Jan 7, 2008
Forget the Beef! Where's the Basil!?
Another quick blog entry before Wednesday. Stay tuned, it's gonna be a good one.
We had a fun adventure this night, so stupid that it begs to be told.
Tracie makes a delicious Margherita Pizza with mozzarella, olive oil, tomatoes, and basil. When we went shopping, Wal-Mart was out of Basil. In fact, it was out of quite a few things we needed. So, I planned to go shopping later on in the week for the things we needed. (If you haven't deduced that basil was one of the things, I'm sorry, but there's no hope for you. I still love you, I just pity you a bit more.)
I should also say that today both of us had eaten a very early lunch, and we were looking forward to dinner.
Anyway, today, I went to Albertsons to buy what we still needed. They didn't have any Basil, so we went to Harmons. They didn't have any, so we went to Smith's. They didn't have any (starting to see a pattern?) so we went to a different Albertson's. They didn't have any, so we went to Target. They didn't have any, so we went to Wal-Mart again. They didn't have any, so we went to Macey's. THEY didn't have any, so we went to a different Smith's.
Final count: 8 stores. No basil.
So, it being 9:30 and our night of basil hunting fruitless/herbless, we admitted defeat, went home, and ate some delicious honey lime chicken sandwiches with tomatoes and avocado on ciabatta bread. Don't you feel sorry for us.
We wondered if there was some basil epidemic or recall, or maybe it was National Basil Eating day. Or maybe the Mad Mayhem Monster decided to hide them all in all the stores in Orem and Provo.
All I know is, I'm now very angry at my old friend, Basil.
Unfortunately, he's so delicious I can never stay mad for long.
It looks so innocent, doesn't it?