Friday, November 30, 2007

Coffee Coffee Coffee


Can you smell it? Mmm mmmmmmmmmm Can you hear it dripping into the pot? pitter pat slosh slog pat pitpittt Do you want some? Me too. There is nothing better than a hot, fresh delicious cup of coffee to start your day. We have a timer on our coffee maker 4000 so it is brewed and ready when we rise in the a.m.

Simple pleasures like this make life sparkle. I start my morning with sparkle and simple coffee pleasure every single day.

Except today. No coffee. No sparkle.. No simple pleasure for me. I need a moment.............................................................................................................................................................................................................

My fun squashing health minded physician Dr. Grim has made coffee forbidden.

Again Johnny,....FORBIDDEN!!!!!!!!!



I may not make it through this day, but I leave you with these delightful images.

54 comments:

No Cool Story said...

I hope you make it Jean Knee: Who will take Mr. CDD's pictures if you're gone?

:(

Melissa said...

You can do it Jean Knee!! Just don't brew a cup for Mr. CDD... he will only taunt you with it.

No Cool Story said...

Dr Grim ripper
:(

Brian o Vretanos said...

You can get a substitute - nut based - can't remember the name. It's not the same at all, but if you start having a cup of that every morning, or any time anyone else in the house has coffee, you'll soon lose any desire for the real thing too...

Are all you're gadgets 4000s? It that some kind of brand name?

Anyway, I just hope that the doctor's orders work.

Jean Knee said...

I'm feeling crabby and I have a slight ringing in my ears. and my head aches ever so throbbingly

is this normal?

Brian o Vretanos said...

Can coffee "deprivation" really do that??? I like coffee, but I think people exaggerate the "benefits" of it - I bet they're mainly psychological.

You need to think about something else - oops, too late ;-)

And drink lots of water...

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Heavens to Betsy! What prompted your doc to do that?

I love the smell of coffee. It reminds me of my grandparents' house (the not-Mormon ones).

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Sounds like a coffee headache to me. But then, what do I know...

I suggest bed and Advil.

Bee said...

NO!!! NO!!! NO JEAN KNEE GO BACK TO THE DARK SIDE, OR SHOULD I SAY COME BACK CUZ IT'S DARK WHERE I AM!!??
I too was once one of the unlucky ones and wrote an Ode to Coffee. I showed it to Brian but he said it reminded him of a toilet bowl... porque??

Ode to Coffee

Imagine the sound of a motor being started
The noise of grinding hard objects to dust
The gurgle and drip
The steam rising
The aroma attacking your senses
You smell it
You taste it
You feel it
The dark brown liquid filling the glass container
The sound of pouring
Adjusting the dark color to hazel
Adding the fine white grains to make it less bitter
The sound of metal against porcelain
The shaking hand reaching
The porcelain ascending to lips…

I'm lost in paradise!

Bee 10/12/06

No Cool Story said...

Try Coca Cola Classic: Has caffeine and bubbly deliciousness.

Bee said...

I'm sorry I wasn't here for you sooner but pesky work kept getting in the way!

No Cool Story said...

Oh bee, I can almost taste it.

Bee said...

Darlink, I'm soh sad fur yhou!

Bee said...

Uh sorry that was supposed to be Vampira talking... ::blushing::

Thanks NCS! It doesn't remind of a toilet bowl? That's what Brian said.

Jean Knee said...

don't be rediculous Bee it did not remind me of a toilet bowl, Brian's mind's just in the gutter.

we have to do something to him cuz he says my crabby headache thing is psychological.

I know you are a poet, you know I am suffering

Jean Knee said...

Millie- the advil heped but I'm scared I may OD on them

are you saying that you are not a full blooded morman? you'll have to change your name too Somewhat Mormon Millie

sorry

Bee said...

Ask him to stop his booze intake and see what happens to his mind. Speaking of I'm gonna have me a Mike-arita!

Jean Knee said...

NCS- cokes have caffeine in em too but Drew, that fabulous man, not a rodent, is bringing me a caffeine free diet coke. yes it will be completely chemical except the water.mmmmmmmmm


Guess what else!!! The donkey friends have a new little donkey baby!!! It is the cutest little thing ever. He almost let Lean pet him but he's still scared so maybe next time. He is a dark reddish brown. I think two of the other donkeys are pregnant too. One I confirmed today is definitely a man, baby! Next time I think about it I'll get a pic

Jean Knee said...

what's a Mike-arita?

I prolly can't have one of those either

I have noticed Brian is usually drunk. I just didn't want to be the one to say it first. I'm shy like that.

Now this is weird, someone just crank called me

Bee said...

It's a Margarita made by Mike's Hard lemonade people. It is sooo yummy! I wouldn't mind being half in the bag all the time if I'm drinking that. kidding just kidding.

Jean Knee said...

see, I'm so innocent I don't even know what half in the bag is..........is it obscene?
if it is email it I don't want it scarring NCS

Bee said...

