sighing in exasperation
When I posted that Thing #28 was “easy,” I didn’t mention that I did it with my mom, at her house, with lots of supervision. Well, pride goeth before a fall, and lack of spatial awareness goeth with my second canning attempt.
I had half a box of peaches and big plans to make jam with some and then just can the rest in syrup. I imagined jars full of lovely peach halves like little suns. I planned the steps carefully. I peeled the peaches beautifully. And then the halves didn’t fit in the jars and I had way too many.
As it turns out, I had half pint jars that I thought were the larger one pint size. Never in all the planning and peeling did it occur to me that the peaches were almost as big as the jars. No, I was convinced I had pint jars; peach halves fit in pints; it would all work out.
This wasn’t a total canning fail, because after I cut everything into smaller pieces and kept going, it all worked out. (I ended up slicing and freezing the leftovers.) It’s just that I now have seven successful single servings of peaches, laboriously canned.
You know what goes well with peaches? Bourbon.
So I changed my Tribune subscription to Sundays only, but for the last three weeks it’s been delivered every day, and today there was this gem: Let’s Tax Caffeine, Legislator Argues
[Rep. Craig] Frank, R-American Fork, has asked lawmakers over the next year to study the potential for taxing caffeine, a response to proposals this session to hike the tax on cigarettes – all of which failed
[…]Frank said he has seen research that caffeine can cause spontaneous abortion, psychological abnormalities and other disorders.
“We’re going after people who have problems with addiction for a revenue stream, only caffeine would be one that is more broad-based,” said Frank, who calls himself a “social caffeine drinker.”
That Diet Coke can KILL, people! Also, global warming is fake.