Exhibit A: Fried Pickles
When I saw the words “fried pickles,” I set my menu down. No need to check the other options, thanks to Mark’s praise of fried pickles on his blog, Swinged Cat. I’d already eaten and just needed a little something, so this hit the spot. Fried with cajun seasonings and dipped in ranch dressing, they were so delicious. Thanks for that tip, Mark!
Exhibit B: Starbucks Raspberry Latte
In Andrew’s recent post at Andrew’s View of the Week, he talked about getting Starbucks raspberry lattes, compelling me to comment that I had no idea such a thing existed. He, ever the kind, compassionate one, responded: “You need to get out more.”
So this morning I got out, took to the drive thru, (my son requesting french fries. “This isn’t that kind of drive thru, Joseph.”) scanned the menu, and didn’t see a raspberry latte option. When asked for my order, I inquired if there was such a drink.
“We can add raspberry syrup to anything,” the woman said–out loud. In the back of her mind I heard, “Where you been, ya newb?”
So I got my raspberry latte, and it was oh so tasty. Thanks, Andrew!
Exhibit C: The Notation on my Calendar
March has arrived! And with that will come my dear blog buddy, Julie from FacetsofaMuse. I can hardly wait until two weeks from now when she’s “in town” for a writer’s conference. I got to meet her 2.5 years ago when I was in her state, 1.5 hour’s drive away from her. Not only did she bear construction traffic to meet me, she bought my tea(!), spent maybe 1.5 hours with me, then drove 1.5 hours back home again!
I’ll only have about a 45 minute drive, one way, to see her, construction traffic unlikely. This time I’ll buy her tea! So very much looking forward to it, Julie!
Exhibit D: The Title for This Post
Inspired by Ally Bean over at TheSpectacledBean, because she frequently titles her posts in just such a manner.
One of the best things about blogging, is the friends we make along the way. Even if I haven’t mentioned you by name, know that I’m thinking of, and appreciate, all of you!
What new things have you tried recently, or what are you looking forward to this month?