Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Life is strange

Tomorrow is going to suck majorily. It is weird. When I talked to my mom, yesterday, we had a fight like usual. It really is getting to the point where I can't talk to her for more than 20 minutes before we butt heads. There is just no making her happy. I told my sister as much.

Yet, with all the crap lately, tomorrow is going to be beyond stressful. I keep telling myself it will be for the better and she will be happier. Hopefully, it will go smoothly tomorrow. Hopefully, she will get better quickly. Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully... at least one thing in my life has to go well.

I hope.

Coffee Review- Northeast Blend from Porto Rico Importers

The company: Porto Rico Importers based in NYC. Been in business a long time. Offer wide variety of beans cheaply. Also sells a wide selection of tea. Has weekly specials on coffee. Has internet, phone, and fax ordering options. Not a huge operation with an amazon type polish to it. Internet ordering is basically a secured email, not a cart system. Ordering was easy enough, no acknowledgement. Email sent back with final order total within 36 hours.

The coffee: Beans are obviously fresh and had a nice fragrance to them. They were not oily but not quite bone dry as can be expected for the roast, which is fairly light. Obviously a blend as there were different shades of beans. Northeast Blend is fairly mild, more along the lines of the typical decent breakfast blend. Smooth, Low acid. Straight forward with a slight fragrance. Goes well Black with a small amount of sugar though I suspect it probably would go better with some milk or a flavoring. It would make a decent base coffee for some syrup. I might order this blend again if it is on sale. Definitely prefer Peter's Blend. Note: the brew time with this blend is key. Cutting it short produces nothing more than colored water. A 4-5 minutes (french press) brew time produces a nice drinkable product.

Price of coffee: They have weekly specials. Northeast blend runs $3.99/pound on sale. Regular price varies but is often 5.99/lb.

Shipping: Charges their cost, $7.56 to ship 5 pounds (compared to $7.28 to ship 3 pounds previously). Uses UPS ground. Took 3 Business days.

Packaging: Shipped in a box with biodegradable packing peanuts (no chemical fumes which is a plus). Bagged in plastic lined paper bags- not vacuum packed.

See previous review of Peter's Blend here.

I should have known better

It blew up. Why the fuck did I expect different? I dont know...

Sunday, April 23, 2006


So far 30 is different... and I really don't know why. Maybe it is the whole being comfortable in your own skin cliche. I have nothing else to explain it. Life is basically the same but I'm different. I care less about making sure I do the right thing and worry more about what will... make me happy (?) . It isn't that quite.

I think I just learned to relax about things more. I'm old now. My life is what it is. I'm not going to be some super duper athlete or Multiple PhD. I have my set ways and I'm not apologetic about it.

I always been afraid to mention anything to people about potentials. This time hasn't been markedly different. I still shy away from it somewhat. But it is what it is, so I don't avoid it totally. It is very weird to have something develop in a normal way. All my relationships (if you can call them that) have been fucked up in some way. This is the first time I have had a normal meeting and had a woman want to see me again. I still have no clue why she does but she does. I am trying to just enjoy it for what it is even though it isn't much to speak of yet. I am hoping for a couple months of something. It doesn't have to be much. What little I have so far is precious to me. Even just potential is nice. I know it will all come crashing down but I am just trying to enjoy it for now. Hopefully, it is long enough to hit some nice restaurants I cant do alone. Tomorrow should be fun.

And then some things never change. Thursday is going to be rough. I so hope it is the right thing and it will make things better. I can't think how they can be worse... It is enough to make me pray. Sigh, this is what it is like to be an adult.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

New Things

Yay! New cell came today. Need to get use to it now.

The new sneakers are damn comfortable. I only wish they didnt take so long to get here.

I tried something new at lunch today: Tom Kha Kai, Thai chicken coconut soup. It was interesting. Had some heat and some tang. Not for the weak. Chicken broth it was definitely not. If you don't like coconut milk, avoid like the plague.

Monday, April 03, 2006

The shoe drops

Remember this? Or This? Well Pete dropped the news today. He asked her and she said yes. I am real happy for him. She is a great girl. He deserves her.

From a personal perspective, it is depressing though. He is younger than me. He puts zero effort into dating (multiple yrs without a date) and she drops into his lap. I have tried various things over the years and I have what? negative, nevermind zero, to show for it?

I almost canceled Sunday. I mean what is the point? I won't though. It is pointless but it is something to do, even if it is a one time thing. I need more stuff to do. It keeps me going.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Disturbance in the Force

Wow. Ok this is really weird. Things aren't suppose to go smoothly. But they are. Next Sunday is the big test apparently. Now is not the time to worry about things.

I got some good/bad news on Saturday. My sister asked me to be the Godfather. Yay! But it means I have to register at the local Church and start attending regularly. Crap. I am expecting a baby this week and if I don't get it, I am going to start complaining.

New Cell should be here Tuesday. New sneakers should be here tomorrow (finally!!).

All this stuff lately makes me feel very adult. Though not old. Strange. I hope it keeps up.