Tuesday, January 9, 2007

what do you do?



When you drop something it's a natural reaction to try and catch it (unless you work with press plates, I've already stated the disco that is involved with that)



When you drop something made of glass it breaks, so when you drop something glass you try to catch it.

Over the Christmas Holiday my sis-in-law and my bro sent a glass beaker french press coffee pot my way. I love it, not only because it makes some pretty spectacularcoffee, but also because it adds class to my wretched apartment and makes me feel good about having something of aesthetic beauty in my kitchen.

When you drop something made of glass it breaks, so when you drop something glass you try to catch it. The beaker portion of the press is clear "look at me pressing this coffee goodness" glass in a stainless steel carriage with handle, the beaker is removable and replaceable. In order to make coffee you have to both add coffee grounds and boiling water to the mix. Since I have limited space in the kitchen, I set the contraption in the sink to add the boiling water, for a number of reasons. 1st and foremost...I spill the boiling water on a regular basis. Sink, hot water...no harm no foul. Hot water...waffle iron/microwave/electric range...electricution, I don't need to get juiced...my gray hair is coming in nicely at it's own pace an doesn't need to be expedited.

When you drop something made of glass it breaks, so when you drop something glass you try to catch it.
I set the press in the sink this afternoon with full intensions of making a great brew, boiled the water, meticuously measured 4.30 scoops of Green Mountain blend French Vanilla coffee grounds (My coffee is the one thing I focus on prior to going to work...it has to be perfect. French Vanilla in a French Press <=insert guffaws in an outragious French accent)
Water boils...coffee measured, press in the sink....pour boiling water, press...ahhhhh perfect, only sometimes as with most things in life....things can go wrong. {Not like a bone fragment floating around a previous scar on your chin creating a Kurt Douglas cleft wrong; that was two weeks ago, but wrong none the less.} I poured the water, and the press slid toward the disposal, dipping one of it's stainless legs into the drain.

When you drop something made of glass it breaks, so when you drop something glass you try to catch it.
This gift was one of my favorites from the holiday season and the most handy of them all hands down.

When you drop something made of glass it breaks, so when you drop something glass you try to catch it. I neither wanted it to break nor did I think finding a replacement would be easy....It had to be saved. With cat like reflexes, I grabbed the teetering glass beaker full on, and jammed my hand into the mouth so that it wouldn't topple over. I'm not going to say that submerging your hand in boiling coffee water is a bright thing to do, I could say it hurts..but I'm not going to. I will let you know that it does get your attention, Catlike reflexes, and the concentration of a Bald Eagle fishing in Alaska for salmon, Only my cat like reflexes only got me to catch floating coffee grounds in boiling water (Attention GOTTEN!).
Adrenaline allowed me to ignore the pain for a split second and right the coffee press, I lost some grounds in the process.

Note to self: When you drop something made of glass it breaks, so when you drop something glass full of floating coffee grounds and scaulding hot water you try to catch it By the handle not the liquid asshole!

I re-added the displaced grounds, boiled a bit more water and finished making my coffee.

Today at work I wear proudly the reddish pink poached hand of coffee goodness as testiment to coffee drinkers all over the world. Somethings are worth the attention.

2 comments:

Gadzooks64 said...

French Vanilla coffee is the ONLY coffee.

So say we all.

Shaggy Bob said...

Amen, Sister!