Do you drink coffee? Do you like coffee? I kind of like it. Sometimes I forget to fix it, which tells you something. Most died-in-the-wool coffee drinkers would give up their first born for their first morning coffee. There were rare moments when I would have given mine up for a lot less than that but that was a long time ago and another story. When I get bored or sleepy, I remember to go fix a cup of coffee. I have a blue speckled camping coffeepot for heating water.
I just discovered Folgers Cappuccino in mocha chocolate and French vanilla so I throw a spoonful of one of those in my two-cup coffee cup, along with a spoonful of whatever brand of instant coffee lives in the cupboard and a couple spoons of creamer. After putting the hot water in, I add flavored creamer to cool it down. A true coffee drinker would already blanche and say, “That’s doesn’t even resemble coffee!” and they would be right, but it works for me. I seldom finish it anyway. I get busy on the computer and the next thing I know it is cold. I put it in the frig for the next time I need a drink, and then I reheat it. I can hear you now, “Gag me with a fork!”
So while we are sharing a cup of questionable coffee…let’s chat.
Strange announcements are often made in the media and just as often, I wonder where and how “they” could possibly have gotten their statistics. Case in point, a couple of weeks ago it was announced, “Woman are at their ugliest on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.” Does that mean that wrinkles, frown lines, and facial hair automatically pops at 3:29 p.m. Or are they talking about the hump day blues when you just can’t take any more and get ugly and mean? There are so many factors influencing this statement. And, the other thing is, why don’t they tell us when men are their ugliest? If you believe the TV, it would be just before they are handed a Snicker’s Bar…but they don’t say when or why that is. Ah well, another conundrum of life.
And, what do you think about full-figured mannequins that are coming into use? I’m against mannequins that literally coerce vulnerable young girls into starving themselves to have a 9-inch waist. That just isn’t normal. I wasn’t born with a waist that small! Although my curvaceousness has blossomed into more than I bargained for, I think some healthy curves make sense. It is very difficult to see how something will translate from a size 2 mannequin to a size 14. So, in my opinion, it’s about time.
Another size thing:
I write this epistle
Because of my Bissell
And my Troy-Bilt blower as well
Oh, what the heck, it isn’t my neck, and do you think they would listen anyway?
Just try to activate a warranty. Would it hurt them to put the necessary info on TOP of whatever you’ve bought and in a size 18 font instead of near or on the bottom in a size 2 font? If all of that information was stamped WHITE on black instead of black on black, wouldn’t it discourage thieves from stealing it? Of course, I don’t suppose anyone wants to steal my vacuum cleaner anyway after I’ve used it and filled it with desert dust – it’s just a thought. Happy “coffee” drinking and God Bless until next week.
Winter in the Wilderness, the first e-book novel published by Minshall, is offered at most Internet book sites. A print edition may be obtained from Amazon, or you can order an autographed copy from the author at Box 1040, Congress, AZ for $7.95 plus $3.50 for postage and handling. The fourth edition of RVing Alaska and Canada is available through Amazon.com.
At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”