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Musings on a Saturday afternoon: October 25, 2014

Good afternoon, Constant Reader. It's now 3:24 p.m. on a nice, warm-but-not-steamy Saturday afternoon in South Florida. The current temperature is 84 degrees; with humidity at a comfortable 46%, clear skies, and a northeasterly breeze of 3 mph, it is rather pleasant outside.

I ought to know: I had to make a quick trip to the grocery store to buy milk, Pillsbury Toaster Strudels and panettone for Mom, two bags of store-brand snacks for me, and two Colombian arepas de choclo con queso. Arepas are corn patties (not tortillas) which are made from different types of corn. Some are made with white corn and are pretty bland unless you top them with something, while others (like the arepas de choclo) are made with sweet yellow corn. The ones I bought are the latter, and they are stuffed with mozzarella cheese.

Not much of a haul, I suppose, but I wasn't planning on buying too many items

I also was not planning on losing my key card to gain access to our gated community. I know I had the darned thing with me on the way to the store because I used it to open the gate that leads to the main avenue. And I know I slipped it into my pants pocket as I walked south toward Winn-Dixie.

However, it must have slipped out of my pocket sometime between my arrival at Winn-Dixie and my leaving the store, because when I reached into my pocket to use the key card, it was no longer there.

Fortunately the fence close to my house has a door to which I have the key, so I was able to get access into the condo through it. However, I do need the key card. Guess I'll have to go to the homeowners' association office on Monday and request a replacement card.


Image Credit » Alex Diaz-Granados (via Facebook)

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Feisty56 wrote on October 25, 2014, 7:29 PM

Whew, glad you were able to get back inside without too much trouble, otherwise you might have had to munch on your goodies at the gate until someone let you in.

PattyTherre wrote on October 25, 2014, 8:31 PM

84 degrees! Oh, Alex, swap states with me! It is cold here, dark, dreary, damp and sad. :(

AliCanary wrote on October 25, 2014, 10:50 PM

Arepas sound good, but what is panettone? Sorry about the key card, but I guess it was only a minor inconvenience.

paigea wrote on October 26, 2014, 10:45 AM

What a nuisance having to get a replacement card. I have many mishaps with keys/keycards.

alexdg1 wrote on October 26, 2014, 6:34 PM

AliCanary Panetonne is a sweet Italian bread which originated in Northern Italy. It's a Milanese specialty, and it is traditionally used as a holiday treat in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and South America. Think of it as fruitcake but, um, more edible.

PattyTherre I'd rather not swap states...cold and dreary winters are not my style. Maybe someday you and Don can retire in Florida, though.

Feisty56 I am dreading having to go to the office tomorrow to request another key card. They don't have a lot of extras.

paigea Nuisance and a half!