Fire at DeLonghi. I Bet I Know the Cause. 
Looks like the plant burned down that makes DeLonghi appliances in Italy.

The cause of the fire is apparently not known, but I'm going to chime in and suggest maybe someone left one of their programmable coffeemakers plugged in and it randomly turned itself on in the middle of the night and set itself ablaze.

We had one of those. Complete piece of garbage. Serves them right. Better their house than mine.

Hopefully they have another one nearby filled with water. Surely it'll leak enough to put out the fire caused by the first one.



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How many is too many? 
I'm curious here as to whether my sense of ethics is valid or whether I'm just a sucker.

When you're at a grocery store and they've got an express aisle for people with x items or less, how many items is it acceptable for you to stand in that line with?

Is x+1 ok? x+2? x+5? Where is the line drawn before the people behind you have the right to think you're an inconsiderate bastard?


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Monkey Cakes 
I just ate a little muffin thing shaped like a monkey.

It was like a gummy bear, but it was bigger and made of muffin and shaped like a monkey.

It made me happy. I'm not sure why.


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Just Leave The Poor Folks Alone! 
Day after day, I'm hearing new updates in the news about the sextuplets born to some people in Vancouver who don't want anyone talking about them.

So my question is this... why can't the press just respect their privacy and let it be?

What value is this story to the rest of society when the family doesn't want it to be news? It's not something important that affects the rest of us.

Sure, it's a little interesting, and if the family didn't mind then they could stand tall and proud and enjoy the attention, but they're obviously not that sort of people. If they want to be left alone, I think they should be.

It seems that the more they ask for privacy, the more the press seems to want to stick its collective nose it.

If ever I get the urge... remind me not to go having a whole litter of kids all at once.

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Christmas Cheer? 
I haven't had much to say around here lately. I wonder if maybe I'm just experiencing a bit of good will for the holidays?

I'm really looking forward to having Christmas dinner at my sister's place on Saturday. As usual, it's going to be a whole lot of driving but we really don't get to see each other all that often so it's worth the effort when we do.

Happy holidays, everyone! Hopefully your shopping is done by now so you don't have to deal with the hordes of rabid shoppers infesting the malls these days!


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