R2D2

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For Christmas, my sister Julie gave me a bluetooth speaker shaped like R2D2’s head. I confess to having a soft spot for robots and while this little speaker doesn’t technically qualify as a robot, it tickles me anyway. When I turn it on it makes an R2D2 whistle. When it connects to my phone and plays an Audible file it makes a different kind of R2D2 whistle. This delights me more than it probably should. I’ve been listening to Winston Churchill’s My Early Life: 1874-1904. It’s a good book, but Frederick Davidson who narrates it can sound so insufferable at times that having R2 whistle at the beginning and the end makes it more tolerable. I highly recommend this little guy specifically for listening to books while you cook, because if someone calls, you tap his eye and answer the phone. So fun and convenient.

Kibugu Kenya Coffee

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I’m having one of those days when I thought I took a picture of the coffee I’m reviewing today and either I never took it or I somehow deleted it. Which is it? Who knows? Nonetheless, my sister Julie gave me a bag of Lexington Coffee Roasters Kibugu coffee from Kenya for Christmas, you’ll have to take my word for it without photographic evidence. It turned out to be a very similar coffee to the Craft Coffee SL 34, SL 28 that I got from my friend Jen and reviewed here. Both bags of beans were from Kenya and both were very nicely roasted and delicious. However, I have to give Lexington Coffee a slight edge because the currant flavor is definitely there at the finish. The Craft Coffee finish was good, but I wouldn’t describe it as currant. Apparently, I’m not the only one who liked the Kibugu because the rating you see above is what it received from Coffee Review. Delicious. You should buy a bag. Actually, you should buy a bag from both roasters and compare them for yourself. That would be fun and delicious. Meanwhile, I will do a better job of keeping up with my photos such as they are.

Craft Coffee SL 34, SL 28 Review

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My friend Jen loves me so she gave me another coffee subscription for Christmas, this time from Craft Coffee. I had the option of picking my roast, so naturally I chose light. Then an exciting box of options showed up. I’m used to coffee being called by it’s region or a blend name but SL 34, SL 28 seemed so intriguing I had to try it first. It’s from a region of Kenya called Kiambu. Coffee not only wakes you up and makes you happy, it teaches you geography too. Look up Kiambu, Kenya. Google will show it to you.

As for SL 34, SL 28 it’s very lightly flavored, not at all bitter. It has a very light citrus taste. I’m not sure I would describe it as passion fruit, but the grapefruit flavor is there. It has a nice finish, but I wouldn’t describe it as currant, but the finish is sweet. I actually think the flavor is improved by a touch of milk, not half and half, you’ll lose the flavor with half and half, but a little whole milk is nice, kind of brings out the citrus. It’s nice black too, but the flavors aren’t strong. This is a very light tasting coffee. I think it would be a wonderful coffee to introduce to non-coffee drinkers. Good stuff. You should check it out. Happily, I have many other varieties to try. So stay tuned.

What does the fox say? Nothing good.

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Dear Mr. Fox,

I understand that it’s mating season, but screaming to get laid in my front yard at four o’clock in the morning is bad form. All by yourself you sounded like two cats fighting. You woke up my dogs, you woke up me, you woke up my husband and you did not manage to attract a mate. Instead you got yelled at by me. Next time I will throw something at you. Seriously, there is nothing romantic about four o’clock in the morning. It’s not sexy like midnight. It’s not tragic like three a.m., it’s just crappy. Anyone awake at four a.m. wishes they weren’t and everyone else is asleep even apparently female foxes. Go try and hook up somewhere else.

No love,

Me