Archive for September 13th, 2006

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and now for a brief update

September 13, 2006

So in the past week I:
served as a bridesmaid in T & C’s wedding (which was beautiful)
loaded up a moving truck with all my belongings
changed my location to Etown
signed a lease
received my first two salaried pay checks
opened a new bank account
signed up for electricity and phone service
painted 4 rooms in our new apartment
drove from G to Etown with a plant, 2 lamps, some boxes and a pissed off kitty
unpacked a kitchen
put together a pair of bunk beds
and most recently walked to our local coffee shop with free wireless and ordered a small chai and pumpkin bread

becoming a responsible certified adult presence = priceless

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ah chai with good froth

September 13, 2006

Froth is a key ingredient in any steamed hot drink. Obviously the cappuccino owes pretty much its entire existence to it, and despite how latte’s have it removed, is a natural by-product of the steaming process. Ranging from the crazy thick stuff made by half n half to the really light and airy skim version, by far my favorite is chai foam. Back at GG when I worked with B—-, we invented the Cup O’ Foam. Pretty much self-explanatory, this mainly consisted of layers of different kinds of foam. And seriously it was actually a really good drink! Foam is also important in a drink because it seems to keep the drink warmer longer. Now for all I know this could have absolutely no scientific backing, but seriously the stuff is like a little whipped blanket. So I encourage you all to go out and order something with extra foam (preferably something from a locally owned coffee shop).