Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cookies Gone Wild

On the road again...cue up Willie Nelson, the Tumbleweeds are back at it!

Prairie Zooming
It's gray and rainy in the vast prairie lands but the yellows, purples and lush browns are beautiful. Today we got a yummy $5 coffee at the Coffee Cottage in Lexington, NE and saw the Freddy Krueger Hands of Council Bluffs, IA, so today is a good day.

Here is your fact for today. PayPal has a ginormous office in Omaha. You can see it from I-80 and there are no less than 77.3 million cars there. What do they do? Who knows. I could look it up on the Google, but really, I probably wouldn't understand it anyway. All the computer woohoo gadgetry is over my head. Like Amazon. I didn't even think they were a real place, like Sears or Happiness, so how is it that they have invented the Kindle?? You can't walk down their aisles and look around like at Walmart. And really, can you picture the employees at Walmart inventing new technology? They can barely count back change. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I can't either.

We normally do our on the road shopping at Walmart because 1) they are everywhere and 2) we can fit in the parking lot with the truck. Last week we shopped at a Super Target. Himself has been against Target for a while now because one time he needed some sort of manly tool or hardware thingy and they didn't have it. Needless to say Target was on his bad list for a long while. Being manually competent, Himself takes his fix it projects seriously. Anyway, he decided to give them another try, mainly because he didn't need any hardware. We got our groceries and stuff without a hitch, and says he, "OK, Target's not that bad."

Then came the evening and it was cookie time. Himself picks out his cookies with care, meaning he'll eat about any kind of cookie that bears the name. These were Target brand raspberry thumbprint cookies fresh off the shelf. They were horrible, only slightly less gummy than old tires. They were so bad that he threw them away. I almost had a heart attack, the man will eat almost anything in general and when it comes to sweets, well this is just unprecedented. I'm at a loss for words.

Obviously Target is on the bad list again. It's one thing to not have a decent hardware department, but for a man, who once ate ice cream that was made with spoiled milk, to throw away a box of cookies...well that's some bad cookies.

Nebraska Rest Area Dinosaur 


  1. Love, love, love that photo of the zoomin prairie. That is so cool looking. That would look great blown up and framed! Would love to see more pics of the countryside, especially now that the leaves are changing. Really like that thru the window perspective. Very cool!

  2. Thanks Cari! I liked it too. If we had a computer that wasn't from cave man times, I could post way more pictures!! ;)


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