Happy birthday retail style – Yesterday was my birthday. At this point in life (and for most of my life) it’s just a day but the retailers work to make it special. Starbucks gave me a free drink and Chico’s (women’s clothing boutique) gave me $25 off which I applied to a sale item and paid almost nothing for a lovely top. We don’t exchange gifts but there was a Starbucks gift card to feed my needs. It was a lovely day (except for the extra wrinkles and aches and pains old Mother Aging gifted me).
New coffee lingo – Everything has its own language. I bought a Nespresso coffee maker. It was my birthday gift to myself. (Who are we kidding? I would have bought it birthday or not!) I love it. I like a good bold coffee. When I started going to Starbucks many years ago, I had to learn the lingo. No such thing as small, medium and large. It’s tall (which really isn’t tall, I call it the ”why bother” size) grande (again not really grand) and venti the largest. The coffees all have Italian inspired names, some are iced and some are hot. I am now learning all new lingo for the Nespresso. I had to study it. Pods come in different sizes with different outputs. You purchase coffee in sleeves. Love the coffee. It’s perky and tastes more like the real thing than any other machine using pods (which are recyclable). If I was really ambitious I would buy an espresso maker with all the levers and spouts but I’ll hold off on that until I win the lottery.
Speaking of language – We ate out about a week ago at a neighborhood spot. It’s run by a family. There is a new young girl waitressing who must be a granddaughter of the original owners. She had this sing-song style of talking in a flat tone that I found bizarre. It’s very Kardashian and weird.
No, no, no – We put our new kitchen in a year ago so the appliances are a year old. Most of the warranties are expiring now and the manufacturers are working hard to get us to buy extended ones. We had to have something fixed on the range while it was under warranty but everything else is working well. I would consider extending if it was reasonable. It isn’t. At the end of five years I would have put enough $$ in warranties to buy a new appliance. By the way, repairman don’t repair, they replace. To resolve our minor issue they replaced a motherboard. Glad I didn’t have to foot that bill!
Enough with the lips! – I mentioned this before. I am stalked by lip enhancers. The injection type. I don’t know where they got my name as I am not a good marketing target for big puffy lips. I try to block but they come back somehow. My lips will remain as God intended them – wrinkly and chapped!
So how was your week?