3.14.2008

What I didn’t blog about this week

Saturday – I could only smile when I saw foreign tourists lined up to take pictures with a life-sized, cardboard Barak Obama in front of one of the magazine stands at Washington Dulles airport. Granted I only passed Terminal C and D, but I found it odd that I didn’t see Clinton, McCain, or Bush in front of any shops.

Sunday - Globalization in Cary, NC. -- I did a double-take when I came across an ad for Aldi (a German discount grocery) in the Sunday edition of the News and Observer. It seems the chain has opened two locations in this part of North Carolina. According to the circular, I could purchase Deutsche Royal Ice Cream for $2.99 if I had a craving. Good to know.

Monday – My first ‘Norm from Cheers’ moment when Miss Lee, owner of my favorite Vietnamese restaurant and 14-year hangout, greeted me with hugs and tears. Talk about feeling special!

Tuesday – The difficulty of not having a cell phone…

Thursday – I have felt sick most of this week and decided to visit a local Urgent Care when a lower abominable pain felt worse over time. Despite my low expectation, a very thorough nurse practitioner discovered the cause after ordering a same-day ultrasound. More on that later…

21 comments:

swenglishexpat said...

Aldi are even in Sweden these days. Any successful national business seems to become international very quickly.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Ultrasound????

Sara said...

Ok seriously. You are a TEASE! Big time!

G in Berlin said...

Okay, so now we need to know whether to worry or be happy?

We have had Aldi in a tiny upstate NY town for years (Ballston Spa). Is that strange or not? Of course, they own Trader Joe's so they are more places than ye wot of.

Can you please tell us what's up? I'm on tenter-hooksand I need to know which way to go!

traveler one said...

Aha moment!! The culture shock we experience when we go back 'home' is often weirder than the original!

Cowgirl Warrior said...

I hope you're o.k!
Wow I wish an Aldi would move to my hood. I miss German gelato and hazelnut yogurt.

Hugs!

Cheryl said...

We have Aldi here in Chicago, but I wonder if it's the same thing, cause here it's kind of...um...lower class.

As for your stomach, should we worry or cheer?

Hilly said...

I hope your stomach stuff is getting better, whatever that may be :).

AmyD said...

Did you say ultrasound? Squeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! You are a tease, and if it isn't what I think it is, I'm gonna be real bummed, Diane! ;o)

Hope you are feeling better!

The Guv'ner said...

Dude, I love Aldi! :) We had a few in the UK, but i did a lot of traveling in Germany in the '90s and we'd seek out the Aldi store and buy lots of cheap Belgian chocolate and Milky Way Spread. People used to give us orders. :):)

Shelly said...

Awww...the "Cheers" moment...how sweet it that? Umm...ultrasound? Hope you're ok, hope hope hope.

Sizzle said...

I hope you are ok!

Suvii said...

Hope you're ok... thinking of you... and glad your trip home was wonderful!!!!

kenju said...

Didn't you know we have had an Aldi on wake Forest Road for a good while?

Are you.....? your such a tease! Come back with the rest of the story!

meno said...

Uh oh. What could it be?

Andrea said...

In the Philly suburbs there is an Aldi as well. They are scattered here and there. The Matt chocolate chip cookies are good!

Urgent care: I hope everything is ok!

ms chica said...

You use the word ultrasound and then say more later? Thats sound like something I would write. Hope all is well.

As for the cellphone, you should have emailed me, I would have gladly shipped you mine for a loaner.

evercurious said...

hmmmm. I hope you are feeling better. I think just about everyone here is in suspense.

The Grunt said...

I don't know if I can wait to find out about the abdomen thing.

GMG said...

No Aldi here, just Lidl... ;)
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, where I’m back to Crete now!
Have a great week back home!

running42k said...

You had better follow up the Thursday no blog thing.