either. Need to cross both of those things off my list.

    Also, I heart tea, which is why I wasn't Starbucks lady. Now, if the pie store had been closed, that would have been something else entirely.

  • dtremit

    from the Annals of Useless Information: American eggs need to be refrigerated because they're washed, which reduces the risk of salmonella but makes them too porous to be stored safely at room temperature.  Elsewhere, salmonella is less of a problem -- ergo, no washing, no chilling.

  • I've also noticed in my egg-cooking adventures here that the shells are much thicker. It takes a good whack or two to open one, whereas in the States I barely needed to tap.

  • Dan, that is totally both useful and fascinating. Thank you! (I'm sorry I missed you when you were in Seattle)

  • dtremit

    I am nothing if not a font of trivia.  And no worries -- I'll catch you next time, sans snow and the flu I can't seem to quite shake...

  • Saska Albright

    Apropos of nothing in your post except the photo, I love eggs in a mystical kind of way. (I can't eat them anymore, which makes me sad, but.) I love that they are so extraordinarily strong, and a self-supporting ecosystem, and something birds do just in case. This photo looks, to me, like a refrigerator full of ideas, all with the potential to be perfect.

  • I am completely convinced that I couldn't live without eggs. I basically love everything about them and everything you can make with them.

    On the other hand, I'm 99% sure I used to feel this way about potatoes, and I don't have them very often anymore. So I guess we all adapt...

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