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Adventures in Krogering
maeyan (in the soup aisle, looking at Random Impulse Buys hanging on display-strips) : *holds up tube*
maeyan: "What does Hello Kitty flavored lip gloss taste like?"
mpoetess: "..."
mpoetess: "I... can't answer that. This is a family store."
mpoetess: *stares silently at maeyan for several seconds*
maeyan: (coming closer with cart) "What?"
mpoetess: "Just composing the LJ post in my head."

mpoetess: *attempts to put soup in cart*
maeyan: *turns cart away each time I bring soup near it*
maeyan: "The cart rejects that soup."
mpoetess: *holds up soup* "Clam chowder?"
maeyan: "The cart is... confused."
mpoetess: "I thought the cart liked clam chowder?"
maeyan (who likes clam chowder, not that it matters, since the soup is mine): "The having an identity crisis."
maeyan: "The cart wishes it were IRL."1
mpoetess: *stares at maeyan more*
maeyan: *laughs in crazed manner*
mpoetess: "Now I'mcomposing the footnote to the LJ post."

She bought me the lip gloss. As a prompt, so I wouldn't forget to make the LJ post. It does not taste like Hello Kitty. It tastes like vaguely-sugar-flavored stuff, like pretty much every other liquid lip-gloss. It smells like watermelon.
1 CART=Championship AutoRacing Teams; IRL=Indy Racing League


2005-05-21 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)

o/~ Let's go Krogering, for the best of everything, including the price! o/~

Good lord, I have not lived in a Kroger area in more than ten years, and that came to mind IMMEDIATELY.


2005-05-21 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, where we didn't have Kroger1, and I can't for the life of me remember if Jewel Food Stores even had a jingle, though I know they did tv ads. But after ten years in Indy, "Let's. Go. Kro-ger-ing!" is deeply embedded in my head.


1We had Empire Carpets though. 588-2-3-hundred, Empire! And "When you're thinkin' Lincoln, Lincoln, better carpeting for less, call National 2-9000, National 2-9000." Aaaaand advertising has warped my childhood.


2005-05-21 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)

And the Empire Carpet guy is still going! They've tried adding a 1- 800 to the jingle but it's just not the same.

Where in the burbs are you from? I lived in Skokie (when very small), then Wilmette.

I don't remember Jewel having a jingle either. Damn, now you 've got me trying to remember the theme song to 'Magic Door'.


2005-05-21 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm from northwest Indiana, which is still in the Chicago viewing (and cable) area; we didn't and still don't have any of our own tv stations, except for a PBS channel out of Gary/Merrillville and one public access cable channel, as far as I know.

A room zoom zoom, a room zoom zoom,
A room zoom gillie gillie ah sa sa.
(As this is probably Yiddish-based, I'm sure the transcription is off.)
Come through the Magic Door with me,
And many are the wondrous things you'll see...

I had to cheat on the last line, though.


2005-05-21 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

It isn't even a good tune or anything, just MORE CATCHY THAN NATURE SHOULD ALLOW.

oy. I'll be singing that on my deathbed, I suspect.


2005-05-21 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Bwah ha ha ha hee hee hee!

"Now I'm composing the footnote to the LJ post."


is it wrong that your footnotes make me superdooper happyhappy?


2005-05-21 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)

*makes a footnote*1


1 Just for you.


2005-05-21 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Can I go shopping with you?


2005-05-21 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Sure! But it'd be a bit of a long trip for you just to pick up some groceries...


2005-05-21 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)

You two make shopping sound fun!


2005-05-21 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

mpoetess: "..."

I know you *so* well. ;-)

And - in a reply to a comment further down? It seems *everybody* is in the Chicago viewing area - we even used to get it out here in the am hours. Empire carpet. *shakes head* Haven't been self-employed1 in about, er, yearS (?!?) I don't know if it's still available.

1 Self-employed and thereby able to watch TV all day/night long in the background, while working all day/night long...ah, the good ol' days?


2005-05-22 12:14 am (UTC) (Link)

The Empire commercial has showed up on southern Indiana tv too when I was in college -- I think they may advertise pretty far out of the actual Chicago broadcasting area!


2005-05-24 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

They're in Indy now, didn't I say? next day installation and all...

Toldja they were following you!!


2005-05-24 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, I think I knew they served Indy because I've heard the 1-800-588 etc, and back when we caught it in Evansville they didn't have that, afaik.