Friday, July 2, 2010

was it a craving??

I bought a box of those damn white mini powdered doughnuts. I don't think I've ever actually bought those in my entire life. When I was a kid we would get them on camping trips or out on the lake as a special vacation treat. I was slightly embarrassed at the check out line as our items included the doughnuts, mint ice cream (for blake), a pineapple, and 5 pounds of pork butt.
We had to go to 3 markets tonight to find stuff for a little dinner party were having tomorrow and all the little check out ladies made comments about my belly and asked a bunch of questions. I forget that people in California will actually stop and talk with you. I got so used to no eye contact and hurrying through the line as fast as you can in NY. Its kinda refreshing that people are so friendly.

1 comment:

  1. I agree.

    My husband is navy, so we're currently in the CT area. I've found that people can be friendly if you smile a lot and start up a conversation. But mostly, you're right. It's hustle and bustle, get you in and get you out. Run, run where ever you go. My in-laws live in manhattan. There just seems to be an inner high speed motion to everyone who lives there. As if people really never slow down to enjoy life.

    I grew up in Texas, so coming home for visits are always so refreshing. The people here seem to slow down life. Aren't always so eager to race through it. And most always the men say "yes ma'am, no ma'am" and have a bit more respect for others. I like the good ol' boys, who work their 1500 acre ranches. Their parents raised them to respect people. lol I didn't marry a good ol' boy, but I'd like to raise my kids to "yes ma'am" every woman. lol