Just finished this new piece about coffee! I love coffee and I figured other people might like this too if I decide to sell it. It reminds me of mornings when people have a cup of java with the newspaper. I actually used coffee to paint with in parts of this. I also used pen & ink, watercolors and cutting and pasting. I haven’t smelled it yet, but I’m pretty sure it will also SMELL like coffee! haha
This is pretty cool you guys!
This guy Jonathan put his Starbucks card online and is allowing people to use it and add money to it as they choose.
Here is one article about it: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/08/08/jonathans.card.starbucks/index.html?hpt=hp_bn7
Here is a link to the twitter feed about the updates on the card balance: http://twitter.com/#!/jonathanscard
Here is a link to Jonathan’s card image: http://jonathanstark.com/images/sbux-card.png
I haven’t tried it yet, but it seems pretty cool! :)
() I might owe my fast reading of this book to my Starbucks coffee run, but it could also be attributed to the good and interesting writing in this book. “Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine” by Stephen Braun is a captivating discourse on two of the most beloved substances on the planet. At one moment you are a molecule-sized scuba diver following the path of the ethanol molecule throughout the body and the next you are sizing up the athletic advantages of caffeine. The first half of the book is dedicated mainly to alcohol and its effects on the body and brain. The second half discusses caffeine. While the book may be a bit outdated (published in 1996), it still has relavent information for lay readers interested in how caffeine and alcohol work in the human body. The book really left me wanting to know more of the unanswered questions about how these substances work on a microscopic/molecular level. I felt that the first half covering alcohol was more complete, and ultimately more interesting, than the caffeine part, which is why I give this book 4 stars instead of 5. A good read nonetheless and you will come away probably knowing more than you do now about alcohol and caffeine.
I got these two cute turtles today at the Starbucks near my house. I know, I shouldn’t support the evil empire, but I do anyway. Can I help it if Starbucks is taking over the world with their tasty concoctions? I mean, and don’t they give back and sell fair trade coffee and promote reading? Are we to hate them just because they are huge and EVERYWHERE? Maybe that is reason enough. I just don’t know.