Friday, September 12, 2008

Beer and PopTarts

Last night we ventured out to Wal-Mart. Not because we really needed anything, we have plenty of food and water. I just thought it would be nice to have a few new games, books, and craft items to keep us entertained while we are cooped up in the house. We also got some unhealthy snacks.

Let me tell you, Wal-Mart is a very scary place to be the day before a hurricane. There were no parking spots available and no shopping carts. When we walked in the doors we almost turned back around because the lines at the checkout were at least 15 people long. Here is a little hint for the future: if you are preparing for a natural disaster and need to go to Wal-Mart, use the register back in electronics. We were in and out in under an hour.

After Hurricane Katrina I heard a statistic that the two most purchased items in preparation for a hurricane are PopTarts and beer. Sure enough, it seemed like everyone had a case or two of some sort of alcohol item in their cart. And when we went to the PopTart aisle the only thing left was a few boxes of blueberry. It is a good thing we went when we did, we almost missed out. So we got our version... PopTarts and sparkling cider.


Candace said...

Haha, I actually saw someone's pictures of a Houston grocery store and there was plenty of beer, but no sandwich meat. I thought that was an odd thing to stock up on when power outages are certain, but whatever. Hope you guys had a relatively uneventful night and morning!

Laura said...

Probably safe to say you kids are without power--hope you all fared well! (The Katrina provisions are a bit worrisome, Brownie.)

Much love and all our best,
Doo Doo & What's-her-name

Holly said...

Hey, Apricot.

Just thinking (and worrying) about you, the Sheepinator and the Fruitlings.

Hope things are okay. Drop a blogline when you have the necessary tools and time, yes?