Morning glory

This'll cure what ails ya.

This’ll cure what ails ya.

Handy Household Hint: Whenever I run out of black-tar heroin and prescription painkillers I substitute a three-pepper, scrambled-egg quesadilla and a double-shot Americano. If that doesn’t get you moving in the morning, you’ve died during the night.


14 Responses to “Morning glory”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    The realtor called yesterday afternoon and asked if we could be ready for a broker tour of our house at 0900 this morning. So, we got up this morning, chug a lugged some oatmeal and coffee, and commenced to cleaning and making the joint look special. The further in this process I get, the more convinced I am that the 1% are running this real estate gambling house, and they make the rules. Patrick, still thinking about a van by the river? I’m thinking full time Rving will be the next step for us. Don’t like where you are at? Drive the damn thing somewhere else.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    By the way, it’s National Grilled Cheese day. Maybe I will watch “Chef” again. Love the scene where he makes his son a grilled cheese.

  3. Libby Says:

    ” If that doesn’t get you moving … you’ve died …” . Another pithy O’Gradyism to steal. Pondering who will hear it first. Thank you!

  4. JD Dallager Says:

    PO’G: That Dog Tooth Coffee mug looks like a vestige (and a good one I’d guess) from your earlier days in the Bibleburg area.

    Hope those 3 chili peppers were from Hatch!! 🙂

    Ditto Libby’s comment.

    Pat: Your 1% comment on real estate might also be applied to the caucus system too, eh? 🙂

  5. The (other) Donald Says:

    What, you’re moving??? Seems like you just got here! I hear there’s a house on the corner available for squatting.

  6. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    What the hell is a double-shot Americano? Sounds like something that might happen at a Donald Drumpf rally.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      It’s a beverage you can get at Dogbucks®. Pour two shots of espresso in a coffee mug, then finish filling the cup with hot water. Repeat as necessary.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Do they have good bagels at Dogbucks?

      • JD Dallager Says:

        PO’G: What’s your recipe/ingredients for the espresso? You make it fresh? Type machine? Etc.


      • Larry T. Says:

        Really? Someone goes to the trouble to make two (count ’em, two) shots of espresso, then destroys them both by adding a bunch of hot water – and gets people to pay FourBucks for it? Yuuuuck! Here in Italy they call that “acqua sporca” (dirty water) and look at you the same way as a dolt who orders a cappuccino after 10:30 AM.
        I read somewhere that FourBucks was going to make another run at selling that kind of crap here in Italy. Maybe if they put their shops in big cities next to the McDonald’s,,,but otherwise I think they got about the same chance as say, Pizza Hut.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        My espresso-making is strictly lowbrow, JD. I have a thousand-year-old Krups espresso/cappucino maker that I used to lug around to bike races back when obtaining powerful coffee was still an iffy proposition in many towns.

        I understand that for real espresso, one must use the proper grinder, and grind the beans just so, and then use some pricey machinery from Saeco or wherever to brew the actual beverage.

        But I’m a barbarian, so I just grab whatever’s left over from the morning’s grind, add it to the filter basket, tamp it down, clamp it in, add water, screw down the lid, turn the sumbitch on, and in a couple minutes I have a steaming cuplet of jet-black eye-opener.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Well, good morning. Our slow move has started. I could use a Dogbucks Double Shot Americano and a marble rye bagel with cream cheese to get my low speed ass on the move.

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