It means drunk... :o)

Jean Knee said...

ohhhh

No Cool Story said...

One learns so much here at Jean Knee's with special guest bee.
Picture of the baby donkey coming soon? (see? Not all is lost!)

Bee: It doesn't remind me of a toilet bowl at all.

Bee said...

Ha! The problems is that I have nothing but bad things to show people... or is that a good thing?

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

My parents are what you might call "converts." So what does that make me?

One set of grandparents also became Mormons, but they took longer than the rest of us so I remember their house smelling like coffee too. After they were baptized it smelled like Postum instead. There was also some Pero action happening.

I don't think it's possible to OD on Advil. Bri takes six at once sometimes if he feels a headache coming on.

Arugula Queen said...

Never fear-- I'm brewing up some pots of steaming hot arugula juice for you to enjoy, jean knee!

Arugula Queen said...

If we had all behaved ourselves on the Willy Wonka factory tour he would have given you a nice little pill with all the taste and pleasures of coffee encapsulated within it. But no, you just had to go and lick the freakin wallpaper and drink floating gassy stuff, didn't you?!!!??

The oompa loompas are mocking you and your caffeine dependency.

Arugula Queen said...

I was the one drinking from the chocolate river. Ooops. My bad.

No Cool Story said...

Jean Knee:
Are you ok?
I know you are going to be ok. Hang in there.

Hang ON there?
Up there?

Brian o Vretanos said...

Drunk? Of course I'm drunk! You don't think I'd post comments sober?

Brian o Vretanos said...

It's a negative association thing. If the last line of Bee's poem makes you think of toilet bowls you'll lose your coffee craving.

I suppose I should stop reminding you.

I won't say "coffee" again. I'm sorry.

I just had some as well (coffee, that is).

Brian o Vretanos said...

Not out of a toilet bowl.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I want to get this shirt for Mr. Cock A Doodle for Christmas. What color would he prefer?

Lauren said...

I love the dang smell of coffee. It tempts me. It taunts me. It calls to me to the point of pain...but have I tasted it? Nope.

I feel sad for you!

Jean Knee said...

okay I had to lie in bed for several hours feeling like my head would split off, but I am better now.


wheww, close one

Jean Knee said...

arugula, I think they laced that wall paper with LSD.
for real after I licked it I kept seeing these evil orange mini devils singing all over

plus, that chocolate river was full, full, full of caffeine

Jean Knee said...

Millie- really? good cuz I normally take 4 and if it's horrible 6. glad I'm not gonna die.

Jean Knee said...

Brian: I re-read Bees lovely poem and yes If you read only the last portion it seems to be describing someone with drug withdrawal being sick.

Jean Knee said...

Elastic- he wants that friuty blue but I say brown

Jean Knee said...

Lauren- it actually smells yummier than it is. I have a coffee bean candle mmmmm

stay far away from it

Maddy said...

Well we're just on our way out, so that's certainly helped lift my appetite.
Cheers

Annie said...

The smell of coffee reminds me of my dear, departed uhGrandma Della. I love you, Grandma!

No Cool Story said...

I had my first cup when I was 23.
I loved mah coffee.

But now we have parted ways.
But it's ok because there are cofee candles and coffee flavored candies and coffee flavored cereal bars...

:)

compulsive writer said...

This string of comments was highly entertaining and highly educational.

This will date me, but this was the coffee sub of choice in my neighborhood. It's nasty though. You have to doctor it with lots of sugar and stuff.

Good luck.

Jean Knee said...

postum looks promising although I think malto dextrine does things to mu digestive system.yikes!

I drank a hot chocolate last night, delicious and satisfying but does cocoa have caffeine?

Brian o Vretanos said...

Yes, chocolate does.

According to Wiki, A 1.5oz Milk Chocolate Hershy bar has about 2x the amound of caffeine as decaf coffee (equivalent to 1/10 of a shot of espresso), whilst a dark chocolate bar has 3 times that amount.

It doesn't mention chocolate drinks, but you'd imagine it wouldn't be a lot...

Jean Knee said...

I just bought a hot chocolate that said 99.9% caffeine free so I think it's probably safe

Bee said...

Wow! Look at all the support you're getting! Sort of... ;op

I didn't have my coffee until 10-ish this morning and I beginning to get the shakes, I don't know how you do it!

No Cool Story said...

You can do it Jean Knee. In a few days it'll seem like nothing but a dream.

Bee said...

jean knee, I'm glad you're over your addiction. Really I am.
I bought a new creamer for my coffee, it's Hazelnut and not only makes it smell like heaven but the taste is a yummy nutty flavor. Exquisite.

Jean Knee said...

shut up

compulsive writer said...

You can use the flavored creamers in hot chocolate. But it you want to be wicked like me you can just use straight cream, too.

Mmmmmm.

Jean Knee said...

wicked sounds good