Sunday, May 17, 2009

I thought it was a little blue pill

Seen at Home Depot:

Is "Fertilizer Spikes" some sort of pun?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Caffeine Wars

Coffee holds a very important place in the life of The T. As the person who often makes the brew, I should know. I have been the recipient of both praise such as "I would move the planets for you right at this moment because this coffee is so good" and complaint such as "WTF?!? This could bring the water reclamation plant to a grinding halt."

This is the background for the taste test which occurred in the kitchen moments ago (since I'm taking the time to compose and spellcheck this blog entry rather than feed another tweet into the frenzy, does that make this old news?) I made a pot of brewed coffee and also a mug of instant. The instant was a sample of Starbuck's new commodity. The brewed was the same brew we've found The T can enjoy and not break the bank; it's some Cost-mo' brand. We did a blind taste test and The T made her choice between the mug with the rubberband and the mug without the rubberband. I knew which was instant and which was not. We then did a double-blind taste test where she switched or did not switch the rubberband and I chose between the two mugs.

I am shocked—SHOCKED!—to say that we both picked the instant coffee over the Mr Coffee-ed brew. Shocked! More study is necessary.

In the meantime, I asked The T which mug she would like to finish off. She picked up the brewed mug. "But I thought you liked the instant coffee better?" I asked.

"I do but I need consistency more."

Wow. Another beaten down consumer tucks her tail and huddles with hands wrapped around a mug.

Thursday, May 07, 2009