September 18, 2006

Cup o' Joe

Bob tagged me, and since he normally doesn't indulge in that sort of behavior I figured it must be important to him--or maybe he was just feeling mischievious....


1) When did you first start drinking coffee?
I started quaffing the Beverage of the Gods when I was in high school. At first I would just sneak a cup now and then, but after awhile I began to brazenly indulge in front of the whole family.

2) Do you have any coffee-related incidents that you regret?
Actually they are all lack-of-coffee-related incidents, and despite therapy, I still can't talk about them.

3) Have you ever tried to give up coffee altogether?

4) Do you have complicated taste in coffee? That is, do you make an intentional attempt to purchase and drink certain kinds of coffee for political or olfactory/gustatory reasons?
I am exceedingly particular about my coffee. Many casual coffee drinkers (surprisingly like dilettante beer drinkers) seem to believe that light brown water is an acceptable form of the beverage. No. Good coffee, like good beer, tastes good, and if you are one of those people who professes to dislike either beer or coffee, you have probably never had the good stuff. In my opinion, most off-the-grocery-shelf coffee brand names taste like dirt; some of the specialty brands are ok, but my personal preference is for Gevalia coffee. I tried it via one of those "get this free" offers over a decade ago, and I still greet my shipment with delight every month.

5) Do you have any coffee-related incidents that are exceptionally nice?
I can't remember--I'm still drinking my morning coffee....

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September 14, 2006

39 plus 1

Yes, the former Old Salt has turned 40!

Happy Birthday, Harvey!

In honor of the occasion, I have searched far and wide for the best picture of cleavage I could find for you... Enjoy!

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September 09, 2006

...can you say "lame?"

I'm not doing very well on my new resolve to get back to blogging regularly, am I? *sigh*

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September 06, 2006

Life is strange

I was pretty upset by the news of Steve Irwin's death. It's funny how you can feel you know a complete stranger just because you've seen them on television.

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September 01, 2006

Prison of Decay

It seems I have lost the will to blog. There have been things I could have vented about, but instead I played computer solitare. Part of the problem is I am depressed about my work situation. I wish I was in a financial position to just throw in the towel. I'm not doing either myself or the theater justice in my current state of mind. I'm apathetic about things that used to rile me up. Who cares if the kids just stand around instead of working? I'm not paying them. Why does it matter if the books are off a penny? Is it worth my time to track down the error? So what if some of the breakers get left on at night? It's not my electric bill. So many things that I should, as a good manager, care about have fallen through the cracks and I really don't give a hoot.

I'd make a break for it
But I can't run away,
I'm going to be stuck
Inside of here everyday.
I'm just a piece of trash
That someone threw away,
I'm doing time in your
Prison of Decay.

{lyrics © 2006 by CHAOTICA}

Oddly enough, I don't think this song was written about my job--but it sure seems to fit...

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