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  1. Dazzlingdreamberry
    Today 03:17 AM
    Tried timothys rainforest espresso. B- Sigh. Looked up Amazon reviews and it's 4.5 stars out of 5. Yet I wouldn't want it again. And you can't help your taste. Some were raving over this joe. Plus it's espresso! I couldn't tell it from regular joe.

    Tonight finally got to vacuum out the furnace. Before temp dips and it automatically goes on at 52* next have to blow it out. Turn it on and put a fan on it. usually smoke alarm goes off.
  2. Dazzlingdreamberry
    Today 12:50 AM
    Been reading things ramen. The broth. Wow. An authentic broth takes 3 hrs. You're cooking bones down. That you get from the butcher. Ive never spoken to a butcher in my life. Im thisclose sometimes to becoming vegetarian. Anyway no way im making bone broth. Or adding these other obscure ingredients.

    I looked up package pork bone broth. Comes from Japan. And really expensive.

    So i started looking up Easy ramen recipes. Starts with prepared broth. Rubs hands briskly. Now you're speaking my language. I can add some fresh ingredients like ginger to it. For some reason corn is added in restaurant ramen. All right, ill find can corn. I have to write out a recipe. Take this or that idea.

    So mr x did indeed use brown rice pasta. Nevertheless i passed out after having it. Carbs make me sleepy. It was really good.

    Now to have a cuppa. Of espresso. I like that name. Espresso. It sounds so elegant. I was looking for a Starbucks cup on Amazon. I like those cups you always see. They sell reusable ones. But i wanted a more permanent one. Then remembered gf had gotten me a large white ceramic one. Had the original logo from the 70s. Ive asked mr x to pick me up some half n half. Maybe that'll add to coffee's taste.

    I also was looking at Starbucks recipes for their Joe. I want to replicate some. Ive only gone to Starbucks twice i believe. And i did like it. But it's pretentious. You start to wonder if your outfit is up to par. Folks are busily laptopping. What are they working on? School? A novel? Id like to make my own Starbucks Joe and have it in a Starbucks cup. And wear what i like. I did like the music they played.
  3. Dazzlingdreamberry
    Yesterday 07:37 AM
    So i was perusing macs menu. Ill probably get a mc double and a Joe. I noticed they had a cinnamon cookie latte. How cool! But why so caloric? Ah, condensed milk. That'll do it. Again the myriad varieties of Joe stupifies me. I saw americano. Why is that 4 times the cost of a Joe. Ah, it's espresso. What Is the doggoned difference between an espresso and Joe? Looked it up. How complicated the process. And cappuccino, latte, mocha are espresso drinks. I did not know that. In my pod pack there are some espresso. Think I'll try one next. See what this furor is all about.

    Then it talked about that strange, yet attractive foam, on top. That nespresso machine at the Airbnb made that foam. I didn't know what to do about it. Eat it? Stir it? It makes the cup really messy when you finish.

    Turns out that foam is highly valued. It's the crema. Best to stir it.

    Think it's time for my go to snack. That popcorn that's half hard kernels. And back to mystery book.
  4. Dazzlingdreamberry
    Yesterday 02:02 AM
    Having cold stone pecan praline Joe. Hmm. I suppose ill give it a B. It's mild, no dreaded after taste. Cold stone is an ice cream parlor. I haven't gone. I cut up the 2nd fruit cake pound. Mr x stopped eating it. There's only a few pieces left. He doesn't want to be a pig. He doesn't know there's more. He'll be surprised.

    I smell marinara. He made a pasta today. Don't know if it's the brown rice one. Think ill put it over brown rice. I always have that made. Ill put seasonings in it. Dried veg pieces. This one has curry powder. Makes house smell really nice. I also put dry soup like onion in it. Much more flavorful. I add some chicken from can or egg. Or kipper etc. And butter n salt. My fav meal.

    Bro wants to come over n scooter. I haven't bought the big scooter yet. I have this dinky pink razor that can't do sidewalks. I was looking up park parking lots. He wants to hit restaurant. No restaurant! Aargh! I said later we can fall into the loving arms of macs. Got to look up their site. I want to try their kiosk. I like being able to sit n schmooze at macs instead of the song n dance at restaurants.
  5. Dazzlingdreamberry
    12-08-2019 06:29 PM
    I ended up having popcorn and diet Coke. And my Ch number was really low this morn. When the number is low, you stare at it in wonderous disbelief. Just like if you lose some weight that lower number looks so good. Very rarely I'm over 200. That's usually cause of some dratted restaurant meal. And the number looks accusingly terrible. The 2 seems to take up twice the space of the number 1.

