I've come to realize that it is possible to get people to do anything if you instill enough fear in them. Specifically, irrational fear.


Hey Coffee Friends!

Had a few things to do before I could get here this morning.  One thing I did, I wasn't planning on.  I just ordered a rug.  A runner.  To go in the kitchen.  To cover an area with a cracked tile.

We have been trying off and on forever to find matching tiles!
   The original owners of the house found the most difficult tile to use..  already a weird shade and odd size... but with Covid shortages we've not been able to find this tile ANYWHERE.  In addition to that, if we do find it, we have to have the corners cut as the original owners put granite insert tiles as a decorative feature and every single large 13"X13" tile has the corner cut for the inserts. 

We will continue to search (online and in person) but this morning I did some searches to find a runner that matches the rug under the kitchen table and decided if I could find one dirt cheap, I'd get it.  This will cover the crack until we find a tile, and I don't have to stare at it and well on it and think about it and hate it every single time I'm in the kitchen.  So... a dirt cheap matching runner was on my mind this morning.  But only if it was dirt cheap because we have zero monies right now.

At first I did NOT find it dirt cheap.  It was about $58-90 everywhere. 
Every. Where. 
But knowing how cookies and competition work in my favor, I made sure to put in the right search terms and did another search - making sure to click on 4-5 of the big name retailers so they would work against each other.   

They did.

And I got my rug for about $30.







Inflation is the highest since 1982.
Used cars up 40.5%
Gas up 40%
Meat up 12.2%
Electricity up 10.7%

Thanks Biden and Harris... thank you very much.


All my life I thought love and hate were the two most powerful emotions.
But owing to recent events, I have changed my mind.

I know understand that for most people, fear is the strongest emotion.
In fact, I've come to realize that it is possible to get people to do anything if you instill enough fear in them.  Specifically, irrational fear.

Oh San Fransisco... you are a special kind of stupid, aren't you?
Ban plastic straws... but give out free needles to drug-heads which are now littering the streets
with sharp, dirty, infected needles.

(Those syringes came with plastic caps too... and are made of plastic... so - why the hate towards straws?)