I’m back from St. Louis. I swear the drive gets longer every time I go there. Perhaps this time it was because I did most of the driving in both directions so my poor Sweetie could nap.
I managed to shop my way through the weekend without buying anything wearable, except two buttons at the ArtMart: “I like poetry, long walks on the beach, and poking dead things with a stick.” and “Just Plain Evil without my coffee.”
The latter is especially timely: I’ve been off the coffee for a couple of months now. I’m still mainlining caffeine in the form of iced tea, and it’s much easier for me to digest than coffee. But oh, how I miss it! Irish breakfast tea from Trader Joe’s, brewed strong, is only a marginal substitute. I think it’s retribution from
, because I gave her grief when she gave up coffee earlier this year. Pry the cup from my cold dead fingers, I said. Ah, she is an evil wench. ;P
I did stop at Trader Joe’s and stocked up on gluten-free pasta, oriental rice crackers, Irish breakfast tea and Three Buck Chuck wine. Again the checker teased me with the possibility that TJ’s might open a store here in KC, and even mentioned the Missouri side specifically because of the liquor laws…. This is an excellent rumor, considering last time I chatted with a checker about KC, they said corporate nixed the idea because of the liquor laws in Kansas…. perhaps my letter to the corporate office was actually read by someone who cares…