    I was reading about the beaver. He had gotten some job where he was around those Hollywood craft tables. It's food. Why it's called craft is beyond me. But sometimes I like a lil wonder in my life. Like I removed the cafe pod today. Has the hole punched in with the sharp point. So the point is inserted into the pod and stays there. So how does the water go into the pod?

    Anyway beaver developed diabetes and had to go on insulin. Doc said if you don't change your ways you'll be dead in 5 years. That was over 20 years ago. He lost 55# and walks 7-8 miles a day. Wow! But it says he doesn't have it anymore. I don't know if that's possible. If he had some high carb meal, I bet his number would be high. But it's fantastic he has it in check.

    I had a lunch buddy in my restaurant dining days. He loved food. We'd have our big meal then he'd take out more for his meal a few hours later. Well he got Ch. And didn't change his ways. Went on insulin. When we'd go out he looked unwell, like all hot. Well he got all sorts of health problems. A stroke. Had to retire. He lost a toe! Had to have leg bypasses. I looked that up. It's like reg bypasses but in the leg. And he already lost the toe. The leg is in danger! Geez it's awful. And now I don't hear from him. I don't want to bother him. I hope he's ok.
  6. Dazzlingdreamberry
    12-08-2019 06:42 AM
    I just went back to sept unsubscribing to spam em. Do you have to clean out your inbox? Mine seems to have unlimited storage but it still bugs me the spam just sitting there. I'm bored. Mr X has some show on where I think the girls father is fake. I'm in a munchy mood. I'd like a pint of ice cream or some candy. We play this game. At random times I'll ask Mr X what would you want to eat if you could have anything. He tends to want French fries and a coke. I usually want some kind of carb.

    I've been researching the ramen. Went to yelp and looked up ramen restaurants. I'm looking at the ingredients, reading the reviews. I've got some ramen noodles to compare. You need some kind of broth. Definitely half an egg. It's raining again. I can hear it in the furnace.

    What can I eat? I mentally keep track of the carbs I consume. I had half a Sam and some pretzels. Maybe a slim fast. Again I saw an ad for keto slim fast. Keto doesn't sound good. Maybe it's another fad. I've gotten to changing the Avi. I miss the backgrounds, those cute long cats. I change the clothes, switch the direction, change the hair. I'm bored.
  7. Dazzlingdreamberry
    12-08-2019 03:13 AM
    Had ecocups Mexican. Rated it B- Mild, but nothing special.

    What I'm doing now is trying to enter this post office site. Supposedly you will be able to see what mail will be delivered. But they're making me turn pink hoops with the password and user name.
  8. Dazzlingdreamberry
    12-08-2019 01:41 AM
    Listening to lobo. Just finished on spin bike. I set phone for an hour. Finally, I'm getting tired sitting there. I check phone. Timer wasn't going. That did it. I threw it out. It was a beautiful, useless phone. I got it because it was dark fuchsia. That candy bar size. It fit in my cargo short narrow pocket. It couldn't do much. K9 keyboard if you wanted to send a message that would take half an hour. No net. Later i noticed the keys only went up. The bottom button didn't work. Still, i kept it. I was using it as a timer. Fare thee well, kyocera me darlin.

    I amended my tax form for last year. Im still working on it. Right off the bat they want about 3 mos to process. Then they said 60 more days. Now they want another form from me. It took me a while to get to this. Taxes are not my forte. Today i finished it. The electricity has gone off twice so far. Mr x went to reset appliances. He kept beeping that darn microwave. Obviously he was having trouble. That sound was getting on my nerves. Then it went out again. And the beeps started. If it goes out again, i shall surely scream.

    And now i shall try another Joe. We shall see. Oh, monsieur ugly was spotted bopping around at 9 a.m. 2 cities over. In bros city of San Jose it said coyotes were coming in and pets were disappearing. Then some Russian town overrun with polar bears. Normally 2 would wander in. Now 50! They're suggesting residents abandon ship. Can you imagine looking over your shoulder for that?!
  9. Dazzlingdreamberry
    12-07-2019 06:26 AM
    Mr X found his beloved fruit cake today. I had cut it in slices and Tupperwared it. Placed it in our snack section. He glommed on it right away. There are 3 one pound loaves. I thought it'd be too much. But the pound loaf looks so small. Like a sleeve of Lorna doone.

