The BrotherJones New Official Top Secret Motto

April 2, 2005

coffee

The Comments

Don Jones

That hot magenta color contrasts nicely with your posterized green flesh tones. This is a choice coffee slogan and classic imagery ideal for our 1880s Brother Jones feel… vintage Dennis Gee. You guys are killin’ me. I am seriously hooked on RAW SUGAR in my coffee. It is brown and pretty much turns into suped up brown syrup…

Dennis Jones

Well, Brothers… as Indiana still debates whether we should change our clocks like the rest of the country or just keep the same time year round… (Indiana never went along with the daylight savings stuff… we are a bunch of Hoosiers… who needs it) …I think I am now officially on central time with the rest of you guys… or maybe unofficially… I think I am because you never really know for certain in Indiana where you stand concerning time with the rest of the country… just when you think you have it figured out, boom, it changes again…

the Lama

Does anyone REALLY know what time it is? Does anyone really care?

Dennis Jones

If so I can’t imagine why… (about time)… we’ve all got time enough to cry…

Don Jones

And I was walking down the street one day- Being pushed and shoved by people trying to beat the clock, oh, no I just dont know I dont know- And I said, yes I said…

Jim Croce

… if I could hold time in a bottle….

Guess Who

No Time

Bob Seger

Old TIME Rock n Roll

Bob Dylan

The TIMES they are a changin…

Pink Floyd

Time

Doug Jones

time out

Dennis Jones

time to make the donuts…

the Lama

Time flies when you’re reading these Brother Jones posts.

Steve Miller

Time keeps on tickin’, tickin’, tickin’ into the future.

Ray Charles

Night time is the right time.

Karen Carpenter

It’s going to take some time this time

Thomas Edison

There is a time for everything.

Groucho Marx

Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like bananas.

Charlie Dickens

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Doug Jones

6:15 AM-  it is TIME to wake up and smell the COFFEE. (see how I brought this back around to coffee, the original subject?)

Dennis Jones

beautiful… hopefully this will all end now…

Doug Jones

Si

Pancho

Spanish proverb:El tiempo da buen consejo. (Time will tell)

Doug Jones

Many years ago, a friend at work taught me some Spanish. I still remember it, too. Here it is. “El Torro Doodoo” See if you can figure that one out.

Dennis Jones

Doug, I believe that a rough translation of that would be “THE torro doodoo”… if I’m not mistaken…

Doug Jones

The “El” part gives it that authentic Spanish flavor.. don’t you know…

Pancho

Hombres, You makes fun potato cheeps, make fun ponchos, now makes fun mi languish. You test mi paciencia, pero me likes you Jones boys mucho! Pancho

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Back From Romania

July 25, 2005

RomanianCoffeeCup

I have been in Romania for the last couple of weeks. About forty other Americans and I went to six different villages to help with church work there. The Romanian people were so gracious to us. They made us feel very welcome. It was good to be with them. I notice that I am still speaking in short sentences. I am still talking as if an interpreter is going to translate for me.

The only real problem I encountered while there was the size of the coffee cups at the hotel we were lodged in. They were very small. At home I drink out of a Starbucks coffee mug that is the size of a small barrel. I knew the first day I was in trouble. There was no way I could consume enough coffee in these tiny tea cups to fight off the inevitable caffeine withdrawal mega headache that was undoubtedly headed my way.

The coffee was in a pump top decanter with a little tap on the front. I considered bending down and putting my mouth under the spicket and draining the coffee straight into my mouth while no one was looking. Fortunately, I restrained myself. While this may be perfectly acceptable at a Jones family gathering it was probably not the impression we want to leave the Romanian people of an American.

(It is difficult to explain to someone living in another country the difference between a normal American and a Brother Jones American with an impending caffeine withdrawal headache).

The good news is I caused NO INTERNATIONAL INCIDENTS THIS TIME

…that I am aware of…

(unlike the unfortunate Morocco situation from a few years ago) but we wont talk about that right now.

I took a lot of pictures while in Romania. You can see a few of my favorites in my Portfolio Section.

The Comments

Doug Jones

maybe you should have used one of those big blue jugs in your photo for a coffee mug. I bet you could have taken one of them away from that kid pretty easy…. welcome back!

Don Jones

Fantastico! Glad to hear you got yourself detoxed off coffee while in Romania. What a novel idea… breaking from the evil clutches of caffiene by utilizing smaller and smaller cups. Brilliant man! I’m sure much good was done in Romania. Did your yard and garden turn a rich, crisp, crunchy sepia tone while you were away?

Dennis Jones

We had the boy from next door water for us while we were gone… the grass totally took over our vegetable garden… It now looks like we just planted a bunch of corn, tomatoes and misc other plants in the middle of our yard…

Don Jones

Our garden looks like that too and we didn’t go anywhere.

Dennis Jones

I think you and I are due for a little Plein Air Weed Pullin’…

Don Jones

Excellent idea shall we stay cool in our weed pullin’ Speedos?

