Our timeshare in Aruba has an online forum where people can ask questions before their visit to the resort. Usually, people are curious about restaurants, amenities, activities, that sort of stuff.
I was perusing the website the other day because I was
all caught up on blogs bored homesick for my natural habitat when one of the posted questions caught my eye. The Topic Heading was simply “Wifi.” I was curious to see the question, because after my own freak out intermittent internet access experiences, I like to see what the resort regulars advise new guests.
So, BuddyD’s (seriously, that is his online name) question was, and I quote:
“Can you get a connection on the beach?”
WTF???! BuddyD!! You’re on V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!!! The beach is for chillin’, sunnin’, strollin’, nappin, and drinkin’.
Now, I enjoy internet access as much as the next person, and really appreciate staying connected to my usual world when I’m on vacation. But to *need* internet on the BEACH?!!! Guy, you need a vacation!!!
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I experienced my own head-scratcher moment this week! I met Mom for coffee, and she handed me a square package that was wrapped up:
What could it be? [scratch of head]
Under the wraps, I found…
If you’ve been reading the blog regularly, you know that I’ve referenced this book TWICE, recently, here and here. As the story goes, Mom bought a copy of this book for SIL Ana and me a while back, with the intention of tucking it away ’til Christmas. With all the press the book has been receiving – and me talking about it – Mom feared we might purchase it ourselves…so it was an Xmas in June moment! Thanks, Mom!
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Great Great sadness in the Casa-of-Coffee Condo:
I was having a hard time locating this flavour at Starbucks. My Uptown location was sold out, so I tried the S’Bux location near The Brother and SIL Ana‘s where I have hit pay dirt before – nada.
Went back to my location, and the buddy at the til had heartbreaking news: Starbucks has discontinued this Tribute blend in the individual serving pouches. Boo hoo hoo! As you know, I love these instant coffees, and my favourite of them all is the Tribute. What you see above, then, is what’s left of my current stash. Not. much.
Now the Starbucks employee was a little helpful – he suggested I try Craigslist or eBay to see if I could locate some coffee stock. He indicated that when the word came out that this blend was nearing the end of its days, some employees bought their own stashes with the intention of reselling to us desperate types. I appreciate his tip, but I don’t think I am that addicted that I need to scour the internet for Blackmarket product! But I will be savouring my Final Four Tributes, let me tell you.
So, I’m left scratching my head over why this coffee type is to be no more…
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Have you seen/read/heard anything lately that’s made YOU shake your head? Very large, sweaty, overweight men should not ride bicycles while shirtless.
Ever buy anything *under the table?* I would buy a scalper’s ticket to see Madonna in concert. No joke. Life Bucket List.