Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Footnote of Horror

Our turkey cost $64. SIXTY-FOUR, PEOPLE! That'll teach me to order without checking the price first. Christ. It must be free range, massaged by 4-H children, snuffed by Buddhists, plucked by fairy seamstresses...

Is everything more expensive in California, or is it just me?

9 comments:

Alexandrialeigh said...

I love the title of this post so much that I am possibly going to steal it and use it on my own sometime in the far, far future when you have forgotten that you wrote it.

kenju said...

I like it too! Whew! I think I'd be having something else for Thanksgiving!

Stepping Over the Junk said...

move to boston and see how expensive stuff is (although I think San Fran is comprable). I totalled my side dish, fizzy water, ingredients for the choc cranberry tart, salad and coffee and bread and it totalled $56. For two of us! Thankfully I know we will eat it for a few days AND get some soup out of the turkey (however much that cost!)

Nothing But Bonfires said...

Here's a good way to get around Thanksgiving costs: be British. Then you don't have to do, buy, or make ANYTHING. In fact, I'm being taken out for lunch on Thanksgiving, pretty much because there's nothing else to do around here.

Marcheline said...

I bought my 12.65 lb. turkey from Waldbaum's. It cost $15.00

When you say you "ordered" your turkey.... what do you mean, mail order? They probably got you on shipping costs.

There must be grocery stores for regular people in CA! For your wallet's sake, I hope so...

- M

Jemima said...

Our corner grocery is very small, so if you want specific cuts of stuff, you have to tell them a day or two in advance. I had just said, "Hey, can I get a Thanksgiving turkey?" and the guy agreed and told me to come pick it up and when I did it was $64 effing dollars!

s@bd said...

Is that AMERICAN DOLLARS?!

(sheesh, in Canadian, that's like 4 bazillion bucks)

barbie2be said...

good goddess, miss J! i hope it's not some 40 lb turkey.

Marcheline said...

By the way - I don't know how much you cost before you moved to CA, so how would I know if everything in CA is expensive, or just you?

8-)

- M