On 11/07/2014 07:34 PM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote :
Caffeine is my current drug of choice. Without it kapha loves to go
high and I feel like sleeping all day. Unfortunately my espresso
machine broke and it is a bear to fix if I can at all. The company
seems to think that I should just buy a new one. What a "throwaway"
society we are. And it was not one of my "Starbucks" days. :-D
Good for you, I would rather fix than throw away even if it costs
more. It is my way of protesting. And also, that you have a certain
amount of times per week that you go to Starbucks. It is very
expensive - plus, I like to frequent my local independent rather than
Problem with the independent places is they often cost as much or more
than Starbucks and some just use a restaurant supplier grind which isn't
that bold. Also they often aren't very friendly places. I know the
folks at the downtown Starbucks and there is a nice patio outside the
place. Also I stopped drinking Americanos and have their Clover brew
instead. That's an inverse press machine and the drink is much
stronger. You can also call out which beans to use in it. When I get my
freebie I get the most expensive beans and the Venti size. You'll only
find those in certain newly remodeled Starbucks.
The cold and soggy NW indeed has much better independent run coffee
bars. Though when I lived in Redmond I would go to Starbucks then walk
two door down to a bakery that did all whole grains and had killer
blueberry cinnamon rolls. Yum! And I often ate breakfast at a locally
run restaurant that made real British scones.
On 11/07/2014 03:47 PM, s3raphita@... <mailto:s3raphita@...>
Aldous Huxley quote (1931):
"So far as I can see, the only possible new pleasure would be one
derived from the invention of a new drug — of a more efficient and
less harmful substitute for alcohol and cocaine. If I were a
millionaire, I should endow a band of research workers to look for
the ideal intoxicant. If we could sniff or swallow something that
would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as
individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of
affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth
living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly,
world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up
next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution — then,
it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small
problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and
earth would become paradise."
Sounds great - but I suspect that humans are so constituted that
changing our brains with chemicals is always going to have unwanted
<mailto:fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote :
I used to buy Ritalin over the counter, in Macau, and did a fair
amount - Yuck. Couldn't get weed, but any big pharma drug was there
for the taking. Bad situation.
<mailto:s3raphita@...> wrote :
Re "Cocaine DEFINITELY sucks":
Amen to that. Like you I only tried it a few times and the
after-effects were a warning I heeded. Ditto speed.
God knows what I'd have felt like after a methamphetamine binge (the
drug of choice today) - pretty sure I'd be suicidal.