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I’m just like Oprah, if she worked 6 days a week and was covered in cat hair.

Well, here we are, blog-people. People of the blog. Bloggonians.

Today I am attempting a fancy thing which is GETTING MY GROCERIES DELIVERED TO MY HOUSE. It’s a thing you can do here and I’m curious if it’s any good. This makes Dad SO ANGRY.

I'm glad a kid didn't come with my order, that'd be off-putting.

I’m glad a kid didn’t come with my order, that’d be off-putting.

Dad: YOU CANNOT GET GROCERIES DELIVERED TO YOUR HOUSE.
Me: No, actually, I can. It’s a thing now.
Dad: You’re like a crazy hoarder now.
Me: What does getting groceries delivered to me have to do with hoarding? I promise not to stack the groceries along the wall. I will eat and/or use them.
Dad: I think hoarders and people with no legs get groceries delivered to them.
Me: It is a thing I am trying. I’m pretty sure I have legs.
Dad: You will never see people!
Me: I see plenty of people. All day long.
Dad: Not if you get groceries DELIVERED to your HOUSE.
Me: I’ll see the delivery man, I suppose. And what kind of people would I want to see at the grocery store? You know I hate people.
Dad: I suppose. I think getting your groceries delivered is WEIRD.
Me: Oh, like you wouldn’t do anything you could to avoid humans if you had the option.
Dad: FINE. What’s next? Are you going to send your laundry out to the CLEANERS? Are you going to hire a car to bring you to WORK? It’s like you’re OPRAH.
Me: Yes. Yes, I’m going to do all those things. Every last one of them. JUST LIKE OPRAH.

Look how excited Oprah is that we're secret twins. LOOK!

Look how excited Oprah is that we’re secret twins. LOOK!

So YES, just like Oprah, I am waiting for a grocery delivery. (I would think Oprah has someone take care of that for her, but I’m sure Dad knows best.) If it’s silly or doesn’t work, I will just not do it again, but I like the idea of picking out what I want online, ordering it, telling them when I’ll be home, and having them deliver it. It seems like a good use of my time. I probably should have called Oprah, asked what she thinks of this super-awesome delivery service. As we are both very fancy people and I of COURSE have her on speed dial.

I have days of excitement coming up; going to the vet tomorrow with the cats to make sure all is well (once, I went to my vet’s office, and the vet was Irish and the most handsome man ever. There seems to be quite a bit of turnover there and I never see the same person twice so most likely I won’t see him again, but oh, my, was he lovely. Sigh), then Friday going to dinner and a play with friend K. (and then running home right after to review it), and then Saturday it’s work all day, then Office Space drinkalong (or just group watch for those of us who are non-drinky, but still just as fun) with sj and crew in the evening, and then Sunday it’s road-trip day!

Yes. All roadtrips are this picturesque and the roads are all this empty of people. Hooray!

Yes. All roadtrips are this picturesque and the roads are all this empty of people. Hooray!

Off to Poughkeepsie to see C. and C.’s new house, and drive past the MURDER HOUSE!, and go to lunch, and then it’s off to Kingston to see Spring Awakening, which is only one of my favorite musicals ever. And C. has not seen it yet, so this is going to be VERY exciting! I get to see it with her for her first time! We could not convince her boyfriend to come with us, even though I explained that both sex AND lady-nudity were in this musical, plus a whole SONG where they use the word “fuck.” He was UNMOVED. Oh, the hatred of musicals is strong in this one! But I still get to see him when I see his new house and at lunch, so all is well.

SEX ON STAGE! It's really a fantastic musical. I'm the most excited.

SEX ON STAGE! It’s really a fantastic musical. I’m the most excited.

That is many things! ALL the things! ADVENTURES! Then I have a week of relaxingness (well, relaxingish, no more so than normal) then I think I have things going on the last week of March but I don’t know what they are right now other than I’m going to see one of my favorite people play Iago in Othello and I’m very excited about it because a., I haven’t seen Othello staged before, so that’ll be a treat, and b., if you haven’t seen friend N. act, well, you’ve missed one of the best things in life. Every time I see him onstage there’s just this glow you get from watching someone very talented do something they truly love really, really well. It’s kind of the best.

Ooh, Branagh. Sigh. So broody.

Ooh, Branagh. Sigh. So broody.

Oh, and I’m going our for Korean food with my theater ladies. We’re trying to do this monthly thing where we get together and try a new cuisine and chat and laugh and bond. So far we’ve done Indian and Thai and this month is Korean month! It’s fun and even anti-social me isn’t too freaked out by it. I am trying to do things outside of my comfort zone. It’s a thing I’m doing. I know, crazy, right?

When I looked up Korean food, a lot of photos like this came up. Is this what I'm eating? I'm tentatively interested in this.

When I looked up Korean food, a lot of photos like this came up. Is this what I’m eating? I’m tentatively interested in this.

Otherwise, in the land of Amyville, all is…the same, I suppose. Some things are lovely and some things are not. As, I suppose, things are in everyone’s life, right? I don’t know a single person with a life that’s all sunshine and flowers. The cats are good. Newcat keeps trying to eat Dumbcat’s face and I don’t approve because I like his face the way it is. I keep telling her to stop that. She ignores me in a particularly cat-like way. Dumbcat is mostly unfazed. He’s a pretty cheerful boy. I think we could all benefit being a little more like Dumbcat, to be honest. Someday soon I should be able to see The Nephew, which I am of course the most excited about. I got to talk to him on the phone a little the other day and he was the MOST adorable. He told me he was a racecar, and I said, “I bet you are the FASTEST racecar!” and he said, “YES I AM!” and vroomed off. I would like even the tiniest bit of that kiddo’s energy, I swear. He’s all go-go-go! ALL! THE! TIME! Then he crashes out and sleeps and then it’s time to GO GO GO again!

