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A tasty birthday gift

August 26th, 2006 at 02:45 am

One of my favorite grocery stores--one that I grew up with in L.A.--is Trader Joe's. But TJ's has yet to arrive in my hometown, although there are 3 stores in and around Philadelphia (55 miles south). For the past year I've been making a TJ's run once every 3-4 months--*that* was the reason I finally plugged in and started using my basement freezer. A friend who lives near TJ's offered to do a grocery run for me and bring the groceries up, since she had yet to see my new house and meet my new dog. I gave her a limited grocery order (4 packages of burritos, 4 of enchilladas, and 2 of the Two Hearts Bruschetta) and she picked up items and drove them up. I was all prepared to write her a check for them but she insisted on giving them to me as a birthday gift (since yesterday was my birthday).

DBF came over in the evening and his gift to me was edible as well: a Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate bar.

Nice to have gifts that I'll use with pleasure that don't require storage space (other than temporarily). I think that consumables make great gifts, and often (but not always) give some sort of consumbale as well--ideally something a person would like but wouldn't buy for themselves.

Even though I've grown to hate my birthdays (now that I'm middle-aged), yesterday was a pleasant one.

5 Responses to “A tasty birthday gift”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Happy Birthday late!

  2. homebody Says:

    Yesterday was YD's 19th! We love TJ's, but the closest is 4 hours away so we only get to one about twice a year.

  3. homebody Says:

    Oh Happy Birthday!!

  4. Dido Says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    We're getting a TJ's in Bellingham soon. I am so excited. Otherwise the closest one is in Puyallup and that isn't close at all.

    I love giving consumable gifts if I know people really like them. My BIL and SIL practically fell off their chairs at Christmas when they found out I'd made them two full size lasagna's for their presents (along with knitting hats and scarves for their whole family). They adore my lasagna so that was definitely a gift that went down well (pun intended!).

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