I was bored this afternoon, so I went on a little shopping trip. At B, B & B, I bought a small whistling teapot and a French press coffee maker. Enjoying my first cup of coffee now. I like a strong coffee and this is the first good cup I've had since I ate at a Navy dining hall in Yokosuka, Japan in the late 80s. Looks like my Senseo is going to gather a bit of dust. Went over to Safeway to get some dark French roast and found something called crapples...wait..lemme find the package...grapples. They look like apples and taste like grapes. No kidding! And not just any grapes, purple grapes. As a matter of fact, they taste like grape Kool Aide. And look like apples! I'll have to hand some out at work tomorrow. Should be interesting to see if the flat-earth vegetarians, who fear genetically-altered foods, will eat them. These are the same people who want the government to fund stem cell research. Somebody who doesn't know me very well gave me a bottle of 10-year-old, single malt, Laphroaig scotch. I'll be giving that away too -- minus one gulp. I don't drink, but I occasionally try something just so I can take part in discussions. For instance, when I'm in Japan, I'll try sake, when I'm in Korea, I'll try soju, etc. After one gulp, I concluded that this tastes like pine tar -- not that I've ever tasted pine tar. But I've smelled it. Lessee, what else. Oh, yeah. When I got home, I found a package waiting for me. It was a Sunbeam bread maker that I ordered through Amazon.com for about $35. Before I went looking for one, I researched them on consumerreports.org and they said to buy the cheapest one I could find. I used to have one when they first came out in Japan. I gave it to my mom and it mysteriously disappeared. I think one of my sisters has it. But fresh-baked bread sounds good. I don't know if I told you folks this before, but I found a source for a Lone Ranger hat. I called him this morning and he's going to send me some kind of kit that will tell him the size and shape of my head. My head measures 23 inches. Big. Since he makes each hat personally by hand, it will take about seven months. Expect pictures in August. I also found a source for the shirt and pants. Looking at it, I dunnoooo....looks kinda gay when it's worn by someone else. Hoo, this is boring. I'd better stop. I was going to go to bed at nine tonight, but after that powerful cup of coffee, I don't think I'll make it.