Stop The Day I Want To Get Off!


Curiosity
#1
Not bad enough that I know all your Canuckers are still rolled up in your respective sleeping places...snoozing into the early morning hours.... while I have to fall out onto the floor, find my
slippers which are never where I left them (do slipper stealers come in the night and move them?)....and try to organize my head to face the day ... All of you have had a wonderful three
days of bliss while my life has gone on its usual ride of sleep, eat, work, eat, sleep....bah

First thought is of course recognizing my addiction - to coffee - decaf coffee (can't even spell the long word out today)....but just the same a hard, many years of commitment addiction....

I lurched down the long hallway - still new to me and bumped too soon into the turn towards the kitchen landing my right foot into the wall - recovering - and found my way to the coffee maker.... filters....ground coffee....in which the measuring thingy was buried....ick...coffee on fingers.

Filling the pot... setting the filter cup in its place...filled to the brim with sweet smelling yummy addictive coffee.... I hit the ON button....

When I came back after to pour my first cup there were grounds all over the kitchen counter, cold water which had backed up... and a half pot of terribly strong coffee...

Why don't coffee pots let one know when they need to be thrown away? Why do they always wait until you are making the coffee in the morning and don't have time to anticipate a breakdown in the early morning addiction ritual????

If my 'working day' is going to be like this.... I may go back and have a Civic Holiday on my own...sort of a back to the roots celebration of Canadian Pride or something .... How about cancelling the day in search of a lifetime coffee pot?

I dream....and Good Morning to everyone who has had an uneventful waking up tradition - addicted or not.

Last edited by Curiosity; Aug 7th, 2007 at 07:33 AM..
 
Andem
#2
Ooooo, sounds like a rough start to the day. Luckily, I descale my coffee machine once every two weeks so I can usually tell if there's going to be something wrong with it.
 
Cosmo
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by AndemView Post

Ooooo, sounds like a rough start to the day. Luckily, I descale my coffee machine once every two weeks so I can usually tell if there's going to be something wrong with it.

Every two weeks????? I shouldn't be surprised since I saw a picture of your recycling and everything was lined up in perfect order. I wish I had that kind of OCD!!

Curio ...


This is my morning photo!

Remember ... it's never too late to re-start your day
 
Curiosity
#4
LOL Cosmo..... you shouldn't have posted that very accurate picture of a feline me.... now Andem will keep returning to it - perhaps focused on 'descaling' the kitten hahaha

I plunged into a very early morning trip to WalMart...because they open at 6am and purchased a really neat one at half the price some of the stores would charge later on today.... my coffee is now burping away..... I love to tell all the socialist/snob family members whenever I enter the dungeons of WalMart....hehe....rabble rouser me.

But it was fun to whine anyway! My life is so dull.
 
Vereya
#5
My day started all wrong today, too. I overslept, and I was sure that I'm gonna be late for work today. And then my landlady's daughter offered to give me a ride in her car. I agree, and all the time we were driving to my office she kept talking about how bad she feels after breaking up with the boyfriend she was with for two years. Today she saw me for the third time in her entire life... I do feel really stupid when people I barely know are confiding in me.

However, when I finally did get to the office, I made a great bargain with my boss - I changed my chair for his leather arm-chair with arm-rests and a nice high back. You can't believe how comfortable it is!
 
Impetus
#6
Yeah, like Andem said, a little preventative maintenance goes a long way.

Our well water is very hard and usually kills a coffeemaker in about six months if I don't descale.

I have this great machine now that has no urn. You just put your cup under it and it fills it up.
One handed...so I can prepare the brown sugar with the other hand...

A cup of white vinegar run through the machine every month or so should keep it clean. Run plain water through it before making coffee though...

Rough day for me too...whenever we get huge fluctuations in atmospheric pressure my spinal tumor takes on a life of its own...

Muz
 
Unforgiven
#7
We're down to the single cup o matic too. Laura quit drinking coffee so instead of trying to brew a small amount of coffee in the big pot, I picked up an
el cheapo Espresso maker.

I like the premium coffee though and the Longos just up the road has a new, very shee shee coffee hut for the wankers who are all about the premium coffee. (sounds a bit self debacing doesn't that)

They roast there too on the spot what you want. So I tried the Hawaii. Expensive at $30 per pound but not a back coffee. I grind the beans just before brewing too so it's as fresh as I can get it. I'm not sure why the high price though. It's a light roast and I've had dark roast with as much flavour for less than half the price. It's called a beautiful coffee.

Now I can't stand the taste of a regular coffee. Timmy's or most house coffees I find bland or bitter. Starbucks isn't bad on the road but then you get a healthy dose of the guilt to ride along with you. If you buy into that sort of thing.

Does anyone use filtered water in their maker?
 
Impetus
#8
Actually, our Hamilton Beach Brew Station has a 12-cup reservoire, but dispenses a cup at a time.

I used to buy premium beans and grind them fresh too. Mainly on the weekends when time isn't an issue.

Funny, we get drinking water from either the Town (they have a spigot outside the treatment plant) or from the spring down on Lakeridge Rd. near Uxbridge, but the coffee I make using our well water tastes best. I'm currently looking into a reverse osmosis system so I don't have to haul around those water cooler bottles anymore.

I declared today a "work from home day"...

Muz

Quote: Originally Posted by UnforgivenView Post

We're down to the single cup o matic too. Laura quit drinking coffee so instead of trying to brew a small amount of coffee in the big pot, I picked up an
el cheapo Espresso maker.

I like the premium coffee though and the Longos just up the road has a new, very shee shee coffee hut for the wankers who are all about the premium coffee. (sounds a bit self debacing doesn't that)

They roast there too on the spot what you want. So I tried the Hawaii. Expensive at $30 per pound but not a back coffee. I grind the beans just before brewing too so it's as fresh as I can get it. I'm not sure why the high price though. It's a light roast and I've had dark roast with as much flavour for less than half the price. It's called a beautiful coffee.

Now I can't stand the taste of a regular coffee. Timmy's or most house coffees I find bland or bitter. Starbucks isn't bad on the road but then you get a healthy dose of the guilt to ride along with you. If you buy into that sort of thing.

Does anyone use filtered water in their maker?

 
Curiosity
#9
Thanks for all the ideas on coffee brewing and coffee delivery systems...

I hadn't thought much about the coffee - I am a creature of habit - do it over and over until someone gives me a better idea.... which some of you have...

I may just keep the new one for guests and go to a one shot kind of system....I'm lucky if I get two cups down on a day of work... and on the weekends I often go to a Starbucks with my friends so I limit my intake at home then as well. I usually buy coffee when I am at work so I don't have to make it there either.

I feel the world is sliding by my stuck in the mud systems.... I've gotta start paying more attention to new things on the market to make life more interesting...
 

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