Yesterday I was notified in an email that the price of my Disney+ subscription will be bumped up again, this time $4/month, to $18.99/month. At the beginning of this year the subscription went from $13.99/month to $14.99/month. I will have to make a tough decision about this since I watch Hulu and ESPN+ a lot, but rarely find myself watching Disney (even thought the vastness of Disney’s content is what initially spurred me on to subscribe). This weekend I will need to do some cost analysis.

In my attempt to replace my fancy pants can opener I realized this was the perfect use case for Bed, Bath, and Beyond (RIP).

Last night I made my version of Jenka’s Roasted Garlic and Potato soup. I used WLF potatoes, some store-bought garlic roasted in the air fryer, and chicken stock cubes with the water. The soup was incredibly delicious.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was GLOBE.

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33 Responses to 2023-09-28

  1. Sally says:

    Took all six to figure out today’s word. Started with WORKS. Perfect Connections. Looks like another nice fall day in store for us. Working all day and then Trivia tonight where we continue to suck. Nice turnout for the Scofflaw run. Even Slim made an appearance after being in Europe for 2 months.

  2. Expected to remain at home and watch the Packers game tonight, but I scored a free ticket (without any convenience fees!) for the Rick Beato show at Variety Playhouse.

  3. I think I may have given up on learning Dutch, but I do have a 45 day streak on Duolingo for German.

  4. David says:

    Wordle in 4 starting with WHEEL. Nailed first to connections, flailed on the third group but had one strike left. I really do despise that game. It’s so passive aggressive. Just fucking select the choices in the final fucking group. I feel idiotic having to tap on them.

    Oh, I met the “new” owner of Joe’s yesterday. She bought it during COVID. There’s a prospect of me doing consulting work for her. That would be a great gig on several levels. It definitely wasn’t a conversation that I saw coming, things just unfolded after she asked what I was working on and responded “a new book.” Look at me actually being approachable and shit these days. My lurker days are in the rear view mirror. I’ve helped out several restaurants in the past, that’s always a great gig. This would be my first coffee shop client.

    • I still don’t know the owner. Having lived in East Atlanta for so many years owners come and go, with me only hoping they don’t fuck things up.

      • David says:

        I’d say that she’s doing a great job based upon my spate of recent visits. The music and atmosphere has been spot on, and their beverages are always flawless. My only complaint to her was the stiff price of her chai tea latte. 😉 It is worth it though.

  5. David says:

    Barb, did that annoying Excel prompt stop appearing?

  6. Jenka says:

    YOU PROMISED ME A PIC! I’m so glad it worked out!

    I made Debbie’s Mexican casserole last night, and it came out great. In truth, I’ve made it many times before, I just didn’t have a name for it. I make the exact same recipe only with Italian seasoning instead of taco seasoning and call it Italian Skillet. One day last year I decided to use taco seasoning instead and both Finn and Kevin loved it. I mean, who doesn’t love taco seasoning?! Steve, Finn can’t tolerate spice so it’s completely mild.

    In case any of you are wary of mixing your own spices, check out Penzeys. They send pre-mixed jars of spices that go well with various things: pork, beef, soups, etc. They also have a taco seasoning. I use them for everything except Italian seasoning because that’s so easy to get at the grocery store. https://www.penzeys.com/

    • David says:

      Psst…there’s a Penzey’s store in Sandy Springs. With that said, I do think that their lunar location is still probably closer to your house. 😉 😉 😉

      Last night’s dinner was bean and cheese burritos. Heat up a can of refried beans in the microwave to knock the chill off, and then put them inside the hand-thrown tortillas from Trader Joe’s. Add cheese, wrap it up and then brown on the stove in a bit of olive oil. More cheese on top aftewards that I melt in the microwave, add Newman’s Own pineapple salsa and some sour cream and dinner is done. This is a riff on a NYT Escher-style receipe that would have had me making my own refried beans first. No thanks, canned is good enough for me.

      • Jenka says:

        Yes, I know about the store on Roswell Road. Why on earth would I drive all the way up there when they will come to me?

        Beans are something I’ve never been inspired to make from scratch. Canned is fine.

        • David says:

          I knew your stance. 🙂 I have friends that live in Sandy Springs so I just wait until I find my way out there anyway. I don’t buy enough spices on the regular to clear their free shipping threshold.

        • Barb says:

          I’m with you Jenka – beans from scratch – nope. too much work.

      • I occasionally will make beans from scratch, but I am rarely that prepared.

    • It was an ochre colored soup in white bowls. I deemed this not exciting photography. My apologies.

      I will say roasting garlic in the air fryer was incredibly easy and will be done again often.

  7. Steve Brady says:

    Wordle in 5.

    The rear glass has been replaced. Debbie came to bed about 0730 and said the guy would be here in 20 minutes. 10 minutes later I hear his truck roll in and he calls Debbie again. Debbie tells hi. The keys are in it and he makes himself to home. Nice guy from somewhere in Alabama.

    Tried the new Mexican place in the for.er Johnnies Pizza location(henceforth known as Johnnies Mexican) just OK but good margaritas.

    Got a check for the dealer in Brewton and have fi gers crossed that this is the one.

    On to the beach shortly.


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