Tuesday, September 14, 2010

my phone is alive

My phone made it! It took a long nap in my car in the sun yesterday and after that it worked just like it was before. Perfection.

I wish I could have put it in the microwave to heat the water up to get it steamed out, but you know, microwaves and metal don't go hand in hand. They go hand in fire. And I didn't feel like melting anything.

I have to post about something that I find very important in a single persons life: instant coffee. Just listen.

When I was dating David my mother bought him a coffee pot for Christmas (mostly because I wanted one...) and he and I made lots of coffee and drank it all the time together because couples can't find anything more fun to do together than drink coffee... Now that I'm single I still want coffee all the time, but making a 12 cup pot and microwaving it is just not as good. And wasting all that time to make a 1 cup pot is just a waste of time. I don't see the point.

I like coffee. I like it a lot. I like my coffee like I like my men, strong, fresh, and BLACK!

This is only partly true. I sometimes like pumpkin spice in it.

And I honestly only have a few things I am unconsciously attracted to, left handedness is the main one. Of all the men I've dated 90% are left handed, and I haven't dated a righty since I was in high school. It's one of those things that can't be a coincidence, too few people are left handed for me to just pick them out of a crowd. It's more than that, I must see something in the lefties that I don't in people who are like me. Don't ask me to try to explain it because you'll think I'm crazy.

I've noticed that when I try to explain things slash make a legitimate connection between things and my life I sound like a nutter. I look far too deeply into things. My mother says I can't see the forest for the trees; well I'm too busy categorizing the leaves on the ground to be bothered with the whole tree, let alone the forest.


Back to coffee. I think that a mini coffee pot would not only be adorable but great; however scooping brewing, cleaning and all the work involved for  a pot of coffee isn't really worth the work for one cup. Why do you think people pay 4 bucks for one cup in the morning? Morning equals lazy, even if you're a morning person. I'm a morning person and although I wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed I still don't feel like brewing and cleaning a pot of coffee just for one or even two cups.

That, my lovelies, is where instant coffee comes in. My mother bought me Folgers coffee bags (like a tea bag, only coffee; you steep it in hot water, dunk a few times and drink) a while back and I actually like them a lot. They are really easy, and they taste pretty good too. You can make them as strong or as weak as you want.

But since I've recently hit up a Starbucks for some pumpkin spice chai tea latte goodness (yumm, oh em gee, so good) I decided to pick up their new Via (do not buy it from Amazon, it's less than $10 if you buy it from Starbucks and there is no shipping) and now I'm in total love! It's very strong (well, for me) and super delicious. Plus I got a dollar fifty off the drink I purchased too. Can't argue with that.

My sister used to work at Starbucks but since shes a big kid now with her teacher degree and everything I can't get the free stuff... which is crap. But, I'll settle for this. It's great and I can make it in my office with no percolator or filters or mess whatsoever.

Via is vantastic! Okay, I'm done.


  1. I was hoping your phone would dry out with no damage! Congrats.
    Funny, I am very much NOT a morning person, yet I would still brew coffee first thing even if I weaned down to half a cup a day. I never could bear to spend the money on Starbucks, and even though people say VIA is better than normal instant, I still can't bear the thought.

  2. Eww coffee. :x

    Gratz on your phone surviving though !

  3. I read one post and I'm sold! Love the blog. Perhaps I'm a sadist or something, but your mishaps make me laugh. :P

  4. Oh good, you fixed your phone. Now don't let it near water again!

    Have you heard of a Keurig? Freaking awesome, I am lusting after one.