Thursday Things

1. Has anyone else ever had trouble keeping produce from Jewel Osco fresh? And by “fresh,” I mean, “not growing fuzzy white things within 24 hours of purchase.” I bought mushrooms on Friday after work and when I took them out to cook with on Saturday evening, they were full of mold. I also bought strawberries on Friday and on Monday night two of the strawberries had molded (heh) together. What gives?? It’s not like I’m storing these things on my windowsill in the sun all day. I keep them in the fridge like I believe I’m supposed to. This isn’t an isolated incident, either. I have yet to go through a full box of mushrooms before they get moldy, keeping my lettuce fresh is beyond a struggle, and I’ve often bought peppers to find them looking awfully questionable within a few days. I know I probably could have taken the mushrooms in particular back to Jewel and tried to get a refund, but this is just getting out of hand. I’m the only one eating the produce I buy, so I recognize that it can be challenging to get through everything before it heads south, but I’m really tired of literally throwing my money away.

2. Speaking of mushrooms, yesterday on my run I saw someone wearing this shirt:


Auuuuggggggghhhhh! The blatant, awful grammatical error! My eyes are bleeding. This is not punny. It’s a travesty. Either you’re a fungus, or you’re fungi, but you cannot be a fungi any more than I can be a bananas. Singular vs. plural, people. Your bad grammar does not amuse me. #englishmajor





I’m sorry. I couldn’t help myself. They’re all so good!

3. I’m going to my first blogger meet-up ever on Sunday, and I am so excited! A few other Chicago bloggers and I are getting together for a book club. We read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which is fascinating. It raises a lot of moral questions about cell and tissue research that don’t have any easy answers. The author, Rebecca Skloot, threw her life into this project, and it shows. She does an excellent job of both telling Henrietta Lacks’s story and presenting both sides of the issue, particularly in the afterword. I’ve never been a passionate science student (see: #2 — I was an English major), but I’ve always been fascinated by biology, genetics, and how infections work (I’m sure there’s a technical term for that, but I definitely don’t know it haha), so I really enjoyed this book.

Any recommendations for my produce woes?
Does improper grammar bother you? Admittedly this might just be an English major thing…

6 thoughts on “Thursday Things

  1. I’m so excited about Sunday! I’m only about 1/3 of the way through the book but I love it! I work in health research so the topic is fascinating to me, especially because I have to take SO MANY ethics classes every year and deal with ethics/review boards on a daily basis.

    I rarely shop at Jewel but I’ve actually purchased pre-cut fruit there that has been expired when I got home. Disgusting. I say (if you can) try to shop elsewhere. I know TJs restocks almost every day so they’re usually a pretty good bet. Also with berries buy the cartons with fewer berries in them (more air space), they’re less likely to bruise and rot afterwards.

  2. Heyyyyy, that’s a good (sad, heart rending) but good, book!
    Nope, Jewel Osco has never molded for me since the store is not a local one. Sorry I couldn’t help.
    Bad grammer only bothers me when it’s not done on purpose or if someone is attempting to pass off good writing when it’s so blatently horrid. It probably doesn’t bother me since I’m a terrible offender myself. No hate!

  3. Jewel’s produce really stinks. My grandma always buys there fruit from there and I am not that happy with it. Im going on Sunday to for blogger book club. Congrats on your 11.5 mile run. Not trying to be biast but Im not a fan of their produce.

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