I love that wherever we are in the world, be it a hilly hamlet in the ‘burbs (hello, Novato!) or a bustling metropolis like London, we can, at any given time, find things that are weird and wonderful.
For example, I walked into Safeway a couple weeks ago to get some kimchi.
Long story, but there aren’t any Asian grocery stores in Novato, and the closest one is about 10 miles away, and I didn’t want to hop on the freeway.
Anyway, I went to Safeway to get some overpriced kimchi, and where I walked in was on the side with the floral department.
Boom! I walked into a deluge of these crazy blue orchids…
It was kind of surreal! Like I was in a sci-fi movie.
I remember reading someplace that blue is the rarest (or one of the rarest?) color in nature, and it did feel weird to see so many blue flowers concentrated in one place.
They look like technicolor flowers, don’t they? Actually, I don’t know how I feel about them… On one hand, I can’t stop staring, but on the other hand, there’s something a little off about them.
I dunno. What do you think?
That reminds me…on another trip, this one to Woodlands Pet Food & Treats, because they carry Ziwi Peak, which is Tabs’ favorite food (it’s from New Zealand, and he’s kind of bougie like that), but it’s very expensive, so I get it for him every once in a while as a special treat, as I surveyed the shelves, I spotted something I’d never seen before called Chicken Soup for the Soul Cat Food.
I wonder if it’s as inspiring as the book, LOL! I think I may have a copy around here somewhere that I got from my mom…
I wonder if it’s called that because the people who buy the book are primarily cat ladies? If so, how did anyone even find this out?! And what’s the relationship between the book and the food? Is the food supposed to soothe my soul, or my cat’s? And why are none of these flavors actually chicken soup?
This is so confusing to me. Maybe I’m taking it too literally…
Yeah, I probably am.
Still, I think it’s oddly delightful. 🙂
Peep the ladies hugging their cats on the labels, and the tag line: “Because food is more than just nutrition. It’s also about comfort, love and appreciation.”
I can totally get behind that, even if this whole situation is confusing to me.
I would’ve gotten Tabs a can, but he’s gotten so picky and diva-ish about his food in his senior years.
Anyway, keep a lookout for weird and wonderful things on your travels today. Let me know what you find. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,