Wild Oats is No Longer Dead to Me

Ok, Wild Oats, you win.

While the man behind the deli counter was glacially slow-moving, at least he asked me no questions other than, "red pepper or basil pesto?"

I opted for red pepper; it was the right choice.

Have I mentioned how much I'm loving being omnivorous once again?

Today's lunch followed a trip to the dog park, where Arnie and Sammy the Hound Dog played, "I BARK IN YOUR FACE! BARK AT YOU! BARK AT YOU! BARK AT YOU I DO!" and Red chased a ball in an attempt to feign normalcy. His facade cracked when a puppy waddled over to say hello, which so unnerved Red that he ran to a corner of the park and quietly licked his paws while maniacally staring at everyone like a sociopath.

I don't care, though, I love my little social misfit.

In fact, even as I delight in my red pepper-pestoed sandwich, the furry deviant is sitting on my feet to remind me that he's very, very, very hungry.

And Arnold is doing this.


Libby said...

Oh Devil Dog loves the I BARK AT YOU game! He's also fond of lounging about spread eagle just as Arnie is doing. I like to think it's a sign of a happy and comfortable (and exhausted) pup.

Matt said...

I stumbled across your blog. How are you? It sucked that we didnt get to say goodbye on that dark day. Sounds like you have a nice job.

KatieGirlBlue said...

I agree, Libby; It's trust and comfort and total contentedness. Very nice to see.

And Matt, yes, I agree. I wish we'd had a chance to all say good bye to each other. I'm glad you found my blog. I hope all's well with you and the crew.

Cindy said...

Question for the Wasatch Report here: Any thoughts on the Goldminer's Daughter Lodge at Alta? We're itching for a UT ski trip either later this year or next, and a friend of ours really likes this place. Looks a little expensive, but it does include almost all your food (breakfast and dinner--with me making those sammies in the room). And ski in/ski out sounds so awesome. . . .

Glad you liked the ski house sammy. I made it this weekend again--maybe we were eating them at the same time, different mountain.

KatieGirlBlue said...

Cindy, let me look into this. My first thought is to consider the Alta Peruvian Inn as well, as I think it also has good deals and I know its food is supposed to be great (AND, I got married there, so I love it forever and ever).

I'll get some info for ya...stay tuned.