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Monthly Archives: September 2007

I just spent $8.00 on a can of coffee at the supermarket. Not coffee beans or anything fancy like that. Just a can of ground coffee for a normal coffee maker. Seems a little crazy, but they only had one can, and it was this coffee:

Cafe Du Monde. It is really great coffee with chicory (although I’m not totally clear on what that is). Last time I was in New Orleans I brought a can back with me. I figured $8.00 for the can was cheaper than flying to New Orleans to pick it up at a more reasonable price there. It was the only can they had and I don’t ever recall seeing it outside of New Orleans before, so I was pretty happy to get it. Plus, $8.00 for a can of coffee doesn’t seem to bad when you think of how many cups of Starbucks crap, I mean coffee, you can buy for $8.00. I’ll give you a hint, it isn’t many.

So, for at least a week or so, we will have good coffee every morning (not that my normal coffee isn’t good, but this is a lot better).

I’ve been going through old photos to scan so we can print some out to use for my grandpa’s wake tomorrow. I may write something about that or about him later (as in after the funeral on Tuesday), but this is actually about old pictures.

I came across some pictures of a Halloween from more than two decades ago. In it, I am wearing one of the plastic costumes from the 80s complete with the plastic mask.

And it is an Ewok costume (which I will not be providing pictures of).

I guess I sort of assumed I always knew the Ewoks were a pretty poor addition to Star Wars. I mean they were damned muppets.

Apparently, that was not the case. And if I can extrapolate from this to a general principle:

You probably think you were cooler in the past than you really were.

And even worse, you will probably never be that cool again (although I don’t have any evidence for that right now).