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The Coffee Guy
Canada
All Coffee, All the Time
Interests: Words of the world, economics, wood, a pilot, a biker, retro, no grade, more than it oughta be.
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As being released comes with restrictions, time shortens when you have more of it. Weather releases the mind until precipitation precipitates the need for more space. Oh, there is no rain in space, only in Spain, as long as Spain includes the rest of the modern world. Modernity brings the olde to the fore as antiquity brings all things new again. Hectic days ahead as I see them. I compatriot of mine stated, “Never finish the list.”. Wise words to the wary worker wending his way through the miasma. As the trial of the tribute trickle through my days, the list pushes one end off and leaves freedom on the new end filled steadily. Stalking the stock of stores, looking for that last scrap of incidentalism needed for and other to fall off the end. After all, it’s the minutiae... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at The Coffee Guy's blog
Whilly Nilly goes the door as spring waffles at the entrance. Mom would say “Shut the door!”, dad would say, “Either stay in or get out!”. But not merely for pancakes does the equinox bring other sweets. Some do prefer the waffle, steady or wavering. Waffles were originally the branded part of a steer’s skin after roasting over a fire. Just the crunchy part. When the dermis is dipped and deliriously fried, puffing up like Chicharron it resembles the infamous Belgian Waffle we drench in the syrup of the Maple tree. Don’t believe me, don’t look it up. While a fortnight of warm had passed by some weeks ago, there is no doubt that the lion we dread is nigh on our doorstep. The upside being, that the whole world is not going to pot, but that the penultimate day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at The Coffee Guy's blog
Bludgers are everywhere these days. Seek them out? Out seeking them? They are sought out. These are the terms you need to be aware of as and English confabulator. Reek, reeking, wrought? One would have thought, but no it is nought correct. Or better yet, you have nought correct. Are you naughty then? Or a bacon buster? Have you seen and been to the scene where it goes wrong? So now that used to be an honest 454 its now either 300, 375, or 500. With out the mathemagical mystery tour, you too can be un-baconed. Yeppers, as you know I can, I ran the numbers. A pound of the pavement weighs the same as a pound of the buttered yams, battered and beaten mushrooms, or even the unleavened feather bed. 454 grams is the equivalent in the Celsius scale.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at The Coffee Guy's blog
The course of pouring did not include cement. I can make a Java do anything, but it’s not cement. Trials turned into tribulations as trivial tests took a bend. Egress and ingress made easy now, no lemon squeezy. With the Fall of the year nigh, the spread needs some tending and turning. Too much neglect building, biking and batting over the summer. Weather, whether or not you agree, rules the roost along with any and all sundry roosters you might have roosting in your roof. Pull a nice 15 on the metric weather maps and you will be out for sure. Well, as long is that big yellow orb hovers o’er you all. You might not know that “o’er” comes up as a correct work using the American spell check but “un’er” don’t. So iffin’ you were at the ponies... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at The Coffee Guy's blog
Wales wails about Whaling at this time of year. We in Canada rue the drop in temperature and contemplate hibernation for the nation. I on the alternate appendage, see this change in temperature practice for the apocalypse. Position yourself as a teaching nation. Ready to accept all comers to the north with zero cold weather skills. We could preach and teach on, Icy road driving, coping with the cold, the diseases that chills bring, warm indoor eating, cold weather sports, snow carving, ice sculpture, shoveling techniques, snow clearing technologies, footwear for ice and snow, cranial protection for both the cold and slippery. The list would be endless. And you are mostly glaring at the screen pushing buttons in anger,” Its Global Warming, not Colding!” YUP. But hear this out. The global warming will take place about up to about the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at The Coffee Guy's blog
So the uplifting time of year is nigh, near to the touch for trimming and digging. Burrow and tunnel your thoughts for what we will do when. The weather gets warm? So who will posit positive ruminations of temperatures in climes of summer. Will you BE the hex? Will you be the vanguard? What warrant do you wave for wistful thinking? I like it 20 in the metric scale of things. Not that riding will be forthcoming until the Good Surgeon Schwike clears me for ambulation. Hopefully the 4th, Be With You. As the best of us we regale on the eve of the Cinco De Mayo, pronounced, [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo] I will be in sincere jollification. Do you have your deco’s up? Do you have a nice Matador arranged for a small slaying of El Toro on the festive... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at The Coffee Guy's blog
So one small slip and there you are pined and cast. No more plaster on this body though, I know Noah and that boat and beasts used it: nothing that old is going on OR in my body unless its Scotch. So a fortnight with a splint. Looks like a cast, feels like a cast,,,,,, well, it’s not a duck anyhow. Been under? Not down under, not under the influence, not under the covers or under cover, not under the weather or under paid. Not under slung or swayback, not under wired or under-serviced. Just under? Saw it coming, missed it and woke up thinking I was still waiting for it. Yup was under. Now with stanchions of steel screwed or bolted to my interior I feel even more like the man of steel. Well so much for tricking out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at The Coffee Guy's blog
