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

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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.

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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…