In this post: A Howdygram face lift, sleetless in Mesquite, unlikely groceries.
Holy crap. Can we talk? Once again — for at least the bazillionth time — those lying sacks of poo at Weather.com got it TOTALLY, COMPLETELY AND ABSOLUTELY WRONG. After three days’ advance warning of a life-threatening winter storm in the Dallas metro area with “substantial ice,” “up to two inches of sleet” and “trecherous conditions” — all forecast to get underway by 1 p.m. on Saturday — the only precipitation we’ve had all weekend was light rain that started about two hours ago. The red star on the map below indicates Howdygram headquarters in Mesquite. As you can see, the pink icy crap is nowhere near us.
Please don’t misunderstand. I’m not angry that we didn’t get an ice storm ... I’m angry that we screwed up our weekend waiting for nonexistent shitty weather! For instance, I almost ran out of mayonnaise yesterday but Sam wouldn’t go to the grocery store because sleet was imminent and he didn’t want to crash into curbs, small animals or police cars.
Which brings me to my next topic of interest: buying groceries from unlikely websites. Once I accepted that a trip to the supermarket was out of the question I discovered a terrific deal on 30-oz. jars of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise from Walgreens.com (I ordered two) and then bought a big container of tasty McCormick Brown Gravy Mix on eBay, all with free shipping. In case you care, my favorite go-to grocery websites fell through for me this time. Amazon was overpriced and Wal-Mart doesn’t sell these products online.
Thank you for reading this, okay?