This morning I was doing a first cup, inverted Aeropress. I have a lot on my mind right now: -- ~2 weeks away from closing on a house that's in the last phase of construction (lots phone calls & decisions to make). -- work is crazy since students are back in town and our business goes crazy when an additional 7000 students are now here. -- I am involved in a consulting gig on the side. I am not working today, but did have to go in for a brief meeting at 8.30. At 7.45 I'm brewing coffee and the phone rings as I'm placing the filter and cap on the AP. I reach to answer the phone and it's the builder. So, I'm trying to multitask: talk on the phone and do the "AP flip". Sadly, I forgot to SCREW THE CAP IN PLACE. While I'm chatting on the phone and trying to plunge the coffee, there's this tremendous WHOOSH and a rainstorm of coffee slurry all over me, the toaster, the wall, a bit on the cat, some on the floor..... my girlfriend is laughing so hard she drops her cup of yogurt/granola stuff. The cat goes screching to the other room, I drop the phone & this disconnects the call. Gosh, I love moments like this! I manage another brew (successful, this time). The cat's OK and no more neurotic than usual. The mess is cleaned up and my girlfriend has called most everyone we both know to share what a klutz I can be. cheers, ScoTTT
Sounds like the right guy to buy Water Works at the next Monopoly game... This is the visual image from the Aeropress Invert that just scares me.... Brett On 8/15/06, Scott Miller wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
Scott Miller wrote: <Snip> And it is my tendency to do things like this that keeps me from trying the hot air gun roasting method. (I try to stay as far away from anything called a "gun," anyway...) Add to that my other tendency - I'll call it 'forgetfulness...' Will NOT attribute it to my age, which, when I was younger, I would have called it 'middle age,' (was I like this year ago? can I remember?) but, I now that I'm in my 50's, I despise that term. Besides, my kids have inherited this same tendency. Like when you are mixing something to eat, and you try to put the milk carton in the microwave, instead of back in the refrigerator. Or you keep LOSING things... This is particularly frustrating right now for me. I gave my son the money to buy two packages of Frontline (thank God he didn't have enough for the third dog). That was about two days ago. I already can't find them (which got me to do a massive cleanup - found other things, but not the $40+ ea. Frontlines.) I once read an interesting obit years ago about a respected and beloved MIT professor (wish I knew his name). They told the story about how he was walking down Mass. Ave. in Cambridge once, and asked a passing student which direction he (the professor) had come from. The student pointed, and the professor said, "Good, then I ate lunch..." Rest assure, though, I know EXACTLY where the green beans are, and I remember every blessed drop I drink! Lynne
LOL I just posted something quite similar to the other thread. Yes, you and me both. Funny that it's two Scotts -- good grief. Yeah, despite the heat it made me laugh my head off too. - Scott On 8/15/06, Scott Miller wrote: <Snip>
Lynne wrote: <Snip> <Snip> There are those of us that "attract misfortune". My friends get very concerned when I use power tools. I have fallen off roofs, ladders, chairs and such. Last month I dropped a can of paint on my toe (breaking it) while doing electrical work. A week later, I fell off my bike and broke a rib. My other hobby is experimental rocketry. I feel safe roasting coffee. Bob Brashear The meek SHALL inherit the Earth. The rest of us are going to the stars!
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Are you also left handed? Scott Marquardt wrote: <Snip>
No. So perhaps we're mirror images -- gaffing in opposing ways. But then your inversion would be my reversion, so I guess that's not quite it either. ;-) On 8/15/06, Scott Miller wrote: <Snip>
On 8/15/06, Lynne wrote: <Snip> I remember when I attained the age usually acsribed as "middle age". Huh. How many people live to be 100...? Safe Journeys and Sweet Music Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)
On Aug 15, 2006, at 12:38 PM, Bob Brashear wrote: <Snip> Rocketry...coffee...so much potential... Scot "roast where no man has roasted before" Murphy
<Snip> That DOES put coffee preparation dangers in perspective! Still trying to envision the how & why of a paint can and electrical work...;-) Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.