rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

The Brief Respite

My supply of my favorite kind of beer was getting low, so I went to CVS this evening to replenish it, stopping along the way to check for books a the Goodwill store. There were none of interest, but I've got so many piled up unread right now that it doesn't matter. At CVS I also picked up a package of pens. The are the first I've seen there with a 0.5mm fine point. Fine point pens are hard to come by when you have to depend on drug stores for your writing implement needs, so I was glad to get it even though the quality is not as high as I'd like. Pilot made a very good fine point gel pen for a while, but I haven't seen one in years.

With luck I could get a ride to Safeway sometime in the next three days, so I can take advantage of their Labor Day sale. There are a few good items I could stock up on, a couple I'm going to need soon, and a luxury item or two I'd really like to have, since the occasional luxury item makes a good distraction from the awful weather this time of year. We're expecting a trio of pretty hot days again starting tomorrow, but starting a week from tomorrow we are supposed to get a string of days with highs in the mere eighties.

Before summer ends, I intend to try making some cold brew coffee. Save Mart was giving away 10 ounce packages of coffee when I was there Friday, and since I don't have a coffee pot anymore cold brew is pretty much my only option, unless I want to try making cowboy coffee in a pan, which I don't. However, I find that I don't really have a proper container in which to make the cold brew either. A Mason jar is supposed to be ideal. I might cheat and use a plastic orange juice jar. The other thing I need is a filter. A recipe on the Internet says a cotton handkerchief or cocktail napkin makes a good filter. I don't have either of those, but I suppose I might pick one up at Kmart. I haven't checked the store, but their web site advertises ten-packs of white cotton handkerchiefs for $6.99.

Despite today having been a bit hotter, it's cooling off pretty well tonight, and I'm going to sit in the back yard for a while with a glass of cold lemonade and listen to the crickets. I was wondering if we were going to get those obnoxious small crickets down here like we got on the ridge, and this evening I heard one, though it only buzzed for about fifteen minutes. I now think it likely that we will soon get more of them, and they will be more persistent, and the nights will soon be an agony of shrill buzzing. That's why I'd like to spend as much time as I can now with the nice crickets. I'm going to miss them when the little hell-crickets start drowning them out.

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