Yesterday evening, after having dinner with friends in town, I went to Whole Foods. The grand opening for the first Whole Foods store on the island was September 10th. I have been waiting so long for this store to finally open and I was not disappointed. The first time I went was the day after the Grand Opening. The store of course was packed. I found out later that a friend of mine was also there at the same time but we never ran into each other because the store was so crowded. We even both parked our cars in the same area on the other side of the mall because there were so many cars in the parking lot that day.
Because of my allergies and migraines, I buy most of my food at health food stores. The cost ends up being not that much different for many of the products I buy and there are so many more choices for me at Whole Foods than there are at the other health food stores. The only downfall is that the store is located 30 miles from my house.
Last night was my second visit to Whole Foods. I bought some organic chicken. I could not believe the difference in taste. Not because it was organic (I have bought organic chicken before) but because it was so fresh! Wow! What a difference! The chicken tasted so much better than the organic chicken I have bought in the regular grocery stores. I found out that many of the products at Whole Foods are flown in. The chicken as well as many of the other products in the other grocery stores arrive after traveling by barge (which takes days).
Finally, we have the opportunity to purchase fresh products! I even found mozzarella bufala at Whole Foods! I enjoyed the most delicious caprese salad for lunch today. The mozzarella melted in my mouth. Even the tomatoes were worth the drive.
But I digress.... back to my "Lost" sighting...
I drove into the parking lot around 8:30 last night and was thrilled to find a parking spot right in front of the store. I grabbed a cart and headed inside. I was pleasantly surprised to find the store much less crowded. Because this was only my second visit, I wasn't really sure where to start. For some reason I started in the middle of the store. As I was standing in front of the gluten free section at the end of the aisle, I noticed a a two-tier cart being pushed by someone. As I looked up, standing right in front of me was Sayid!! (Naveen Andrews) from LOST. He was even better looking than on TV. Our eyes met momentarily and then he walked on by. I was definitely flustered. I could not focus on shopping. Instead, I plotted a way to get another look in a casual way. I did not want to be a stalker but I just had to get another glance.
I pushed my cart by a few aisles until I spotted him again and then casually walked by him. With two quick glances, I could not take my eyes off his face. I remember him wearing a tight black shirt and I think he was wearing capris or long shorts but cannot be sure and I have no idea what type of shoes he was wearing. All I can say is, WOW, he is drop dead gorgeous! It took me about 30 minutes before I was finally able to concentrate on shopping again. What a thrill to see him in person, even if it was only momentarily. He is definitely my favorite character on LOST now. I can't wait til the season begins!
I apologize for being so behind in catching up and commenting on everyone’s blogs. I have been busy watching the Red Sox. They lost a tough one in the 12th inning tonight but still only need one more win to move on to the ALCS. I will try to catch up on everyone's blogs this week. GO SOX!!
I finished the last of my three San Luca posts. I dated it October 3rd (although I posted it today) so that it would be in sequence with the my other two San Luca posts. Click here or scroll down below my photohunt post to see this post.
This was my second “LOST” sighting. If you are interested in reading about my first “LOST” sighting…click on continue
On April 24th, 2007, I posted a comment on the Everything Else Slow Travel thread about my Hurley sighting. Here is my post:
I just had to share! Today while shopping at my favorite health food store, I almost bumped right into Hurley!! If you watch LOST you will know who he is.
I was heading over to the hot food section to get a stuffed polenta pepper as he was just leaving that section. That area of the store does not have a lot of room to get by one another and so we almost bumped right into each other as we walked by each other. It took me a second to realize who he was. I tried my best to not look like I recognized him, although inside I wanted to yell out, "Hurley! I love your character and I love Lost!" but I kept my cool. After getting my hot food, I just had my papaya left to get. AND there he was again at the papaya section checking out all the wonderful papayas. I stalled at the other fruits waiting for him to finish choosing his papaya so as not to look like I was following him, but he was there for quite a while, and I was not going to go home without my papaya, so I headed over and grabbed one.
He then went over to the check out line. I was also done shopping, but did not want him to think I was stalking him and so I went down one more aisle since only one check out line was open. After walking down the aisle I went back to the check out area. Still no one else in line, so I got in line behind him. WOW, I thought, I am standing right next to Hurley!
He looks exactly like he does on Lost and was wearing basically the same type of clothing as he does in the show. Pretty Cool!!