As I have mentioned a couple times in the past, I am a bit crazy for bags, backpacks, and messenger bags. Tonight I was shopping online and came across a great deal on a cool mid-sized backpack. It was on sale, and also I had an REI dividend to use so I got a great price on this JanSport Hatchet Daypack. I love the design! It looks like it will be a nice addition to my small collection of bags. Its 28-liter capacity seems right between my Patagonia Minimass messenger bag and the cavernous 41-liter capacity North Face Router. I like the Router backpack, but it does get huge!
The only thing about the JanSport is that I am not sure exactly what color REI will ship to me. The website says “Grey Tar/ Shade Grey”, but those are actually two different colors. Both look nice to me, but I am hoping that the darker “Grey Tar” is the one I get. It has a bright blue interior which makes finding things easier.
Today was another cold one, with another frozen windshield. The layer of ice this morning was a little thicker than the last one, but still it melted away quickly once I got some warm air coming up from the dashboard.
I think I am ready for some warmer weather already. I am truly a summer person! 😎
Hello! How was your Monday? Mine was pretty good! I met with a good friend for lunch and we spent a lot of time discussing Star Wars and it was fun to just geek out. We are the same age, so we have a similar experience of watching the original trilogy.
Today’s photo is one I took while I sat in traffic this morning. I noticed that I forgot to reset my trip meter after filling up the day before, so I set it to zero and I noticed that the odometer just hit 142,000 miles!
It’s a 12-year old car so things are starting to go wrong with it. But I love the mini-van so much… it has taken us safely and reliably on a lot of fun road trips and camping excursions. ⛺ I will hate to see it go, but I think that it is almost time to get a new car. 😔
140,000 miles is a long way. In fact, it is almost 6 times around the world! 🌎 This Honda Odyssey is amazing. I am hoping my next car will take me as far.
Wow, the weekend went by quickly (it always does, doesn’t it?) but I had a very relaxing one.
Tonight I grilled burgers for the family and they turned out great. This time, I added some Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and scotch bonnet pepper sauce to the ground beef before grilling and it made the meat a little tangy and gave it a bit of heat. Everyone thought they were delicious! I topped the burgers with sharp cheddar, the buns were from the supermarket bakery (yummy), and the fixings were mayo, mustard, ketchup, onions, tomatoes, pickles, jalapeños, and lettuce. Too bad I didn’t take a photo, but it probably wouldn’t do it justice!
It’s cold out today (in the 40s) so we enjoyed the heater:
Tonight will be below freezing where we live. Please keep warm and let’s have a great week!
I’m very sleepy, so today’s post will be brief. Bay and I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens again and I enjoyed the movie even more than the first time! I’ll have to write a bit more about it later, but tonight I want to say that I am a little disappointed in the theater we usually go to.
Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline is usually pretty good, but the past couple times, they have been out of the menu items we wanted. For our first Star Wars show, Bay wanted the Chewbacca Crepes and I wanted the Frito Pie Burger, but both were sold out. I thought that was odd since it was a 4:30 show, and the movie had been in the theaters for several days already. I would have thought they would have had the menu items worked out as far as demand goes.
Anyways, today we wanted to get the Chewbacca Crepes, but they were sold out again! And the beer I ordered was sold out too! What gives? Really disappointing, especially since today’s show was really early (2:30). 😞 But at least the movie was fantastic and our seats were great.
Ok, enough ranting for tonight. I am going to sleep now. It’s going to drop below freezing tonight outside, so we have the space heater on. Stay warm wherever you are!
How are you doing? It’s nice that we made it to the weekend, isn’t it? Do you have big plans? For us, there is not too much planned. Tomorrow Bay and I will see Star Wars VII again! I am excited to see it the second time where I can focus on the small details in the scenes and not worry about the plot. Will it be a better experience, or just different? We’ll find out!
This morning was not the best one for me. When I rolled down the passenger side window of my car, the glass dropped into the door! It seems that the mechanism that raises and lowers the window broke. So I had to drive to the service department with the window open which made for a cold and loud commute! Outside, the temperature was 46°F so I was bundled up in and extra jacket and a scarf, plus I had the heater going full blast!
But, it got fixed and I also had four recalls done for my car. I drive a 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan which has over 140,000 miles on the odometer, so it is getting pretty old and worn out. But I love that vehicle so much! It is really convenient and comfortable. I hope I can keep it for a while longer, but it seems like things are starting to break in it so I am predicting I will have to get a different car this year. I will probably get something a bit smaller with better gas mileage, but who knows?
Today’s photo is of the sky this morning. I took it right before the window broke. I post-processed it to give it an ominous look. The clouds look like brushstrokes, don’t they?
Tonight should be chilly, but we will see temperatures drop below freezing this weekend! Bundle up and stay warm, everyone!