Coffee Culture’d

I am really getting into this coffee thing. Can you believe I’ve gone 41 years as a non-coffee drinker, and now that I’ve tried it a few times…I think I am a fan.

Coffee aficionados, you may laugh at or deride my coffee of choice, but I’m really liking this Starbucks Via instant stuff!

3 x 3: colombian, italian roast (for the morning), italian roast decaf (for post-noon consumption)

I don’t want to invest in a coffee maker if this proves to be a passing fancy. Individual packets + nuked water = the way to go (for now).

Here’s how I started my morning today:

pick a pack...

...heat up a mug of water for 90 seconds...

...ready to add a little stevia as sweetener...

...stirring my brew...(that's all the stevia needed - the stuff is SWEET!)

we have ONE mug in the condo'll do for now!

Mmm, mmm, good!!! (to the last drop). [I think I’m mixing my advertising slogans, here!]

Loved this addition to my morning knitting and blog-reading wake up ritual! Now, tomorrow, I have a special breakfast outing to a popular morning meal hotspot. I’ll get to try a restaurant blend! Bet it’s going to be delicious!


How did I not know that the Golden Globe Awards were last eve? That’s what happens when you stop reading the newspaper! Plus, I was too busy watching another variety of crap tv. So when I caught up on the GG winners via Twitter (specifically @shinangovani), and the Globe and Mail this morning, I was super pleased to see that several movies from the 1970 Kiki Project Movie-Viewing Category received awards!

~ Natalie Portman for Black Swan (movie #39)

~ Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right (movie #24)

~ The Social Network (movie #29)

All are deserving winners, in my book. We’ll see what happens at the Oscars!


I’ll leave you with some knitting humour, thanks to BFF Debbie…

A lady is knitting while driving down the highway.

A police officer drives up alongside her, rolls down his window, and
shouts, “Pull over!”

The woman yells back, “No.  Mittens!”

🙂 🙂 🙂


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  • Tammy @ Palm Trees and Manatees  On January 18, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Cute knitting joke. 🙂 I love watching the Golden Globes just for the red carpet show. So fun!

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 18, 2011 at 11:02 am

      i agree! awards?? what awards?! just show me the red carpet fashions!! 🙂

  • Johanna  On January 18, 2011 at 6:15 am

    You know, I can’t seem to work myself into drinking coffee no matter what I try! After 42 years I’m still holding firm on the whole teetotaler thing. I like the smell of coffee but I’ve tried it every which way and no matter what I add to it or do it, if I can taste the coffee… I’m out! There have been plenty of mornings when I wish I DID like it! 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 18, 2011 at 6:23 am

      all right! glad to know i haven’t been the only holdout for all these years. 🙂 think there was something in the water back on hudson cr when we were little that turned us off of coffee drinking? i’m with you – i’ve always loved the smell, too!

  • Dorry  On January 17, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    hahaha! I loved that joke. We watched some of the Golden Globes – I had no idea it was on last night until right before it started. Always fun to hear the acceptance speeches. 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 18, 2011 at 5:17 am

      yes! some people are so calm, cool and collected, while others ramble incoherently…everyone is different!

  • Gina Unger  On January 17, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Like your knitting joke! I love jokes like that b/c I can remember them when I retell them!
    So coffee, huh? You asked me when we met up in Ontario, if I drank coffee. I wouldn’t ever peg myself as a “coffee drinker”, but I actually do like the stuff (it has to have milk or cream and sugar in it, though). I own a coffee maker and use it a few times a year, if that gives any indication as to how much I am into it! I usually have a cup if I’m attending a social event in the evening somewhere – to accompany the desserts. But it has to be decaf or it totally affects me, making me sick to my stomach and all jittery. My drinks of choice still stand at: #1 – Skim milk; #2 – water

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm

      haha, i am the worst joke reteller, too! i take after my grandma, who always managed to work the punchline into the main joke! your description of you on coffee makes me think of that seinfeld where kraemer gets all jacked up on massive caffeine intake! no more diet coke for you?! (i’m thinking back to our uni days!…)

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