Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#84701 Apr 25, 2013
I posted Abby and Amy, but Abby disappeared...

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#84702 Apr 25, 2013
Stina wrote:
I posted Abby and Amy, but Abby disappeared...
I see them both.

thanks!

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#84703 Apr 25, 2013
So yesterday at work, all morning, our AC was out (was fixed around lunchtime). I got home and the AC in my apartment was out. So my dogs are at work with me this morning until it's fixed. I took them to Starbucks for the first time and it was uneventful. I'm glad I live in such a dog-friendly area and work in such a dog-friendly office (our president LOVES dogs and brings his in fairly frequently).

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#84704 Apr 25, 2013
RACE wrote:
Hey Squishy!
I was just watching my security cameras and a spider walked on the camera lens. Made me think of Dickie.
Ha! That would have been too much for Dickie; much much much to close-up.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#84705 Apr 25, 2013
Geez, I am so off my game. That what you get for being violently ill for a couple of days...

that should have been "too close-up."
Dahgts

France

#84706 Apr 25, 2013
Stina wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh... the ones by me can't eat quarters. They don't go anywhere. You just slide it in, it pops out the lock, then when you're done you slide the lock back in and it pops the quarter back out. The coin is never out of sight.
Our lines are not too bad, either.
I think I saw a headline this morning about Trader Joe's in the local paper. Wonder if we're getting one...
I didn't see it mentioned, but trader joes owns Aldi's. I just go in with a big tote bag and put stuff in it and check out. Never have change.
I like both stores. Whole paycheck too $$ for me.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#84707 Apr 25, 2013
I can't say either way if boys or girls are easier to raise. But I can say that my dad checked the eff out when my sister and I were teenagers. He let my mom deal with...all of it. I *thought* he was playing favorites when I was like 13 and my sister was 8, but he did the same when she got to that age.

And, the teenage girl I'm dealing with is far more insane than her brother.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#84708 Apr 25, 2013
Dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't see it mentioned, but trader joes owns Aldi's. I just go in with a big tote bag and put stuff in it and check out. Never have change.
I like both stores. Whole paycheck too $$ for me.
I didn't know that TJ owned Aldi! I remember a few years ago on this thread I asked about Aldi (because I saw we were getting one and I didn't know what it was) and everyone was raving about it.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#84709 Apr 25, 2013
I don't like Trader Joes, but I may be the only one of my friends who feels that way. I am pretty brand loyal and I don't like the way their stuff tastes. Plus, I don't drink so the big selection of wines does nothing for me.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#84710 Apr 25, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I don't like Trader Joes, but I may be the only one of my friends who feels that way. I am pretty brand loyal and I don't like the way their stuff tastes. Plus, I don't drink so the big selection of wines does nothing for me.
I don't dislike or like TJ, I've never been there, mainly because I hate crowded stores and difficult-to-leave parking lots, and those are the complaints I've heard the most about TJ.

Friends with babies and toddlers love the natural snacks for kids (more affordable than Whole Foods).

I also don't feel like adding yet another store to my regular errand running.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

United States

#84711 Apr 25, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I don't like Trader Joes, but I may be the only one of my friends who feels that way. I am pretty brand loyal and I don't like the way their stuff tastes. Plus, I don't drink so the big selection of wines does nothing for me.
I love love love me some TJ's. The produce is pretty good, they have excellent frozen meals like gyoza, fish, etc., their meat is really good, and they have a lot of single meal-friendly items. It's only a couple blocks from the L stop. I'm in there 2-3 times a week.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#84712 Apr 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't dislike or like TJ, I've never been there, mainly because I hate crowded stores and difficult-to-leave parking lots, and those are the complaints I've heard the most about TJ.
Friends with babies and toddlers love the natural snacks for kids (more affordable than Whole Foods).
I also don't feel like adding yet another store to my regular errand running.
The parking/crowded stores was my main beef for not liking TJ's. But then they opened one 1/2 from my office, so I don't have to worry about parking and it is significantly bigger than the other stores I'd been to, so now I like it.

And the kids like a bunch of stuff from there, so I usually make a weekly run and schlep the stuff home on the train. Got a really big insulated messenger-style bag (from Whole Foods, ha!) that works really well.

They're working on a new-from-scratch store with a pretty big parking area not too far from home, so we may go there every once in a while.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#84713 Apr 25, 2013
The weather is finally nice here, so I took the boys on a bike ride yesterday afternoon and I went by myself this morning. My a$$ hurts! I need to wait a couple days before riding again.

No comments, edogg!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#84714 Apr 25, 2013
I'm so bored at work I can't stand it.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#84715 Apr 25, 2013
THere's a TJs by my parents, so we often end up running in for a couple things on our way home from sunday dinner. there's also one by the fish monger that we go to on occasion, so that's usually a two-fer stop. i ususally go to dominick's (safeway), but if i have a bunch of stuff to get from target, i'll go there instead. sometimes i go to meijer (the IN/MI one) for the weekly shopping. we like the butcher & fish section at whole foods, so sometimes if i get re-routed or have other stops near one, i'll go there to grab fresh stuff for dinner for somethign different.

hubby once paid like $25-$30 for a bronto steak there. he loved it but had to admit defeat.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#84716 Apr 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't dislike or like TJ, I've never been there, mainly because I hate crowded stores and difficult-to-leave parking lots, and those are the complaints I've heard the most about TJ.
Friends with babies and toddlers love the natural snacks for kids (more affordable than Whole Foods).
I also don't feel like adding yet another store to my regular errand running.
i mostly get snacks or frozen foods from tehre, sometime dairy or veggies if they have something i need. but i rarely go for a full-blown shopping trip. i look at it as an adventure instead of a chore, and that helps me get thorugh the crowds and idiot drivers....

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#84717 Apr 25, 2013
North Dakota news anchor is fired for swearing in his first broadcast.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/04/25/north-...

What a freakin' cry baby. Don't swear at work. Especially don't swear at work when you're seconds from going on the air.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#84718 Apr 25, 2013
AC is fixed, dogs are home. Maybe I'll have a productive afternoon. It depends on how entertaining you guys are.
;)
The Incredible Flounder

Orange City, FL

#84719 Apr 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I'm so bored at work I can't stand it.
I'm buried...can ya help?

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

United States

#84720 Apr 25, 2013
What a coinky-dink. This story was at the bottom of a Boston Bomber story in the New York Daily News. It's an article about the best and worst foods at Trader Joe's.

http://www.thedailymeal.com/best-and-worst-pr...

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