April 14th, 2006

krazy koati

I save coupons from packets of tea

Here's my grocery list from shopping today before a couple Public Holidays in short order maybe mess up my routine:

  • Two 1.5-Liter bottles, Coke Light with Lemon. (This is Diet Coke with Lemon in the US, and it's about the only regionalism that I forget to avoid back home, amusing my parents so much it's worth doing it on purpose.)
  • One 1.5-Liter bottle, 7-Up Ice. (It's kind of a more minty 7-Up.)
  • One jar Creamy Peter Pan Peanut Butter. (Deep down I don't understand people who get chunky, much less super chunky.)
  • One jar Smuckers blueberry jam. (Note: Not blubbery jam.)
  • Four toaster oven pizzas, assorted. (The sorts are Hawaiian -- with pineapple; Italian -- with olives; Beef rendang; Chicken tandoori.)
  • One loaf, California Raisin bread. (It's good for sandwiches.)
  • One package, vanilla wafers. (What can I say? It may not be much, but I like it.)
  • One tin, Copenhagen butter cookies. (It's been years.)
  • One bathroom scrub brush. (I no longer trust my bubbles to do my scrubbing for me.)

Somewhere out there a data miner is wondering how a sitcom bachelor's data got in the working set. But it comes from the fact I can go several hawker centers or restaurants most reasonable hours, so my only need is to cover midnight snacks, or not wanting to leave the house weekend mornings. Since I don't have a stove or microwave, just a toaster oven, that drives me to maintenance-free foods. At most I have to plan that in the worst case, where I feel too sick to leave the house and don't have the cash for delivery, that I won't go hungry for a few days, and this sort of grocery list plus the pack of Lenders bagels I had guarantee I won't be that badly off.

Trivia: The Space Shuttle Columbia landed on Runway 23 of Edwards Air Force Base at the end of the STS-1 mission. Source: Space Shuttle: The History of the National Space Transportation System, Dennis R Jenkins.

Currently Reading: Mercator: The Man Who Mapped The Planet, Nicholas Crane.