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Dark, Medium, Light

My stomach seems to be getting touchier as I get older. More things give me an acid stomach. Mostly it’s a good thing, because mostly, the things that give me an acid stomach are unhealthy foods.

But I’m sorry to say that coffee can sometimes upset my stomach. Someone suggested that lighter roasts might be better for my stomach, so I’ve been looking for them. It’s been difficult, because it seems that some people equate dark roast with a refined coffee palate. I’m not convinced of that.

I’ve found a few medium roast coffees and tried them. They tasted fine to me. But just the other day, I saw a light roast coffee. I’m not sure I even knew those existed. I tried it yesterday for the first time.

It tasted fine to me. Hmm… the medium roast “tasted fine”, and the light roast “tasted fine”. Maybe I don’t have a refined coffee palate…

Enormous Eggs

For a while, I’ve been buying eggs eighteen at a time. I eat a boiled egg for breakfast every morning, and sometimes eat eggs for dinner too. But lately, my egg-eating has lessened.

I decided on my last visit to the grocery store to just get a dozen eggs. The eighteen-pack eggs only come in “large” size. I looked to get a dozen of those, but they were out. All they had was “jumbo”. And boy-howdy, were they jumbo!

It almost seems like too much for me to eat in the morning. Yikes! This particular egg had two yolks.

I think my next egg purchase will be back to “large”.

Rareties and Oddities

I have been wanting a velvet leaf philodendron (philodendron micans) for a while. I’ve watched the local garden centers, but seen none. There was one at the swap meet, but it was really expensive. The aquarium store I go to has one, but it’s only a decoration – not for sale.

A couple of days ago, I had gone onto FaceBook marketplace for the first time. I was just there to check out the free section, but they had a garden section. I clicked on it. Someone was selling a micans! Woo hoo!

I went yesterday after school. She had a bunch of plants for sale. I got a “black cardinal” philodendron as an impulse buy.

While I was placing them on my lanai, I noticed my starfish flower plant had a weird growth on it. It looks like some sort of mutation to a flower or a pair of flowers. It freaks me out a little, to be honest.


Yesterday, these three pieces of mail came all at once:

The AARP one is self-explanatory. The Mutual of Omaha one was for cancer insurance, and the United Freedom one was for burial insurance. Yikes! Do these people know something I don’t know?

Boxed Books

I ordered some books for school, and they came in such a way that there was no wasted space or frivolous packaging. There were two different kinds of books, and they filled the box exactly. I ordered different amounts of each, and they were almost the same height, again filling the box exactly.

It was so interesting, I had to take a picture. But now looking at the picture and re-reading what I’ve written, maybe this isn’t as amazing as I thought. Maybe it’s simply curious. Reddit has a whole section called “Mildly Interesting”. Maybe that’s more like it…

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