December 4th, 2018

Life's too short

A few weeks ago, in Safeway, they had a stack of 100 count k-cups of coffee - Signature brand, donut shop - on sale for $5 each. That should have been a clue. I've been drinking the stuff now every morning. It's mild. It's so mild that it's difficult to distinguish it from hot water.

Finally, this morning, I said no. I'm tossing the remaining cups. I've gotten my $5 worth out of the deal and now I want to go back to drinking real coffee. Happily I had some real coffee squirreled away for emergencies. This will tide me over until Amazon delivers the stuff I just ordered on Thursday. Whew.

An email this morning told me about my raise starting in January. My social security payment is going up $67. Woot! But, really, that more than covers my phone bill, for instance. So really. Thanks, federal government!

My Twitter feed is all sports this morning. The NHL is getting ready to announce that Seattle will get a hockey team. The sports bars in town have the coffee flowing to the crowds gathered around TVs for the announcement. Meanwhile, Mariner fans are crying in their beer over all the trades. Basically most of the people I follow seem to think the end of the world has come. And, of course, they all know for sure how to do it better than the professionals with the salaries.

Tomorrow is house cleaner day and so errand day and grocery day. That makes today pretty much nothing day. I have a new top cut out and ready to assemble and actually my fabric stash shelves could use some reordering, straightening.

And I think I might wander up to the new place - Megs - for lunch maybe.

And there will be TV watching/listening. My new speakers are nice. The sound is far more rich and those strange accents on Acorn TV are easier to decipher. Now I just need something to translate the idioms. Now that I can hear the words, their actual meaning is even more elusive. I get the context, of course, but the nuance often goes right over my head.

ARUG. I just read a recent (yesterday?) quote from Joe Biden saying that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president. We are for sure fucking doomed.


Will the next drama please step up to the podium?

I have zero clues what this might be. And there are two others with the exact same info just different tracking numbers. The labels were created on the 30th and now... crickets. Someone is just torturing me.

I know there won't be action tomorrow since the post offices are closed because Bush died. (Since when do National Days of Mourning mean the federal government shuts down?? I don't remember that ever happening before. but what ever)

Nice day here. A little sewing, a little fixing, a little organizing. Then I went up the street to Megs for lunch. I went at 11:30 to avoid the crowds. Lots o' peops had the same idea. The line was long and didn't move fast but at least I had plenty of time to suss out the sitch.

The hamburger as good but they have this "special sauce" they slather all over it and that wasn't so good. I'm trying the hot dog next time. The chocolate shake was very good and the perfect size.

But the french fries. OMG. They were possibly the very best french fries that have ever crossed my lips. So absolutely amazing. Delicious and crunchy and wonderful. I am thrilled to have those french fries so close to my house. And available every day. I need to see how well they travel and if they can be reheated. Seriously So delicious.

Also, on the way to Megs, I passed the new home of Salumi!! They were not that far away before but just far away enough and in a location that was not welcoming. But now they are in a big new place AND open on Saturdays. Yeah! Another win for my 'hood.

I think spaghetti for dinner.