Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thirsty

You know how they tell you not to go grocery shopping while hungry, because of all the silly extra food you'll buy? Yeah, well you probably shouldn't shop while thirsty either. I did, and this is what I came home with:

1 6-pack IBC cream soda
2 8-packs of mini Cokes
1 12 pack of fresca in cans
1 container of lemonade mix (makes 8 quarts!)
3 cans frozen limeade concentrate (6 more quarts!)
2 6-packs of Sweetwater beers (sch'wheat and blue)
4 bottles of wine (3 red, 1 white)

What was on my list? Lemonade and wine.

I did much better with the food. Purchased items not on my list? Four ears of corn, because it was fresh and really cheap. And fish sauce, because we used up our last bottle last week. Can't make Thai without fish sauce. I like to keep our spur-of-the-moment options open. We have a somewhat different list of staple items than normal people...

9 comments:

Dave said...

Fresca? They still make that? Was it next to Tab on the shelf?

fermicat said...

Fresca rocks! It is way better than Sprite. They probably still make Tab, in spite of the fact that it tastes revolting.

Jenn said...

Fresca is awesome! I love it. Very hard to find around here.

fermicat said...

Hmmm. We've never had any trouble finding it in Atlanta.

LL said...

That's because it's a Coke product. I believe they made it to compete with Pepsi's Squirt.

Fresca's around these parts too.

Look on the bright side though fermi... at least you didn't go to the liquor store. ;)

Jeni said...

I don't remember now what it was that I HAD to run to the grocery store for yesterday but it was really important anyway. So important that I forgot completely about getting a gallon of milk -a very important commodity in this house with the two grandkids ya know. Today, I had to return to the store mainly for the Sunday paper and a head of cabbage so I could make fried cabbage and noodles for supper to go with the chicken I was going to barbeque. I got the items I needed, yes -plus a few extra items too. To the tune of over $50 spent in groceries today and remembered the milk this time as well. However -the fried cabbage and noodles I was originally going to fix? Nope, didn't happen today! Shopping is something that often drives me insane as I try to remember what I need to get, even when I take the time to make a list. Always something missing.

fermicat said...

LL - Oh come on. Fresca is ancient. I drank it at my grandmother's house.

Jeni - I am bad at sticking to the list.

fermicat said...

Well, I'll be darned. Looked it up, and Squirt was created nearly 30 years before Fresca. I don't remember Squirt at all from childhood. But I did grow up in the Coca-Cola capitol of the world...

Fresca is the same age as I am. Squirt is from the 1930s.

trinamick said...

I don't think any of those things ever enter my house. Pepsi products are big in the Midwest, so it's been an adjustment traveling to places with no Squirt or Mt. Dew. Coke is slowly slipping into my favorite restaurants here too. Before long, I won't be able to get the good stuff anywhere!