Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Too much of a good thing

This tale begins in France.


Just a few days before we left, we were invited to to a birthday lunch at a nice spot along the river. The food was traditional French and should've, could've been lovely. A nice cured duck breast salad to start, followed by duck confit and roasted potatoes. But the chef went absolutely crazy - and I'm not exaggerating - with the fresh herbs. S/he snipped and sprinkled them everywhere. On the plate rim, on the salad, on the duck, on the potatoes, on the camembert that followed. It was, as my niece would say, random. And while I consider fresh herbs to almost always be a plus, this was way over the top.

And sadly, so am I apparently. I've been banned from all drug and health food stores until we get back to France. Husband finds my kid-in-a-candy-shop frenzied shopping sprees in those places scary.

So here's my question: when are you over the top?

7 comments:

beth said...

Answer: children's clothing stores (especially a store called Half Pint located right here in Sonoma, CA); grocery stores - especially Whole Foods (Whole Foods and Trader Joes are my big down fall); Farmer's Market, Target. . .etc. . .
ps - I posted two posting to your previous blog so make sure you read them.

Christina said...

i would have to agree with the pharmacy/health store ban, no offense! :)

Reb said...

Whole Foods, Target, Chinatown in NY and any outlet shopping done in New Jersey (no sales tax on clothing!).
And come on, with the dollar being so weak against the euro, how can you not go overboard?!

Lorraine said...

Posh.

So glad there isn't one in Seattle...

Anonymous said...

over the top or over the hill?

Nicole said...

Beth - you're lucky you have girls, it's hard to go over the top for boy clothes.

Christina - Dude.

Reb - Exactly what I said to husband.

Lorraine - I need to go there. Or maybe I'd better not.

A - Both?

Anonymous said...

in which case, most of the time.