Cultural Anthropology

This is a slice of our life seen through the lens of a local grocery store chain, posted mainly for those who live elsewhere......(thinking of Susan particularly)


Anonymous said...

I really like this video, but I can only see half the screen when I play it on your blog. Maybe people should go to youtube and look at it.

Esther Montgomery said...

Isn't that fun!

We bought some 'Happy Eggs' recently. What!

By the way, I'm mothballing Esther in the Garden and have started a less time consuming blog at Esther's Boring Garden Blog.

Hope all is going well.

Holding your breath?

Esther et al.

P.S. Who's singing it? We have a tape with children's songs like 'Amanada The Panda' and 'Dinosaur Rock' on it. Sounds like the same person.

Camille said...

OMG! That line about "its the parking lot that doesn't fit any cars" That was MY TRADER JOE'S and the reason I never go any more, because we can't fit our car into the parking lot! Which is why I am now forced to shop at local ethnic stores, which has created a mini-food revoltion right here in my dwarf kitchen. And I am still sad about the mole they don't carry any more.

rosa said...

Yeah, B & I thought it looked like San Francisco. The SC Trader's is getting more and more congested, and what with a 4 yr old, and a big belly, it can be a little stressful!

Esther-I don't know who the guy is, but the bossa nova thing is totally catchy.

Read Your Way Through the Garden: Choice Tomes From Garden Literature

  • A Book of Salvias by Betsy Clebsch
  • Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon
  • Making Bentwood Trellises by Jim Long
  • RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers
  • Rose Primer: An Organic Approach to Rose Selection & Care by Orin Martin
  • Start With the Soil by Grace Gershuny
  • Sunset Western Garden Book
  • Sunset Western Landscaping Book
  • The Book of Garden Secrets by Patent & Bilderback
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Botany
  • the Gardener's Table: A Guide to Natural Vegetable Growing and Cooking by Richard Merrill & Joe Ortiz
  • The Gardener's Year by Karel Capek
  • The Hutchinson Dictionary of Plant Names: Common & Botanical
  • We Made A Garden by Margaret Fish

lotsa latin: rosa's botanical & etymological ruminations

  • vespertinus: flowers in the evening
  • vernalis:spring
  • veni vidi nates calcalvi: we came, we saw, we kicked butt. This was printed on a T shirt I bought at Abbot's Thrift many years ago. It encircled the NEA symbol. I wish I knew why.
  • superciliaris: shaped like an eyebrow ex: sturnella superciliaris, the White-browed Blackbird
  • rosa-sinensis: species of Hibiscus: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Lit. Rosa of China, so named by British plant hunters.
  • placentiformis: shaped like a cake ex: discocactus placentiformis
  • nudiflorus: flowers before leaves show ex: flowering quince, magnolia
  • nivalis: growing in or near snow ex: galanthus nivalis (common snowdrop)
  • muralis: growing on walls
  • mirabilis: marvellous, wonderful
  • formosa: beautiful ex: dicentra formosa, a.k.a.western bleeding heart/dutchman's breeches/lady in a bath
  • carpe vitam: get a life
  • Carolus Linnaeus: Latinized name of Carl von Linne (1707-1778), Swedish naturalist considered the father of plant taxonomy. Whatta guy.