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Addiction LXXV

Old 08-09-19, 04:09 PM
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That used to annoy me so much BITD when I'd arrive at work 7am and the wife was just waking up. I used to think to myself, "see, and they wonder why women live longer than men".
Lol. Sometimes, just to be an donkey, I want to close the door heavily just enough to wake her up, but she has it hard as it is. She has to tolerate me on top of her demanding job as well.
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Old 08-09-19, 05:02 PM
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We think so. She has Irish govt funding for a PhD in marine science, gets lots of sea time, has lots of friends, and shares a cozy little apartment with her weird boyfriend. Sure would be nice to see more of her, though.
Has she had any Boaty McBoatface sightings?
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Old 08-09-19, 06:06 PM
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Has she had any Boaty McBoatface sightings?
Don’t know. Just looked up Boaty McBoatface on Marine Traffic and (s)he’s over on the North Sea side of GB. Daughter has mainly been in the Irish Sea, the Bay of Biscay, and the North Atlantic.
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Old 08-09-19, 06:14 PM
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We think so. She has Irish govt funding for a PhD in marine science, gets lots of sea time, has lots of friends, and shares a cozy little apartment with her weird boyfriend. Sure would be nice to see more of her, though.
My 12 year old tells us he wants to be a marine scientist every time we go to Baltimore aquarium. I’m afraid by the time he gets to be one, there won’t be much of a “marine” to study the science of.
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Old 08-09-19, 06:35 PM
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My 12 year old tells us he wants to be a marine scientist every time we go to Baltimore aquarium. I’m afraid by the time he gets to be one, there won’t be much of a “marine” to study the science of.
No freakin joke. Let’s hope the kids can save some of it.
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Old 08-09-19, 06:56 PM
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Pics??
I have lost the ability to o post pics from my phone. So I will do it when I get home. Next week.
I like Nespresso; I wish the hotel industry did.
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Old 08-09-19, 08:58 PM
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I use the same grinder.
Good bang for the buck.
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Old 08-09-19, 09:00 PM
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Not planning on going without. There is a COBRA period to get me through part of it. But my real hope (pipe dream?) is that this country will get its act together by then.
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Old 08-10-19, 06:07 AM
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Good bang for the buck.
The 105 of grinders?
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Old 08-10-19, 06:13 AM
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I buy coffee already ground. Is that the Tiagra of coffee? Sora??
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I buy coffee already ground. Is that the Tiagra of coffee? Sora??
The ebike of coffee.
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Old 08-10-19, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
The ebike of coffee.
Prolly.

I actually have a grinder, but it's one of those crappy $10 ones that is 25 years old, and I suspect it's better to just get pre-ground from Wegman's.
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Old 08-10-19, 07:03 AM
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I've been using a Nespresso the last year. I like that I can get several different blends and sizes from 1.7 5oz espresso to 14 oz. regular. Their decaf is pretty good, too. I really like their Cuban. I also have their Aerocino machine for frothing.

Only downside is the pods are expensive and I have to run a rinse/cleaning cycle everyday to keep it working properly.
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Prolly.

I actually have a grinder, but it's one of those crappy $10 ones that is 25 years old, and I suspect it's better to just get pre-ground from Wegman's.
I use to be a huge coffee snob and still get miffed occasionally in coffee shops when they do stupid things. I've gotten over a lot of it, obviously, or I wouldn't be using a Nespresso.

But, yesterday, I was at a coffee shop and ordered a Macchiato and asked for it in something other than their standard paper cups. I was told, no, the non-paper cups and glasses on the espresso warmer were for show.
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But, yesterday, I was at a coffee shop and ordered a Macchiato and asked for it in something other than their standard paper cups. I was told, no, the non-paper cups and glasses on the espresso warmer were for show.
I hate it when I order a drink "for here," and they don't give me a real cup when they plainly have them on hand.
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I'm out of coffee beans. I'll probably stop at Circle K and get an extra large Styrofoam cup of coffee on my way to the bike shop.
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Old 08-10-19, 09:51 AM
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I'm out of coffee beans. I'll probably stop at Circle K and get an extra large Styrofoam cup of coffee on my way to the bike shop.
No barista at the shop??

Sad.
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No barista at the shop??

Sad.
There's one at Circle K.
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There's one at Circle K.
This bike shop has one:

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Proof:
Cadence just opened a small, satellite location at 25th & Locust. It has coffee. May give it a look tomorrow.
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I rode a bike today. I am so out of shape.
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Cadence just opened a small, satellite location at 25th & Locust. It has coffee. May give it a look tomorrow.
I have not been to cadence since they closed their flagship store on Main St in Manayunk, maybe 4 years ago? How is the new location?
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I rode a bike today. I am so out of shape.
Kudos. You will regain your fitness but it may take awhile.
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