It shouldn't make me as happy as it does, but I just bought a battery operated pepper mill/grinder.

It's not out of laziness, it's being picky about pepper on my food. It's more about liking fresh ground pepper better and now I can actually get as much pepper as I like on my food.

You "Pepper People" know what I'm talking about. If you grab the pepper shaker when you're out for a meal and you automatically unscrew the lid and dispense what is considered a proper amount of pepper, then you are one of us.

Now I just have to rework the lyrics to the Beach Boys "409" to make it about my new favorite kitchen accessory.