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It's more what substitutes for a coffee filter. For going on a month now...yes, I said a month, I've been tearing up my paper towels to use them for coffee filters. Why is this happening? I'm not altogether sure. Well, the first reason, is I ran out of actual coffee filters about that time. At first, I just forgot to put coffee filters on my shopping lists. Speaking of which, shopping lists do not guarantee I will return home with whatever I wrote down. These coffee filters are a case in point...I have written down that I need them. I have also used the little digital notepad on my iphone to type it down. Still...I return without the filters. I remember hearing Oprah way back in the day (I loved her at one point, then her show became so annoying....) talk about how she was always misplacing her keys. She would have to search for them every day...some gury asks her, "Oprah, *why* are you not finding your keys? What is the *reason* these misplaced keys leave you harried and hurried in the morning?" (That is purely made up dialog...but I used quotes anyway to make it more realistic...that's poetic license [maybe])....so for Oprah, forgetting where her keys were placed was some kind of metaphysical, spiritual journey of discovery about some element of her psyche...

 

I think she just needs to put her keys in the same spot each night. It's all very practical...

 

So...why do I not buy coffee filters? Is it the same reason I don't set the clock on the Mr. Coffee? Or the same reason I don't wipe down the front of the coffee maker on a more regular basis? I like to call myself lazy. But that's just being mean to myself. I think it's more likely a time factor. I have a given amount of time to shop (and I hate grocery shopping which is when I would buy filters, so I get in and out of that store as quickly as possible increasing the chances of me missing something on my list)...and the fact that...the paper towels work just fine! Now....the question is....do I have more paper towels in the pantry?

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Taken on August 3, 2012