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just call me Jackie Handey

November 1st, 2009 at 01:52 am

Saving log - $0 tip box
Spending log - $12 breakfast, coffee + $17 mailing dutch oven to sister
Found money - $0.04 (by parking meter, door jamb, counter)

Mailed off our spare, heirloom cast iron dutch oven to sister. I bought it for $10 about 15 years ago in Tucson, and it has behaved like a champ. In June, when we visited sister at the farmette, DH made the no-knead bread recipe, but we had to use a casserole dish, which is a bit scary to heat up to 500F. It worked out but we mentioned that the dutch oven is the tool for the task. Since June, I have been looking for yard sale/estate sale/thrift store dutch ovens. Either nothing or minimum of $60. So sister gets ours and a clearly typed recipe.

After that it was breakfast and a good long walk. I've found that I'm positively the girl version of Jack Handey, thinking deep thoughts:

1. Visited the brand new Whole Foods down in Interbay. They have something called a "chill room". Its a nice little lounge just off the cafe and the wine/party foods/prepared foods are.

My thought: this grocery store needs a DJ. I mean, you have the space, and you would cater to two populations of people who pay for premiums ($5 cover charge and extra for watered down drinks, extra $1/lb for produce). Synergy!

2. Why isn't there a mailbox in/outside the bus? Right now you have buses driving and using gas, and you have post office guys driving around and using gas. Buses take a published route, and end up at a rest stop, transit center or a base, where the post office guy can open the bus mail box and grab it. This would be a substitute for the blue boxes.

3. Halloween is now second to X-mas, as measured by retail sales. I've seen a couple of mash-up decorations this year (a Halloween snow globe decoration, a ghoul being crucified). Why bother with 3 discrete fall/winter holidays? Next year: Santa with fangs pulling a turkey out of the oven.

6 Responses to “just call me Jackie Handey”

  1. homebody Says:

    HAHAHA! I am home alone servicing the few trick or treaters and you brought me a good laugh. Thanks!

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Too funny!

    I love your idea about the busses having mail drops. Smile
    Lots of trick or treaters here tonight - nearly all of them said thank you! I was pretty impressed.

  3. debtfreeme Says:

    Your bus idea is a great one. I used to do planning for pandemic disease and one of the ideas is to use the mail men to deliver pharmaceuticals that might be needed.

    Using the bses for delivery could be a good idea too. I know it was kicked around at the national level.

  4. baselle Says:

    Hmmm. Maybe a proof-of-concept could happen next fall. Our bus service - Metro - is run by the county. We also now vote by mail, and the elections board is also run by the county. There are six physical drop off boxes for votes if said voter doesn't want to toast the stamp. Perhaps a locked vote box on the bus. Maybe I'll play Jackie Handey on the county site.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Bus mail--good idea.

  6. HouseHopeful Says:

    I really like idea # 2! But here in Delaware, the bus routes dont hit many areas Frown Boooo.

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