3.03.2021

No one is more youer than you... and I don't know who you are (video and lyrics)

First...    There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

-Dr. Seuss

  


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About seven or eight years ago I was into Garfunkel and Oates for awhile.  They went from being funny with fun songs to being... gross and crass?  Took their music and their humor down a notch and I kind of lost interest.  I loved seeing them show up on Big Bang Theory too - but I never really went back to being fans of their music.  (... the video they made of them crawling out of vaginas... no thanks.) 

I haven't listened to them in years... are they still making new music?  Is it good?  LOL.  I don't know.  But I do know that when I saw this meme this morning about forgetting what someone's name is, I instantly thought of their song "I don't know who you are".  I can relate.  Ha ha.







You say hello
And I say hello back
You say it's nice to
See me again crap

This conversation just keeps going
Want to get through this without you knowing
You can see it in my eyes
My calculating bullshit lies
You look at me so appalled
'cause I don't recognize you at all

Now am I an asshole
Or are you just boring?
'Cause one of these two things must be true
Am I self absorbed, preoccupied, and shockingly cunty
Or is there just nothing memorable about you?
Well even if I'm arrogant and totally suck
I'm still betting on the latter 'cause you're bland as fuck.

I don't know who you are
I don't have a freaking clue
So get a catchphrase, get an accent
Fuck your face up with a tattoo
Okay, so fine, so now you know
That I don't know, so there you go
That you don't even look a little familiar to me
And I blame you
I blame you

I'm willing to bet
This happens to you a lot
This can't be the first
Blank stare that you've got

You're a sand-filled desert without a mirage
You're a Honda Accord in a parking garage
You're camouflage on camouflage
You're a dumb white guy on entourage
You've chosen no form of expression
Yet expect to make an impression

Now am I a shithead
Or are you just blah?
Hey I think that question is pretty fair
You're looking at me like I just discovered Alaska
But I won't remember you anyway so I don't care
You're overwhelming average-ness is such a drag
So fix the situation or wear a name tag

I don't know who you are
Not even a little bit
Carry nun-chucks, adopt a black kid
To make people give a shit
Okay, so fine, so now you know
That I don't know, so there you go
That you don't even look a little familiar to me
And I blame you
I blame you

I blame you
I blame you





Texas and Mississippi lift mask mandates - don't worry YOU can still wear a mask and you can still stay home if you wish. And... your opinion matters, just not to me.

 "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?"

–Mark 8:36
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3.02.2021

So now, Dr. Seuss is pulling six books from publication because... they worked with a 'panel of experts' and declared some books could be construed as racist. Sigh.

 

Dr. Seuss Enterprises said it worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review its catalog and made the decision last year to end publication and licensing. Among the publishers are Random House and Vanguard Press.

The company said the move was a first step in its efforts to promote inclusion for all children.

“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” the company said.

Not everyone was pleased to hear in the news. In New York City, Greg Zire, 46, said the decision was another example of “cancel culture.”

“It’s getting to the point where, you know, you get deleted from history,” the culinary sales worker said. “What people need to realize is, if Dr. Seuss can get canceled, what can’t be?”

 

 

 

 

Training people that make 5 times as much as you... Just text me, don't call... how many times I'm telling you to shut up in my head while you're speaking....

  

 This.  Oh... this this this.  LOL.

*This is why you don't call me on the phone*
Just text me whatever it is you need to say.





Again... this one kind of goes with what I'm thinking when those same people (one in particular) calls me.  You had one 7 second question yet we've been on the phone 45 minutes.  I've even put the phone down and did something else, picked it up every couple minutes to say "Hmm" or "mmm hmmm" or "yeah" and put it down again... and you never even noticed.







This one... yep.  I really do.
And I know I'm not the only one because my FIL went to a church craft show and bought some pretty sewn fabric bags to hold 'other' bags... apparently it's a thing.  And yes, I've used it for about 10 years now.  It hangs on the back of the laundry room door.

 

 

This next one... ha. Truth.

Because in my two last positions I was training people in their jobs - one of which was literally making 5 times as much as I did.  

The other one irked me more because she was nauseating and I couldn't stand her but was hired because of who her parents were and she knew literally zero - zilch - nothing about how to do anything in her job description and yet she was hired on making 3 times what I did.

And I had to teach her things as simple as editing our company website - which was 100% her job and she didn't even know how to open the editing program....

And the job I held before that - I had to train the new Executive Director.
I wasn't offered his position because I didn't have the Economics degree.
Even though I did the job for 5 months while they hired someone.
But I literally had to spend 3 weeks training him after they hired him.
Then I quit.