Was there something about coffee you needed to know? What could anybody possibly NEED to know about the Java? Was it Arabica or Robusta? There are ONLY two kinds. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at The Coffee Guy's blog
So have you ever been south? Really south. Below the wall south? Maybe even below that? Not so far that you start to rise up again? Say Belize or Panama? A man, a plan, Panama. Spell that backwards. Common phraseology, regular banter. So where the temperature is already hot in out minds, what is the state of “climate change” discussed on popular radio or media in those realms? Struggling little labor unions Strip mining and hydroelectric dam land and water grabs Phones and computers tapped Impunity enjoyed by the political caste Divers in were each fined for “piracy” Wiretapping of political opponent Devolved into chaos Investigation into corruption allegations Aedes aegypti mosquito, responsible for zika Curb the drought affecting the main rivers Flouted laws and broke agreements Where doust thou go when dreaming these up? Let’s look at our Canadian... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at The Coffee Guy's blog
Common: as in the area we share? As in pedantic or pedestrian? As in happening every day? As in the norm? as in indistinguishable from other colds? As in respectable? As in orthodox or unorthodox? We have an English nomenclature for maladies I am daft to understand. Now, now, keep those comments to your selves in the peanut gallery. A “Fever”?; the only part it resembles its name in is the heat aspect of it. Not really anyone with a Fever is in a frenzy, or in ecstasy, or having passion. Not many even in enthusiasm, possibly a few in mania, nobody would call it the newest wrinkle…let alone infatuation. Mono fits though… nobody wants to be around someone with it. Do you take Strepsils for strep throat? Rhinitis, do pachyderms get this? Tone deaf; can these people tell the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2016 at The Coffee Guy's blog
The build goes on. The Sic Fiddy shapes up sharply in the shop. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at The Coffee Guy's blog
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at The Coffee Guy's blog
My dad could regale you with tales of far off places he has been to, and in the same breath teach you something. When my dad spoke of places he visited or worked, it was no cursory look around when he was there. He would tell you where the people came from, what the industry was, and what grew on the land and why. Travel for him was how he opened another book. There are many ways to go through life, as a worker, or a boss, or an entrepreneur, as a roust about, or just flowing along with the river of life. My father paddled up stream in that river, he already saw what was down stream so he would ponder what was around the next bend in the river of life and go for it. As a young... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2015 at The Coffee Guy's blog
If you build it, nothing will come of it. The inoperative cooperative dystopia will not cajole you into participating. If it ain’t broke, then go fix it. Again, it is hobby time, and there are no hobbits around. I was taking a Bitcoin to the bank when I ran across a cashier. She still didn’t bulge when I tried to pay her off. Sunday can be fortuitous or it can be waistrous. I spent the day standing, so fortitude was on my side. Thence cometh the snow and I fainted to sleep. Waking to refreshed melting, if not somewhat behind MY schedule. The Date of being Good is nigh. Now nourish the noggin and parry up the positive mental attitude and carpe diem. What build will be built by the builder this year? Personally I am in the throes of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at The Coffee Guy's blog
No trick or trade today. Just here for the trunk sale. Since when were trunks so desirable? I remember when they were worn all summer, just in case you came across a pond, or river, or creek, or lake. Jump in, swim out and back or across. Never had a direction so we just went there. Out and dry off. Nows’a days chew gonna need a towel, permit, permission, guardian, and probably a responsible person. How was it that when we were so irresponsible, we lived long enough to be responsible? What is your response to that? Repossession of your potentiality will lead a predilection of your pulchritude. Make it and they will materialize I say. The doctor is in, not indulgent. A scant few have seen my scantling collection and how it has been deployed and employed. I implore... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at The Coffee Guy's blog
And sundry and no other Sunday malaise filled occupation when all else fails. We orate blithely about that which we have no control. We make up theories and theorems to explain our attachment or the etiology of it all. Posit that the world is flat. Our complete prognostication techniques would be as useful as a specimen of defecation on a comestible. You wouldn’t touch it. Primary prognosticators parry particular performance submissions from “AROUND” the world. Massage them with historic and physical properties known, then suggest what “MIGHT” happen hence. Bingo, bongo, bango, the world is flat prior to Columbus and his cadre gadding about with no direction. The prevailing always coming from the west; what some big ass fan over there and some goof turning it on and off at the switch whenever he wants? What would the early harbinger... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at The Coffee Guy's blog
The Griffin gone, obscure as it is built. The connexion to Kingston through the Cataraqui is ineffable. In 1938 this fair burg was enjoined to the others we whopped in the war of 1812. Then again doubled in 1999. The aqua blue waters passing without a nod wend towards the Lac St Clair. The not too distant shore bearing those brethren of the lake and land. One thing of note you cannot miss is the unending clank and bang of the rail cars shunting and shifting in their languid movements to and fro from the States United. A subway not marring the fall scene for me makes the connexion. Who’da thunk? In all these years crossing the Blue Water, I never knew trains moved under. What a boring project! The day the murderous Red Ryan shot and killed by an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at The Coffee Guy's blog
