What Happens at the Grocery Store


If you read yesterday’s post you will know that I had to head out to the library and return a book. I managed to do that.  The only problem is that I see the library the same way a child sees a candy store.  I couldn’t resist grabbing a few books to join the other books that I took out three weeks ago and subsequently renewed because I didn’t get them read.  Now, I’ve got too many to read and I still haven’t chosen which one to take on the bus in the morning.

Since I publish these blogs in the morning, just as you are reading them, I will be opening that new book. As I type this, I have a bit of giddy energy like I am going to enjoy cracking the spine on it.  Too bad that joy doesn’t apply itself to the act of choosing which book out of that pile I am going to choose, but that’s my dilemma, not yours.  Maybe I should just do it blindfolded.  I probably should take two books in case one does really suit my morning commute mood.

I should also let you know that I took out some guidebooks on Colombia.  The trip is still quite a few weeks away, but it is getting closer with every sleep.  I am definitely getting excited.

Today’s Perfect Moment is not related to books, despite what I have written above. After visiting the library, I stopped at the local Asian grocery store on my way home.  That too is a place that has the kid in a candy store vibe for me.  There are just so many interesting treats for me to snack on.  They’ve got flavours of Stax that I can’t find in any other store.  They’ve got Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Mexican, Filipino, and Venezuelan treats that make my mouth water. As you can imagine, any resolutions towards healthier eating takes a beating when I am within the walls of the store.

Today, for some unknown reason that we are naming willpower, I was able to resist temptation (and that includes Samosas, which my girlfriend believes that I am unable to leave the store without) and escape the store with just a loaf of bread that might or might not be needed at breakfast. That is Today’s Perfect Moment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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