Volunteer and PSL (ugh)

Hi Everyone!  

We've sort of settled in here in Singapore, (still waiting for 'our ship to come in' with all our belongings from India), but that could be anywhere from weeks to months.  So, having grown tired of hitting the gym, I've been searching for a volunteer project to dig into.  I just signed up for training on September 22nd at the AWARE Helpline in Singapore, the first point of contact for domestic violence victims.  If accepted, this will be a great way for me to be involved in the community and give back in my capacity as a retired RN. This is really exciting!

My other big news is that today I tried a Pumpkin Spiced Latte for the first time in my life.  Pumpkin seems to rule the day (or season) lately.  I've seen Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin candy, and now - the main event at Starbucks: the Pumpkin Spiced Latte, AKA: the PSL.  

I gave it a fair trial, I forked over the cash and had every intention of enjoying this drink that set me back more than a Singapore Sling at any nice restaurant, (ok, that's probably an exaggeration, but it was expensive).  Let me just say it - the PSL was horrible.  Some of you may disagree with me, but let's break it down.  Pumpkin is a gourd.  More specifically, it's a squash, and squash does not a tasty drink make. Dress it up with whipped cream, make it hot, add sugar, and it's still just hot squash juice. I've learned my lesson and I won't be donating any more money toward the support of squash, unless it's baked and clearly served as a vegetable (although it's actually classified as a fruit). 

I just felt it was my duty to let you know my opinion so that none of you have to trial it unnecessarily. No sense all of us wasting money on something that disgusting. (No offense to Starbucks, I've had most of their drinks and love many of them - just not this one.)

So, that's it.  Just a couple of inane issues, but hey, I'm not gonna apologize, you checked in, so you get a front row view into what's going on in my head. That's your bad luck. Haha




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