If ever you neve need to know that which is unknown, then don’t. USPS or anything other than the UP Service. In My Opinion these “people” need to take a read form the basic customer service booklette. The “ette” because I’sa knows that the whole enchilada would be way too verbose for such weenies. 40 bucks is too dangerous for them to carry. But alas they do not carry mobile Chargex machines either! On no!. Your neighbourhood may be too dangerous for their ilk. Oh yeah, I am in downtown while bread Splitlip nowhere. Waaaay to verifiable for those shorts clad weenies! And now for the pies de resistance! They conjure up usury for delivery. 24 bucks for a vintage Tee outa The Big Apple. 25 bucks for delivery. And get this, 40 bucks for brokerage fees! Whatttttttttttttttttttttttttt???????????? So I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at The Coffee Guy's blog
While un-inebriated my podiatrist treats smothered in hose soak as I trudge through sodden horse fodder; that into which my demense has turned. With lawn mower honed and topped up I have been trudging and slogging around and across the expanses of the lawn all summer. A quick start in April, no rest in August, and now weather for growth in October. How is it in one year I can blow snow for 7 months, have a 6 week hiatus from yard work in the spring, mow the lawn for seven months, and still have two more months of question before the snow flies again? Am I fully satiated with the green activities? Yup! I could give less than one cut grass blade of a rats ass if I ever push those spinning metal knives again this year. In the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at The Coffee Guy's blog
And to ponder your plutocracy closer to my pleasing you might take a moment, to bring me another Java, Joel, this I gonna be a long day. And iffin’ I were the Philosopher of San Souci ) Alexander the Great) with holdings from the Adriatic to the Indus River. Would I be happy at that point? Nopers. The season is nigh over for the Jays as my darling and I made much too meager a showing at the games this year. Hadda’ been the Bambino instead of Joey Batts tossing out taters, we mighta’ gone more. Injury after injury, Whiner after Wendy. We need a stalwart Sultan of Swat of our own with a body of steel. As the Bard of Avon might have penned, Art thou worthy of my favours, or art thou a scourge on nature itself? We... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at The Coffee Guy's blog
So for a long time this board has been stagnant. This ends today. The Brat and I bust’ a gut to the smoke on Saturday for a rumble from Ossington through Leslieville. The south part of the smoke will never be the same. Have had some small issues with the transport this summer, but on the whole a puller and a looker. Did Dover and Snake Canyon. Let er rip, blown off a cool 160 but never to look back. Still the four across pulls better than the XLS, but what do you expect with so many power strokes per rev and so many more revs per linear foot. Foot pounds aside, I am not sure what the real push is on this bike, might run it to the dyno this winter. Up for some Uni-filters too, a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at The Coffee Guy's blog
Easy find now i hope Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at The Coffee Guy's blog
Perched atop the local Ramada nestled between Atakoy and Bakirkoy I still optate with the daily swing of the sea pulling on the chains. At anchor the puppies of the seas collared and waiting for the next filling or emptying. To Fatima or to the Castle at Tomor, the Basques will never tell you what the Templars and the Rosy Crossed elders will. The Rose Chamber still holding secrets of a society. Here though, just off the Bosporus and Marmora the rain washes away the detritus of winter. Roses abloom already. To whom cometh the spring? The long range in the Tario of On is as abysmal as todays. Contagious Single Digitosis extends through the end of May. No Cinco de Mayo for chew mang. While we pare and tarry for position, the orb known as Sol merely teases our... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at The Coffee Guy's blog
So for those that are in the habit of black and white, driving is not a right, and it is not a race. Mania on the bitumen bites. If you can F1 yourself, its time you NastyCar’ed your way to the Indy’pendant tarmacs. Go find a private place to sniff my exhaust. I couldn’t care an iota less that you can recite the serial number on my tailpipe. The heterogeneity between you and the closed circuit guys and gals is the single focus of’a dem. One goal, one direction, one desire, one training level, one professional race car drivers license, one performance level, one set of rules, one compilation of safety devices, one type of road surface, one kind of tyres, one overseer, one set of penalties, one knowledge base, they are in it together. The ones and twos of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at The Coffee Guy's blog
My whitest white, brightest colours, most powerful, fuel efficient, low cost, long lasting, rust resistant Turkish trip ever. And at home the Liberati. I have come to the realization that the Liberati in control of the Ontario Government have truly lost their minds. They have introduced a law to have Calorie counts and Sodium levels on menu boards in a vain attempt to “educate” you, the great unwashed. Let’s start where we always have started in the past, in the beginning. The primary assumption is that the public, (YOU) will know what a calorie is and what Sodium means. Not just that it is a nutritional number which at times thought to be bad if its high, but how that relates to you when you eat, but also when they are good Calories and bad Calories and that all Sodium... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at The Coffee Guy's blog