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Caffeinated Ambrosia: Or How This Blog Runs on Coffee


Another cup?


My proclivity for drinking coffee stems from an innate hatred of mornings. I like the nightlife; I like to boogie – so while most people are bounding out of bed yipping about sunshine and lollipops in  super-chipper voices, I’m calling the alarm clock a filthy name, hoping I don’t break yet another snooze button. 

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Want To Live Longer? Drink Coffee


KafeMandela agrees! Organic too!

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What Foods are Good for Me This Week?


I Luv Coffee too! Especially Organic!


In today’s New York Times, there is one article discussing the benefits of drinking coffee and one article questioning the positive health impacts of high levels of good cholesterol. It was comical to observe that one of the studies made me cheer – yay, more coffee! – and one of the studies made me frown – boo, less guacamole!

I try to stay on top of the latest health research but it seems like there is a different study coming out every week touting the benefits of one food over another. I seem to be more willing to believe the studies that tell me that things that I like are good for me.

For example, when the studies came out saying that red wine and dark chocolate are good for you, I stood up and paid attention. And rushed to the food store!

Health advice seems to change at a rapid pace…

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It Is Finally Here… Facebook Formally Prices Its IPO! (FB)



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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has priced at $38.00 per share, at the top of the already-raised range of $34.00 to $38.00 per share.  The offering size is 421,233,615 shares of Class A common stock and the latest prospectus amendment noted that if the underwriters exercise the overallotment in full as we are currently expecting then the total share count would come to 484,418,657 shares in the offering.

Keep in mind that Facebook itself is offering 180,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock and the selling stockholders are offering 241,233,615 shares of Class A common stock. The overallotment option is said to be from the company and from holders.

As we have previously noted, here are the top 18 risks we see with chasing the Facebook IPO for investors to consider in the after-market.

As far as the share structure, remember that Class A common share buyers who are getting…

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cold-brew iced coffee


Left over coffee, no such thing: Iced Coffee delicious!

a fistful of basil

So much of the Internet is already taken up with dudes nerding out about coffee, so I don’t really feel the need to add to the Greater Body Of Work. But if you need proof of my coffee geek cred, consider that I have a whole shelf devoted to coffee supplies. Currently, I’ve got:

— a French Press
— an Aeropress
— a Vietnamese iced coffee dripper thingy
— a Hario V-60 pourover device (thanks, Sarah)
— various pitchers, carafes, mugs, and other coffee service accouterments
— and, oh yeah, 8 pounds of green (unroasted) coffee beans and two popcorn poppers in which I roast my own coffee (this is a post for another day)

I would LOVE to add a Technivorm to this collection, along with a Chemex and one of those awesome Hario pourover kettles. But really, one of my favorite coffee brewing methods is also by…

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The Art of the Impulse Purchase


Someone’s Treasure Trove!

Never Done It That Way Before

Drinken van kokosmelk / Drinking coconut milk

A friend of mine is offering eleven drink boxes of coconut water to anyone who might like them.  (If you live in the Kansas City area, look her up.)  “Most ridiculous impulse buy I’ve made to date,” she proclaims.

It’s a pretty great one, I think.  Just say the words coconut water out loud (or imagine doing it, if you’re reading this on the bus or something).  It sounds luxurious, cool, relaxing, refreshing.  Lovely.

Unless you don’t like coconut.  Then it probably just sounds gross.

That’s the thing about impulse buys.  They can be wonderful, or . . . something you try to get rid of on the Internet.

J’s post got me thinking about my own impulse purchases and trying to decide: what is my most ridiculous impulse buy?

Katy's Hat Shop, Grainger Market

Sometimes, my impulse purchases are actually wholesome (you may remember my impulse Brussels sprouts a few months ago).

Sometimes, they involve in-store coupons…

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Mint Syrup & Rhubarb Mojitos


Anything that says TGIF is on me! Here’s To You:

grow it cook it can it

This project started out as an attempt to preserve spring herbs.When I first started my garden, years ago, I was working with this bare hillside covered with brush and weeds.  I didn’t really have any experience with garden planning and made some strange choices, once of which was to plant a whole bunch of mint.  I liked the idea of mint growing around my garden without me having to do anything, and since it would spread I figured it would take over the space from all the weeds.


That was about the dumbest idea I’ve ever had.  Now we have mint everywhere.  Don’t plant mint in your garden.  Put it in a container, not the ground.  The roots are so invasive, and even when you think you’ve dug them all up, they come right back.  God forbid you run a rototiller through it — then all of…

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