Sunday, February 15, 2009

life is trippy

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All birds, even those of the same species,

are not alike , and it is the same with animals
and with human beings. The reason Wakantanka
does not make two birds, or animals, or human
beings exactly alike is because each is placed here
by Wakantanka to be an independent individuality
and to rely upon itself.

(late 19th century) Teton Sioux

Will be in Chicago later this week and
away from computers too. Sadly, I'll
miss TT this week.

The SCAA is being held in Georgia
this year, but with the economy and
layoffs and slow work, one can't stray
too far from home these days.
Coffee Fest is in Chicago and we hope
to meet up with a couple of old friends
and try some new coffee and other products.

Before I go, recently California Girl passed
along a Friend Award. Syzygy gave me the
the Honest Scrap Award, and Kimy gave me
some Scribbler Award. I appreciate them all.
I have a hard time with these but when I get
a chance on my return, after showing off
some of Chicago, I will make good on all
three. Thanks again, they're fun and appreciated!



California Girl said...

Where do you find all your great vintage photos? i love this coffee/hot chocolate machine. Your blog is a feast. Thank you.

KittyAnn said...

Don't do it Icarus! Love the post, it is good we're all a bit different otherwise I'd be bored reading the blogs :)

The machine looks as if from the Jetsons era, how I loved those old cartoons. Now I'll have the Jetson theme song stuck in my brain all day, better than other things that could get stuck there though!8-0

Enjoying a cup of French roast this morning with a piece of toast from my home baked bread, how about you? Best, Ani

tony said...

Have A Good Trip.Fly Back soon.

Coffee Messiah said...

cg: Thanks for the compliment ; )

ani: Yes indeed. Today, it's a Direct Trade called: Itzamna, Guatemala. It has chocolate notes and a buttery body....on the mild side but tasty ; )
I bet your bread is very tasty too!

tony: Ha, ha, we're driving ; )

R.L. Bourges said...

cm: great collage, comme d'habitude.

but boy, this coffee business is serious business isn't it?

In my ever-humble opinion, the Lakota Shooter had it one hundred percent right.

As for Nancy and Frank, my only question to the two ding-a-lings is: exactly what was brewing in that tea pot they shared on the grass? just askin...

Safe and pleasant travels to you.

dennis said...

Dennis wishes you all the best in your endeavors. Whatever.

Anonymous said...

The Sioux nioux, C.M. I'm with R.L. on that one. I finished a book on the old west a couple weeks ago. Very disturbing and revealing. And are those the Sullivan Bros. on the first illo?

Also, enjoy the meet and the coffee. Cheers!

Ruth said...

I'm happy to see that the lady in the photo by the coffee vending machine didn't have to make the coffee in the office.

Have fun in Chicago.

Dot-Com said...

A coffee fest sounds like the most amazing thing in the world. I'm daydreaming now :-)

mouse (aka kimy) said...

well someone is gonna be buzzed this week. have a java good time!

looking forward to hearing about what's new on the coffee scene....for some reason the quest to make a better cup of coffee seems similar to the challenge to make a better mousetrap.....

Merle Sneed said...

Great artwork, as always. Have fun and be safe.

Tess Kincaid said...

I can imagine the glorious scent of coffee at the Coffee Fest. Take care and enjoy the windy city!

tut-tut said...

Nice; celebrating our differences and similarities.

Have a wonderful, convivial time in Chicago.

Dakota Bear said...

A coffee fest WOW! That sounds like the place to be.

Have a good time in Chicago.

Miss you at TT/

N said...

:) a coffee fest! sounds awesome. have fun! do share what u were upto there when ur back. should be interesting to know.

Squirrel said...

I bet coffee fest smells good, I picture a lot of happy & hyperactive people in the crowd.

Coffee Messiah said...

rlb: Thanks....history ; (

dennis: Thanks.....

subT77:A whole nation of people hidden away in the background, sad indeed.

ruth: She was ahead of her time and a womans libber too ; )

d-c: They're fun. Although we haven't been to one since '99.

kimmy: It's really all about new products, coffee tasting and barista competitions.

willow: It's always energizing for us to be in Chicago. And always nice to get back ; )

t & t: I often wonder why people dislike differences anyway? ; (

db: Thanks so much.

n: No problem ; )

squirrel: Actually, hyperactive is a misnomer. Besides, as long as you have food with your coffee, non of that happens ; )

ratatouille's archives said...

Hi! C.M.,
What a very nice!..Graphic design,
quote and music. I hope that you enjoy the Coffee Fest.
Btw, Did your "header' get a little wider? and I also like the fact, that your "header" is reflected in the "pupil" in the picture of the eye.
Take Care!

CocoDivaDog said...

Coffee Feast?
Wow, what a treat for the senses (smell & taste).

Speaking of Feasts, I've always wanted to go to a Garlic Festival. I think they have them out there in California somewhere.
Happy feasting!

robin andrea said...

Good journey to you, CM.

Coffee Messiah said...

dcd: You've an "eye" and a yes on both counts. Thanks for noticing!
; )

auntie: Garlic Fest is in Gilroy, Ca. I have a cousin who lives near there and has been playing in an all lady (until now) bluegrass group called Sidesaddle. It's huge and very crowded, or at least used to be ; )

robin: Thanks and my best to you and Roger ; )

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Unknown said...

Hope you have a great time in Chicago!

Coffee Messiah said...

absolute: Thanks, we will ; )

edward said...

i like the legs on that vending machine.

Mark said...

Have fun! Great photo!

Reya Mellicker said...

Have a wonderful time in Chicago.

Oh god. Those coffee machines? Forgot all about them.

Megan said...

Stay warm in Chicago.

Coffee Messiah said...

edward: They are kinda cute, aren't they.

mark: Hey, Thanks!

reya: we're hoping to score some Instant Starbucks to try......

megan: R U kidding. It's supposed to be cold, but that's OK. Thanks too!

Reyjr said...

Sorry I missed this post! lol.

Yes, u really deserve the award. :D
Thanks for the link by the way.

I hope chicago was fun!