Exploding Egg

I’ll Take A Router, Some Eggs And An Octopus?

OK so one of the cooler things about living in Portland is that I can now shop at Fred Meyer.

These are the weirdest supermarkets — sort of like a super Wal-Mart on steroids, only without the evil.

When I arrived in Portland early this week, I quickly discovered that my router didn’t survive the drive from Albuquerque. Sad, but I suppose there could have been worse casualties — like the computer, which fortunately still worked when I unpacked it Monday.

So replacing my router, getting some groceries for my barren fridge and locating a cat toy or two gave me a fine excuse to head on over to Freddy’s this morning.

I found them all, and then I saw this thing, sitting innocently enough in the fish display case:

Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore

It’s, um, an octopus.

This is not anything I’ve ever seen in a grocery store before — not in New Mexico, certainly, and not in Boston, at least not that I can remember.

Sure, I’ve eaten octopus occasionally as sushi, but look at those tentacles. The clerk probably thought I was a bit odd because I whipped out the camera so that you, too, dear reader, could enjoy the spectacle.

That said, though, at $18.99 a pound, I wasn’t about to buy my ink-spewing friend. I left him for a more adventurous shopper.

I’m still unpacking and working on getting my house in shape, so I apologize for not having any juicy new Miami Medical or Criminal Minds posts so far this week. I’ll try to put something new together on that front soon.

In the meantime, I just wanted to pass on to you all that the Oregon sea life says hello.


April 28, 2010 - Posted by | Portland | ,


  1. I would not know where on earth to start to do something culinary with that! You’re in foreign lands, Sue, they do things differently there…

    Comment by henrysmummy2003 | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  2. lol they sure do — but I like it 🙂

    Comment by SueVo | April 28, 2010 | Reply

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