So I had to go to Walmart for a couple things tonight and I’m not good at just going in for what I need – what is supposed to be on my list – and leaving. I’m especially not good and making it a quick trip if I just got off work. Why? I don’t know.
Backing up to a couple weeks ago, my coffee pot “broke” when I accidentally threw away the brew basket. (Long story we’re not getting into right now.) So, one night, again, after work, I went to Walmart to buy a new coffee pot because I was tired of not having coffee in the morning.
So while I was walking around looking for a coffee pot, I was trying to find the cheapest one I could that was a 4-cup coffee maker with a timer. Maybe if I had coffee waiting for me when I rolled my fat ass out of bed I would be more included to get out of bed one time.
Side note: I’ve tried this before and it totally doesn’t even work for me. In fact, I have even gotten up, had a couple of cups of coffee along with a few smokes, and then went back to bed for “30 minutes” which turned into about 3 hours. ON a fucking WORK DAY, no less. But anyway….
And so I found the 2 different ones that I was thinking about getting and I couldn’t make up my mind. I think I did finally make up my mind and I put one of them in the buggy. I was about the leave the isle and on my way out of that isle I looked to my left as I was pushing my buggy and ….
…. I saw the Keurigs.
So here’s the thing. I have been thinking about these. A good friend of mine just got one of these and another friend of mine has had one for a while. Both really like them. At first, when they first came out, I was totally opposed to them because a) I’m a little bit of a coffee snob, and b) I never have “one cup.” In fact, the mugs I use are pretty big. So the little 4-cup coffee makers I always buy – more than that and I’ll burn it so I’d just rather make several pots – are perfect for me. And, it’s not like I ever have anyone over in my house.
But lately I have been thinking about them more and more because I realized they have multiple settings. And I have had a few cups of coffee from them and some of them aren’t bad. Plus you can buy those little things – which I bought one of and still haven’t used – that allows you to use your own grownds. So, with that little accessory I can be a coffee snob and still make one cup at a time.
So…I bought one.
When I got it home I opened it and made a cup of coffee before bed and LOVED IT!
I’m totally thinking about making a cup now because even though it’s 1 in the morning (December 31st to me but officially January 1, 2015) I wouldn’t mind having a cup of coffee. And that’s just the thing! Not only does it make a cup of coffee super quick, but you can really make one pretty good cup of coffee at a time. PLUS, there’s no fucking mess! That’s the other great part about it! All you do is open the lid, pull the used k-cup out, and toss it! NO MESS!
SO! Six-hundred plus words later, we’re getting close to the point of this post so if you’ve made it this far just hang in a little longer because we’re getting close to the end….
Since I bought the Keurig, the one for home that night and the very next day I bought another one to have in my office at work, I have been thinking that I would like something nice to put my k-cups in.
I was thinking about that small rectangle decorative cardboard box you guy at some of the crafting stores. You can also pick them up at TJ Maxx and the like. I have one that would work. Now that I think about it I don’t think I still have that one, but I still have several things I could use. And while I was at Walmart I initially picked up a little $3 plastic screw-top container but when I say this, the picture above, I put it back and picked up not one, but 2 of these. But the point is, and the bottom line, I DON’T FUCKING NEED THIS!
At home, there is nothing nice and pretty about my counter. I’m living with my dad and he is very practical and there is NO space for anything. He wouldn’t know something nice, or what it was for, if it hit him in the head. He doesn’t like nice, he doesn’t do nice, he has no time for it. How I turned out how I am is beyond me! Actually, now that I say that…that happens to be something that I would like to spend quite some time writing about because I have some very strong opinions on that subject.
Anyway, nobody comes over so there is really no reason to have this. But, I was thinking all of this when I was looking at it and putting them both in my buggy but I thought, “well, I can get and use this now and I will have something nice for my k-cups to be in when I move to my new apartment because all of this stuff is going with me. The Keurig isn’t staying here because dad doesn’t like it or really use it. So that will just be one less thing that I will have to buy when I find a home.
And as for my office…well…there’s a long story why I’m not putting my k-cups in cabinets there. So I do kind of need something nice and tidy to put them in. I could have only bought one but, oh well. This is what I did. And this is one of those things that I need to stop doing. It is one of those things that makes me not have any money!
Now, on another side note, I think they’re kind of cute. I mean, to be inexpensive. I really like the glass version which has a brushed silver lid which is only a couple dollars more and I really kind of want to go buy several of them. I mean, I’m not going to because I totally don’t have my own place right now so there’s no reason to buy more crap for a place I don’t have yet. But, just sayin’.