Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday This n That

I find it amusing that California is apparently freaking out about a potential avocado shortage.  Especially since they're the highest avocado producing state in the US.  Sure, CA produces way less than we import, but they export most of what they grow, from what I scanned through yesterday.  Plus, avocados are grown in FL and HI, too.  Oh, and a bunch of other countries that aren't on our border grow avocados - AU, NZ, Brazil, Peru...  They might be a bit more expensive.  Then again, considering how much other produce we get from all around the world, maybe not.  Tell ya what Cali, keep all of your avocados in state from now on.  Personally, I'd rather have a secure border than a cheap avocado.  :shrug:  Tell ya what, you can have all of mine.  K?

Speaking of produce, I bought a bag of apples in AR that were grown in Sparta, Michigan.  Gotta love technology and progress and freedom.  Yummy yummy apples from my home state, out of season and reasonably priced. 

I'm utterly surprised to have lilies coming back this year.  The deer munched them all to the ground last summer, so I figured without the leaves to provide energy, the bulbs would surely die.  Guess not.  Must be the lilies way of continuing to thrive amidst adversity.  Go Lilies!

Amazon supposedly fixed the pricing problem I had yesterday.  Still looked screwed up to me, but I stopped having the gumption to fight it.  It is what it is.  Thank goodness I didn't pay for advertising this time.

Blogger is having a brain fart while I type this.  Lagging big time and putting weird characters where there shouldn't be any characters.  Bleh.  Remember how I said 'gotta love technology' up there?  Yeah, love it when it works. 

Anyway, rather than have this whole thing fall apart in the middle of writing it, I'll let you go for now.  How are the this n thats in your world?


  1. Let's not talk about technology. It is very seldom my friend. 'Nuff said.

    I slept in two parts last night. I crashed (having only had 2 hours of sleep in the previous 24) about half-way through the news. Woke up to crashing thunder and a terrified dog banging the closet door to get inside it. Stayed awake long enough to catch radar and updates and once it moved east of us, crashed again until about 6:30 this morning. I'm still stiff and a little tired. Hospital chairs--even the "loungers" in patient rooms will do that to a body.

    I have a new direction on RDR#9. Angry, make-up sex provides tension, right? Don't ask. LOLOL The good news is, the proposal for RDR#9 was accepted so I should have a check soon. That will help pay bills and buy groceries this month. I need to get this sucker writen before mid-July deadline so I can get the rest of the advance. New schedule for release is May 2020. That's fine.

    I have a whole host of feral cats now. Three fluffy blacks, two (or three) sleek blacks, an orange stripe, two Balinese (and they are GORGEOUS!) and three kittens--the biggest black, the middle muckledy but with a face mask like the Balinese, and a tiny gray. Haven't seen the gray lately so a little worried. :/

    It's Thursday. I need to do some graphics, I need to write new words, I need to eat. I need a nap. I DERFINITELY need more coffee.

    And that's all I got. :)

  2. I don't like the avocados from California. They grow a different variety that's larger, but watery and tasteless.

    re: ...California is apparently freaking out about a potential avocado shortage

    Sounds like a personal problem to me. :)