The groceries have been delivered. And Dad was right. I FEEL JUST LIKE OPRAH! The deliveryman (who Dad was SURE would be a knife-killer but was actually a very nice middle-aged man) even offered to bring them UPSTAIRS for me. I could not allow him to do that, I just felt way too lazy. Other than two things not being the things I ordered (not the end of the world, they were very CLOSE to the things I ordered, I may just have read the website incorrectly) everything was perfect, and other than the poor deliveryman getting lost (I live in a place with terrible signage) and calling me all nervous a couple of times, it went off without a hitch. OPRAH! We are BOTH so fancy right now, aren’t you so impressed?

I might be in and out here the next few days – so much going on! Perhaps not enough time for blogging! Who knows! – but I’ll be back all rejuvenatey next week. Or exhausted. Who knows. Life is just an eternal mystery, isn’t it? SO MUCH HAPPENING!

I searched "eternal mystery" and this came up. Well! This IS a mystery!

I searched “eternal mystery” and this came up. Well! This IS a mystery!

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21 responses to “I’m just like Oprah, if she worked 6 days a week and was covered in cat hair.

  • sj

    Yay for Amy FINALLY getting to play along with group movie night!

    <3

    You are so damned fancy, I can't get over it.

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  • Words for Worms

    Drink Electrified Water? I feel that if I could decode that message, I would have all the answers. I’m going to work on that. I’ll let you know what I come up with.

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  • blogginglily

    Having groceries delivered to your house IS fancy. I believe it was covered in the movie “Valley Girl” with Nicholas Cage.

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  • Andreas Heinakroon

    We tried that grocery home delivery thing with Tesco when we lived in Isle of Man. It was sort of hit and miss, with stuff not being in the delivery or exchanged for other stuff. Plus all the good delivery slots were always taken. But on the whole it worked fine.

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    • lucysfootball

      I remember Tesco from when I lived in London! They had the best flavors of crisps. And also the best desserts. I pretty much lived on Tesco’s tiramisu and crisps for 4 months. It was delicious.

      It worked much better than I thought it would. I might do it again. I’m as-yet undecided.

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  • Carrie - Cannibalistic Nerd

    You know what would be awesome? Have snack foods delivered to the MURDER HOUSE so you have something to munch on while you stare at it. Even Oprah probably hasn’t done that.

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  • Heather

    I would LOVE to be able to have my groceries delivered to my house…I abhor going to the grocery store.

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    • lucysfootball

      I’m not a fan of it, either. My favorite time to go is very late at night, when there are no people. I don’t mind the shopping, it’s the people and the shoving and the crowdiness that makes me stabby.

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  • 35JupiterDrive

    I’ve done this! Years ago! (It was at least 15 years ago.) They had started a thing called Peapod and I was unsure about it and then I ended up carless and it was a total Godsend because bag after bag of heavy groceries just appeared!

    I loved it so much.

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    • lucysfootball

      It really worked out well. I haven’t decided if I’ll do it again or not, but it’s good to know it’s there if I need it!

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      • greengeekgirl

        I am glad to hear the Shop Rite (is that the name of it? too lazy to scroll up and also we don’t have those here) delivery worked well. Robbie uses Peapod, but she’s thinking about switching because the drivers can never seem to get their shit together and figure out where she lives. I shall report this to Robbie.

        Also, Korean food is very delicious. That thing you posted a picture of looks like bibimbap.. which is funny because in Korea, that would basically be like leftovers served over rice, but in restaurants, it’s obviously not leftovers. And when you eat Korean food, they bring you TONS of condiments (in my experience)! Not just sauces but pickles and things! We went to a Korean place near campus and I got basically the thing that you posted… they brought out what seemed like a dozen little bowls of pickles and little salads to mix in and snack on. Most of them were pretty good, some were dodgy to my Merkan palate and I didn’t eat them.

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        • lucysfootball

          I heard about all the little plates of things! I don’t know if this place will do that, but I’m hoping! I’d like to try a lot of little things! But I can’t have rice, so bibimbap will have to be out. I’m sure I can find something else, though!

          Robbie might have Shoprite – I know it’s downstate, so it might extend into her state, too?

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          • greengeekgirl

            If you did decide to try the bibimbap. you could probably get it without rice. They might look at you funny, but they would probably accommodate you. After all, rice is just a vessel for the deliciousness that goes on top! Korean restaurants usually have barbecue options, too, and those are mostly meat, I’d think. EXCITING!

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  • elaine4queen

    I’ve been getting food delivered for years. I’d be buggered without it, since I can’t carry stuff. It’s pretty good. I am going to branch out and be properly fancy soon, though, I think, since the supermarket veg isn’t much to write home about, and there is an organic fruit and veg deliverer here. It’s rather expensive, but I think the produce is better quality and lasts better too.

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    • lucysfootball

      It worked really well, but I didn’t get any produce other than mushrooms this time. I don’t know how they’ll be with produce, because I’m picky about my fruits and vegetables and search through them for the best ones. I might use it again – not sure yet. It was really easy, and I do so like to shop online.

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