    It's raining. Tried a crazy Cups pumpkin caramel spice Joe. Reviews said this cup caused grinds in cup. It happened to me! I don't know how this faux Keurig works. You drop in a pod. A sharp point comes down and punches small hole. How does the water go into the pod? And out? The Joe smelled great but taste was a C. I'm sensing a pattern here.

    I'm having the darndest time with my vacay SD card. I cannot get them to show on my tablet. I can view them on a dinky phone so I know they're there. I have this SD card reviewer. Doesn't work. But bro has my laptop. I'll try it in there. Mod squad is on now.
  10. Dazzlingdreamberry
    12-06-2019 04:46 PM
    Read this interesting article about podshare. It's communal, bunk bed housing. One is now in downtown SF. It fascinated me. Rooming with a stranger. Cooking in communal kitchen. Common work space, living room. $60 a night. There's a big screen TV at the foot of your bed on the wall. Quiet time is at 10 p.m. you get a locker for yourself.

    They said it's like adult camp. Well I never went to camp. I wanted to. Folks checked out a camp once. That day someone drowned in a pool, I believe. So I never went to camp. I didn't swim then and had my own near downing at a swim party. My mom had come because I couldn't swim. Yet I still managed to get in the pool that sloped from 3 to 8 feet. I thought to myself I'll stay right next to the ledge. But it sloped. I slipped and when mom came outside I was standing holding my breath on the bottom. The mother had to jump in and pull me out. I learned to dog paddle and float in high school.

    Anyway I could never do communal living. It kind of resembled a fancy prison with no bars. There's not even a curtain in front of your bed like on the sleeping cars on trains.

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Posted 09-25-2017 at 03:48 AM by Dazzlingdreamberry Comments 1
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amazing as it sounds, i passed the dmv vision test. i was quite apprehensive in days leading up to it. every nite religiously doing the eye exercises. straining, straining to see, imagine, the dinky little letters. when it came time to test, i didnt even falter! i guess i could see the shapes good enough to recognize. mr x came with me. we had a 2.5 hour wait. he started grumbling part way thru the wait.

other day we were at macs. tried their new ice mocha. yum!

then yesterday hung out with bro for 5.5 hrs. he had these dumb rebate cards to redeem and he didnt need anything. so we went to walgreens, 2 cvs, and a tjs. i caught up on my shopping. we hit a macs and i tried the caramel macchiato. even better than the mocha. we got along very well. we had been estranged a long time. but now i suppose i will eventually move closer to him. he lives in san jose. not a place id like to be. maybe i can move nearby on the coast. would like some fog weather.

so i passed my big hurdle. can relax now and get back to normal. have to hire a drywall guy.

just finished a great read. about uber rich ladies and the scam perpetrated against them. a good frothy read. hey, its fall i believe! got bottle of pumpkin spice latte by starbucks. so curious to taste it.

welcome to fall! time to bring out the sweaters.

Posted 09-14-2017 at 12:52 AM by Dazzlingdreamberry Comments 2
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finally got back here. we had a plumbing event. on labor day mr x noticed water running off front lawn. a water main had broke. a small 2" gush was gushing out. mr x called water company who turned off water. then i called our go to plumber. a solution was to replace pipe to house. however id been wanting to replace the pipes one day. we had no hot water at bathroom sink and cold faucet was dribbling out. i knew it was a matter of time. then. we didnt have hot or warm water in washer. only cold. thats why my wash would take hours. so i decided to kill all birds with one stone. i replaced all pipes with copper. it took a total of 5 days. we had no water for 3 days. first day we used wipey dypes. 2nd day mr x warmed water jugs in sun and we bathed with a gallon of water. i helped mr x wash his hair on back lawn. i viewed the experience like camping. its doable, but im not keen on it. 3 guys were here. all spoke spanish. so i decided to learn spanish on phone app. itd be nice to be able to converse with them.

im doing eye exercises. plan on taking vision test next week. its better not doing close work, which ive done my whole life. reading way too much. better to look at scenery. i think ill continue the eye exercises.

we had really hot temps, then other day first rain of the year! it began with a thousand lightening strikes. scary, and weird for this area. it started brush fire couple towns over. also monsciour ugly was caught on film sliding his grotesquely ugly body under a residents fence. # the outrage

id been watching lovely old films, then the plumbing debacle. i have to bring in a drywall guy to patch up the holes the plumber left. already found my guy thru yelp.

