Monday, August 23, 2010


I'm just going to go ahead and concede defeat now, that way nobody will be left hanging- myself included. I'm completing my history degree at Mizzou this semester, which means I'll be a slave to the library, my directing professor, and as always, to coffee (its caffeine especially). This may not strike you as anything special, after all, I've been working 40+ hours a week while taking 15+ hours of University credit, and being an interactive dad and husband for almost 3 years now. Well, this capstone (thesis) changes things a bit. As of NOW I have ZERO time to do anything fun or unproductive (as seen through the eyes of my new masters). This will be the last blog post until I am freed from the grip of their bondage on December 14, at 5:00pm sharp. I'll see you all on the other side (I hope).

Lord, protect my soul as it wanders through these treacherous peer-critiqued, professor dictated, and library infested waters. Keep my head deflated and on straight. Here we go.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Coffee Collective Deterra Farm Exploit

It's not often that I simply redirect you to another person's blog, but this is one of those times. The Coffee Collective has just posted its trip to the Deterra Coffee farm and it is very insightful. Great pictures with explanations. I highly recommend this post, and so much so that I'll copy and paste and link to it here. Enjoy!

Lord, thank You for those around the world who love Your creation. I'm about to start school again, so help me keep caffeine in my bloodstream. Keep my head deflated and on straight. Here we go.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Worst Cup Yet

Starbucks Pike Place Roast(c) at the 704 Southeast 7 Street, Blue Springs, MO 64014 location. Here's the link to the Google Maps review page for the specific retail store. I'm almost certain not all Pike Place tastes THIS badly. I'm simply pointing out an extreme in my life. I believe that when one bumps into anything extremely note-worthy, good or bad, it is noted. This extremely bad cup, the worst of my entire life, has been NOTED.

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Lord, save those weary travelers who stop at that wretched place and order Pike Place Roast(c). Keep my head deflated and on straight. Here we go.