Friday, February 5, 2010

Adventures the Night Before a Blizzard

It's herrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeee!

The snow, that is. It started falling today at around 1:00 PM...a little later than the forecast predicted. Last night, Nile and I decided to be among the crazies and head to the grocery store. Of course, that was a bad idea.

Once we arrived, there were no unused carts in sight. So I stood in the parking lot and followed this poor woman to her car, watched her unload her groceries and pounced on her cart when she was done. She probably thought I was going to try and steal her toilet paper.

Nile and I had a list that had already been broken down by aisle, so we could efficiently weave through the store. The funny thing is...we actually needed bread and milk. We didn't buy it just because it was going to snow...we were physically out of it. But it didn't make me feel like any less of an idiot.

We made our way through the store and got all the way to the frozen foods, when disaster struck. I forgot to get the canned chicken. Party foul. The canned chicken was the whole way at the other end of the store. Normally, I would say, screw it. But the canned chicken is an intergral ingredient to the buffalo chicken dip I plan to make on Sunday for the Super Bowl. We made our way back (kudos to Nile for his excellent cart driving skills), and grabbed the chicken with minimal disruption. 

So, other than that little blunder, we made our way through. Then we promptly went to the liquor store (conveniently located next to the grocery store) where we got the following:
  • 2 cases of Miller Lite
  • 2 giant bottles of Riesling
  • 1 bottle of Gentleman Jack
Now, this may sound like a lot, but we are having a Super Bowl party on Sunday...and we needed to make sure we had enough for us :)

Then, we had to go to Target, because I needed snow boots. Obviously, they were out, so instead I got these gems:

Yes, these are indeed rain boots. However, I'm pretty sure they'll serve their purpose AND I can wear them anytime it rains. Brilliant.

We did end up having some excitment in Target. On our way our, we got to experience a shoplifter being restrained by a Target employee and two outstanding citizens. They wrestled him to the ground (only after he attempted to beat the crap out of them) and cuffed him. Yes, the Target employee had cuffs, which we thought was awesome. Unfortunately, Nile wouldn't let me stand around and stare, so we didn't get to see any more of the struggle. Sad face :(

In any case, we're now ready for a weekend of snowy fun...30 plus inches of snowy fun to be exact. Bring it, Mother Nature.

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