Did you do anything exciting this weekend?
Well, let me rephrase that. I didn’t do anything outrageously “exciting” but I did do some things that were necessities.
Like changing the sheets on my bed
Catching up on my laundry after being gone at Food & Light earlier in the week
I nourished my near-daily “must make a Trader Joe’s or Grocery Store Run” habit
This looked like a necessity
They were sampling Ready to Bake Brownies
But for the first time ever, I was scolded by a TJ’s employee who told me I wasn’t supposed to be taking pictures in the store.
Go figure since some of their employees actually have posed for the camera.
Not to mention, me blogging about TJ’s is free advertising for them. I don’t get anything out of singing their praises.
In just two weeks, there’s been the Wall of Nuts post
Summer Fresh post
Coconut Palm post
And more posts, top! I guess I practically live there.
I could go on and on with my positive and glowing reviews of TJs
But I didn’t even take this sample after being scolded for my iPhone pics.
Plus, I had these necessities waiting for me at home:
I am grateful the Gawkin’ Gods said yes
And the Tastin’ Gods, too.
Some of you told me you’re not a huge fan of white chocolate but others agreed with me that nothing is too sweet or too rich, and there seems to be no overall shortage of white chocolate fans. Good!
These may possibly be the best bars I have ever made. Dessert is a necessity, no doubt.
Other weekend necessities and items I tackled:
Organized & Updated my Photography Section on my blog to include my Travel/Workshops/Photography Tips posts
Went on a couple really nice runs and enjoyed the low 70s, sunshine, light breeze, and no humidity weather. <–San Diego norm. I actually wish it were warmer. It’s August, right? Dog days, right?
And it was a necessity I spent time with my family. I missed them after traveling!
1. What necessities, chores, or projects have you tackled lately?
Considering that I just posted about wanting more calm in my life because the past couple weeks have been some of the busiest in my entire life, I was happy to not have anything ridiciulously “exciting” going on Saturday and Sunday.
And today I just did something big! Had no idea I was going to do this today when I woke up, but I did. More on what I did in my next post.
2. Have you ever been chastised for taking pictures in a store? Or scolded about something ridiculous by a store employee?
Just on the heels of my restaurant photography post discussing the pros and cons of taking pictures of food in restaurants (and thanks for your thoughts and opinions and if you’re shy about it or not) and I had said I was okay with it, just be discreet, I get yelled at by an employee about in-store photography.
I could speculate about why they don’t want pictures but really, I don’t truly get their rationale. We live in a very digital age. I am sure there are people taking pictures (more discreetly) than I am and posting them everywhere. But that’s life in 2011. Like it or not, it’s the way it is.
As a mother, I have been scolded by store employees in various different places for letting my baby crawl on their floor. 9 month old baby, baby gets fussy and wants to get out of stroller or out of mom’s arms. They want to crawl. That’s what babies do. Yes it’s a little dirty but we have immune systems. That’s what babies do. They crawl and are exposed to germs. God forbid.
I am sure there are other ridiculous things I have been told but would love to hear yours.
P.S. Thanks for the Attune Foods Healthy Free Food Giveaway entries!