• Fall has Fell

    From Joy Beeson@21:1/5 to All on Thu Sep 30 00:52:13 2021
    29 September 2021

    An unsatisfying Wednesdy ride.

    I did a sprawlmart tour, but found little to look at. I'd gone to Big
    R (It's RP something now; until I memorize the third name, I'm
    reverting to what they were when they first moved in where the Walmart
    moved out. My receipt still says "Stock+Field.)

    I'd gone to Big R to get a key cut to replace one that I lost or
    mislaid, buy some garden-stake style fence posts to shore up my
    rotting raised herb bed, and buy some pickled quail eggs less zingy
    than the jalapeño eggs I bought on my previous visit.

    It appears that my cable lock is an antique; they had no suitable key

    I found fence posts, but not the ones I'd seen there on a previous
    visit. I looked in both the farming and the gardening sections.

    And they were sold out of quail eggs.

    I did buy a one-yard tape measure to replace the one that was lost
    with my bicycle key, and a jar of pickled okra. Like all commercial
    pickled okra, the pods had been left on the vine too long. But I
    don't think I'll bite into any splinters, unlike the pickled okra I
    gave up buying from Kroger.

    Thence to McDonalds, because I was too hungry to go back to Sprawl One
    to eat. I carelessly ordered french fries instead of apple slices,
    they were out of tea, the boy didn't hear me when I said I wanted
    buffalo dipping sauce, and their child-size hamburger contains only a
    symbolic amount of un-identified sauce with minced something or the
    other in it. (I'll go back to the chicken nuggets the next time I eat
    at McDonald's.) The half-burger alone would have been sufficent, and
    I wanted only half the fries, but I ate all of them. With no salt and
    no sauce, they weren't very good. They would have been better if
    fried in tallow instead of flavor-free vegetable oil.

    Thence to Dollar Tree, where I saw some poster board that would do as
    a substitute for Oaktag pattern paper, and it would have rolled up
    without damage (like oaktag, unlike real poster board), but I passed
    it by.

    This was the second time I've worn my long-sleeved jersey and my
    heavier knickers (plus fours). The first time I wore a waffle-knit
    T-shirt under the jersey; it was warmer than that today. I switched
    to the sandals that don't fit unless I wear heavy socks, but I'm still
    wearing my do-rag and my summer gloves.

    Joy Beeson
    joy beeson at centurylink dot net

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