I'm also thankful for discount grocery stores, the one where I do 90% of our grocery shopping is the Crazy Eddie of groceries. You bring your own bags, you bag your own groceries, you often have to move empty boxes out of the way to reach what you want, and you have to RENT the cart for a quarter. If you forget to bring a quarter, you have to go INSIDE the store to get change. You have cash, because NO, they do not take credit cards. Nope, ole Visa is not everywhere I want to be, it's standards are not this low.
Generic and/or store-brand items, for those things the discount grocery does not carry. I was pretty sure my dignity had taken all the kicks to the crotch it could take, but it's times like these you find GENERIC Feminine Products.
|Is this my future??|
I recommend you do not suggest the words "Diva Cup" to me. Not a good idea. Though the comments on Amazon for this disgusting vampire shot glass are totally hysterical. There are over 1,000 comments and some will make you laugh...things....out of....places. Click here if you dare.
Vampire Shot Glass will be the name of my all-girl punk bad.
4. People aren't giving up on Pluto. There is a movement to bring it back to be classified as a planet, people who still believe IT IS a planet, web sites, social media channels, the whole 9 ya--I mean the whole enchilada, let's not use the number 9 here, TOO SOON.
This is as good a time as any to mention that this post is part of a whole life-changing movement called the Ten Things of Thankful. Click those words to join in and give us 10 (or even ONE) thing you're thankful for this week.
5. Thankful for Facebook groups. As much as I hate Fartbook most of the time, it has a some great things going for it. First of all, everyone and their freaking great aunt Sally is on it, and not leaving anytime soon no matter what happens to it, how many annoying sponsored ads and videos automatically start playing right at your facehole whether you want to see them or not. BUT, since everyone is on it, it's a good tool for networking, in every way.
6. The blogging groups are a savior, and a local group has had some good information and potential (however unlikely) future opportunities. I have to take breaks from Facebook, it's a small doses network for me most days, but if you make lists (that don't work from my phone) and click right into your groups, you can minimize your exposure to the bullshittery of modern Murica.
7. Found this recipe for Easter. Perfect for kids, because it contains absinthe, and you know what they say, with family ABSINTHE makes the heart grow fonder.
Zombie Peep Corpse Reviver
¾ oz. dry gin
¾ oz. orange liqueur
¾ oz. Lillet Blanc
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
2 dashes absinthe
1 zombie bunny Peep
1 formerly living bunny Peep in the throes of being eaten
4 zombie apostle chick Peeps
Combine the first five ingredients in a pint glass with ice and shake well. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with Peeps as appropriate.
The unplugged songs are so good, but if you're already melancholy, skip to the very end and just watch the last one. It's young teens reacting to Nirvana, it's so great. It's funny and so real. They say things like "Wow this was before videos had naked people" and "Only if music could be this good now." It will make you smile. Even if you're pretty dead inside.
Pennyroyal Tea (which does not work btw) as only he can sing unplugged.
Something In The Way
Let's pick up the mood a little, here's All Apologies.
And since I love to end with a smile, here's a great video of teens reacting to Nirvana. These kids are awesome! This is SO MUCH FREAKING GOODNESS! Remember how young these kids are, they weren't there in the 90's, they don't know stuff. It's really funny though.