jc blog - tales of a modern-day nomadic hunter-gatherer

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2020-08-15-0522Z

Bought my Flixbus ticket from SF to LA this fall, on my way to Tijuana where I already have a flight booked to La Paz. They supposedly have $1 fares just like Megabus, but because they have very few buses running every week, all the cheap fares are taken. I spent $22.24. I then found out they would have taken me all the way to San Diego for only about $10 more, but I didn't bother changing it because I don't know if I want to stay on the same bus for all that distance. I might be willing to spend a few dollars more to take Metrorail to Oceanside and take the NCTD buses and the MTA, or even walk the 60-something miles to the Tijuana airport. I'm going to have a few days, after all.

I've got 5 more days until payday on the 20th. Plenty of wine; barely enough carbs; no animal protein left. I've got about a dollar in change, and once I drink the rest of my beer I'll have enough cans and bottles for about another dollar. If that doesn't score me something I'll have to get creative.

Got one more case brief to write and then I can submit the whole batch to NWCU and see if I pass. Less than 200 pages left of the Contracts casebook to go, and probably a similar story on Torts and Criminal Law. Then it'll be mostly practicing for the FYSLX, or "baby bar" exam. [comment]

2020-08-14-0625Z

I've been making sprouts from one of those two cans of alfalfa that an elderly couple gifted me out of their Y2K reserves a few years ago. I can't remember what I did with the other can. Anyway, it takes very little to make a full 12 ounce jar of sprouts, so I've probably got enough to last until I leave for Mexico again in the fall. I've been making sprout-and-kraut salads as I did last winter and spring. Just add some olive and sesame oils and it's a quick and tasty meal. I followed it with some mac-and-cheese, made with Trader Joe's fusilli, about 1/3 of a bag, and 3 2-ounce sticks of Kraft cheese I got at Grocery Outlet, 6 sticks (12 ounces) for 97 cents. [comment]

2020-08-09-2126Z

Found crushed red pepper at Grocery Outlet today for 99 cents, first time I've seen it cheap anywhere since getting back from Mexico. Last time I bought it, early in June, at Petaluma Market, I paid 6 or 7 dollars. Ouch!

Also picked up two more 6-packs of that Full Sail Session Light lager at $2.50 per, plus tax and CRV. It's not a bad beer, and at only 3.5%ABV isn't likely to get me drunk. [comment]

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