Thursday, November 11, 2021

Thursday This n That

 I'll start out this morning with something I just posted to FB:

"Went into town yesterday.  The gas station closest to here was $2.99/gal but the pumps were occupied, so I figured I'd get gas in town.  The station in town was $3.19/gal and I hoped like hell they hadn't raised the price at the other station by the time I went home.  Lucky me, they hadn't and one of the pumps was unoccupied.  I shudder to think what the price will be by the next time I need gasoline.  At the beginning of the year, I could fill my tank for $25.  Now, if I want to fill my tank it costs almost $42.  For the record, I drive a Chevy Cavalier that gets awesome gas mileage.  I don't even want to think about filling the Jeep right now.  Thanks for nothin', Creepy Joe and all who voted for him.  =op"

Also, for the record, I don't fill my tank anymore.  

I can't imagine what my brother, the road warrior, has to pay for gas to do his job.  I know I was putting 150 miles on my car a day when I was doing the job.  And I had the smaller territory.  

We got the sale paper for the local grocery store yesterday.  Boneless ribeye?  $18.99/lb.  T-bone? $12.99/lb.  You can still get burger for $4.99 a pound there but only if you buy in the 'family value pack' which, if I remember right, is like ten pounds of burger.  I don't have room in my freezer for that.  Derp.  Wallyworld is a little better.  The 90% lean I buy was like $11 for a 2.5lb pack or $4.40/lb the last time I was over there.  But that was like a month ago.  I wonder what it'll be when I go tomorrow.  Blerg.

The other day, I watched Demolition Man again.  If you haven't seen it, watch it.  It's kind of silly and stupid, but it's also prophetic.  I especially appreciate this bit.  

Do actors ever actually watch the movies they're in?  Do they pay any attention to the plot or the theme or what's being said in the movies they act in?  I'm not sure Sandra Bullock paid any attention during Demolition Man.  And I don't see how any of the actors in the Harry Potter movies can behave the way they do if they'd paid attention to the movies/books themselves.  If Delores Umbridge isn't a cautionary tale about taking away people's rights under the guise of safety and protection, I don't know what is.

A little soundbite keeps running through my head: You are the villain in someone else's story.  Not sure where I heard it or read it or if that's even the right quote from it.  I guess it's all about perspective.  I still haven't heard from those people we helped all of September and part of August.  I think somehow I became the villain in her story.  Considering how she told me the stories of other villains in her life, I can well imagine the story she's telling now.  :shrug:  

Anyway, it's probably time to do something with my day.  Or maybe it's just time to grab another cup of coffee and continue to vegetate online.  What's up with you?

1 comment:

  1. How can it be Thursday? What happened to this week? Oh, yeah. It started with DST. Ugh. There's a state legislator who has filed a bill to end DST here. Yay. *makes a note to email support*

    Inflation is at a 31 year high. But it's not Creepy Joe's policies that are the cause. Really? I have a meme of an owl that would be perfect to illustrate this but I have no clue how to add pics to comments here. You'll just have to trust me. LOL

    I sooooo want to go on FB and say, "Ya got what you wished for. Congrats! NOT!" I wonder who all is suffering buyer's remorse? Looking at VA, NJ, and school board races all over, I'm guessing the mid-terms will be interesting.

    I'm behind on my revisions and publishing. I got sucked into Kyle Rittenhouse's testimony yesterday. So glad the REAL story is coming out, despite the left's narrative. He is an amazing young man and even if the jury is intimidated into a conviction the idiotic DAs have built in soooo much reversible error that it will be overturned on appeal--provided the judge doesn't a) give a directed verdict of innocence to the jury or b) dismisses with prejudice (meaning the state can NOT retry the case).

    Wow! Sorry. I normally don't get this political anywhere on the net, much less other folks' spaces.

    The storms missed us last night but cloudy and chilly today. I'm thinking spaghetti or lasagna for dinner.

    I'm currently listening to the Jayne Castle series that includes the book I shared with you. It's still a fun series, no matter how many times I've indulged.

    Not much else going on around here. Time to get off the net and get to work. I need to get MONTANA MOON finished (I'm STILL finding typos! 🤦🏼‍♀️ ) so I can get a link for it to fix the next book coming of KU, which is tomorrow. Derp!

    Off to work! After more coffee. LOL Later, tater!