As my title suggests I have the best boyfriend ever. Obviously you’ve already seen that Rob is a pretty great guy but he did something epic on our way home from Alabama…he took me to Trader Joe’s!!!!!!
You may be thinking to yourself, “What’s the big deal, he took you to a grocery store?” Well… I just happen to have this weird love for grocery stores, especially Trader Joe’s unfortunately there is only one in Florida and it’s in Miami, 5 hours away. The closest Trader Joe’s to Birmingham was right smack dab in the middle of Atlanta and by the time we left on Friday that would have had us arriving in Atlanta just in time for rush hour. There was a decision to be made. Rob asked me my excited-ness on a scale of 1-10 and I said a 9…so we went! With the knowledge that if we sat in traffic and made our 9 hour trip home even longer it would be on my shoulders. However I decided to comfort myself with the thought that even if we did get stuck in traffic and Rob was furious that I would at the very least have lots of yummy food and feeding him usually makes him much happier!
In case you were wondering
or if you weren’t I’m going to tell you anyway where my love for Trader Joe’s came from I’ll tell you a little story. I had just finished my freshman year at UCF and had begun my venture into healthy eating and exercise when my aunt Erin and grandparents came to their timeshare in Cocoa Beach, which they’ll be doing again in a week, with then they brought Trader Joe’s goodies in the form of…
All incredibly healthy foods right? Not! But like I said I was in the very beginnings of my healthy living adventure. Also I’d like to note it’s not my fault I’m addicted to processed foods, I’m a product of my generation but more about that tomorrow! Back to my story! Ever since that summer my aunt Erin has been sweet enough to bring me some Trader Joe’s products and my Mom and Dad have both won best parent ever awards by taking me to Trader Joe’s . There is one in Nashville 45 minutes away from where my Dad lives so he took me there this summer. Which resulted in another excited picture!
My Mom took me to a snowy Trader Joe’s while we were visiting Pennsylvania over winter break. My stepdad decided to tag along and let’s just say he was a little than excited when we realized we’d driven 30 minutes in the snow to a grocery store. Which unfortunately meant my time was limited…but this was the faithful trip when I discovered my beloved Soyaki!
Rob was very sweet and allotted me 40 minutes on our stop in Atlanta friday night. I assured him that even though I can spend at least an hour in Publix or Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s is much simpler, I could easily stay within my time constraints and did!
Time for bed since this springing forward crud has now completely wrecked havoc on whatever excuse for a bedtime routine I had… but I will get up and work out tomorrow morning. See…now I have to because I told you all I would!
Questions for You!
Do you have a Trader Joe’s near you? I know lots of you do since you’re constantly making me horribly jealous by blogging about all the great goodies you get there.
What is your favorite TJ’s product?
Any suggestions for recipes I could make with my loot?