Jennifer Ray (Romania team member)

That sounds like a bad idea. Weed pullin speedos? There would be car accidents as people drove by! Just kidding. Dennis… it was so great to get to know you. I hope we will meet again. Let us know when the bible will be out ok!

Dennis Jones

Hi Jennifer! Good to hear from you! Hope your flight back home was not too bad. If you spend much time on this web site you will see that all the weird, weed pullin’ speedo comments come from my two wacky brothers, NOT ME… I, of course, am the only mature, responsible adult that participates in the festivities here…

…of course, if I actually were a mature, responsible adult I probably wouldn’t be participating on this site at all… so… never mind..

I think that Bible is due out in October… Good meeting you in Romania…

Jennifer Ray

If we were mature adults I think life would be boring. The flight to Atlanta was ok. I had (still do) a cold so my ears got blocked really bad. I’m starting to feel better. I pray your trip was good. Your family is so awesome. It was so neat to get to work with you all. There is so much talent in your family. You need to bottle that and sell it! I look forward to spending time on your web site. I know my husband Chris and Casey have both enjoyed it. Can’t wait for the Bible. Also, we would like to know who has ALL of the pictures from Romania. We want to send some cd’s to get the pictures. I have the one the leaders got, but I know there is more. We didn’t get any of the group pictures. Well, I’m going to bed! Nite

Outa Coffee

August 18, 2005

OutaCoffee

I’ve always said there is only one thing worse than waking up to find the fire department burning down houses in your neighborhood… and thats waking up to find you used up all your coffee yesterday morning and forgot to get any more. This is the dilemma I find myself in today.

This morning I was forced to resort to my emergency backup system (those little flavored international instant coffees)… but this is no substitute for the real thing.

Sure, I could get in the car and go to the store and buy some more coffee, but that would require extra effort on my part and I am just not willing to make that kind of extra effort at this point in my life…

…so I am going to stay put here in my studio and hope that coffee magically appears downstairs in the next few hours… because if that doesn’t happen… today is going to get real ugly for me real quick.

The Comments

Don Jones

If you stare into those eyes for very long your face will take on the same expression. The ultimate breakfast of Illustrators.

Roberto

Hey Dennis, perhaps you could do what my son Jake did last night & brew some tea on the stove…for about 30 minutes – should be strong enough by then to not only awake someone from a stupor, but even perhaps grow some fuzz on top o’ the chrome domage.

Doug Jones

If the coffee fairy doesn’t appear soon, try eating that international coffee out of the tin with a spoon. I predict you will be looking exactly like your plate by noon….

Dennis Jones

11:15… coffee… must have… gasp… coffee

Don Jones

I’d hate to be driving on the same streets of Huntington as Den when he makes his coffee pilgrimage to Wal-Mart. A throbbing coffee deprived cerebellum tends to make one mash the old metal.

Dennis Jones

1:30… Karen and I took Pete out for lunch and I forgot to get coffee while I was out…

WHAT WAS I THINKING?

Doug Jones

without coffee… you CAN’T think

Don Jones

without coffee you have no personality.

Dennis Jones

2:35…… I cant think of anything to say…

Don Jones

Call Peter and have him bring you some coffee from the golf course.

Dennis Jones

. . .—-* _ _ __*… **. . . . …………..

Doug Jones

Dennis: This coffee taste like MUD! Pete: it was just ground this morning!

Don Jones

SOMEBODY GET THE DEFIBRILLATOR!!! C-L-E-A-R

Dennis Jones

!! >^>>* * …* …* . . . . . . . . . . .

Doug Jones

………………………………………………………..

Dennis Jones

6:00 am… the next morning… still no coffee in the house…

I raise the white flag and drive to the store to buy more… STARBUCKS IS ALMOST TEN DOLLARS A BAG??!!! Thats almost enough to make you give up your coffee jones….

almost…

Don Jones

I feel your financial pain. Starbucks has us right where they want us. This little insight and $3.95 will get you a cup of their coffee. (and it won’t be a grand)

Doug Jones

Wally World used to be the cheapest place to buy Starbucks… sometimes I find it cheaper at Tarzhea. But lately I noticed that Wally had upped the price. I need to talk to an associate about that. For those in Rio Linda…. Wally World = Wal*Mart – Tarzhea = Target – associate= fancy name for Wal*Mart employee

Roberto

Wally World – always low prices -Always. Always low wages – Always. Always a three-ring circus no matter what time of day or night you visit. Always. KC Royals a perennial loser as long as Wally world boy David Glass owns them. Always. See what happens when I exceed my threshold of coffee intake?

Doug Jones

So, Den… how many pots of coffee have you downed today?

Don Jones

I know for a fact he downed a big cup of Espresso Roast on Tuesday evening in the Brother Jones Javahhh! Bar. He can handle his caffeine.

