Yes, I went out and filled the car and the gas can this week. Yeah, it was partially because of the pipeline thing. But the car was down to a quarter of a tank and the gas can was empty anyway. As little as I drive, this should last me through into June. I scored, by the way. A gal at the bank told me that the gas station I usually use had just that morning jumped their prices ten cents to $2.69 a gallon, but the gas station I don't use often was still at $2.59. Saved myself like $1.50. Every penny helps.
I hit Wallyworld yesterday. The number of maskless people is climbing. It was about 30% mask-free and yesterday it was about 40%. I had fun joking with a couple of old biker-looking dudes that I kept crossing paths with. We commiserated over the price of beef. One steak... ONE... cost me $15. It was something they were calling a 'cowboy' rib eye. It still has the rib, so it was a smidgen cheaper per pound. I also picked up a beef roast, discounted to just under $10. And a pack of burger - 90% lean - for like $10-something. 2.25 pounds of burger... $4.50+ a pound. umm, yah
I buy the 90% lean because less of a percentage and you're paying for fat that will drain away. More of a percentage and you lose flavor.
Because of the prices, I haven't been buying much steak in the past year or so. (That and a lot of the supposedly good steaks are grisly.) I got one this time because the annibirthary is upon us. The steak is for our anniversary. I'm not sure what I'll do for my birthday. Except cheesecake. I bought the ingredients for cheesecake. I haven't made cheesecake in years. Yummers.
Which reminds me. I like to put brandy in my cheesecakes. So I stopped at the quickie-mart to see if I could get one of those little airplane bottles of brandy. Nope. No big bottles of it either. Damn. So I asked for Amaretto. Nope to that, too. If I really want brandy, I guess I'll have to hit the liquor store/cigarette/bait shop. I hadn't planned on going anywhere again this week, so... :shrug:
Which reminds me... I got the stuff to make tacos. Except I forgot salsa. AND I forget shredded cheese of a variety conducive to tacos. (Okay... so I got TORTILLAS... it was only the tortillas.) Perhaps I do need to go back out again. Heh.
Oh, well. I guess I should be getting my buns into some kind of gear this morning. Anything going on in your world?