you know you're a real new yorker when...

...the thought of riding around town in an actual CAR (not a cab, not a bus, not a train, a CAR) makes you squeal with delight.



and going to the nice, big grocery store (Trader Joe's) is a real treat.



i would like to say for the record that i have lived in NYC for over a year and last night was the very first time i dared to push a cart around the grocery store. there are a couple reasons for this. The first reason is...have you seen a grocery store in Brooklyn? think super skinny aisles, think mobs of people. and the second reason is that when you live in a big city, you simply buy what you can carry. and usually what i can carry is a case of diet coke in one hand and a bag of soy nuggets and fudgesicles in the other.

but our adorable little Zip Car (he's a hybrid and his name is Curley and how cute is that?) makes all sorts of crazy dreams come true. jim and i took him out for a spin last night. (to be clear, jim drove. the last time i got behind the wheel i was with a customer and i was all, "hey, just so you know, i haven't driven a car since October." and then we switched seats.)

we went to Trader Joe's which is extra special because it's a couple neighborhoods over from ours. and we filled our cart with TJ goodies and when we were done, we put them in the TRUNK (no bag schlepping needed!) and i have to say, the whole driving, parking, shopping with a cart, using-of-the-trunk experience was glorious.

6 comments:

Kimberly Julie said...

Yeah, I don't know that I could get used to NYC's version of grocery shopping... I tend to fill my cart to the brim every time I go.

Rebel Mel said...

I live in Boston and it's quite similar here. Getting in a car that isnt a cab is like heaven. I work right next to the supermarket here, so I usually food shop a few times a week, and bring reusable bags to work, just in case I need to pick something up. Still a pain in the ass, though. I haven't driven since the end of 2005, I don't even know if I know how anymore.

Nikki said...

i love TJ! i hope you loaded up on MOCHI!!

Amy Cowan said...

do you know that most states don't have TJs?!?! i'm confounded.

also - i copied that outfit/your uniform today and plan on wearing it for all the rest of my days.

mic said...

some people like to hate on leggings as pants, but i think it's the only way to go, man.

Jenni said...

I adore how you enjoy this little experience so much to create a post about it. I love how different peoples lives can be based on their living location. For me this shopping spree is an everyday adventure but riding on mass transportation or walking to purchase groceries is unheard of where I live.