Ironically, I have also heard of Penzey's for spices. This is merely because my wife's mother was some sort of Penzey's junkie for some reason. I doubt I could name any other spice company besides Schillings.
Not to go all CE in this thread, but I'm surprised at how many people I know (both IRL and online) who say they had never heard of Aleppo until the whole debacle with Gary Johnson. I don't consider myself all that well-informed about world events, but even I know exactly what Aleppo is.
I was supposed to serve as a witness in a trial today (long story) and the lawyers involved 1) told me differing times to show up; 2) finally agreed; and 3) when I showed up at that time I sat outside the courtroom for 30 minutes before one of the lawyers came out to tell me that the judge wouldn't be hearing any more testimony today. So I guess I will be returning a few weeks from now if the parties can't manage to settle.
At least I got to wear a suit, I guess.
I probably do part one of that three times a day: imagine something bad/embarrassing I've done and then imagine what would happen if someone found out/said something and then get all self-righteous/defensive in my own mente about my bad acts.Fortunately I leave it at that, usually after reminding myself that I would probably deserve whatever opprobrium I received.