Two stories that can't stand on their own as a whole blog post:
Last weekend I went to the Texas Home and Garden Show. It was a let down. Unless you are about to completely gut your current home and renovate, you won't find the booths much help. There were no painting/decorating booths, nor landscaping idea booths. There were, however, a bagillion and three granite, roofing, flooring, new AC unit, radiant barrier, type booths. Oh well, good thing my friend and I used the groupon deal and got in for $5. :)
Just before we were leaving, we stopped at the booth for steam mops. Most of you have probably heard of the Shark, which is a pretty popular steam mop. The point of a steam mop is that it uses steam to clean- you don't dunk the mop in water and scrub at the floor. The steam loosens and removes the dirt and also disinfects due to the high temp of the steam.
With my back, mopping isn't much fun. I can do small spaces, but the kitchen can be a challenge for me with the rag mop that I currently have. Thus, I was planning on purchasing a steam mop, or rather the Shark.
The guy at the booth caught me eyeing the mop and asked me if I had any questions. I asked him what made his mop better than the Shark.
Apparently, with the Shark, you have to pump it to get the steam going. Exactly what I didn't want...this mop, you just fill it with water, hit the power button, and go. So after watching a pretty impressive demo, I bought the steam mop.
I love it. It is easier to use and my hardwoods and tile look great. Haven't tried it on carpet yet, but I am assuming it will do just as great a job. And my back likes it too. Yay for steam mops!
I bought new coffee last week. Seattle's Best is now selling their stuff in the grocery stores. I've been to several Seattle's Best coffee shops and always liked their coffee.
Their coffee-in-the-bag smells.
Coffee is supposed to smell good when you open the bag. Otherwise, all those Folgers commercials are lying. I opened the Seattle's Best bag and lowered my nose, breathed in...and ::coughwheezehack:: Eww. It smelled coffeeish...but not to where you want to keep inhaling that awesome freshly opened bag of coffee scent. The coffee tastes just fine...if you can get over the smell. (My poor co-worker on-console had to put up with a week of me whining about my stinky coffee every morning when I came in to get handover from him...he said it smelled good, which is why the remaining bag of coffee will be sitting on his desk soon).
So needless to say, I am back to my usual Dunkin Donuts coffee. And it smells heavenly.