Saturday, September 27, 2008



A Long Story About Coffee

My story starts way back here. I have had my Senseo coffeemaker for over two years and I have been very happy with it. The Senseo brand of coffee pods kind of suck, but that is ok because Target has a brand of coffee pods which are great. Until they discontinued them a few weeks ago. This development threw me into a tizzy of epic proportions. What do I do now?? First, I went to all the local Targets, even drove to Coeur d'Alene, and found only one box of pods. This bought me a couple of weeks to figure out what to do. I gave the matter considerable thought. There are a lot of coffee pods on the internet, but I do not want to depend on the internet and the mail for my coffee. Plus, the shipping drives up the price per pod. So I started looking at other single serve coffee makers. I liked the Keurig one, but the price of the K-Cups is a bit higher than pods. I was on the fence, but then three things happened.
1) Costco started stocking the Keurig machine for $10 less than everyone else, plus they include like 3 months worth of K-Cups.
2) It was my birthday which gave me an excuse to buy something nice for myself.
3) I got a gift card to Bed Bath and Beyond, which sells a wide variety of K-Cups. Plus I have a ton of those 20% off coupons you get in the mail from them. This brings down the price of the K-Cups to mail-order pod levels.
So guess what the UPS guy brought yesterday? So far I have had three cups of coffee from the K-Cup variety pack and I am so wired that I woke up at 4:30am and couldn't get back to sleep on a Saturday which sucks but that is ok, I will just have another cup of coffee! I think I will have one right now!
If you're looking for me, I'll be on the ceiling.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Drink Like A Pirate Day

Yesterday was my 47th birthday. It also happens to be International Talk Like A Pirate Day. I have had some resentment in the past (like, 2 days ago) about sharing my birthday with some goofy made up internet holiday, but now I am ok with it. Here is why.

1) At work yesterday, I was given some really cheap and totally cool pirate toys. I got this plastic sword that when you push the button, it makes sword noises. This provided an entire day and night of amusement for me and everyone around me. I carried it around all day and would use it for encouragement, admonishment and agreement. This means that every time someone talked to me or I talked to them, I would wave the sword. The sword helped us bowl better (or worse) and survived a run-in with some spilled ranch dressing. We believe the sword's power was only compromised for a few minutes. It seems to be working fine now. Yes, it's fine. I just tested it.

2) Because of the two holidays, mine and the pirates', Faythe wore this fabulous outfit which included a puffy shirt and a magnificent pirate hat with lace and feathers. She also had an awesome cane with skulls on the top, which completed her ensemble. Because of Faythe's fabulousness, many drinks were bought for us at the Broadway last night. It was a very fun night of bowling, drinking and hilarious karaoke and people watching.

So in conclusion, I now accept the sharing of my day with pirates.

Monday, September 15, 2008

So Sorry

About the lack of posting. Just haven't felt like it. Still don't, really. But when I get my oomph back, subjects will include:

1) I finished my sock! And two hats.

2) Why I am freaking out about coffee.

3) The book I saw at Value Village.

4) My upcoming birthday and why it is good and bad.

See you soon!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

The Fair Is Great!

So Faythe and I went to the Spokane Interstate Fair last night. I went with a specific agenda, which was:

1) See if the knitting I entered won anything.
2) See the awesome chickens, and other barnyard animals of an awesome nature.
3) Eat fair food.
4) Not buy a sham-wow or knives or anything else they sell at the fair.

Mission accomplished!

The first thing we did after we ate was go visit my scarf and washcloth. Here is my scarf:

OH! What is that thing tied to the bottom of it?

That's right, it's a BLUE RIBBON!!! This makes me an Award-Winning Knitter! Woohoo!! Then we went to visit my washcloth.

Another blue ribbon! As you can see, I made good on last year's throwdown. Just wait till next year!

So then after going through the craft and flower rooms, we embarked on some highly scientific funnel cake research. At the fair, they sell Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake and Oklahoma Funnel Cake. While Faythe purchased the P.D. one, I asked the girl in the booth what makes PD funnel cakes different from OK funnel cakes. She looked at me like I was from another planet, and said two words--"The Amish!". But here is the thing. The Amish were not actually at the fair making our funnel cakes. And that is probably why the Oklahoma funnel cake was way better. And a dollar cheaper. Bottom line--Oklahoma Funnel Cakes Rule!!

After our very important and significant research project, we headed into the barns for the best part of the fair, the animals! I was particulary taken with the Longhorn Cattle and their babies.

Aren't they so cute? I Love The Fair!