God be praised: Chipotle has come to North Carolina! I was driving home this morning from the brewing supply store in Raleigh, when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a new Chipotle burrito shop.
"Oh," I thought. "A new Chipotle. Cool."
Then a double-take. I slammed on the break, nearly causing a traffic pileup, then swerved like a madman across three lanes of traffic to get into the lane for a u-turn.
"CHIPOTLE IS HERE!!!"
Oh, the glory of burritos the size of one's head! Oh, the fresh, flavorful ingredients--the free-range pork and the organic onions! Oh, the four different varieties of salsa, made fresh daily with ingredients purchased from small-scale, sustainable farms!* The culinary gods have made their home here in hel--I mean, North Carolina. Why did it take them so long?
It was only 10:40 am--the store didn't open for another 20 minutes. I waited patiently for that agonzing score of minutes, then burst in the door: "Where have you been!? How long have you been open here!? IS THERE GOING TO BE A STORE IN DURHAM!!??"
Knowing grins from the manager--she's seen this reaction before, I see.
"Yes, we're here now. We've been open about a month. We're opening twelve new stores in NC this year. I don't know about Durham, but there will be one in Chapel Hill."
Chipotle is now only 22 miles from my house.
Thank you, Lord. Thank you.
* Yes, I know that 'sustainable agriculture' is a silly, self-congratulatory conceit of the upwardly mobile. But it makes me feel better if I can justify inhaling 4,000+ calories in a little under five minutes if I can imagine that I'm at least being socially and environmentally responsible.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
I thought this was North Carolina, not Alabama.
pink GIT-R-DONE hat with REBEL FLAG & 3-D BUCK deer head - $20
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Date: 2006-07-23, 10:38PM EDT
NEW 2006 Edition! ~ Girls/Ladies "pink" GIT-R-DONE hat.
Embroidered with GIT-R-DONE logo and oval shaped REBEL FLAG on the front with a BUCK Deer Head 3-D coming out of the flag. Also, on the back of the hat is a smaller rectangle shaped REBEL FLAG. Velcro adjusment straps for sizing.
* this is in or around Raleigh
* no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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After threatening e-mails and phone calls from various family members who shall remain anonymous, we are finally posting new pictures of everybody's favorite big boy.Here's Graham in his favorite napping position.
Graham and Jack had a playdate this week.
Graham loves this car! Jack thought the hammer was more fun.