A 2005 Teachers Apple

October 7, 2005

2005Apple

I have done a lot of pictures over the years of teachers sitting behind their school desks. I usually put an apple on the desk somewhere. That is the age old stereotype; the student brings an apple to the teacher. My mom taught elementary school for over thirty years and during that time I am sure she received several apples as gifts from her students…

…but that was a lot of years ago…

…what do students bring their teachers now as gifts of appreciation?

My teacher wife, Karen, came home last weekend from her class with a big bag of Verona blend, whole bean coffee. One of her students who works at Starbucks brought the bag in as a gift.

Now that’s what I call one really great 2005 teachers apple!

The Comments

casey chief

Wow, your wife must be a really special teacher!!! What does she teach?

Doug Jones

…now if they would just throw in a bear claw…

Dennis Jones

Karen teaches Youth Ministry… and a bear claw WOULD be nice…

Don Jones

Speaking of Bear Claws… I cashed in my complimentary birthday meal coupon at work today for a DOZEN BIG HONKIN’ CINNAMON ROLLS. These things are about 10 inches wide. I envision the sin of gluttony on the horizon…

Dennis Jones

…dont let thee parson find outest thou, brother Don…

Granos De Cafe’

March 29, 2007

CoffeebBean1

…mmm… a fresh bag of coffee beans…

CoffeeBean2

…uhm… what’s this thing supposed to be?

One of my wife’s students just returned from Honduras with a bag of coffee for her… which means one of my wife’s students just returned from Honduras with a bag of coffee for ME! …hoo HOO!

The tag on the bag said these coffee cherries were hand picked, peeled, washed and clarified with pure mountain water by a centuries old process. The wet beans then dry on the patios of small growers, are sent to a 400 year old colonial town in Western Honduras and finally… and this is my favorite part… quoting the tag… “only the finest beans are selected by delicate women’s hands”.

I wouldn’t want it any other way.

The Comments

Dan Lietha

So, the theme of stuff to drink and an image of a weird mutation continues.

Doug Jones

The note on my coffee says it was harvested and prepared by heartless machines. Another great creature! Looks like a fierce coffee bull, protecting those delicate ladies. You are building up quite a collection of these…

Don Jones

I’m headed to Honduras!

Dennis Jones

…I wandered into our local coffee shop around 5:30 pm on Tuesday, had some sort of double shot coffee drink and surfed the internet for awhile… went to bed around 11:00… woke up just after midnight wide awake… around 1:00 I went downstairs, turned on the tv and started working on a mutant sock monkey… went back to bed around 4:00…

…note to self… no more coffee late in the after noon…

Doug Jones

I wondered where you got all your free time. now I know…

Dennis Jones

…yep… watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for the 47th time and made a mutant sock monkey to boot…

Don Jones

Where exactly in Honduras do I pick up a bag-O-beans such as these?

Doug Jones

I watched a DVD from the library of that movie a couple years ago. It had bonus features of the stars talking about making the movie. I have seen Redford and Newman a lot and was used to seeing them older… BUT seeing an old Katharine Ross about killed me.

Dennis Jones

..fortunately for me I don’t look a day over 20…

Don Jones

Dennis, your last comment got cut off. You don’t look a day over 2086.

Don Jones

As the ol’ rotating banner reads… COFFEE! You can sleep when you’re dead.

Juan

Did someone say COFFEE!

Dennis Jones

…yikes… ok now… everybody… let’s all just try to stay calm here… Juan… I want you to sit the cup down on the table there… and back slowly away from the coffee pot… Don, Doug… get the net ready… does anybody know the number for 911?

Don Jones

Looks like Juan needs to hitch up his donkey and head to rehab.

JEFF

I think he looks kind of Homer Simpsonish’ if you look past the horns.. Btw, I think it was the Double Shot not just the coffee that did you in..

Dennis Jones

…he does kinda resemble Homer… those horns are actually the first set of arms I made for the thing… but they turned out way to big… so I sewed them to the sides of its head…

BernardFromTheYard

Dennis, go back and drink some more of that double shot Bean Martin Coffee and give us some art!!!!!

Dennis Jones

…I’ve got this weird kind of situation going as far as showing artwork on the internet… I am really, really busy right now and doing some really cool art stuff that I would love to show, but I can’t show it before the publishers have a chance to publish it, so I can only show art I do on my own in my spare time, but I have no spare time because I am so busy right now so I have nothing I can show…

Roballoo

So we’re stuck with mutant sockmonkeys in the meantime? Oh well, at least they’re cool mutant sockmonkeys. I love his teeth made out of buttons.

Dennis Jones

…let’s not think of it as being “stuck” with mutant sock monkeys… for the time being, let’s think of it as being blessed with mutant sock monkeys…

Doug Jones

…the Blessed Mutant Holey Sock Monkey… an Easter miracle!

Roballoo

Yes, I think you’re right Dennis. Don’t taunt the Super Mutant Sock Monkey.

Dennis Jones

…if anyone can remember the old Star Trek episode, “The Trouble With Tribbles”… that’s what my house is turning into with these things…