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  • kc 5:43 pm on March 8, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: alameda, , peets, tour   

    Peet’s Founder’s Day 

    Today I went to the Peet’s roasting facility in Alameda and went on a tour. Apparently, it is a one day event for the , no longer living, Mr. Peet’s birthday. We got there after my GPS, in the car, told us to take a right into the San Francisco bay. I didn’t listen to her, she has been out to get me for a while now, in Seattle she was trying to have me drive off of overpasses and bridges. We finally arrived at Peet’s and after waiting in a short line, which was much longer earlier on in the day, we got to go on a self guided tour. We watched the post roasting process where the beans were cooled and then vacuumed up a long tube and into a hopper then the hopper was moved over to a machine and the coffee was jettisoned then bagged. All in all, it is a very neat process. After that we went to see a tasting room with lots of yummy looking shots of coffee lined up, but we didn’t get to taste, for testing to see if they would buy the new beans. Then we waited in line for comparative taste testing and after 15 minutes or so we decided to skip that event, since we got a sample in the line. The warehouse is very large and chalked full of neat automation machinery. It made my little boy inside clap and hop around, I love all of the clinking machines.  Then we got to the end and we got to try the chocolate cherries, raspberry truffles and coffee (JR Reserve) all of which were very good. Upon exiting the door we received a free pound of house blend. Not a bad haul for a nice afternoon excursion.

     
  • kc 5:36 pm on March 6, 2008 Permalink |  

    Epiphany 

    Work is only work when you can leave on time.  When you can not leave on time then work is stupid.

     
    • Jennifer 6:36 pm on March 8, 2008 Permalink

      Getting home at 10:30pm when you went to work at 6 am sucks…a lot…and not in a good way.

  • kc 8:23 am on March 5, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: killings, memphis, , Oklahoma, Texas   

    Mass Homicide is the New Black 

    I have been reading through news sites over the past week and I am just amazed by the amount of random killings, planned killings and “I’ll show you,” killings that have been going on.

    Some guy flipped out last night and started gunning people down in a Wendy’s. The slaughterer of the family in Memphis and all of the various school shootings. I just want know when murder became the new black?

    I would like to blame the media for glamorizing all of this stuff, but the new series of murders seem to be different than attention. These are people who are gunning down men and children then getting away as opposed to killing themselves. It seems that at least once a week you hear about this and you just start tuning it out like a tired TV drama.

    What causes this type of behavior in people? Media, parenting, or perhaps God, if you believe in that type of thing, or perhaps we are just scraping the bottom of the genetic gene pool and breeding legions of violently unstable people. Who knows.

    If this is the new black, I think I will start wearing mauve.

     
  • kc 8:27 pm on March 3, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: , dating, sex   

    Hot Coffee 

    I went to Peet’s today and picked up a coffee and I think that the temperature of the coffee was about 4998 degrees fahrenheit. Despite the coffee burning through three cups and my cup holder in my car it tasted all right, once it cooled down. Then this got me thinking about coffee and dating.

    Let’s say that you are on a date and everything in the evening has gone great. You eventually get to the part of going home, then once outside your date’s home you are invited in for coffee. Now in this day and age, being invited in for coffee means sex. So, you get out of your car and stroll up with your date to their home.  Once inside, you get comfortable and then your date brings out coffee. Then you think, how novel, we are going to actually have coffee. You continue to talk and have great conversation, over your perfect 167 degree coffee, and then once the coffee is done, you are invited to leave. You think, ha ha, that was a good joke, as you are escorted to the door and kissed good night. Now what exactly just happened here? Is coffee still sex or is coffee just coffee?

     
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