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Before Fire Man!


Cavemen must have asked “What’s burning?” before fire was invented

… and afterwards too!


note: if I was a caveman, I’d still want to live in a house; call me old fashion … or modern … but don’t call me hairy because I’d be sensitive about that.

double note:clubbing” probably meant something different to cavemen.

triple note: coffee is fine, but coffeet would be weird.


what I’m listening to now #8:  old Weezer.

When The Coffee Breaks


If my job was to sit around all day drinking coffee …

I’d still be looking forward to coffee breaks.


note: coffee doesn’t really break … it just gets cold.

double note: taking a break from coffee on coffee breaks would be unacceptable.

triple note: trying to write a post with Back To The Future 2 playing in the background is annoying … but less annoying than just watching it.

quadruple note: I think my van has coffee brakes … sometimes they seem to be not on the job.


notes to myself #95

You are going to have a surplus of slippers one day. I don’t know how it happens … people just think you like slippers or something.

If I’m Here, It Must Be Today #8

"Stone After Stone" from Kelly Pettit's "FUEL"


Today the caffeine never really kicked in … it just sort of nudged me a bit.


It's a note, but not one of those "Cole" ones.

subtitle:    ”Stone After Stone”   … will be appearing in famous musician obituary columns eventually.


I’ll try to do one of these a day, until I run out of  Kelly Pettit  song titles! He’s got 4 CDs, so it should take a while.

“Stone After Stone” from Kelly Pettit’s  ”FUEL”.



Drip Drip Drip

Where is that horrible dripping sound coming from?

It’s driving me crazy!

It only seems to happen when I make coffee.

I’m calling the plumber.


note: Do coffee commercials use a Java Script?



The Coffee Mug

I just got a new mug! 



It was time to replace the old one.

I think it used to say, “Yes, There Really Is A Kalamazoo.”

It was a gift from someone who actually went there. I thought the person was going to Hawaii, so I was really looking forward to a “Hawaii 1998″ shirt.

Not sure why the lettering has disappeared: my lips don’t go that far down the cup when I drink. I’ve probably got some serious toxins in my body now.

But no more!

New mug! Bigger and Better than ever!!

note: if you haven’t read “Welcome to the miserable world of Prometheus” here on wordpress, check it out:


double note: I was hoping that I could see all of Prometheus’ internal organs when the mug was  filled with coffee.

triple note: Maybe I should get into this merchandising cash cow. What could I sell? Mmmmm… anyone interested in a  slightly used Kalamazoo mug?

No Coffee for Old Men


Tommy Lee Jones is the poster boy for my favourite canned coffee in Japan.

You can buy hot coffee, tea, and corn soup from vending machines here. It’s very popular. In the winter a hot can of coffee makes a good pocket warmer as well.

I like Tommy Lee Jones as an actor. He’s usually in high quality movies and does a good job. I bet he cringes when he sees himself playing the bad guy in Steven Seagal‘s Under Siege.  I cringe when I see that movie too, or any Steven Seagal movie.


The picture of Tommy Lee Jones plastered all over vending machines everywhere is horrible. To put it mildly, he looks like a “bag of shit“.

What message is the coffee company trying to relay to potential buyers?

“Drink our product and look like this”.

Maybe I should switch to a different drink.

I hear Mickey Rooney just got the Coca Cola contract!

note: the picture I have isn’t the really bad one. I drove all over town trying to find the worst picture, but they’ve changed the photos to Mickey Rooney.

Before drinking Coca Cola

After drinking Coca Cola

Suicide Coffee Please


7 years ago I went into a Starbucks in Japan and ordered a coffee of the day.

I proudly said in Japanese, “jisatsu no kohi onegaishimasu”.
Translated I said, suicide coffee please.
The correct words for today’s coffee is honjitsu no kohi.
The woman who took my order gave me the coffee of the day with a straight face.
20 minutes later I ordered another suicide coffee; I got my coffee of the day with a straight face again.
I love Japan.

Coffee of the Day

I was in Starbucks the other day.

There were about 20 people in line. All had ordered and all were waiting for their coffee.

I ordered the coffee of the day and the till person went and got it for me right away.

Doesn’t anyone drink regular coffee when they go to Starbucks?

note: If I order yesterday’s coffee, do I get a discount?