Posts tagged ‘Coffee’

September 6, 2011

Coffee Jerks

by Vince

TDW sums this mash-up well:

Coffee commercials from the 50s seem to share a running theme: They all should have ended with “then make it your damn self.”

October 24, 2010

Sunday Ponderings

by Vince

This is a slow Sunday for me. Everyone is out of the house. The silence within the house is somewhat therapeutic. I have had a rather busy week. Aside from working a few days this week, yesterday I helped chip branches and then watched a friend play in a rugby match. By 8 o’clock at night, I wasn’t falling over asleep but was dozing off inside.

I soon after go to sleep. I have a plethora of dreams that I vaguely remember now. One involved being in high school (I think?) and I was taking Spanish (and enjoying it!). I awake from a sound night of sleep and am rather groggy. Coffee has helped.

I now sit here wondering what to do with my day. I would like to get some exercise in, some reading, some organizing of my teaching files, and maybe fit in an afternoon NFL game. The house will be quiet for another three hours so we will see how this unfolds.

I may tinker with the theme and header on the blog a bit, too.

October 15, 2010

A Cup Changes the World

by Vince

Besides possibly making me grind my teeth more and keeping me up later the nights I drink a batch of regular, coffee does wake me up and serves as a companion in my morning devotions and time collecting my thoughts on paper. What wonders does it do for you?

September 17, 2010

Autumn Brings Back Soup

by Vince

Today was the first day in months that I was able to have warm soup for lunch. It was a nice healthy can of ham and bean soup. This can alone was

able to fill me up on this cool day. There are not many other foods out there that are reasonably good for you, fill you up, and warm up your entire body. Bring on the cool days with the sweaters, long sleeve shirts, and falling leaves.

On that note, today provided coffee as well for a warm-me-up. Add to that this Marcus Borg book and I am set.

Send me an e-mail of your favorite thoughts on this upcoming season of fall / autumn in poem form, a few sentences, a picture, or any other form of expression. I can find a place to post it up here. Email it to – subject: autumn/fall.

September 4, 2010

Change in Pace

by Vince

MJ and I have moved in to our loft. It is a different pace of life than I have ever been use to. We are sharing a log cabin in the woods with some family.

This week, I was able to take separate hours sitting around a campfire burning cardboard/wood and raking leaves.

If I hadn’t spent my time around a campfire or cleaning up the leaves, I would of been inside on the computer feeding franticness to my mind.

It is a change in epiphanies, too. Usually, I would think of having epiphanies while reading but my mind wanders to new places while watching a campfire or tending to the grounds. Even reading three books to my little niece is a change in pace that I am grateful for. This new living situations has us basically without TV which leads to more reading. Thank goodness I enjoy reading.

So MJ and I sit here at the Green Goddess coffee shop waking up to some strong coffee. We are in the 215 for a long weekend and soaking up some quite time at the moment.

I have some exciting news blog related. Another friend of mine, Charles Myers, is joining up to blog here. I see Charles as brilliant and I am blown away by how much knowledge he fills in his brain. Look for some of his work here and also check his personal blog here.

Today is bbq day for us. The smells, family swooping in, and last bits of summer are here all the while passing by. Let’s enjoy what we have this weekend.

July 9, 2010

On This Evening

by Vince

It feels good to curl up and sip on some black coffee, have an interesting book in hand, and watch the rain fall down. What things sooth your soul?

June 20, 2010

Coffee in hand, mind out the window

by Vince

As I sit here this Sunday morning and finish my cup of coffee and stare out the window at my neighbors lawn, I have a sense of peace and calmness.