Friday, March 7, 2008

Open Your Eyes

Sometimes I am bewildered by what we can miss if we're not watching out for it. And by we, I of course mean me. Because frankly, I have a habit of being in my own head too much, and on planet Earth a little too seldom.

All this to say that this evening, I was headed to Honda's house, and the parking was a huge ol' pain, so I ended up parking a million miles away. Okay, that might be an exaggeration. But just a little one.

Anyway, I realized that I was across the street from this natural food market. Now, I have seen this market many times, but I always assumed they just sold vitamins and eye of newt and such. Now, I stared at the market with new eyes and wondered if it might be one of those bulk food goods stores I have heard so much about on the internets.

I was late to Honda's, but whatever, I walked in anyway. And, seriously? It was like I had died and gone to bulk unpackaged food heaven. And not only did they have bulk flour and rice and spices and beans and everything else good, but they also offered bulk laundry soap and dishwashing soap. 

How did I completely miss this damn store all this time?! I mean seriously. This store is down the street from Honda's place, and frankly, it's only a 20 minute walk from my place. I was so excited, I wanted to buy up the entire store right there and then. But, I didn't have any bags or containers with me. And well, frankly, I didn't actually need food. 

Anyway, now I know. Better late than never, I guess. 

P.S. Melinda at Elements In Time has conned gently persuaded me to give up internet and other technologies for a day. I'm going to try for tomorrow. We'll see how I do.

2 comments:

Mad Hatter said...

I'm like you--often wrapped up in my thoughts and not paying attention to the here and now. A few days ago, I "discovered" where one of the fire extinguishers in my lab is kept despite the fact that I've worked near it every day for over a year (I know where some of the other ones are, so I would've been able to save the lab if need be!).

The store you found sounds really cool!

Beany said...

yay for bulk foods!

The guy at mindfully.org has mentioned that he has access to bulk olive oil. I'm on the lookout for it...have yet to see it here.