Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I stopped at Cafe Appasionato (I just fucked that spelling) for a cup of coffee on my way to work today. There's something wonderful and elegant about a good cup of drip coffee. I love espresso but, good drip coffee is an art to me. The cup I purchased had a good scent. Rich and velvety with a hint of sweetness pre-fixings adding. I added half and half and two raw sugars. And the first sip was disappointingly bitter but after a good swirl and stir it mellowed considerably.

Midway through the cup there was a distinct lovely swish of a chocolatey flavor. Pleasantly warm on the tongue without being oversweet. That particular coffee I'd like to have with a croissant and a bit of a nice creamy cheese. I had a madeline cookie with it but the pairing of that and the coffee was a bit too sweet for me.

Overall an excellent cup of coffee for a good price. 1.60$ for a 16 ounce cup.

But I'm sad to report I think I have to go off of the coffee. I've noticed the last few times I've purchased coffee I've had a slight swelling at the back of my throat. Nothing huge that makes it hard to breathe but just enough to be noticeable. It goes away after an antihistimine or a lot of water. I'm not sure if it's the caffiene or the coffee itself. That makes me really sad. I absolutely love coffee. Not just for the jolt but I love the taste of coffee.

However it's only been since I've been sick that I've had it so hopefully it's only more immune system fuckery rather than an actual budding allergy. That would really suck.

I still am feeling sickly. Overtired and very cranky.

I called a snotty elbow throwing yuppie on the ferry princess and told him that he's not the only person getting off the ferry and to watch his elbows and briefcase. As he was trying to wrestle his way up the ramp he about hit a baby in a stroller upside the head with his ugly briefcase.

I'm having one of those days. People depress me. For my melanin challenged friends here's some tips in case you don't already know.

When talking to someone black (like me for instance) do not say anything that resembles the following:

"Oh you speak so well."

Now because most people won't take the time let me explain. When you say something like that it implies that you are expecting ghetto speak, ebonics and/or some other mangling of English and it's fucking offensive. Look at it this way. If you look Slavic and we met and mid conversation I beam at you and say:

"Oh your English is so good."

Now assume in this fictional conversation you are not from Eastern Europe and English is your mother tongue. It'd be offensive and I'd hope it'd piss you off.

Just don't do it.

If you really feel like you must comment say something else. For instance:

"You have a beautiful speaking voice."

Much better.

Other no-no's perhaps specific to me. And yes all of these things have happened to me.

Do not in the middle of what might be a good conversation mention vagina dentata to me and leer. That is not cute. I am not impressed with your knowledge of vaginal lore and you will not get laid.

Do not touch my hair and marvel at how soft it is. Nappy does not equal steel wool. Screw you.

Do not tell me the color of my skin is in any way exotic. It's brown. There are lots of brown people in the world. Piss off.

Just because I'm brown and you're brown doesn't mean I want to talk to you. If I don't look open to conversation don't fucking start one. Headphones+book= Back the fuck up.

Do not think that because I nod in response to a nod that I want to screw you. No I don't kthnks.

I am not impressed by leering from a slow rolling car. I'm not a hooker.

That said. There are ways that will not get you a fuck off and die look.

Tell me I look nice. Thanks.

When I say I have someone be polite.

The best rule:

Don't be a dick.

If you're to be an asshole go eat a dick. It'll shut you up for awhile.

Wow that was long. And I'm spent now. I need some more tea and I think I'm going to finish the other half of my madeline.

Goodnight Frank.

PS...Immune system fuckery fucking sucks.

PPS..I couldn't be arsed to spell check. Suffer the shitty spelling fuckers.


Your Loving Lyricist, Anthony said...

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10. She's got a lovely speaking voice.
9. She looks nice.
8. She's a Nude. Muse.
7. Never in my observation have the phrases "The Apprentice", "Don't go there", or "True dat" appeared in her 'blog.
6. A great many of her conversational experiences with the Melanin-challenged parallel ones I have had.
5. She is a surgeon when it comes to utilization of the phrase "Piss off".
4. She's a NUDE! MUSE!
3. She once called me a "hottie" a long time ago on a previous blog link.
2. She has excellent taste in music.
1. She's my friend, beeotches, so y'all better give her props.

(Hope she'll laugh at that one)

Nudiemuse said...

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