Unit

By Thomas Macauley on

I have a 24 ounce bottle. I drink half of it in 12 swallows during long hikes. I did a final check last night by polishing it off in 24. One ounce per swallow. ‘Must be the origin of this useful unit of measure. Maybe I should Google it. (The photo is the 24 ounce …

Bag ban

By Thomas Macauley on

News is getting out about the loss to business due to the bag ban. Both theft and honest mistakes create loss. Folks carrying bags between stores will have to use bags to hold un-purchased items… This was predicted. “Shoplifting Increased” -‘Have not yet heard measurement of increased illness due to use of unclean re-usable bags. …

Peet's Rooibus

Rooibus

By Thomas Macauley on

Peet’s “Red Rooibus” is clearly a staple for South Africans living in the South Bay. It is a refreshing tea and a good evening substitute for coffee or black tea. I think my family finds it to have more lupine flavor than they like. I shall get some “Hibiscus C” for them soon.

Pepper staple

By Thomas Macauley on

‘Have to crossover to Senter Street to get the best pickled pepper value and quality. The closer Costco “deleted” these Star Pickled Jalapenos at least a year ago now ($1/16oz in 32oz jars) I have tried the canned and bottled made various locations (TX/MX). Some do have more tooth and more kick, but not better …

First coffee

By Thomas Macauley on

‘Tasted Peet’s Sulawesi-Kalosi fresh from a Press on the job Saturday. I like coffee a lot but this was a “Wow”. I have not had this experience before. I think the experience is genuine… though it is likely influenced by some effort in self-brainwashing: when you *try* to form an opinion you will find one. …