Posts Tagged ‘coffee’

Day 207 – Coffee anyone?

Was in college today and our lecturer said to go out for an hour and come back with a photo of a barista, except we all had to pick a different one, and some place where we didn’t get our coffee everyday. So we wandered around and to my surprise there is a MASSIVE amount of cafe’s in North Sydney! Like nearly every second place is a cafe, how do they all make money??! Coffee must be the business to be in!

Anyway the first place we found I went in and asked the barista could I take a photo. He ended up posing with the other waitresses and making funny faces. One of the waitresses said that people, especially students, often come in and ask to take photos of them! Then she showed me a photo that a previous student had taken and it was amazing! I was a bit depressed, thinking there’s no way I’ll be able to come back with something like that. After that I walked around with some of my classmates while they took photos and while we were on the way back to college I saw this other place and thought I’d try get a better picture there. The photo above was taken there and I just liked the classic black interior and the guys black hair and dark blue top.

It was a good assignment in getting us to talk to people and ask them could we take photos, but also a fascinating insight into exactly how many coffee places there are in North Sydney! Who would’ve thought!

Quotes of the day:

But I love New York. I used to set my alarm clock when I was there, and get up at 4am and get a coffee, just because I could – Gail Porter

Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze? – Jean Kerr


Day 123 – Plastic Silver

I was just wondering how people in ‘days-gone-by’ used remember things? Or did they care about accurately attributing dates to events and memories? I’m a little behind updating my blog and when looking at my diary to see what happened today I had only one entry (i must have fell behind in updating my diary too!) that read ‘6.30am kick with Clarky’. All I could remember is that when I looked out the window at 6.15am that morning a bolt of lightening illuminated across the sky, it started bucketing down rain and I thought to myself ‘I ain’t going outside for no kicking!’

It seemed, from my diary, a fairly unremarkable day until I checked my emails and text messages and started to connect events with this, the 3rd of June. Turns out it was a day well worth remembering for a variety of interesting good and bad reasons! And the number one part of today I should endeavour to remember is to ROAR clearly at coffee baristas I want a WARM VANILLA LATTE not a SKIM, seriously, I know my accent my be a little difficult for Aussies but how does ‘warm vanilla’ sound like ‘skim’?? Anyway one has to wonder if I hadn’t been doing this blog would I have remembered little details like that. I suppose the rotten taste of the skim would’ve been enough of a reminder!

Quote of the day:

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.” – Charles Swindoll

Day 36 – Over the Teacups, Over the Presentation

Joke: A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning.

The wife said, “You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee.”

The husband said, “You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.”

Wife replies, “No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.”

Husband replies, “I can’t believe that, show me.”

So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says:


Definition: Deja Brew:  The feeling that you’ve had this coffee before.

Quote of the day: “Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups:  alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat”  – Alex Levine

Day 12 – A mixed bag!

Today was a funny day, it started off really well, a lovely sunny Friday heading into work with a fresh coffee, a packed lunch and the weekend to look forward to. And then it turned into one of those Fridays I absolutely hate! You know those kind where you’ve so much work you don’t even have time to look at your to-do-list and then that guilty panicky feeling descends and the doubts start to creep in that you are going to forget something vital that can’t possibly wait until next week, which you will probably get the sack over! 

To make matters worse I had to leave work early to rush to Kings Cross to the car rental place before it closed, almost didn’t make it because of a delayed train and had to endure the glower from an impatient booking lady who quite rightly didn’t want to be held back on a Friday of all days. Anyway got the car – praise the Lord! – but traffic was so bad I missed half of footie training. I eventually made it down only for the heavens to open up and a bunch of drunken cricket supporters passing through the Bat and Ball to ruin our game.

But not to be beaten, the day wasn’t over yet, myself and my housemate Una headed to the Erko for a feed, a Coca-Cola (my first in a week!), a comfy couch and philosophical discussion! Then headed home to prepare for tomorrow and to my surprise my dress for the awards night actually fits! Thank God I didn’t eat those last few chips!

“Into each life some rain must fall” – and it’s not a bad thing – bring on tomorrow!

Project 365: 3rd Feb 2010

Posted: February 3, 2010 in Project 365
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Project 365 Day 3:

I’m a bit tired this evening so I’m not gonna write much except to say that this was taken on King St in Newtown when I went for a stroll earlier down to the coffee shop.

I guess it does have a sort of meaning to me but take from it what you will, I’m off to bed!