Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Keurig Khristmas

This year we flirted with disaster and decided to mess with one of the most sacred and coveted processes; the making of the mighty cup of COFFEE. It began with an instant double volley. Debbie bought me a Keurig Mini B30 one cupper, and I got her the larger B60 model. Dualing Christmas presents if you will. I was skeptical, since we're both sort of Coffee-Snobs. While we don't (yet) roast our own, but we DO grind our own beans. The price of the individual K-cups is not cheap, but there are deals to be had, and the clincher for me was when I discovered the My K-Cup reusable filter, meaning no more total reliance on those oft-pricey K-Cups. It's only been 5 days so I'm not sure if it's a novelty thing, but we sure love these things. I had both coffee and English Breakfast tea this morning. Yes there are Tea K-Cups, as well as Cocoa / Hot Chocolate. The cost is in the 40 cents per cup range; not cheap but with our regular pot, I notice we throw lots of coffee down the drain so I'm not sure we were getting off much cheaper. One thing I can say though, these things make a consistent cup of coffee at 192 F. The larger model can adjust the temperature, as well as cup size (no bra jokes please). Anyway, drop by for a cup...
The B60 for the Kitchen
The B30, for my office :)
How a K-Cup does it
The reusable filter
I haven't tried the Kahlua yet...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Banjo Dad :)

This is kind of neat; I found an old Diploma that my Father got in Tenor Banjo no less...
(click on the picture for a larger version)
I wondered how he came across such an institution, and a Google search turned up the following ad from a 1926 Popular Mechanics magazine..I'm thinking this is where he found it, as Popular Mechanics was the 2nd gospel in our home :) apparently the Siegel-Myers School of Music in Chicago was quite the place...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Another sign of winter

The Grand Vitara now has some new slippers. 4 new GT Champiro ICEPRO SUV winter tires on "Genuine" Suzuki steel rims. I tried to re-use the winter alloys from the old SX4, but the mechanic said they rubbed on the brake caliper. Always fun going from 17" to 16" wheels. I guess they will go to Kijiji in an effort to minimize the financial bleed. I haven't seen Debbie since  :)

Decent tread...should have some "bite"
I kind of like the rims. Clean and basic but not like the normal ugly black steelies


 This beauty has been roaming around Central Newfoundland lately. I just grabbed some photos of it for fun...

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