Earlier this week, I decided to place myself in a voluntary social media blackout. I tweet too much and spend too much time on Facebook (not playing any of the stupid games, just checking my news feed). Because of the blackout, I have a bunch of stuff running through my head that I would have normally tweeted during the day. So … that’s the purpose of this post.
I didn’t have enough milk this morning to make coffee, and I wanted one, so I decided to stop at Atomic Coffee before work. I believe that will be the last time I stop there. First off, they charged me about $5.17 for a damn 16oz white chocolate mocha. I think he charged me for a shot of white chocolate syrup, and they don’t usually do that. It is a WHITE CHOCOLATE mocha after all. Secondly, it didn’t even come close to tasting as good as the ones I make do. I make a sauce of white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract. I mix in a little of the white chocolate syrup that I bought at Moxie Java (doing so makes both the sauce and the syrup last longer). I also started using regular flavored coffee beans (vanilla hazelnut) rather than espresso beans. I think it tastes better. And it sure the hell is cheaper.
Needless to say, I stopped at the grocery store on my way home from work to get some milk. :razz2:
Holy shit. Gas went up about 19¢ since this morning. I swear it was still $3.25/gal (maybe $3.29/gal) when I left for work this morning. When I came home, it was $3.44/gal. I’m assuming this jump is because of the shit going on in Libya. I just wonder how high it will get (regardless of the Libya stuff). I’ve heard rumors of it getting up to $4 or $5 per gallon this summer. God I hope not. I’d start taking the bus to work, but I don’t think any of the metro buses cross the river. If you know of any routes that do, please let me know.
Prices keep going up while products keep getting smaller. Since Easter is the next holiday, Reese’s peanut butter eggs have hit the stores. And I am such a sucker for those things. I can’t get enough (or the pb trees at Christmas or the pb hearts at Valentine’s or the pb pumpkins at Halloween …). I gave in and bought a bag of the mini ones at the grocery store. They were $3.28, which I think is around the price they were last year. But the damn eggs got frickin’ smaller. They’re tiny now … practically bite size. They are mini eggs, but they weren’t this mini last year. Same price, fewer product. Gotta love our economy. </sarcasm>