• I’ve been meaning to link to this for weeks, it’s so funny. Dave Barry’s Year in Review. The potheads of Colorado figure prominently.
• Regarding the Death of Blogging, I read this by Kit at DIY Diva (one of my favorites) and felt better.
• Here’s something about Oregon: I cannot get a decent cup of coffee anywhere in this state. There are these tiny little drive-through coffee huts all over the place and they all have one thing in common – their coffee sucks. You’d think being so close to the birthplace of Starbucks would’ve influenced the offerings here, but no. So when I want a hot drink I don’t have to make myself, I get hot chocolate. It’s pretty good. But after about three days of hot chocolate instead of coffee, the monkey on my back smacked me in the head and said, “Hey, Dumbass! I need CAFFEINE!” and then gave me a migraine as punishment.
• We took the kids out for breakfast yesterday. I grabbed a real estate booklet on the way in and Big and I checked it out while we waited. Big pointed at the biggest fanciest houses and announced that was he was going to have when he grew up. I told him I could do just fine in a detached guest house and he should start making plans to keep me in the manner in which I wish to become accustomed. After Big agreed I could live with him, Jim was all like, “hey, what about dad?” and Big said, “I suppose I can make a doggie door in the kitchen for your walker.”
The ladies seated next to us laughed so hard I thought they might fall on the floor and break a hip.
Later, when I refused to give Big half my bacon, he told me in all seriousness, “see, the decisions you make now are going to determine how you live later.”
• Happy Monday, y’all!