Sunday, January 31, 2010

no more flirting

So many recruitment songs going through my head right now: A-L-P-H-A-C-H-I-Omega... A-Chi-O is the only way to go... Recruitment, or rush, is the period in which members of my sorority (and others) talk to potential new members in an attempt to form that year's new pledge class. Also, "formal recruitment consists of four rounds of events that allow potential members the opportunity to learn about each individual chapter at SU, as well as what it means to join a Panhellenic sorority." Yes, you read that right, a whole lotta girl flirting (120 times in my case.) Positively exhausting! And yet fun, exciting, rewarding and heart-warming too. 
In an attempt to detox from the conversational however, I'd like to give you a tour of the most wonderful place on earth, Stew Leonard's. Unlike Whole Foods or Wild Oats, Stew's is not entirely organic and unlike Wegman's or Super Stop & Shop, Stew's does not have a café, pharmacy, or beauty department. But please trust me when I say it's better than the best of 'em.
There are always samples galore, for example! I took the boy there a few weeks ago to expose him to it all, and this fact alone would definitely have been enough to win him over, but that's not all.
They also have "live" characters like these one performing. Going to Stew's when I was little was always a treat for these very reasons; I even vaguely remember taking a trip here in Girl Scouts.
And then of course there's the always fresh, always well-presented, usually reasonably priced, and more often then not seasonal produce.
Love asparagus.
As for non-plant foods, I'd have to say these incredible donuts were a personal favorite. I helped myself to not one but two little bite-sized samples.
The boy, on the other hand, was more impressed with their store-brand breakfast food collection :).
Once we hit the cheese section, I stopped eating to save my appetite for dinner. Read: Once we hit the cheese section, the rest of the samples were laden with meats (much to the boys delight) so I waited until we were able to purchase food-to-go, that I relieve my growling tummy.
Unfortunately, in the end, the boy was viciously attacked by Larry the Lobster. I tragically ate alone.
I really may have gotten more hilarious in these past few days, what do you think? Haha, oh gosh, I'm sorry about that one. Like I said, it's been a long weekend.
What did end up happening after we checked out were two fro-yo purchases. If you spend over $50 you get a free cup, but before you doing so, make sure to check out their extensive wine collection in the attached store, I'm just sayin'.
Originally the boy had proposed that we buy ingredients to make dinner at his apartment. I'm telling you this because he thinks he's the cutest :) although I would agree. However, once he saw how many distinctly delicious take-out foods his starving girlfriend he could eat, plans changed.

And now I'm headed in to bed to dream about boys, only boys, (probably one particular boy), and possibly the fantastic rainbow roll I ate for dinner those many days ago. Good night everyone!


  1. Oh my goodness, I think I would faint at such a fantastic display of apples!

  2. Ha! Larry the Lobster looks awesome.

  3. ChickPea: I know I almost did ;)

    Rose: Hahaha, I thought so!

  4. That looks more like an amusement park than a grocery store!
    BODA weight loss

  5. store reminds me of henry's in socal!! the writing on the signs is exactly the same!!

  6. I could do SERIOUS damage in that store. Slash I don't think I'd ever leave.

  7. Stephanie: Exactly ;)

    Trying to Heal: I've never heard of Henry's, but by the chance that I'm ever in the area, it sounds like it'd be the place for me!

    thefoodiediaries: Ha, couldn't we all.

  8. Glad you're making it through Recruitment week, it is so exhausting, but very rewarding in the end!

    I've never heard of that store, looks fun though :)


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