It’s already past 8am? And there is no blog post yet? This is what happens when old Paulie goes out the night before and doesn’t write the blog when he comes home…
N-O B-I-N-G-O F-O-R M-E L-A-S-T N-I-G-H-T
My BINGO winning streak has ended at two consecutive Monday nights. Last night I met up with Hank (who started at a new company yesterday, so kudos to him!) at Lucky’s Burger & Brew in Emory Village for another night of beer, bingo, and disappointment in the J-E-T-S. 41-10 loss? To the Colts? Just-End-The-Season!
Given that other than Hank and I there were only two tables playing BINGO at the start of play I was certain that my streak would continue. Oh how wrong I was. Neither Hank nor I got to yell “BINGO” last evening.
My lack of BINGO winning was the only dampener on a very damp day. Sure, I forgot to pack my dirty laundry into the
Jackmobile M6 (I still can’t believe that I typed “Jackmobile” yesterday, it’s been almost two years… Thanks to brother, and ITP-Reader, Ronnie for identifying that.) but that just meant that I’d have to put off cleaning my clothes until today tomorrow.
I did accomplish a few chores yesterday. I stopped into the Kroger in Decatur and picked up the vegetables necessary for the jambalaya that I will be making tomorrow. I stopped at my primary care doctor’s office and paid my balance due. And then I drove down to Aldi to pick up some more groceries.
I have come to love Aldi and I have my friends Hank and Jyotsna to thank for this. The Aldi on Moreland south of East Atlanta is also a source of very interesting people watching…
“I’m here for the 69¢ eggs!” declared one woman loudly as she walked into the store.
I was there for the eggs (regardless of the price), some milk, as well as other items that caught my fancy. I purchased some cans of tomato soup, potato soup, kernel corn, and sliced carrots, a package of sliced cheese (smoked gouda), a couple of boxes of cous cous, a box of Wheat-Thins like crackers, a package of brats, a jar of sauerkraut, and a package of pumpernickel bread. My cost, with tax, was $18.64.
What you learn from shopping at Aldi is that you rarely need to buy “brand named” items, especially when considering staples, which is most of what Aldi sells. Occasionally you see Coke, Gatorade, Pringles, etc. but more often than not you are seeing boxes/cans that look like the brands you’ve come to know, but are not.
The other the two things you need to keep in mind are:
– You need to bring your own bags, Aldi doesn’t offer any.
– If you want to use a shopping cart you will need a quarter. Your quarter unlocks the cart from the rack, and you get it back when you return a cart.
Oh, and if it’s been a while since you’ve been to Aldi you may not know that they now accept credit cards.
A Change Is In The Air
“Doing laundry today Paulie?”
Nope. I’m pushing that off until tomorrow.
“Having lunch at Red Eyed Mule with ITP-Reader Barb?”
Yep. I’m picking Allan up at 11:30am.
“German class tonight?”
Yep, though I may not be ready. I’ll also be visiting the happy hour that starts at 6:00pm.