Monday, March 15, 2010

Costco in Korea!

Picture Costco (or your favorite superstore) on a Sunday. Now add several hundred people throwing elbows and driving bumper carts. Voila! You have an idea of what Costco is like on a Sunday. I normally try to get any sort of grocery shopping done after work during the week but Costco is just too far away for me to want to deal with that on a weekday. I added myself to my Mom's account back in September but I hadn't taken advantage of that yet. My burning desire for Oreos** and Eggo waffles finally caved me.They didn't have Eggo waffles like the Costco in Seoul! It was tragic. However, my stomach was appeased with 2 giant boxes of Oreos, Ritz crackers (taste buttery but only have oil in them!), Cheerios, and 4 pounds of bacon. In case you were wondering, I had Bacon, Ritz crackers, and Oreos for dinner last night.  Probably my least balanced meal in the past year but so very tasty.

I wish I had taken pictures but when I am shopping in bulk I tend to only put the essentials in my bag...and my camera frequently loses out to my book when it comes to the essential strip down. I finished Plato's Phaedrus and must go back to Howard Zinn. It's getting constantly shafted on the reading schedule for being utterly too large to be conveniently transported. Really good book...terrible size for my purse.

The news is alternately frustrating and aggravating me. This is nothing out of the ordinary but it might be a few days until you get a new news post from me. Or a few hours. Whenever I manage to relax a bit.


**Korean made Oreos have milk in them. American made Oreos only have sugar, high fructose corn syrup and other chemicals that simulate a milky flavor. For new comers to my blog/life, I am severely lactose intolerant.

5 comments:

Kyle Crum said...

Somehow, we always end up grocery shopping on a Sunday and we always say we're never going to do it again. It's probably the most stressful grocery shopping I've ever done.

Alex said...

So stressful. I love working in a public school because if I leave work directly at 4:40 for E-Mart it's pretty calm. Every time I need to buy stuff on the weekend I'm consumed with dread. This has, on occasion, led me to eat ramen for breakfast on Monday...

eraponte said...

How was Phaedrus?

Alex said...

It was good though I enjoyed the Republic much more. I found his treatment at the end on good writing and speech making far more interesting than his treatment of love.

eraponte said...

really? I found it strange, though it flowed well, that he ventured from Love to Persuasive Writing. I had trouble relating the two. What was the point? Is there a parrallel between convincing writing and convincing love? When it went into the writing part, I found it kind of awekward. I liked the love speak however. Someone I met from Australia is studying Love and Relationships for his PhD, and he told me to start with Phaedrus, so I imagine there's much more advanced thought on the subject, now it's whether I'm interested in contuing to pursue such philosophy.