about catalytic converters

I was reading about palladium.

Me: “Palladium is a rare metal used mostly in catalytic converters.”

Vanessa: “What’s a catalytic converter for anyway?”

Me:  “I’m not exactly sure.”

Vanessa: “Great…so when I go to the mechanic and they say they need to replace the catalytic converter, I can say, ‘I don’t know what that is, but did you know that catalytic converters use a rare metal called palladium?'”

Nationwide Candy

I went to Nationwide Candy here in Albuquerque a little while back hoping to find a big ole box o’ chocolate covered coffee beans.  It’s a warehouse-style candy store.  Didn’t find any but they had choco rocks, candy legos, huge bags of Toxic Waste (whatever that is).  In general, you need to call ahead to see if they have something.

I did later find the most cost effective chocolate coffee beans at Trader Joe’s.