Saturday, August 13, 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Done deal

 Back up and running  🚙 

I called my wonderful customer and they didn’t even miss me! Whew! 

 They were very nice and said to come by when I can because the honor box was empty! 

That is good that it had sold out but not good that I couldn’t even get there to replenish  🙁 

The weather stayed hot but my car has cooled down, and I’m on my way Monday for real this time. 

I don’t know how long we can take the heat but at least Monday is a done deal!  


Saturday, July 30, 2022

Next week is here..!

 Next week isn’t here just yet, but give it a day or two and it will be here, reliable as the day is long. 

I’m planning on getting on the road slowly but surely and yet quickly at the same time, quick there and quick back. I can take the heat but my car not so much. 

This weather is awesome for sunning and swimming, not for driving. 

Just like snowstorms can be furious and fun, but not for driving. 

Rainstorms are the best when you’re warm and dry in a cozy cabin, not for driving! 

This current heat-storm can be perfect by the beach 🏖 or the pool, not for driving..! 

So I’m going to do my best and will update here. 


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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Hiroto my hero

 

Hiroto  (written: 浩人博人博土弘人洋人紘人裕人寛人大仁 or ヒロト in katakana) is a masculine Japanese given name.  

It can mean flying, hero, ramen, stubborn, stability, religion, boy, the number 7, no telling! 

The Japanese people don’t have interpretable characters for no reason! 

So in that case, my Toyota is hiroto for putting up with this heat! 

We’ll be back on the road next week, briefly and in fits and starts. 

See u soon!

  

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

To my customers

 Please forgive delays in service. 

The 100+ degree heat has gotten to my Prius. It hasn’t melted or anything, but it steams! Even the doors! 

Just when I was getting used to an electric car, I see steam from the outside of the car all around it! 

Needless to say, it’s parked and safe in 100 degree shade. 

I dare not attempt to transport chocolate in this weather, and it’s not even August yet, usually the hottest time of the year! 

If this intense weather continues too much longer, I guess I’ll have to rent a car or utilize a sizable ice chest of some sort. 

Again, sorry for delay, Thanku for your patience! 


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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Are those real?

Are those real bugs? 

If so, how do I feel about this? 

Do I begin new crusades to save anyone with an exoskeleton? 

Are they better than M&Ms? Chocolate? Peppermints? No way! Not possible! 

Do they melt in your mouth and not in your hands?  

  


Do they freshen your breath? Bug breath? Yikes!  

Are they a delicacy of some sort? Like sushi? 

Stick with M&Ms I say. 

Pure sugar, pure chocolate, nothing else.  

 Milk Chocolate, 

Sugar, Chocolate, 

Skim Milk, Cocoa Butter, Lactose,

 Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Artificial Flavors. 


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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Some good news. Sort of…

 

Activists save “Lucky” dog from meat shop in Yulin and call for COVID-19 ban on city’s dog meat festival next month

Yulin authorities urged to ban Summer solstice dog meat event to protect public health and animal welfare

Humane Society International


Vshine

Chinese animal activists intervened to save the life of the last dog found alive at a dog meat shop in Yulin, Guangxi province, a month before the city’s summer solstice dog meat eating gets underway. 

The dog, named Lucky by his rescuers, was found chained up outside the shop, with a dog meat for sale sign in front of him. 

The Akita was the last dog of the day due scheduled for slaughter before the activists persuaded the shop keeper to give him up. 

There were obvious signs he had once been a pet dog and had therefore likely been stolen by dog thieves. 


Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Father’s Day! 🇺🇸

It’s a busy week in June! 

Happy Flag Day week and Father's Day weekend!  

All the best to Fathers everywhere, may God bless u and your families, it can be a tough job providing for family. Thanku! 


     

 


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Saturday, June 11, 2022

The Shelf-Life of York Peppermint Patties

 M&Ms are amazing because they last so long, don’t melt quickly if at all, and are satisfying. 

Another fun fact is how well they survive extreme temperatures. 

They can be frozen for an extra bit of crunch, or when they are in the heat for whatever reason, they may produce a coating that makes them slippery until they cool off when that coating hardens into a semi-transparent white covering over the candy shell. That is the bit of oil that forms as a sort of condensation in warmer weather. 

Should the bag of M&Ms warm up and cool quite often, the chocolate inside the candy may develop a chalky appearance which doesn’t affect flavor at all. It doesn’t appear very appetizing, but nothing at all wrong with the candy itself. Very durable candies! 

York peppermint patties have the exact same reaction to heat and cold, except the patties can develop that chalky exterior very quickly, almost immediately, when, say, placed in a refrigerator. Absolutely nothing wrong with the mint itself, and in fact, a York mint that is placed in a refrigerator for over a month, will look chalky and expired, but aside from being firm from the cold, the mint is still fine! 

Not only that, but in it’s original silver individual packaging, a York mint can be stored in a refrigerator for almost a year and still taste the exact same.  That same mint patty can be warmed between the hands, without pressing the mint, placed in a warmed stove, or even in the hot sun, and that mint will become glossy and fresh as if it just came out of manufacturing plant! 

Don’t even get me started about the shelf-life of a can of soda…