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<< Aug 29, 2005 @ 17:29 >>

I went to the Wedge after work to find a sammich. They did have a delicious looking caper sammich that I almost bought, but instead I got Holy Land tahini homos, tabouli, and whole wheat pocket bread. Their tabouli is outstanding! Holy Land is up in nordeast, but I forgive them. Not everything can come from Whittier, even if it should. I got to the register and the cashier asked if I was a member, which I am not seeing as this was my first Wedge visit. She left it at that, though. No sales pitch. Nice. So, of course this reverse psychology totally worked on me, and I asked what it takes to become a member.

"$80 one-time fee," she says.

"So like $80 a year then?"

"No," she replies. "$80 once. And if you move, we buy it back from you."

"So, do I get like a discout then?"

"Yeah, you get $45 in coupons throughout the year, and if we make a profit you get a percentage back on your purchases over the year. So, like in November you usually get a check for 1 or 2 percent."

"Cool!," I exclaimed.

"Do you come here a lot? 'Cause it makes sense if you spend a lot of money here."

"Well, I just moved to Whittier, so I don't know."

I'm totally joining. That's awesome. Plus it will support a local Whittier business that isn't owned by Supervalue. And the food they sell – a lot of it is from Minneapolis. (See: Holy Land.) Their prices seem good, too. I don't know if Pad Thai is a good indicator species for this particular ecosystem, but the Wedge was selling pad thai for $1.69 that costs $1.99 everywhere else.

I started this new routine / tradition of playing random songs from my library while I blog so I will end my entries with some lyrics. I enjoy routines and traditions in a lot of ways, though I don't like anything that is routine. It's hard to explain. I wonder if I'll remember to listen to a song every time. I try to start traditions and routines, but I can't seem to ever remember them. Every day is completely different. Actually, way, way, waaaaaay back when, I did the lyrics-in-the-blog entry thing.

I just can't remember.

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August 29, 2005 @ 17:45:20

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

That's hilarious. I was just like, "I should make the Wedge a website and make use of the spiffy .coop TLD... wedge.coop." Turns out they are way ahead of me:


August 29, 2005 @ 18:18:19

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

Ruh Roh. Uptown is polluting Zach's mind! This is very sad.

August 29, 2005 @ 20:48:07

cmonster.pngChristy (monster)

Don't be silly, sith. Uptown (read: whittier) turns your brain into delicious cultured mush!

And, that Mates of State song tidbit was really good. And, I figured out yesterday's song, but .... Oh, I was about to say today's was too vague, but now I got it. Haha, you were listening to the K!

August 29, 2005 @ 21:17:08

coleco.pngxopl (#001)


iiii juuuust caaaan't reeeee meeeem beeeer

August 29, 2005 @ 21:23:48

cmonster.pngChristy (monster)

Well, that's one hell of a coincidence, because we were playing that song just as you were writing this entry. I can't take the credit, though, Peter picked it out.

Man, I was having a great day until I came back from the fair (where I was <i>volunteering</i>. Where is my good karma?) and discovered that some jackasses broke into my car, smoked cigarettes (gross, winstons) with the windows up and stole all my CDs.

I bought cleaning supplies at the store today.

August 29, 2005 @ 21:36:28

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

I don't believe you. What song are you talking about?

Fuck. That sucks. Every girl I know has all her CDs stolen out of her car. Moral of the story girls: don't leave your CDs in your car.

Broke into? How?

August 29, 2005 @ 23:15:00

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

Wow, that does suck. And the cigarette smoking is especially mean. God obviously wants you to have an iPod. Not till after the new ones get unveiled on tuesday though.

Also, I'm not so sure on the mates of state...

August 29, 2005 @ 23:16:15

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

Also Christy, in reference to your post in the last blog entry - the reason I can't call or email you is that I don't know your phone number or email address.

August 30, 2005 @ 07:34:42

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh SNAP!

August 30, 2005 @ 12:13:21

cmonster.pngChristy (monster)

When I realized my CDs were gone, the first thing I thought was, "This is Zach's fault somehow." And it so is. You're bad luck. Still, though, I don't want to admit how they got in. I gave a friend a ride and forgot to lock the door (my mind was totally somewhere else yesterday), which I've done probably dozens of times, so it was just by chance that it happened yesterday. I totally feel like an idiot for thinking that I was tired of all my musics and wanted new stuff, though.

sith is right; the smoking was just adding insult to injury. It still reeks in my car. Pout.

NO IPODS!! I'm not a yuppy yet.

and sith: My email address is in my xopl.com profile, and has been since March.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh SNAP!

August 30, 2005 @ 12:31:45

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

I see....

You have to remember, I'm not so good with this technology stuff.

August 30, 2005 @ 17:54:40

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

iPod != yuppy

August 30, 2005 @ 18:02:27

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

iPod makes girls sexy

August 31, 2005 @ 13:14:06

cmonster.pngChristy (monster)

I'm already sexy. And I don't like iPods. I don't care if they are made by Apple, I think they're a sign of the impending apocalypse.

August 31, 2005 @ 13:59:57

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

But if you were a member of the Cult of Apple, you would welcome the impending apocalypse with open arms. That's why it's the best. Don't you want to experience the full power of the dark side?

August 31, 2005 @ 18:57:15

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

I for one welcome........

iPods? Signs of the apocalypse? That about the stupidest sign of the apocalypse I've heard all day.

August 31, 2005 @ 22:42:11

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

What's everyone up to for the next few days?

August 31, 2005 @ 23:30:00

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

Hurricane relief.

August 31, 2005 @ 23:46:09

jem.pngpamelaNeko (#1001)

hey i haven't read in a while. that's all.

September 1, 2005 @ 08:41:37

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

And by Hurricane Relief you mean drinking, hu?

Wanna go to the state fair?

September 1, 2005 @ 09:59:26

coleco.pngxopl (#001)



September 1, 2005 @ 11:16:18

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

I want to go to the state fair.

September 1, 2005 @ 16:56:53

cmonster.pngChristy (monster)

I can't seem to articulate why I think iPods are evil, they just are.

sith, if you go to the state fair tomorrow, you can see me there because I'm volunteering for the K. There's no way I'm going there another day, though.

My last dj shift was sad, but I also had fun. Bittersweet? I got a sweet poster from Meredith Bragg... I think I'll plan all the colors of my apartment from it.

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