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I buy drinks at convenience stores!

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Mar 05, 2013



2I’ve not been to Tennessee in well over 20 years, so it was a treat to visit Memphis and Nashville to speak, recently. I didn’t get close to the Tennessee Valley, which I drove through those many years ago with my new husband. We were totally awed by how lush and green it was—truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been on the planet, rivaling the coast of Italy.

Memphis and Nashville were a different part of Tennessee, and new for me.

We drive past a town called Bragadoccio! And we stop for gas at a place that sells DEEP FRIED PEANUTS. I text a photo of this to Coach Abby, a Nashville native with a drawl, and she writes back, “Welcome to the South!”

Believe it or not, there IS one thing I will buy at convenience stores, occasionally. It’s no green smoothie, okay? But it’ll do in a pinch.

2It’s Vitamin Water Zero. The stevia-sweetened kind. It has a bunch of vitamins in it, most certainly synthetic. But the lemonaid flavor is sweetened with stevia, and it makes me feel like I can buy something to drink with everyone else.

Enjoy! Let it never be said that GSG is a radical fringey weirdo who can’t let her hair down.

Lookie there. I bought a drink at a convenience store in the South.

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2 thoughts on “I buy drinks at convenience stores!”

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  1. Sue says:

    Thanks for the laugh and smile this brought me today Robyn. I really needed that. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything and I just wanted to tell you a few things. One I can totally relate to all your hassles with building the new website and dealing with programmers, that has been my main focus at my job lately too, coordinating several different programmers and designers to build a brand new site and database for the private school I work at, it is quite the task. I can’t wait till it’s done. Also your blog the other day where you wrote about telling Tennyson if he didn’t like what you had he could go to his dad’s where there’s plenty of junk food there was so true to my life now too. I don’t know how many times I’ve said nearly those exact words. It made me smile and feel better knowing that I’m not alone in dealing with raising kids as a single working GSG mom and an ex-husband who lives the very typical SAD lifestyle and the many challenges it brings. So anyhow, I just wanted to thank you again for providing the means for me to change my life and for continuing to bring me great joy in so many ways.

  2. Therese Kent says:

    What a “sport”! 🙂 You go, girl! And have a wonderful trip with your newly beloved!

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