October 10th, 2020

Oh Canada

My outloud thoughts on Canadian Thanksgiving were in no way meant to dis Canada. Except for the fact that you can't get a rare hamburger, or even medium rare, there, I do love Canada. A lot. I'm sorry they have such shitty neighbors but I admire their mostly graceful attitude about it. Vancouver and Toronto are two of my favorite cities ever. And, part of the reason I love each of them is the kindness and generosity of the people I've run into there. So their weird, to me, Thanksgiving aside, Canada rocks. Except for that hamburger situation.

I have only very peripherally kept an eye on the baseball playoffs. And last night that eye caught the glorious victory of the Rays which knocked the Yankees out of the playoffs. It was truly sweet. The Rays next face the team I'd most like to see crushed into tiny baseball pieces - the Astros. I have no means of watching any of the games assuming my MLB.TV subscription continues its playoff blackouts, so I'll just hope for good victories. If the Rays do prevail, I might have to just revive my baseballness for this year's World Series.

Nothing planned for today. I considered, briefly, making a grocery run but then I re-evaluated and realized with proper planning, I could hang on til Wednesday when the house cleaner comes. As long as I have to be out anyway... One trip out into the virus world is way better than two. So, I'll stay here and watch the wind try to get the leaves off the trees.

Oh so frivolous but joyous retail therapy

One of the things I've bought recently (actually yesterday) arrived just now and it's amazing!

I wanted to try a low calorie hot chocolate. I love hot chocolate but it's one of the few things I sometimes deny myself because of calories. It just doesn't seem calorie worthy sometimes. So yesterday I searched again and found that Nestles now has a low cal mix.

It's not perfect. It's maybe as good as any mix+water, though. And it does the trick for me as a sweet, hot drink that's easy. How easy?

I also bought this mug.

You slap two batteries in the bottom and it whirls your mix and water into perfection.

And it's cracking me up.