Posted 09-04-2017 at 06:17 PM by Dazzlingdreamberry Comments 2
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back to school time, but kids already back. when did that start? and no telethon with jerry lewis. he really wanted to hit 100.

its been super hot here. sf broke record. something like 106. we were 107. i was taking 3 showers a day. would sit outside at nite for air, started watching my dvd player. watched, british intelligence, with boris karloff. such an intimidating man. it was a ww1 flick in blk/wh. got bit by mosquitos. its the gift that keeps on giving. next nite sprayed off on.

got couple more weeks for eye exercises then have to take dmv vision test. strangely enough, the pinhole glasses im using seem to help. before i couldnt see without glasses without closing an eye. now im able to read my phone without glasses. of course, i return to glasses asap.

the smoke from oregon and calif fires drifted down here. could smell it slightly. today its a strange totally overcast day, but warm.

your friendly, pink weather girl.

Posted 08-31-2017 at 05:43 PM by Dazzlingdreamberry Comments 2
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hi izzy! i know what you mean. its fun to read new blogs. kind of like toothpaste. if nothing to read, ill read the tube. tube tops. i thought those were the dumbest things. then my wing went out once and i couldnt finagle a bra. so had to get the tubes. so easy to put on. i have them in colors, of course. fuchsia, lime, orange.

im writing on lappy, my laptop. too onerous to text on my phone.

its been a long, hot summer. i look forward to fall temps when i can don my beloved denim jackets.

izzy, that was interesting telling of what a nuclear stress test is. what is the nuclear part? the dye? it sounds so high tech. nuclear. do you glow now:)

i need to clean my fans. some arent openable. need some kind of thin bristle brush.

a few cities over madame ugly and her spawn were spotted. search partys are out since they came down where schools are. i noticed their looks didnt improve over the summer.

did i mention mr x found a dead rat on back lawn. thankfully he disposed of it. he said it was 17" with tail. # ick

see you in september!

Posted 08-23-2017 at 07:53 PM by Dazzlingdreamberry Comments 1
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my newest project is trying to buy glasses ol.

last nights movie was a doris day musical. she can really dance. and tap. that is an odd dance move. the guy was doing it on a staircase. itd be kind of neat to suddenly break into a tap dance.

then i started a cary grant and rosallnd russell movie.

i made up 5 packs of indonesian ramen. made oodles of noodles. heard ramen is hot commodity in prisons. ramen wth an egg on top. # breakfast is served

i should try on my cargo shorts again. itll probably be another year till i can wear them. i sure love the pockets. i used to be a tomboy back in my tomcat days. but i grew out of it. i get more favorable responses when i dress ladylike.
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Congrats on passing the eye test!

Where I have been living, I have worn a sweatshirt all summer long! Its time to don flannel underwear and a parka already! It already spit some snow at us yesterday! *Izzy is not happy! *

I'm happy that you and your bro have reconciled and hang out together on occaision!
Posted 09-26-2017 at 08:37 AM by Inzanebraned Inzanebraned is offline
We had to replace the water pipe to our house, years ago, when we had our own house. BF and a friend did the work.
A root from a tree had punctured the pipe...so the tree was felled.
The lawn never recovered from the line that had to be dug into it to access the pipe.

I bet its nice to have working water again!
Posted 09-15-2017 at 08:30 AM by Inzanebraned Inzanebraned is offline
Plumbing is the most odious of all home repairs. Like eew
Posted 09-15-2017 at 01:29 AM by kelseydee kelseydee is offline
OMG, the smoke from the fires drifted into Colorado so thick that it allowed one to look directly at the sun without seeing spots when looking away!
We could barely make out the shapes of the mountains through the heavy smoke.
When the sun had set and the moon had risen, the moon looked much like the sun had looked...only the sky was dark!
There was also a fire near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that grew from 2 acres to 419 acres in just a few hours...that also contributed to our smoky air.
The elderly and people with health issues are being advised to stay indoors with the doors and windows closed.
Its really kinda scary to see that much smoke in the air!

I'm glad to hear that the eye exercises and the pinhole glasses are working for you! ...I should try something like that since my aging eyes are failing fast...but I am lazy lately...maybe at another time.
Posted 09-05-2017 at 09:38 AM by Inzanebraned Inzanebraned is offline
Hey, hows the mountain lion situation
Posted 09-04-2017 at 10:09 PM by kelseydee kelseydee is offline