Update, rain, etc.

It rained last night and this morning. We really needed it. A cold front moved in, so it’s pretty chilly now, but I’ll put up with the cold if I can have the rain.

Here are all the places I shopped today in my relentless pursuit of Anything That Isn’t Corporate:

1. Tie-Dyes of Tulsa. I bought one T-shirt and ordered another.
2. S&S Market. I bought gas and a whole bill of groceries in less than 30 minutes, for less than $50. Once I get to know the store’s layout and stock a little better, I’ll be able to get in and out even faster.
3. Pakistani grocery store.
4. Korean grocery store.
5. Mexican grocery store.

I will admit to having an ulterior motive in this quest to avoid chains: Denying myself access to the convenience of the McFranchises will force me into new places and new experiences. I think the payoff will be well worth the trouble … sort of like when you go vegetarian, and it’s a big hassle at first, but it forces you to break out of your routine and try new things, so what started out as a limitation actually winds up expanding your options.


P.S.: Here’s something cute I shot the other day when the weather was so warm: