Chatting Coffee and Columbus Day

I woke up this morning thinking I wanted to share a little bit of Foamy the Squirrel’s philosophy of the world.  You see, anything you’ve ever thought and wanted to say but were either too tactful or too politically correct to say, Foamy’s been there, saying it for you.  So I wondered to myself, what video(s) should I choose for my first introduction….and decided to do what most blog writers do.  I considered the people I read…and what I’ve found interesting.  And whether it’s been Jenny Hansen talking about her favorite coffee mugs or  Terri Lee who got “Dancing Cheek to Cheek” stuck in my head or Good Morning Joe. who discussed the merits of tea versus coffee there is no question that coffee talk has been a ruling topic of conversation lately.

In honor of this…and to give us all a chance to laugh, I figured I’d kick this off with some of my favorite rants about coffee.  I dare you to not relate….

***WARNING-If profanity offends you, you probably don’t want to watch this***

I always wondered about those cup sizes… Next…ordering…

You know…I LOVE Starbucks.  In fact, I wait with bated breath for fall so that I can get my favorite pumpkin spice.  The truth, though, is that my cousin in Michigan never went into a Starbucks because she was intimidated and never knew what to order.  And I don’t think she’s the only one intimidated.

As much as I enjoy Starbucks, the stuff I like is frou frou and filled with whole mik and sugar, and it’s not cheap.  So I’ve been limiting myself.  Thankfully, my guy bought me a Keurig.  There are so may flavors available for that baby and there’s the little cup thingie that you can use to make coffee with any brand of coffee, even if your flavor of choice doesn’t come in K-cups.  Between the flavored creamers & coffees, you can pretty much create all sorts of interesting recipes.

Oddly, my husband thinks coffee is gross.  He prefers tea.  So does my mom.  Me?  The only time you’ll catch me drinking tea is if I’m sick or losing my voice.

What is your beverage addiction of choice?  Is it tea?  Coffee?  Soda?  Hot chocolate?  What are your favorite flavors?  What do you think of Foamy?

Hope you’re enjoying your day.  If you’re from the States, Happy Columbus Day!  (BTW, what historical facts do you remember about Columbus?  Can you name his 3 ships?  What country sent him?…Share your knowledge of all things Columbus!)

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31 thoughts on “Chatting Coffee and Columbus Day

  1. Jenny Hansen says:

    Oh my goodness…I’d NEVER met Foamy the Squirrel! How is that even possible??

    Thanks for the chuckle, and the link…I am a complete coffee slut, no question about it. I’ll drink tea if there’s nothing else, but coffee is my true love. 🙂

    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      Well, I’m glad I got the opportunity to introduce you. He’s a stitch. You should check YouTube for his stuff on tech support. Or, in honor of Halloween, The Amityville Toaster. 🙂 He rocks!

  2. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches. says:

    I thought it was my age that I didn’t know ‘Foamy.’ I’m feeling a bit better knowing Jenny was also unaware (because of the age difference you understand). Coffee, coffee – I’ll take coffee every day over tea. But, I also want my coffee with a side chaser of diet coke. I don’t want flavors added – give me a venti skinny latte anytime and I’m happy.

    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      Sheri, it’s definitely not an age thing. There is a small cult following for Foamy, but in no way would he be considered mainstream. I envy you your ability to drink skinnys. The only skinny coffee I can do are the caramel macchiato.

  3. Katie says:

    Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, 1492. Spain, maybe. And I’m with your husband, I can’t stand coffee! The smell alone turns me off. It’s just not appetizing to me.

  4. Loni says:

    Awesome… loved the videos. I laughed out loud on those. I love coffee and tea. I don’t have to have coffee, but I do like a “little” bit of coffee with my sugar and creamer (Yes, I said that in the right order lol). I could take it or leave it, but it’s become a habit for me to drink it in the mornings. But tea… good ole iced sweet tea… I can’t live without it. It pumps through my blood stream!

    And thanks for the recipe. I’ll let you know how it comes out when I “try” to make it! LOL

    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed them! Sweet tea is fantastic, but I had to cut it out of my lifestyle when I decided it was time to get healthy.

  5. terrileeclarke says:

    6:20am, sipping my 2nd Donut House Coconut Mocha, LMAO at Foamy the Squirrel, trying to type while the cat chases the letters marching across the screen, I’m immediately sending your link to the two friends I know will truly appreciate Foamy. And thanks for the shout out!

  6. terrileeclarke says:

    Found this – I remembered part of the poem but do not remember learning the entire thing in school. (If it were me, I would not claim authorship, but it probably worked for 4th graders trying to learn history)

    In fourteen hundred ninety-two
    Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

    He had three ships and left from Spain;
    He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.

    He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
    He used the stars to find his way.

    A compass also helped him know
    How to find the way to go.

    Ninety sailors were on board;
    Some men worked while others snored.

    Then the workers went to sleep;
    And others watched the ocean deep.

    Day after day they looked for land;
    They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.

    October 12 their dream came true,
    You never saw a happier crew!

    “Indians! Indians!” Columbus cried;
    His heart was filled with joyful pride.

    But “India” the land was not;
    It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.

    The Arakawa natives were very nice;
    They gave the sailors food and spice.

    Columbus sailed on to find some gold
    To bring back home, as he’d been told.

    He made the trip again and again,
    Trading gold to bring to Spain.

    The first American? No, not quite.
    But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.

  7. maitchd says:

    Hey! Thanks for mentioning Good Morning, Joe in your blog! I had no idea who Foamy was till now. Going away for the weekend REALLY made me miss my usual morning coffee. It’s all different when you use a different machine and you’re not sure how much coffee to water you put in. It also doesn’t help if the coffee machine somehow never shuts off and realizes it’s done brewing! So, this morning I am having my usualy cup of coffee and catching up on some blogs/blog writing. Hope you had a nice weekend!

        • Kitt Crescendo says:

          Oh, that! Yes, I’m familiar with it…guess I misread and thought Bailey’s was a place… Bailey’s and Kahlua are both very popular cream drinks here. 🙂

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