Monday, October 10, 2005

Full-Time Sid/Part-Time Sid Numero Dos: Eats and Dranks

Okay, let's look at how Sid has come down in the world of epicurean edification now that she has gone "part-time": Full-Time Sid 1. Zabar's is her favorite place. Spends $20/wk. on cheeses she can't pronounce 2. Spends her precious free time searching Fairway upstairs for organic ingredients to put into her vodka infusions 3. Orders in or gets takeout at least 3 days per week, roughly $30 per day 4. Spends roughly $80-100/wk. on groceries and sundries for the rest of the days. Fish, fresh veggies, nothing is off-limits 5. Happily plunks down $15 for a cocktail or a single glass of MacAllan when she goes out 6. Hits up Starbucks every day, sometimes twice a day, for venti triple espresso shot tasty drinks 7. Keeps a small bar stocked with top shelf brands 8. Happy hour is a lovely, but optional, concept 9. Gladly pays $5 to have groceries delivered Part-Time Sid 1. Gets all excited about finding microwave soft pretzels for $1.39, tops them with $0.99 cheezy dip 2. Eats frozen organic meals, but only because they're actually cheaper than the Lean Cuisines 3. Orders in or gets takeout once every week or so; only gets burgers, totalling no more than $15 at a time. Once a month, breaks down and calls Ruby Foo's just to hear the hostess's voice 4. Caps grocery spending at $60/wk. This means lots of frozen and dehydrated meals, plus cucumber salads and a pre-roasted chicken. 5. Invests in a $40 bottle of Glenlivet and prays the workdays won't hurt so much with more time off 6. Only goes to Starbucks when forced (for wi-fi to work) or when craving for a grande soy pumpkin spice latte becomes unbearable, so, twice a week 7. Wishes those damned infusions had turned out better, because those and the Glenlivet are all that're left. 8. Is already planning vacation eateries and boozeries by happy-hour buffet/drinks specials 9. Refuses to pay for grocery delivery; will walk home with a 12 pack of Scott toilet paper strapped to her back; will not even consider a cab Oh dear lord, I am too tragically menstrual to even think straight wbout anything else tonight. Happy Monday/Tuesday!


At 10/11/2005 01:12:00 AM, Blogger alli-babe said...

LMAO..."Once a month, breaks down and calls Ruby Foo's just to hear the hostess's voice..."

You are too funny. Haven't read the archives...but ARE you looking to be full-time Sid again? If not...I know a few places that have free hory dorves's (lol) during happy hour.

be back soon

At 10/11/2005 02:41:00 PM, Blogger Berry said...

Welcome to my world! LOL Shhhhh... Pathmark routinely rotates Lean Cuisines and Healthy Choice frozen dinners on sale weekly.... Of course you will then be forced to make a longer trek to partake in the savings. But think of your dilemma this way, you don't need as much since you are not working as much. See, you feel a little better already, don't you? Okay, so fine then, it doesn't really make you feel better. Sheesh, I tried.

At 10/12/2005 08:55:00 AM, Blogger deborah said...

oh sid. you are too funny. but alas the struggling artist stage will provide much material no?

ive heard of this...

let me know if you check it out.

At 10/12/2005 01:39:00 PM, Blogger Mahogany Elle said...

Girl... I understand the struggle. And shoot, the revolution will not be televised, except when you get a Starbucks jones... or some ish.. LOL. I freelance now and refuse to take Ruby Foo's # out of my phone book... thought it's been many moons since I last partook in a vegetable dumpling. *Sigh* Those were the days :)

At 10/14/2005 02:24:00 PM, Blogger maryann said...

i'm going to have to chime in and say i feel your pain too. i've even contemplated applying to the new starbucks around the corner from me -- money + free/cheap coffee = good, right?

unfortunately, i can't doa carrie. i'm more the reverse carrie. i sacrifice fashion for food. sad.

and i am suprised you don't have your own book deal girlie. you're effin hilarious.

At 10/14/2005 06:51:00 PM, Blogger Crystal said...

Okay Sid, I'm reading this post and I'm cracking up thinking -- are we neighbors? Fairway, Filene's, Zabar's, Ruby Foo's... it really is a small world after all.


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