Wednesday, June 4, 2008
(See photo above of swamp creatures eating each other in Mom's front yard)
I have already spent $140 on groceries, most of it at Albertson's, some at Whole Foods. Buffalonians who travel (BWT's) often complain that Buffalo has no Whole Foods, so I had to check it out, and I am here to report that Wegman's is a much more thorough grocer than Whole Foods, and that W's organics come in the same varieties and in the same brands as Whole Foods. If shopping in Green Architectural Spaces makes you feel good, then I guess whole foods wins, but other than that, I'll take Wegman's.
Monday, I got up and wrote for a bit, then went to Comcast to pick up a cable modem. No, I can't live without the internet for even a day, and it would drive me crazy to have drive to Starbuck's just to surf. I also joined a gym down the street and made a dental appointment for Tuesday, on which day I was told I need two crowns, which set me back a pretty penny. A lot of pretty pennies. They ground down my two back uppers on the right side and capped them with temporary crowns. The permanent ones will be put on before I leave in July. Anyhow, it's tough to chew on that side and I am popping ibuprofins like Skittles to kill the pain. It works, for the most part.
Today I finally got some real writing done. I also found a killer video store that will feed my jones while I am here. Tonight I am going to begin the Andrzej Wajda war trilogy -- A Generation, Kanal, and Ashes and Diamonds. I've seen the latter, but not the other two, and thought it'd be fun to watch them all back to back and in chronological order. I know, I am a geek, but I can tell you this: I've got nothing on the guys that run Renaissance Video in Sarasota. When I told them I was from Buffalo, they immediately rattled off every film ever set or shot in the Queen City. So there.