Thursday, February 22, 2007

coffee - you actually have to DRINK it

I was just reading about Jim’s new coffee pot–it’s shiny. And you know what they say about shiny things. Friends, in passing, have you watched the now defunct TV show “Firefly?” If you liked Star Trek, you should watch Firefly. It’s like StarTrek, only sassier. And there’s only one season of it, so it’s a minimal time commitment. If your last name is Kenny, in particular, you should watch it. All of that from “shiny.” Watch it, you’ll understand.

Anyhow, I’ve been away from coffee lately. My morning beverage has been tea or cocoa, or just water, depending on the day. But yesterday, I needed the coffee. It was a coffee day. I was fuzzy feeling, and tired. Coffee.

So, I got some coffee. All was going well. I was at my desk, pondering a pdf that someone had printed out for routing.

Then I knocked the cup over and spilled most of it all over my desk. Huge puddle of coffee. We don’t have any sponges here in the library, only those paper towels you find in elementary schools and gas stations. Huge mess. Though, to be fair, I didn’t get much of it on myself, and I was wearing brown pants, so it could have been worse.

All this to say, conclusively, it’s not enough to sort of soak in coffee. You can’t just surround yourself with it, to feel the effects. You actually have to consume it.

~ by meteowrite on February 22, 2007.

4 Responses to “coffee - you actually have to DRINK it”

1.JENN!!! Oddly enough, I too spilled coffee on myself this week, though ice had a lot to do with it. Yes, from the “shiny” coffee maker ;-) It’s my own fault, really, as I decided to dress up a bit. Hard to bring that off to full effect when one is spackled with coffee blotches. Must consume it, yes, not wear it…

Sancho said this on February 22nd, 2007 at 9:30 pm

2. Michael Kenny expressed no interest in “Firefly.”

shiny - I know that should be funny. Or at least poignant. I can’t remember which blog post it was… maybe an email? I probably need more sleep. How about a hint for the tired old woman?

jean kenny said this on February 22nd, 2007 at 11:54 pm

3. Shiny, well, it is different things to different people. In “Firefly” (and I think MK is off on this one, it’s very funny, but I understand he’s very busy) “shiny” is a phrase generally used the way we might use “cool” or “awesome.” In our own LOTR circles, we use it to reference Liv Tyler’s use of her natural dazed or dopey personality to convey a sense of the ethereal, which was really quite brilliant on someone’s part. It’s as if she walks through the movie thinking “Shiny things are pretty!” and not much else. Also, as a derivative, it’s used to describe anyone who might not have thoughts beyond “shiny things are pretty” in their day to day lives.

jenn said this on February 23rd, 2007 at 11:59 am

4. Dude. “Firefly” is already on my Netflix queue. Pending MK approval. It’s my queue, but he apparently has veto rights. Mostly it’s filled with flicks that he thinks is missing from my film viewing repertoire. But if say, I request that “Charlie’s Angels II: The Full Throttle” be added to my queue, you can be sure that an icecub in hell has a better chance of making it.

What about shiny happy people?

jean said this on February 26th, 2007 at 3:36 pm

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