Today began our mandatory stay at home and, though I can’t speak to what’s happening outside the area, around here it was business as usual.
I thought the market might change its hours — close earlier than the normal 11 p.m., but no such notice was posted when I stopped in.
Why close at such a late hour?
Who goes grocery shopping at night anyway?
After the governor violated the Covid restrictions he’d imposed on us — by attending a birthday party for one of his political advisers at The French Laundry, he’s viewed as somewhat of a joke. So, I don’t imagine this mandatory stay at home — until December 20, is going to carry very much weight.
The governor’s mea culpa apology actually did more harm than good. He labeled attending the birthday party as a “bad mistake” and justified breaking the rules, that he’s been preaching to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as because the party was for a close friend, someone he’s known for 20 years.
That irked me a bit because I did not attend my granddaughter’s wedding, and I’ve known her for 25 years — 5 years longer than he’s known that close friend of his.
So, anyway, that’s a politician for you, but I do wonder why he didn’t think his attendance through. Did he not realize the public would find out and there’d be all this backlash?
I’m taking my own counsel. Doing what I know is best for me notwithstanding anyone’s rules.
Sunday’s episode of Holiday Wars was a lot less drama filled than last week's episode, in that the judges made an effort to not show their dislike for each other.
That whiny crybaby cake artist also made an effort to not be such a drama queen. He apologized to the host for previously being a “blubbering mess”, but then went in the opposite direction. Instead of blubbering, wanting to prove to us viewers that he could be a he-man, he started an argument with the head of his team, telling her off for yelling at him (she wasn’t).
He didn’t walk off the show, he didn’t cry, he acted like he felt he’d proven a point (he didn’t) and the show went on, with his team coming in on the bottom because the drama resulted in lack of cohesion in the team’s cake structure.
Watching a rerun of last week’s episode, reminded me of something I'd learned about a coffee known as Kopi Luwak ..... one of the world's most expensive coffee.
Teams had been tasked with providing the judges with a caffeinated treat.
One team provided chocolate bon bons made with mushrooms and pooped out coffee.
That's right .... pooped out coffee.
One of the judges explained the coffee making process as "A cute little ferret eats the coffee bean and, as its digesting, ferments it in its body, poops it out and it’s considered a delicacy that’s fully coveted throughout the world”.
The two judges, seemed to enjoy the treat.
Host Rayven, not so much. Just knowing where the coffee came from gave
her a face, as she popped the bon bon in her mouth.
Some people will eat anything, and isn't some unknown someone eating something not meant for human consumption the cause of the virus that's gotten us into this pandemic mess? That is, if we are to believe the story about the bat and not the story about a virus being created in a lab.
At any rate, I do love coffee, but they couldn’t pay me to try Kopi Luwak, no matter how much sugar and caramel you disguise what it is with.