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The Olive Garden. Need I say more?

Well, okay, I’ll say a little more.

I was rather looking forward to an evening where I could just veg, watch a little tv, perhaps finally design my Christmas thank you cards. But then my mom said two magical words: Olive Garden. I was pretty sure it was just her way of bribing me into going grocery shopping with her, but I didn’t care.

So I had some great soup, salad, and breadsticks, plus a glass of wine.

Then we stopped by Bed Bath & Beyond, where I discovered that very little of my kitchenware pattern is left, and what little was left was on clearance. Hmm. Guess I shouldn’t have waited so long to pick up more pieces. You can see a picture of the olive oil bottle I have here. I just found a website that has the matching coasters, so perhaps there’s some hope I can find a few more things out there.


  1. dawnmarie

    you should go buy that stuff so you have it when you move! Have you talked to them yet? The apt?

  2. Kristie

    That’s the plan: to have the stuff for when I move. Happily, I found a few things on eBay too, though for the things I actually need (sugar and flour containers), it looks like I’ll just have to find something that coordinates.

    I’m going to call AGAIN today or tomorrow (probably tomorrow since I’ll be out of the office most of the day). I’m not appreciating having to call more than once to get a return call.

  3. Rachel

    Olive Garden… *drools*

    I wish we had one here.

  4. Kristie

    Good thing you’re coming to a place that has ’em all over then, right Rach? I’ll go there pretty much anytime my checkbook says I can.

  5. dawnmarie

    I had to wait two days, but I got a call back right away. that’s weird.

  6. Anonymous the Second

    Speaking of the Olive Garden (which I also very much enjoy), check out this link: James Lileks, one of my favorite writers, absolutely (and hilariously) decimates a snarky, condescending column from The Guardian about Olive Gardens. It’s kind of long, but well worth the read.

  7. dawnmarie

    KRISTIE!! donde estas?

  8. Rachel

    I went to Olive Garden for supper on Saturday evening. *contented sigh* It was delicious!

  9. say rah!

    olive garden over macaroni grill, kristie?

  10. Rachel

    Hey Kristie,
    Cool kids update their blogs. Just sayin’.

  11. Kristie

    First, I don’t know Spanish, so “donde estas” as basically the same as Greek to me.

    Second, sorry folks for the lack of update. I can’t remember the last time I even turned on my computer at home. And, there’s just not much going. I’ve been watching a lot of movies, though, so I’ll probably write about them soon.

    Third, no, Macaroni Grill over Olive Garden. I really need to get my parents to the Grill one of these days.

  12. Kristie

    Also, I seem to be having a problem with typing English. But I’m sure y’all can read what I mean to say.

  13. say rah!

    :mmm: macaroni…

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