2.27.2021

When Harry Became Sally - is available at Barnes & Noble and other retailers even though you can't find it at Amazon any longer....


 

Something to read and ponder over coffee...... 






A boy born in 1995 and now 25 years old thinks it's the end of the world when his Amazon package takes over three days to arrive or when he doesn't get more than 15 likes for her photo posted on Facebook or Instagram.

Saw this posted on the internet by Catholic Connect...

 

Imagine you were born in 1900.
When you're 14
World War I begins
and ends at 18 years old
with 22 million dead.

Shortly after, a global pandemic
Flu called 'Spanish' ",
kills 50 million people.
You come out alive and free
You are 20 years old.

Then, at 29, you survive the global economic crisis that started with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange, causing Inflation, Unemployment, and Hunger.

At 33, the nazis come to power.
You turn 39 when World War II starts and ends at 45 During the Holocaust (Holocaust), 6 million Jews die.
There will be over 60 million deaths in total.

When you're 52, the Korean War begins.

At age 64, the Vietnam War begins and ends at age 75

A boy born in 1985 thinks his grandparents have no idea how difficult life is, but they have survived several wars and disasters.

A boy born in 1995 and now 25 years old thinks it's the end of the world when his Amazon package takes over three days to arrive or when he doesn't get more than 15 likes for her photo posted on Facebook or Instagram.....

In 2020, many of us live comfortably, have access to different sources of home entertainment, and often have more than we need.

But people complain about everything.
However, they have electricity, phone, food, hot water, and a roof over their heads.

None of this existed before.
But mankind survived far more disastrous circumstances and never lost the joy of living.

Maybe it's time to be less self-escaped, stop complaining, and stop crying.

 

 

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2.26.2021

CoffeeTalking - word of the day is Big Bang Theory

It's Friday.
I have the day off and so, am sitting here with my second third cup of fresh coffee.

Years ago I used to do a thing here on Coffee Talking where I would grab the book that was nearest to me, open it up on a random page and, closing my eyes, point to a word.  That would be the word of the morning to chat over coffee about.  Whatever it was.  

Since I have little I want to chat about, I think I'm going to do that again this morning. 

Ready?

 

 

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So apparently the topic this morning will be "Big Bang Theory"


Although my book was mentioning the Big Bang Theory as a science topic, my coffee talking will take it in another direction.  The TV series.

If you are a regular reader of CoffeeTalking.com, you know I don't watch TV.  I turned it off in the Fall of 1998 or 1999 and never went back. 

Over the years the only time I'd catch something on television was if I happened to walk through the room and it was on (being watched by my husband or the children) or if a friend or relative pointed out something they thought I should watch or see. 

Friends and family knew I was a hard sell, so it was rare, but if they insisted it was something I should give a chance, I would.  In this way I did end up seeing the Gilmore Girls series, The New Girl and The Office.  

The other series I watched and liked was The Big Bang Theory and that one, I stumbled upon on my own.  As a matter of fact, I was able to convince a family member THEY needed to start watching it.  Funny how the tables turned for once!

The series was already in it's 5th season (although I didn't know it at the time).  I had been on computer one evening and clicked through to a youtube video featuring Mayim Bialik in an interview.  The tv series was mentioned and they played a short clip of the show.  

I thought it looked interesting and funny (my kind of humor) so I sought it out to see a little more and see what it was about?

I liked it well enough that I ended up binge watching it and yes... I do own the entire series on DVD's.  LOL.  I've mentioned that before though.  I own  The Office, Big Bang Theory and Friends on DVD's, which I like so I can take on the road with me - especially on camping trips - when long evenings in the tent, in the middle of no where, without electricity can be filled with not only the typical reading, drawing and writing but watching an episode or two on a DVD player or laptop.

The Big Bang Theory for the most part was enjoyable.  Some random thoughts...

