Tag Archives: convenience stores

Ay-ples and Ba-nay-nays

What is Monkey Ice? Perhaps the “Planet of the Apes” version of Vanilla Ice? Or an arena where Capuchins play hockey? Actually, it’s an ice drink product at Weigel’s that comes in four different flavors: Monkey Brains (watermelon), Monkey Mush … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Mega Dittoes

Terry Morrow almost crashed into me as he was boarding the Megabus. Neither of us knew that the other would be riding to Washington that day. I told Terry to find a seat near my wife while I went into … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Spaced Out

Part of the fun of road trips for me is stopping off at convenience stores along the way. I like spotting new and unusual items. Last weekend on the way home from St. Louis, I saw something for wannabe astronauts … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Pulse Rate

The cover of the Metro Pulse grabbed my attention with the title “Revenge of the (Coffee) Nerds.” Like the author, I am not a coffee snob. I happily drink the free coffee at work. I think inexpensive coffee at convenience … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Catholic | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Pilot Episode

A desire for free coffee and a Facebook coupon for free oatmeal was the motivation for my idea to combine the two. Customers at Pilot Travel Centers use the same Styrofoam cups to serve themselves both items. The idea was … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Help Wanted

“Oh, it’s like Amelia Bedelia,” said the woman hosting the graduation party my family and I attended on Saturday. I had no idea what she was talking about. Another woman chimed in that she uses the books to educate her … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

If U Cn Rd Ths Msg

Mentions of coffee seem to turn up regularly on the social media sites I use. I’m as guilty as the people whose Twitter feeds I read. I “follow” at least four purveyors of coffee, hoping to hear about freebies and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Bud, Wiser

Last year during Spring Break when my son and I went to visit my grandmother, she introduced me to one of her caretakers as “a writer.” I guess I am although “writer” is a label I associate more with my … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment