Monday, April 04, 2011

Meme-Up on Aisle #3!

Empress Lime and Queen Mimi are pleased to bring you yet another meme. This time we take a trip to the supermarket.  May I say I can completely empathize with not being able to resist the siren call of chocolate, but you already knew that.

Welcome to The Queen's Meme #77
Seven Royal Questions on Tuesdays
The Grocery Store Meme

The last time I went grocery shopping I came home with way too much chocolate. It wasn't supposed to be that way. I went for mangoes. But the chocolate kept calling my name.

1. Do you make a list when you go grocery shopping?
Yes, and I check it twice to see which canned goods have been naughty and nice.

2. Do you buy more groceries when you're hungry?
No, I just open them and eat them right in the aisles and hide the wrappers.
3. Coupons. Use 'em?
Yes, as an artistic medium.  I have walls covered in them.  I make book covers with call my art "Decouponage."  I'll be opening an Etsy shop soon.

4. Have you ever complained to the manager of your grocery store?
Yes, I told him I was bitterly disappointed by the federal budget crisis and the partisan posturing that cripples our government and blinds the citizenry to real issues and solutions.  I also mentioned my ongoing frustration with the health care system and insurance industries.  Then I expressed my concern about my own impending existential meltdown.  It didn't seem to make much difference.

5. Do you like to buy groceries at huge chain stores like WalMart? 
Or do you shop exclusively at food stores?
My retinas are burning after reading the W-word.  The tics have returned too.  If I shopped exclusively at food stores I'd have to wear a meat dress like Lady Gaga, wouldn't I?

6.  How much time do you spend reading labels in the grocery store?
Oh I've read LOTS.  I think there should be Pulitzer Prizes given for food labeling.  Some of the fiction is astonishing, positively gripping storytelling there.

7. Do you push your own grocery cart to the car and return it?
I have my people do that.

8. What is the one food item you always buy at the grocery store that you can't live without?


clean and crazy said...

i love your meme's, they always bring a smile to me!!

Anonymous said...

omg...screaming yellow zonkers!!!!! i haven't had those in ages.....

we were neck and neck through #3 but you bested me on #4 and i'm sorry you were exposed to the W word.

G-Man said...

Trini Gaga...hehehehe

Cricket said...

Yeah, I'm with cooper... Screaming Yellow Zonkers... awesome. Do they still make that?

Is that the one with peanuts? I've forgotten which one that is even though that's the one I prefer given my choice.

Around here we call it Mal-Wart.

Love your answer to #4. Reminds me a little of that Peter Sellers bit:

Does your dog bite?



I thought you said your dog doesn't bite!

That is not my dog.

Craig said...

2) I once went grocery shopping with some friends I was visiting in Cali, and they went thru the store opening packages and munching the contents, then scanned the barcodes from the empty packages. First time I ever saw that. . .

5) You all don't have Meijer's there in PA, do you? Around here, it's like a comfortable old friend. And all the moreso, 'cuz they compete w/ the W-word store. . .

And the meat dress. . . HUH?!?

OH!! I get it! - if you only shopped at food stores, what would you wear?!? Right? Man, nothin' gets by me, I tell ya. . .

8) Do they even make Screaming Yellow Zonkers any more? I was never a fan of the actual snack-food-substance, but I loved the name; kinda like you're eating infected mucus. . . Yummmmm. . .

Sue said...

I have to admit I've never heard of Screaming Yellow Zonkers and the name alone compelled me to Google them, and was surprised to find recipes posted! :)

lime said...

c&c, glad to be of service

coop, gmta and i did love your cart answer :)

gman, p-p-p-poker face!

cricket, according to the link, SYZ are no longer manufactured. and no peanuts in them either.

craig, bold but honest friends you have, no meijer's here. infected mucous??? i think my stomach just turned a bit. thanks...really.

sue, they are fun food.

Suldog said...

"I call my art "Decouponage." I'll be opening an Etsy shop soon."

Brava! And I should have known you'd be a Screaming Yellow Zonkers fan. Me, too. Loved them.

lime said...

suldog, so i can count on you for an order?

Mimi Lenox said...


lime said...

mimi, you want a bit of wall art or a dress?