A couple things:
~ Brian, Sydney and I took a quick trip through Cost Plus World Market the other day so Brian could pick up some of his favorite flavored gummies. The normal grape flavor wasn't available, so he picked up this other random grape variety flavor. Once in the car, he opened the bag and handed me one. The instant I bit into it, I recognized the flavor, and it totally took me back to my very early youth. These are the exact same grapes that my Grandma Smith grew in her backyard. I remember Daddy and I picking these little grapes about the size of peas, popping them out of their purple skins and eating them up until we were so full. It was so weird how the entire memory just came screaming back into my head the moment I bit into that random muscat grape gummy. Now, they're like an obsession. I can't get enough of them.
~ A neighbor that I liked has moved out. And it's odd how this seems to have bummed me. This neighbor, Sven, was always super nice, and a pleasure to talk to. He's a tour guide who travels throughout the Southwest and Midwest taking groups on different trips, ranging from camping in northern Arizona to ski trips in Colorado. I was fascinated because, during the winter, he didn't have any work, and was always home. During the spring and summer, he was always gone, being away for weeks at a time. He has an ugly, Nissan truck that was parked right outside my kitchen window, and every time the truck was gone, I knew he was home from a trip. Just an idle curiosity, I always took notice of the truck whenever I was in the kitchen. Now it's gone, and I've got nothing vaguely interesting to see out my window.
~ I wonder if I'll ever win one of those $5,000 gift cards from Target that the store gives away in a sweepstakes whenever you fill out one of their service surveys. In fact, right now, I declare shenanigans that they give it to anyone. Nope, I don't think they do it. It's just a tease, really, to see if we'll keep filling the damn things out. I also think that they connect the purchase information, and personal shopping information, with the survey invitation. I have no evidence to support such a claim; I'm just saying it. Target totally knows how often I shop there, so knows how much money they'll lose if they give me the gift card, and so won't do it.