Sunday, August 17, 2008

Letter to a long-lost love


Dear Joe,


Oh, how I miss you. It's been four long months since we last convened. I know I'm the one who chose to move, and I knew I'd miss you, but I just didn't realize how MUCH I'd miss you.


What I wouldn't give right now for a nice cold glass of Dixie Peach. No one's Naan compares to yours, and I have yet to find hummus that tastes REMOTELY as good as the kind I'd receive from you. How will I make my Thai stir-fry, or where will I ever find yummy raspberry sparkling lemonade? I've tried other places, but they're not the same. They are simply (not-so) cheap substitutes.


I've put off these sad feelings for weeks, telling myself there are other places I can go...but today I was struck with a horrifying thought: the holidays without Candy Cane Joe-Joe's. Some would argue I am better off without you, being that I always eat the whole box in a day or two, singlehandedly.


But the heart wants what the heart wants.


Sweet, sweet, dear Trader Joe, PLEASE consider a move to Colorado. It doesn't even have to be to Denver...I can drive to Pueblo if I have to. But come. Soon.


Forever yours,

Brianna

11 comments:

Mike and Rachel said...

There is a rumored TJ's coming to Denver although I have seen no evidence on their website. Mike and I have considered the 6 hour drive to New Mexico to stock up though. And darn it, I didn't even consider stalking up on dry goods while I was in Cali (with baggage prices I probably wouldn't have anyway).

andy gibson said...

So sad. Not to make it worse, but the big SM is getting a Trader Joes, right next to Gold's Gym in the Costco shopping center. I can't wait.....maybe we'll mail you goodies!

Angela said...

Dear Joe,
Although I've never met you in person, I love you. And I want you.
Love,
Angela

Anonymous said...

Brianna! If you send me a list and your address I would be happy to reunite you with your long lost love! ;)

Monica
mfearnsi at aol dot com

joy said...

see, brianna? all the evils that come with moving away--no tj's and now you have mono. seriously, i'm so sorry about the mono! hope you'll have some help in these next few weeks and i can totally send you some stuff from trader's. and i used to love the sweet valley high books!

Paige said...

That is such a sad love letter Brianna! I send my brother TJ care packages because he moved to NY far far away from a Trader Joe's. So sad!

Samantha said...

We live 3 hours away from our beloved Trader Joes. I get to stock up usually twice a year and embarrass myself completely by buying several cases of half the sugar organic raspberry jelly. They always ask, "What do you DO with all that jelly?" I can't ever get cold stuff though which is a real bummer. I am on my last couple of jars of jelly and already feeling anxious. The longing never goes away, you just learn to cope :(

Wendi Garland said...

Having just moved from Denver to Southern CA, we're excited to be near TJs and In-n-out. But, there are so many other wonderful things that we miss dearly about Denver - mostly the hiking/biking trails, the amazing parks and the incredible rec centers with indoor pools! Blessings abound wherever you are. Your letter was so sweet. Thanks for making me laugh...

Joanie said...

Dear Mono-stricken Brianna,

The heart has reasons which reason knows nothing of...

I can't remember who wrote that.

I hope you're feeling better soon!

Brianna Heldt said...

dang andy, i was already missing santa maria quite a bit (no SLO-dwellers, i'm not being sarcastic!!!) and now i miss it all the more! they're getting a jamba juice too. :(

yeah rachel i'll believe it when i see it i guess. they'd do great business here! so why won't they come?!

Jenna said...

oh how I feel the loss. Oh my trip back to CA last week I really wanted to stock up at TJs, but like Rachel said, it probably would have cost a fortune to pay the extra baggage charges on the flight home! Someday, maybe when the liquor laws are changed, we can hope for a TJs of our very own...

 

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