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Verve El Trapiche coffee grounds

I tried Verve El Trapiche coffee

Verve is the closest coffee shop to my apartment downtown, and thank goodness it’s one of the best! My only complaint is that it’s so good that it’s always full because everyone else knows how good it is too.

(I guess my other minor complaints are: not enough vegan options, and a little overly fancy/not the indie vibe I like. But whatever.)

Verve is great because whenever I get coffee as a gift, I can take it there and they’ll grind it for me. They always do it for free, but I always support them and buy a bag of theirs at the same time too. Doesn’t hurt that it’s excellent coffee.

So when I got that Banana Dang coffee ground, I got a bag of Verve El Trapiche coffee too. And wow, it’s great!

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Costume Zone in Oceanside California

We went to Costume Zone in Oceanside

So Alex and I wandered into this place called Costume Zone the other day down in Oceanside, and man, was it wild. I had to take some photos of all the antiques and other things. I’m pretty sure some of this stuff has been in here since it was brand new in the 80s.

Unfortunately the old fashioned looking guns in this case were props only or I would’ve so spent the money on one of them. (That is a real sword though.)

the weapons cabinet - a sword, some ornate pistols

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