January 9, 2013

Wind and Quinoa

Today I discovered a couple of life-changers.

First of all, the cafe at Whole Foods.  Oh, my great day.  Perhaps you already knew of this goodness, and you've been waiting for my grand moment of revelation.  A million options to eat (I chose the Southwest Quinoa Veggie Wrap), a cozy cafe to settle into, and WiFi to boot.

And to top it off, it's organic and good for me, for people to whom that matters (of which, sadly and embarrassingly without apology, I am not one).  I was careful to use my stealthy detective skills to determine there wasn't a soft drink machine.  Diet Pepsi doesn't fit into the Whole Foods mentality. I get it.

So, I'll drink water.  And I'll try to determine what of my leftovers belongs in the compost pile they've supplied with such courtesy.

I mean, really.  I could live here for a fair amount of days, I'm pretty sure.

Also, I learned today that Anne Lamott hates wind.  "Another damn wind.  I hate wind so much.  It can make you feel hopeless, even in world-class beauty."

Anne Lamott hates wind?  I hate wind!  Hate is a strong word, but it's accurate for the emotion that consumes me when my hair is stuck to my lipgloss and the car door keeps crashing into my shins.  Wind makes me angry.

As if I didn't already love Anne, we both hate wind.  I mean, that's reason enough.

Also, Quinoa is fun to say.

Deep thoughts happening here today, folks.

10 comments on “Wind and Quinoa”

  1. I imagine that you've discovered the unusual pronunciation of "quinoa"... it is not as it seems!

  2. Just read that today. Annie and I spent the afternoon together on my flight to Seattle.
    And also...I love to eat quinoa mostly because I enjoy saying it. xo

  3. Love Anne Lamott!! Sounds like a quote from Help Thanks Wow. Love that book!

  4. I can't stand wind either. Ugh! I'm glad you've found another cozy cafe to settle into. 🙂

  5. I am always amazed at how many people have not ventured into whole foods. While my weekly budget does not allow for a lot from there, they have a few must haves. The hot dogs from the butcher are amazing. And just a few marinated tomatoes plus some of the extra oil make any jarred spaghetti sauce infinitely better. The grand mapleton sandwich is my fave-which says a lot because I am not a turkey eater. And OMG, the creme brulee french toast! Happy eating.

  6. I abhor wind. I will say it took moving to Colorado to uncover and develop the depth of my hatred for it. It's kind of amazing how unreasonably cranky I feel when it's blowing out. At least I'm in good company!

  7. I hate wind when I am taking my run outside UPHILL in 6000 ft altitude! WF has GREAT pizza....Wed. is their pizza special day.

  8. I'm at the Southglenn Whole Foods about every other day. We used to be 30 minutes from the nearest WF and now we are 5. It has drastically affected our budget! But I do love me some Whole Foods.
    And I do hate me some wind.

  9. The best part about quinoa? It's gluten free, so I can eat it. 😀 (I'm going to have to go check out this cafe - it sounds like a yummy adventure for girls day. :))

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