Starbucks Breakfast Wrap, Receipts I Never Wanted, and Our Not So New Normal “No Problem” Culture

Seeing this new “wrap” on the Starbucks drive thru sandwich menu raised both eyebrows for me before coffee. Without noticing the price was a little higher than the normal Starbucks breakfast sandwiches and that this “wrap” combines bacon and sausage (I like both, but not together), my decision was made by simply looking at the picture on the menu.

Opening the VERY hot Starbucks branded microwave bag removed any hope of this “wrap” being low-carb along with the advertised 27 grams of protein. The “wrapper” is more like the pita bread you would get at a kabob place than the expected flatbread or tortilla like most wraps. I love bread. I just thought I was getting more of a wrap.

The ingredients are not tightly “wrapped” at all, so be cautious eating. You may end up with egg and sausage falling out. Bacon is in full strips and not at all crispy, so an entire rubbery strip of fatty bacon could easily slide out in one bite—especially if you’re as ravenously hungry as I was when this thing was finally cool enough to chow down.

The bread/wrap component is very well sealed though. Like completely. This thing is probably made by machine. A “wrap” is rolled up and tight. This thing is not that kind of wrap. If you’re okay with a loose, floppy wrap or looking for a serious bread fix, you might really like it!

Starbucks New Bacon Sausage Wrap
“Wrap” is like really good kabob bread, not a tortilla!
Music Records

Minnetonka Weather Report

If you’re looking for the 15 day weather forecast, you can probably find it somewhere online pretty quickly. I never even knew there was a Minnetonka, MN until selling my latest record on Discogs.

He had a lot of great jazz records, but Weather Report was my Dad’s absolute favorite group. If you’ve never heard Jaco Pastorius playing bass, you have missed out. Completely.

Anyway, one more (Domino Theory) from his collection will ship out to Minnetonka sometime this week. I always like to listen before I ship. Enjoy!


Another record sold!

A buyer in Australia just ordered my copy of this:

George Gershwin Accompanied By Michael Tilson Thomas Conducting The Columbia Jazz Band ‎– Rhapsody In Blue (The 1925 Piano Roll)

Discogs has proven to be a reliable marketplace for selling records. I still have around 400 (down from over 800), but the sales keep trickling in. If you’re into vinyl, you’ll find what you want somewhere on Discogs…start at my store and browse around from there!


BBQ… and crabs!

Strangely, there are no pictures of the crabs (oh, and and steamed shrimp). I paid cash, so there’s also no record. They’re definitely all gone. Some of this other yummy stuff is lingering in the fridge, but not for long! I don’t even think Sophia and her friends were aware there was food.