  • Hated the character Penny
  • What the heck was she thinking when she cut all her hair off?
  • Hated hated hated the vanity cards at the end of the show - most of the time he was a pompous ass
  • Didn't care for the awkward sexual jokes that they gave to the character Amy (the electric toothbrush, etc.)
  • Loved Stuart and Raj... although Stuart's character started out creepy, they revised it and made him a sweetie.
  • Didn't care for some of the story lines (like Stephanie) but from what I see online, no one liked her so I was in good company.
  • Love that the show made Science a 'thing' and got a lot of people interested in science topics that otherwise never would have given any thought to it.  Many topics brought up on the show would become hot 'search' topics online.  I wonder how many people went into Science careers because the show sparked an interest?
  • I see so many characteristics of people I know and love in the tv characters... it's funny and fun to see this
  • I see a lot of me in the characteristics of the characters too.  That might not be good.  Ha ha.
  • My husband never 'got' the show.  Didn't get the humor, didn't like the 2-3 episodes I had him watch with me and didn't/doesn't enjoy it at all.  He has always been a jock though - never cracked a book unless he was forced to in school and almost never since then.  ZERO interest in anything not related to football, weight lifting, working out, his job and career topics or guitars.  Me?  I read and research and take notes by hand... for FUN.  Science was my highest scoring natural ability on college exam tests.  Opposites do attract.
  • My son and I know the show so well we often quote it.
  • He named two fake fish Leonard and Sheldon and kept them in a fishbowl in his kitchen
  • I hated the episodes with Raj 'dating' the older cleaning lady at his office, the ones with Ramona, Charlie Sheen and Bob Newhart just to name a few.  And the character of the woman who moved upstairs above Leonard and Sheldon was nauseating, not to mention Penny's friend from high school that got it on with Howard and the awful deaf chick that took advantage of Raj... was her name Emily?  I don't recall.


Ok... I've rambled enough.  My coffee is cold.
I need to get started on my day.
It's my day "OFF" but it's cold, pouring down rain and have no extra money in the budget to do shopping or errands so.... 

Probably more house cleaning and perhaps some touch-up painting in the guest room today?  I don't know.


But first... coffee.

  


The book I was using to find a topic was this one - although there are many versions. 


Handy History Answer Book: 2nd (second) Edition

 

 

And of course, here is the whole series of The Big Bang Theory on DVD but this one is Blu Ray and comes with the digital version as well.  I don't have the digital version as it wasn't in my budget.


The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series (Limited Edition Blu-ray + Digital)

 

 

 

 

 

2.25.2021

Our fake addled brain President...  sigh.

36 House Democrats - his own ilk - are calling for a change - in that they don't want him to have access to the nuclear codes.   

Even THEY know he's mentally unsafe.  And it's his own party. 

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And here we are...almost March.  No State of the Union Address.   We all know why.  He's incapable of speaking and will get confused and screw it all up terribly.  His puppet masters are probably scrambling right now to figure out how to do this.  Maybe pretend it's a Covid thing and have to have him give one that is pre-recorded.  They can use multiple takes - piece it together - try to cover all the bungled mess and dementia-like scattered thoughts with editing.  

But more concerning is that there is silence about it right now.  Can you even imagine if the tables were turned... sigh.   

 


Coffee Talking continued....

Last week we had snow... this week we have birds! 
Robins, cardinals and bluebirds.  Lots of robins.  So I think Spring is here. 

Which is grand - but we are expecting thunderstorms to start tonight and not let up for at least the next 8 days so....  sigh.  Snow or storms, rain and tornadoes.  Take your pick.  I'd actually rather just have it cold and not have the rain and thunderstorms.  Those are sucky to drive in every morning. 

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Unfortunately we also already have mosquitos.  Yes, for real.  What the heck? 

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  • We have a delivery coming today.
  • My notifications say we have two (2) coming today.
  • I only ordered one (large) item and I'm pretty sure it only comes in one (1) box.
  • We have two (2) tracking numbers and all the information (weight, company) for both is the same.
  • I'm wondering if we will receive two or one of the items.

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UPDATE:  the 2 different tracking numbers (which were also slated for two different delivery times...) both ended up being part of the same order.  Since it was a large item they shipped in more than one box.   :)





March is National Stop Blaming White People Month (t-shirt available)

 

 

 


 

2.24.2021

Life is too short to drink coffee that doesn't make you happy.

I mentioned in a previous post that my Cuisinart Coffeemaker doesn't brew coffee as hot as the Keurig.  And if you are a regular Coffee Talking reader you know I have to have my coffee piping hot. 

Well, I think the Cuisinart heard me, and got a little pissy about it because this morning it seems to be even less piping hot than usual.  I may have to switch the machines out from the kitchen and the office.  Keep the hotter one in the office here with me.  Life is too short to drink coffee that doesn't make you happy.

 

 

 

 

2.22.2021

Comparing the Cuisinart and Keurig coffee makers this morning.............


It's morning time! And it's Monday!

Coffee Talk:  This morning my first cup of coffee was brewed in the Cuisinart coffeemaker as is my usual since it's the one I have in the office.  The second cup I brewed in the Keurig in the kitchen as I was in there checking on some things before heading back to the office.

The difference in the coffee brewed is crazy.

I think I've mentioned this before in bits and pieces but just to have it one place here's the deal....

