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Being ill is so much more enjoyable when there are people around to cosset me. I'm grateful though, that I don't have to be in class or at work today, the way many of my other friends who are ill right now do. I can stay home, rest, feel lousy, and cosset myself.

I felt rather weak today. Although I still wasn't hungry at all, I figured part of that weakness might have been not eating for two days, so I dragged myself out to the grocery story to buy saltines. Or rather, to discover that the local grocery store (and, for all I know, all Canadian grocery stores) does not sell saltines. It sells "salted tops", otherwise known as Premium Plus crackers, which appear to be the same thing. If I accomplish nothing else today, I have learned something else about Canada.

Update: The update is in Italics. The words "Premium Plus" really looked like a company name to me, so I didn't register it as the product name without assistance.


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Nov. 18th, 2004 12:38 pm (UTC)
Aw. Get well soon.
Nov. 18th, 2004 12:44 pm (UTC)
*cyber soup* feel better!
Nov. 19th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
I'm working on it!
Nov. 18th, 2004 01:51 pm (UTC)
mother says
Chicken soup. Be well!!!

As to the saltines, are they not called soda crackers??? Never heard of salted tops. Yet another of those tiny differences that I can't quite get.
Nov. 19th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
Re: mother says
Saltines... I think you're right. But where are they called soda crackers? Or is it a generic term for them? Maybe salted tops isn't a generic term - you ought to know, as a Canadian. On the other hand, it has to be somewhat generic - in one of my inconclusive web searches on the subject, I ran across a nutrional breakdown of "saltines, unsalted tops, soup crackers".

I've had an offer of homemade chicken soup which sounds lovely! I don't know if I can coordinate to obtain some though. At least I have miso in the house.
Nov. 18th, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)
Poor thing! Sick is no good! Better soon, okay?
Nov. 19th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
I'm feeling a bit better today, happily. Not best, but definitely better.
Nov. 18th, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC)
Definitely get well soon!

(In an utterly unrelated note, I love that you have not one, but two Johnny Depp icon using friends. ^-^;;)
Nov. 19th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)
I'm trying to!

(And that they both saw fit to use them on this post, for whatever reason!)
Nov. 19th, 2004 01:22 am (UTC)
Get well soon!

What're saltines?
Nov. 19th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
Soup crackers, soda crackers, salted tops, and saltines are all the same thing, but if they're sold in the UK, I don't know under what name. I don't think Colin had a name for them, but that doesn't mean much. I don't think he knows about the international confusion around "french toasts" as they're marketed as in the UK either.
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