Aisle 7 Fortunes

This blog has thrown a few surprises my way. One of the big ones? I'm suddenly telling readers' fortunes via items found on grocery store aisles. Not just any grocery store aisles either, but aisles found inside the store that's closest to Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue (a store that's referenced in "Redwoodian"). Let's also just call it the Overboves' personal grocery store, 'cause those guys have to shop somewhere.

Here's how this all came about.

But today I'm back to gaze into my crystal ball -- or, um, grocery store aisle -- and see what the future holds for Caitlin, who requested Aisle 7. As with my first go-around, I will also include a few photos that summon the spirit of the Wilfair world.

Caitlin, your chosen aisle is also heavy on the greeting cards, as with my first aisle reading. Aisle 7 also contains beer, spirits, and a few random items, like lemons and beef jerky.

Here are the Wilfair-y items:

Green tea for Gomery (his favorite hot bev, though I don't think he goes for the diet), lemons and orange juice for The Wilfair Hotel's citrus topiaries, cinnamon whisky for the hotel's cinnamon-hued light, and cherry-flavored spirits because cherries + Fair 4evssss.

And now here are my two wishes/predictions for your coming year, Caitlin.

This top command was found on a package of, um. I think they were make-your-own-potato-chips. May you warm up to something new in 2013!

Also, I couldn't resist the "I'm Fun at Parties!" photo. I'm sure you already are, so my wish is that you are only more fun at parties in the months ahead. If you are at a party and feeling lackluster, like we all can feel, just remember this post and feel the power to sparkle.

Other ladies who've suggested an aisle? Watch this space!

(And there's still time to pick your aisle. There are 19 in all, and aisles 2, 3, 6, 7, and 9 have been selected so far.) 


myrandaroyann said...

This is fun! :) I'd like to choose aisle 13!

Ginny said...

12 please! :)

Caitlin said...

Thank you! I will definitely use "I'm fun at parties!" as inspiration in the future.

Is it just me, or does cinnamon whiskey sound kind of gross?

Wilfair Book said...

myranda and Ginny: You got it!

Caitlin: There was a prancing little devil on the bottle, if that changes anything.

I love cinnamon flavor, generally.

Don't talk to me about banana flavoring, though. Real bananas are one of my favorite foods but artificial banana is way, way, way down on my list. Does not apeel to me.

Oh yes I did!

Erika said...

Haha!! Loving the pun! I'm a big fan of puns. I am not a big fan of bananas... Of any kind really. The whiskey however, it tastes like really potent red hots. Me likey.

Wilfair Book said...

Wait, Erika, what? You've had that whisky? And it tastes like red hots? Now I'm intrigued.

By the by, I recently learned the difference between whiskey vs. whisky. Spelling-wise, that is. It's all about the country of origin.

I know you guys get into trivia like that. I so do.

Chiara said...

This is fun! I'm requesting aisle 11 please :)

do dah said...

hi there! i just fell in love with these books, and this blog, this month. and i'm kind of obsessively anticipating the next book with all the fervor and patience of your average five-year-old waiting for an ice cream cone. luckily i don't actually have to make any choices about anything, because i took FOREVER to choose my ice cream flavor as a kid.

rambling and gushing aside, i think this grocery store game is a wonderful idea -- i love both grocery stores and fortunes -- and would like to request isle 4, please.

Wilfair Book said...

Chiara: 11 it is! You wouldn't be a Doctor Who fan, would you? I ask because the current Doctor is #11.

do dah: Four is yours! And so nice to meet you. You wouldn't be from the LA area by chance? There's a famous parade here called the Doo Dah. It is wacky wacky wacky. :)

Thanks for the compliment as well!

If you want the book sooner and don't mind a PDF, feel free to drop me a line at Cheers!

Wilfair Book said...

do dah: So not to be weird or anything, but I went to your blog via your name because I am a deeply curious (coughnoseycough) person.

Funny, funny posts. I like this line very much: "three hours is plenty of time to get in plenty of trouble."

Also, I'm with you on liking grocery stores, though I'm partial to five-and-dimes, too. Like, I just walk around and dreamily stroke boxes of pudding mix, thinking what an amazing world we live in, that there are clouds and salmon and skyscrapers and heartache and overdrawn checks and boxes of instant pudding mix.

do dah said...

oh my gosh, yay! i was born in LA, but don't live there now. i have managed to make some part of california a vacation destination with reasonable frequency, though, so perhaps i will have to track down this wacky parade and vacate accordingly.

i don't think i've been near a five and dime in ages, i should search one out and see what there is to see. it's amazing to me how the configurations and contents of such basic places change according to neighborhood. it's also amazing to me that a few people actually get paid to research exactly that. the world is a wonderful place, indeed.

Jamila said...

I JUST HAD THAT WHISKEY THIS WEEKEND. I was with some friends who have had it before and they insisted we all do shots. Now, I haven't done shots in, like, a decade. And I was scared. But that Fireball whiskey is DELICIOUS. I may have done 3 or 4. Because it tasted like candy. Fair would approve (in a couple of years). (OMG, now I totally want a scene in book 7 or something where Sutton gets her hammered on Fireball.) (Also, I claim the last aisle prophecy.)

Wilfair Book said...

do dah: My favorite five-and-dime is on the Plaza in Santa Fe, NM. They make Frito Pies at the back lunch counter. (A Frito Pie is a bag of Frito corn chips split open and topped with chili. DELICIOUSNESS. Then you just eat the whole cheesy mess straight from the bag with a little plastic fork. I mean. Could any posh feast beat that? The answer is no.)

Jamila: The fact that you were doing Fireball whisky shots this past weekend will have to go on my list of Favorite Reader Revelations Ever. (Oh, yes, I keep such a mental list.)

Sutton will definitely do shots one day, I am sure. I actually had a paragraph about Fair and Gomery doing shots at the bar pictured, but then took it out. Maybe I need to put it back in.

Last grocery store aisle is yours. Some of the foods I eat most (but probably shouldn't) are on the last aisle, so I've been hoping somebody would choose it.

Chiara said...

Sorry to say but no, not a Doctor Who fan... I tried the show but it isn't my cup of tea.

I don't only want to read about Sutton doing Fireball whiskey shots I want to do Fireball whiskey shots with Sutton. Or any shots. I bet Sutton would make a fun drunk.

Wilfair Book said...

Chiara: I'm with you. Let's meet Sutton for a few Fireball whiskey shots!

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