- Before our country holiday, we had the bright idea of moving the Tasimo upstairs in order to save me two trips down the stairs in the early morning. I am usually the first to arise from slumber, and I take my achy knees downstairs for my morning perk-me-up. When Sue gets up later, I do her the courtesy of going down for her cup. After the hols, we got around to moving the machine upstairs, and I am feeling right chuffed about having a coffee maker in my own room (where there is already a little fridge, so the cream is close to hand).
- Speaking of mornings (and any other time really), I looked a lot better in the cottage mirror. You see, the lighting in the bathroom was kind of dim and also behind me. Yes siree: the old boy looked A-okay. Unfortunately, with bright front lighting on the home front, the view ain't so grand.
- We don't watch reality TV except for the singing competitions and SYTYCD. Both Voice and X Factor are currently running. We taped both shows while we were away. When we returned and began to catch up, we watched The Voice first. That must say something although when I stop to analyze it, I'm not sure that I really prefer one over t'other.
- What I can tell you (as you await excitedly with bated breath) is that I was not impressed with a new program that we decided to record — Hostages. We shut 'er down and erased it shortly into the second episode. You have to wonder how some shows make it as far as they do. (I do, however, apologize to anyone who loves the show and is offended by my unkind remarks.)
- I have the Lemon Aid car book from the library in an attempt to sift through possible options as we begin our hunt for a new (to us at least) vehicle. In the categories that we are primarily investigating, I don't think I've found one Recommended vehicle. To be fair, however, a number are listed as Above Average. Still, it's slim pickins unless you have much money to burn.
- We once had a Toyota, of which I was quite fond although it wasn't as good as our recently deceased Honda. I was sad to see that Toyota is now rated so poorly. It is also sad to see that most North American cars still do not rate highly (keeping in mind that many Asian cars are now built on these shores, so perhaps it's not that grim of a situation).
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
From Coffee to Cardom
Every now and then I just shotgun a bunch of unconnected points out into the blogiverse. This is one of those times.