Fruit and Snow

September 16, 2010

You know how there are places you drive by all the time, and you think, ‘I really should stop and check that place out?’  Maybe it’s a restaurant or a boutique, but for me, one of them is a supermarket, and tonight, I pulled into the parking lot for reals and checked it out:

There are Jons all over Los Angeles – according to their website, there are 15 in total.  There was one in my old neighborhood, Burbank, that I never went to (and now appears to have closed), and there’s one in my current neighborhood, too.  I didn’t have a long shopping list – I just wanted to pick up some fruit, as my produce bowl was down to slim pickins:That’s 1 head of garlic, 2 shallots, 1 small pluot, maybe 10 cherry tomatoes, and a lot of empty space.

Here’s my verdict:  Jons is a great place for produce.  They had a big selection, and it was cheap.  Pears for 50 cents a pound?  Yes, please!  Oranges for 33 cents a pound?  Don’t mind if I do!  Cantaloupe for 25 cents a pound?  Are you kidding me?  Here’s the fruit bowl after my shopping trip:

The new additions are:  1 cantaloupe, 1 grapefruit, 3 oranges, 4 bartlett pears, 2 gala apples, 2 limes, 2 kiwis.  Total damage?  $3.70.  Three dollars and seventy cents!  I had to pick my jaw up off of the floor.  I’m totally going back to Jons in the future, and next time, I’m checking out the rest of the store beyond the produce section as well.

Just when I thought my night couldn’t get any more magical, when I arrived home I drove past a film crew set up at the gas station across the street from my building.  I parked and wandered over to investigate, and saw, miracles of miracles, snow!  In North Hollywood!They had covered the ground with fake snow, extras were wandering around in heavy coats and hats, and the camera was aimed at a woman pumping gas with a fake plastic snowman tied to the roof of her car.  I watched them shoot a couple takes of what seemed to be an establishing shot of some kind, as there wasn’t any dialogue, then asked a crew member what they were filming.  It was a Bank of America commercial.  B of A is the bank that held up my purchase of my condo for 10 months, so my interest deflated like an innertube after a shark bite.

Before the supermarket and the gas station, I hit the gym.  Since I’ve done cardio the last two nights and plan on doing it tomorrow, tonight I focused on toning, and did about 45 minutes of various upper body exercises with machines and free weights.  I followed that up with about 150 sit-ups, stretched, and called it a night.

Keep it up, David!