The coffee is the exact same brand of k-cups.  Both are single cup brewers.  One is the Cuisinart and one is a Keurig.  Both brewed at the same size.  All of this 'obvious' but stated because there's always 'that person' who will ask "was it the same brand coffee?" or something similar.  Yes.  Everything's the same. Blah blah.

The Cuisinart takes twice the time to brew.  A slower brew time and much louder.  Sometimes when the husband is sleeping and I'm brewing in the early morning, I put my hands on the machine to try to 'quiet' it and muffle the noise... LOL.  It's loud.  I knew this when I bought it though as other reviewers mentioned it.

It also makes a really good tasting cup of coffee.  Nice and smooth.

The Keurig is quieter and faster!  Much faster and quiet enough I don't have to worry about it sounding like a small train waking my husband.  But also... stronger tasting.  

Seriously (this is what prompted this quick fly-by post) it tastes like I just made a completely different brand and style of coffee.  The difference in the taste blows me away.  It's darker, stronger and hotter but not as... smooth as the Cuisinart.

And the part about it being hotter?  MUCH hotter.  I'm a 'hot' coffee drinker.  And there is no doubt that Keurig blows the Cuisinart away in brew temperature.

Both good machines but I do get a completely different cup of coffee from each of them... using the exact same k-cup coffee.

 

The end.  Gotta run - I'm about 4 minutes late!

 

 

 

 

Cuisinart Single-Serve Coffeemaker Coffeemaker

 

 

  Keurig K50 The All Purposed Coffee Maker, Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verse of the Day:
"A kingdom divided by civil war will collapse."
–Mark 3:24

2.21.2021

It's just the coffee talking....

I saw this hint for getting dents out of real wood floors.  We have two large dogs with hard as nails... uh, nails (LOL) and even with trimming they have managed to scar our poor floors.  I have no hope of getting 9+ years of damage out of our hardwood without a big sanding and refinishing job but I'm wondering if a couple of the deep gouges from excited dogs would come out using this 'steaming' method?

 


 

 

If you can afford a Tesla, I don't really care if you have to spend $900 to charge it.  But then again, I'm adamantly against being forced to buy an electric car at all so I just watch... and hope someone is learning from this.


 


It's just the coffee talking: The Chemex brand pour over coffeemaker... 6, 8 and 10 cup size

I believe I've talked about the Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker
in the past.  I'm not going to go searching through my files to check, as it's not really all that important except for the fact that today I'm going to chat over coffee about a similar product but the Chemex brand.

I personally like when people mention 'how this post came about' backstories (yep I love when authors do it in their books as well) so here is my backstory to this post.

The decision to post this morning is because someone I know of (online, not personally) is opening a new coffee shop this week. 

They've revamped an old building to make it a really awesome cool coffee house and have been gearing up for their grand opening with some small taste-parties and small gatherings for family and friends. 

They put a lot of thought into every little decision that went with opening their business and one of the products they are offering is a pour-over coffee made with the Chemex brand coffeemaker.  They posted a photo this morning on social media and the Chemex Glass Coffeemaker was featured in one of them...  which led me to think "I don't believe I've talked about Chemex on the coffee blog...."  So here we are. 

When coffee shops choose to use the Chemex brand glassware, that rates pretty highly with me.  Reading the reviews, currently over 90% gave a 5 out of 5 stars - and this is looking at over 5.5K reviews. 

 


Product Description:  Invented in 1941, Chemex has been brewing perfect filtered coffee for generations. Its iconic hour glass shape is so beautiful, it can be found in some of the most prestigious museums worldwide. Its design, timeless and functional, has never been altered.

The perfect blend of art and science, simple to use and extraordinary results. Accept no imitations. The Chemex carafe is made from non-porous, tempered borosilicate glass - like that used for labware. Therefore it is totally pure, imparting no flavors of its own and is also resistant to thermal shock. The Chemex can be used for brewing both hot and iced beverages, including coffee and tea.



I'm almost positive I've mentioned the Bodum brand before - here is a link to one of theirs on Amazon.  Chemex is listed below.


Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker


The Chemex brand comes in various sizes including the 10 cup (although you don't have to make 10 cups every time, you determine the amount of coffee grounds and water used, so you can make as little or as much as you wish).
CHEMEX Classic Series, Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker, 10 Cup


The smaller version - CHEMEX Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker - Classic Series - 6-Cup


 

And a happy medium option - CHEMEX Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker - Classic Series - 8-Cup 

 

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Already own one and need disposable filters?

CHEMEX Classic Coffee Filters, Squares, 100 ct 

 

 

Chemex Bonded Filter - Natural Square - 100 ct