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January 14, 2010


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I go for the sea salt and black pepper


I find a trip to the grocery store quite overwhelming.


When I had to get braces, I opted for the kind that are removable thinking that would interfere less with my "grazing" habit. Turns out it keeps me from "grazing" which uncovered how mindless the supposed "healthy" grazing was.... Grocery shopping tonight will be very interesting!


Great post, Barry! I agree, desire can truly lead us in grocery store. But sometimes it's good to eat some crappy food, I think. I'm gonna eat some potato chips tonight and watch a movie.

Take care, my friend in Dharma!


John Small

Those Spicy Thai ones...
Salt, fat, spicy, sweet, fat, salt, crunchy, sweet, spicy.

Market research has put bazillions into finding out what colors are the most effective. That orange bag, sitting here at home, pre-breakfast, has chased my usual breakfast right out of my head.

And excellent photo, by the way.


Potato chips are my biggest addiction! I'm usually giving in to the craving more often than not... Korea hasn't master potato chips, which is a good thing, I suppose. I'm still drooling from your post!

Barry Briggs

Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I'm very glad to know that I'm not alone in this . . . addiction.

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