This was so much better than I thought it was going to be. My expectations were fairly low, but it had interesting characters and made me laugh. And the central message was important and relevant and made an impact.
I don't know why, but some time last year, Wheat Thins started coming with tons of extra salt on them. The first time I encountered it, I thought it was just a bad box. But it's been consistent every time since then, across various varieties (except the low-salt kind). Nabisco, stop it! It's way too much salt! You're killing us. You took out the trans fats a few years ago, which was fine. The crackers got harder then, but that's a minor deal. But seriously, cut back on the salt!
The Teton Valley News is our local small-town weekly newspaper covering primarily Teton County, Idaho and Alta, Wyoming. For our family the consistently most interesting section is the Sheriff’s Log report. This week contains an entry that reminds me why we often enjoy it: January 8 — A driver south of Victor reported seeing what appeared to be a fist fight taking place on the side of the highway. A deputy responded and found a couple people salvaging a moose next to the road. They had given each other enthusiastic high fives at one point, which may have been misinterpreted by the passing driver as an exchange of blows. 😆
Just around the other side of the hill Nebet Tepe from our house, about 5 minutes' walk, I came across an Armenian area with a church, a couple of schools, and an Armenian holocaust memorial. The church is called St. George Armenian Church (in Bulgarian: Арменската църква "Св. Георги", Пловдив), or St. Kevork as St. George is rendered in Armenian. First a view of the church from part way down Nebet Tepe: This is the church up close: The church interior: A water tap and basin on the side of the church that reads 1818 on the right and ١٢٣٣ (1233) on the left in Eastern Arabic numbers, where A.H. 1233 in the Islamic calendar is the same as A.D. 1818 in the Christian calendar. A reminder that Bulgaria was ruled by the Ottomans at the time this was built, and Turkish was written using the Arabic alphabet until they switched to the Latin alphabet in (A.D.!) 1929. A neat stone drain in the cobblestone courtyard: Memorials commemorating the approximat