Holy cow! – July is almost half over! How did that happen? We are in a stretch of warm lovely weather. My kind of summer. Ice cream, watermelon and cold beer. (Note to self: remember to get some protein. No never mind, there must be protein in hops.)
Cleaning up – I get an enormous number of e-mails. Daily. Clogging my systems. I started unsubscribing (I don’t remember subscribing in the first place!). One retailer had an “unsubscribe” link but it didn’t work. You couldn’t change your preferences to anything except all flapdoodle junk mail. Grrrr…. I’ve blocked them.
Trying something new – On a recent restaurant visit, my friend tried a new dessert. It was blondies (non-chocolate brownies) with caramel sauce and ice cream. I decided to make it for a picnic I’m attending. I hate to take something without a test run so I made a small batch earlier in the week. Yikes! They were so sweet my toes curled. I’m not a fan of super sweet things and this one hurt my teeth. I pulled out a tried and true recipe to take. I’m not a fan of sweet or caramel. What was I thinking?
Very weird or stupid people – I’ve been using the “order ahead” feature for my mocha lattes at Starbucks and it’s saved me a boatload of time. Yesterday I went in to pick my drink up. First thing that was strange was that it didn’t have a stopper. They always do but maybe they ran out. I picked it up and it was very light. I got to the car and opened it up. Half was gone. I know a barista wouldn’t make a drink like this. My best guess is that someone else picked it up (hopefully thinking it was their drink, I grosses me out to think they would do it on purpose). They took a couple of big slugs (really big!), realized it wasn’t their drink and put it back on the counter. Seriously people! If you make a mistake just ‘fess up. The concept was so disturbing. Silver lining – they gave me two free drinks.
Festivals, pumpkin drinks and winter – We are starting to get inundated with information on the upcoming festivals in our area. We have one in early August for two weeks. One week off and another two back to back. Sometime in there we’ll start to see pumpkin everything. Kids are back to school (ads have started for school clothes) and it’s winter. Boogers. Time is flying.