I really look forward to this time of the year. You know, when its 100 degrees outside but you know it will start coolin’ off by December, maybe. It’s also time for my favorite Man-Brew at my much loved coffee hang out. My Peppermint Salted Soy Macchiato, drizzled with caramel, isn’t out yet but my Pumpkin Spice Latte and Cinnamon Dolce Latte are available and bein’ served as we speak. And, no matter where I am or what I’m doin’, I only have to reach for my phone, tap the app and BINGO, the order is placed. Of course, I also get “points,” so every so often I get a free cup of my Man-Brew. Sorry ladies, no exclusion intended, but these here drinks ain’t for the faint of heart!
Speakin’ of phone apps, I have more of these do-dads then I care to admit but it’s astonishing what can be done with these gadgets. One of the many things I can do is orderin’ food, everythin’ from burritos and tacos to sashimi. There’s also plenty of sub-sandwiches to choose from too. The other convenient feature of orderin’ this way is you don’t have to wait in line. I swore I would never own one of these gadgets but there’s so much stuff that can be done with these “pocket wonders” that I’ve now become that person I swore I’d never become.
Before the virus, I never paid much attention to these “electronic” options but because everythin’ has been turned upside down now, almost everythin’ we do involves makin’ on-line purchases. My Wife is really bothered by all this because she can’t go to the mall and shop for clothes. She can’t go into a fittin’ room, so tryin’ on clothes and checkin’ for a proper fit ain’t an option right now. So, now I’ll just have to get use to my bank account growin’ because there’s less drain on the system!
So speakin’ of fashion, my mask has become part of my wardrobe. I hate wearin’ it and I still forget to take it with me when I go into a public place. You’d think I’d remember, especially since I have about ten of them hangin’ on my car’s turn signal lever.
I’ve been watchin’ that commercial where a guy ridin’ a purple cow claims people can raise their credit score simply by makin’ a phone call. How does that work? Of course, most commercials these days seem overly stupid and don’t make much sense. But at least I’m at peace with all of this because I know we’re “all in this together.” What a calmin’ effect this has had on me. When I first heard this heart-warmin’ phrase I thought a group of people would be showin’ up at my house with flowers, hugs, and words of encouragement. Sort of like Christmas carolin’, but different. I also wondered what I was goin’ to be encouraged to do but, none-the-less, the thought warmed my inner core.
Now that some time has passed, with no one showin’ up with a group hug or another stimulus check, I’m losin’ faith in this “together” thing.
I think I’m goin’ to put on my best puppy dog face and see what kind of luck I’ll have at gettin’ a big hug from my Wife!
Growin’ your own tomatoes is the best way to devote 3 months of your life to savin’ $2.17.