Barry was here early, but I could at least finish my lunch and keep him waiting until 1 – he also told me about some Pathways Xmas dinner next week, so I’ll call him about it later! Yes, I returned those store brand rubber gloves, and looked to see that the Annie’s Grahams were more expensive than London Drugs. I bought almond milk x2, 1% milk, on-sale Sidekicks equivalents (Harvest Chicken rice / Garlic Butter with Lemon / Country Mushroom rice x2 / Teriyaki rice / Tomato Alfredo / Creamy Parmesan / Butter and Herb), on-sale store brand apple juice / mango juice, on-sale Dark Chocolate Peppermint Almond Roca, pink Excel White gum x2, a bunch of Nissin noodles, and Voortman Shortbread Swirls for possible small group use in December. When I got home, Mike was surprised – so was I, actually. We discussed credit cards vs. debit cards, the chili peppers rotting soon, Kim’s Mart, Russia, Sweden, his needing light and dryness to work on the car (I could bus it home by myself on Sunday if he needs an underground parking lot…), refilling the Coffeemate, the weather forecast, Barry NOT being my company, the can of tomato sauce, the olive oil, garlic, making sauce, Randy Stanton posting “have a good day” on various FB walls (and how I always hear it in HCBailly’s voice), his signing one last (?) Christmas card for Jon / Harmony / Ayler / Hiero, and a Korean food demonstration.
Then I reminded him that Translink had lied to him last New Year’s Eve, and he remembers, so isn’t trusting them again. If he’s not invited out, he’ll stay home. Sounds good! I went to London Drugs at 3:35 and got on-sale Ganong Delecto dark chocolate for the Morrills, an on-sale tall canister of instant coffee (the sale will only last two more days!), on-sale Kerr’s chocolate mints / Scotch mints / spearmint Scotch mints for the usual suspect when he comes here, Connoisseur brandy beans x2 (me and Jon), and Annie’s cheddar bunnies before coming home at 4:35. Mike and I talked about rotini, the rain, an adapter cable, female connectors, Morrissey, and weird license plates before he went into a pasta coma.
Ritter Sport chocolates!