Saturday, November 11, 2006

Coffee Swap Q&A

1. Whole bean or ground?
Whole if it can be helped. I won't look gift horses in the mouth but since I have a place locally that roasts their own, heck, I'm taking it.

2. Fully-loaded or decaf?
Fully loaded. Someone said you can't tell the difference in taste between the two but I can. Or think I do.

3. Regular or flavored?
Regular. All the gifted coffee I have in house is flavored and untouched. Well, mostly. I'm trying to create a latte flavored cookie that vanilla flavored coffee is playing a big role in.

4. How do you drink your coffee?
A couple of shots of steamed milk will do me.

5. Favorite coffee ever?
Starbucks did a Holiday blend and I have one bag left. That's getting cracked open Thanksgiving and nursed until New Year's.

6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do?
Save the preground big name coffee [Folgers, Maxwell House, etc.] I'm pretty adventurous.

7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee?
In the morning it has to be a bagel with cream cheese. The rest of the day it's shortbread cookies, biscotti, cookies, muffins, cookies. I really like cookies.

8. Anything else about your coffee preferences?
I brew mud. There are people at work that will not drink the coffee if I made it. I like it strong and thick. My espresso machine is always ready to go.

10. Yarn/fiber you love?
Merino and merino blends. If we're talking warm weather, I get fussier and it's Rowan Calmer and All Season cotton.

11. Yarn/fiber you hate?
Hands down it's Rowan Summer Tweed. I knit combined and it tore into my fingers while I worked with it. My hands hurt less working with 28 gauge wire and beads.

12. What's on your needles?
Socks. I redheart socks. Also I have a log cabin blanket that's made of gifted acrylic that will be going to the Humane Association - my "Logs for Dogs" project.

13. Favorite colors?
Might be easier to say what I don't like. Khaki, browns, day-glow and pastels are right out. I just discovered I can wear orange and not look bad which made my day.

14. Allergies?
Shell fish and birch trees so avoid those, ;)

15. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest?
I love my dog. Sickeningly so. It breaks my heart that he will not wear the sweater I knit him. Because of his past, I do a lot of charity work for the Humane Association.
Also I love to cook and bake. And read. Good god I'm a reader. I hit the bookstore once every other week.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Why I am doomed

I tend to doom myself, which is nice because then I have no one to blame but me. I don't have to spend time railing at some other forces. I can pull up a mirror and simply say:

Erin, you dipshit.

Here's how I doomed myself this week:

I'm on appointment overload. Normally I try to keep it to just one appointment a week.

Tuesday: Vote!
Wednesday: Doctor!
Friday: Hair!

The first two I'm fine with. It's the last one I did on a whim and it's killing me. I work at the Dog that day and I have NO IDEA what the heck I want for a hair cut. Sure, my bangs need to be redone but beyond that no clue. Trim? Maybe, but it's such a pricey appointment I want it to be glorious. And Emily is glorious. If she moves, I will find her. If I move, she's coming with. That's how awesome she is. But I've got no clue. I don't want to hack off too much because of the winter, but I'm at that horrible point where my hair will get caught in my armpit and if I roll over too fast in my sleep, I'll break my neck.

That's right. I'm sexy.

In wonderful news, I have gotten a raise. This will make fuel oil that much easier as well as all the Thanksgiving grub.

Tonight's food adventure will be sloppy joes. I've been meatless the past few days and it needs to be fixed.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Place Holding

Not only is this a place holder, but it's a great way to announce that I love the holidays - namely the food. I'm already planning my Thanksgiving meal and I should really start thinking of moving past the desert.