Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dueces!

They say it takes 28 days to make something a habit. So how long does it take to make someone an afterthought? "Charlotte" and I have known each other for the better part of 20 years and over the course of that friendship we have been almost everything to each other. As time goes on and people get older, wants, needs and desires changes. Slowly, we have been drifting further and further apart. Recently, over the course of about two months, we have gone from speaking every day to having not spoken with each other in a month. It would have been even longer than that, but I shouted her out on her birthday. The interesting part of this whole thing is that I am ok with it. Two things I realize more and more as I grow up, less is more when it comes to friends and drama and if a person is not adding to your life, they are holding you back. Our friendship has constantly evolved and in my opinion, much like with The Doctor before her, it has reached its conclusion. No hard feelings, no ill will, just a realization that things will never be like they used to be, and again, I'm ok with that.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday Musings - August 29, 2016

As I sit here sipping this coffee (yes, I have started drinking coffee again, and with all fue respect to Starbucks, nothing beats 7-11's French Vanilla in my book. This new commute and earlier start to my day is kicking my ass, but the new job and pay increase makes it all feel better. More on that in a later post) and reflecting on my weekend, I have a few things I need to get off of my chest. Haven't been here in a while, so I figure nobody is checking here anymore (shout out to the lurkers who still come here and never comment), so this would be a great place to vent.

1. I-95 North in Connecticut sucks during the day. I don't care what time of the day or day of the week you will end up in traffic. Not because of an accident. Not because of a certain exit that a lot of people are getting off of. Not even because of construction. I am convinced that there are people who get on I-95 and just sightsee for miles at a time. I have no idea what they are looking at though. After you pass WWE headquarters, there is nothing to see until the Welcome to Rhode Island sign.

2. The Walmart in Guilford, Connecticut has to be the worst Walmart ever. Stripped down isn't even the word for it. I walked in and was excited when I didn't see ling lines that I have become accustomed to or hear the noice that comes with a busy Walmart. The excitment was short lived though. Half the things I went in there for weren't sold in this particular Walmart forcing me to have to go to my local Walmart anyway; and after 13 hours of driving, the LAST thing you want to do is go into a Walmart on a Saturday night.

3. New York City needs to bring back tax-free shopping weeks!!!!! They are losing money having people flock to Connecticut to take advantage of their perfectly timed tax-free week. The money spent on tolls ($17.75 round trip) is nothing compared to what you will save in sales tax doing a shopping spree in Connecticut. Do whatever you need to do to keep your money in house. New York is expensive enough to live in as it is. Give us 7 days of no sales tax. We deserve it.

4. I believe I have a new favorite ice cream flavor. If you knowe, you know this is major. In 38 years, this has only changed 3 other times. First it was Coffee, from that it went to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. From there it went to Ben & Jerry's Half Baked. Now, it's Ben & Jerry's Late Night Dough. Chocolate and Vanilla ice cream with cookie dough and, wait for it . . . Peanut Butter Cookie Dough balls. Heaven in a waffle cone.

Anyway, my coffee is finish and the clock has struck 9. Time to make the donuts. Hope you all had a good weekend. I will be coming atound to see you all soon. Hope I am not the only one still here in the blogosphere.