Captain’s Log 4,565
Not everybody has a hairdresser exceptionale who gives them fake Angry Birds made in China – but I do.
No green pigs with this set, but they are still uber cute!
I really like Joanie’s new salon. They even have one of those Keurig coffee machines. I don’t get that concept at all, but some people really like it. The little cup things are soooo expensive! I understand that you can just let people do their own thing and you never run out of coffee, but…….I am a French press devotee to the max.
My friend from Chicago has one (not a Keurig maching) , and her cup cartridge things are even more expensive than these. Something like 75 cents each. If you wanted a latte, the milk thing was also 75 cents. Most people have two cups. So….(do the math)…..that’s $21 a week just to drink coffee in your own house. That’s $1,092 a year. Just for YOU! If you have guests every now and then (which most people do), your coffee could cost you $1,500 a year. That seems excessive to me. I think I average about $3 a week on Trader Joe’s coffee. $175 a year AT MOST.
When I was in Philadelphia at a conference a few years ago, they had these machines in the room. There were no directions except a sign from hospitality management (when the blue light is on, coffee is ready to brew). Now, I assumed that meant hit the damn START button. “Ready” and “start” usually go together in my world. Wrong. That meant to hit the cup size. Long story short, I had about 16 cartridges in my room and ruined every single one trying to make a cup of ANYTHING hot. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate. When I went down to the desk in the morning, I mentioned my issues. They nodded and said, “Yes, the directions are terrible. Most people screw it up the first time.” I guess it was easier for them to just keep buying those expensive cartridges rather than print out new directions that made sense.
The asshat gun dealer dude who said he would start shooting people if anyone tried to take his guns away has had his handgun permit revoked. Ummm…….. yeah. We are supposed to be AFRAID of people who make statements like that, right? Isn’t that supposed to be one of the big warning signs of mental illness that everyone is so fired up about now?
Went to see Django Unchained last night on a whim. The jury is still out. I had bad dreams from watching the film. The language was horrendously difficult to hear (but accurate for the time). The blood was truly awful (typical of the director’s style), and the subject matter was totally heinous. But….just like in Shakespeare’s time, there was comic relief. I almost fell out of my chair laughing at this scene. It’s supposed to be the first ever raid done by the KKK. And they are having a tremendous challenge with their hoods (known as bags in the scene). Beware to all who are easily offended. Don’t click it. But you appreciate truly dark humor, go ahead.