Easy Street

>> Saturday, May 29, 2010

Today while driving down some weird off-streets with Jim in Bloomington, I happened to see a street named Easy Street. That was funny enough but then I saw a dead end sign. Hilarious but isn't that true? I immediately started humming the Easy Street song from Annie:)

We all want to find Easy Street, honestly? Right? As we mature, we find out there is no such thing. The Bible talks about it, too:

"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."  Matthew 7:13
Sometimes we want to go along with the crowd.  Fit in with THE group.  The cliques.  We might think it's an easier way to get around but remember the consequences:  it could lead to destruction.  Easy Street and dead end road most certainly do go together.  I bet the person that named that street had a sense of humor.  He sure made my day:)

 Another thing I learned today.  I tried out my new Mr. Coffee Espresso machine for the first time.  I waited and waited for it to start working and finally I messed with the knob and realized it wasn't all the way turned.  When I fixed that it started spitting the shots out fine.  Woo!  Anyway, I added caramel to the top after I had a good portion on the bottom already and oh my goodness - it was WAYYY too sweet.  I learned that too much of a good thing is NOT a good thing:)

I bought a bag of coffee for the very first time in my life yesterday AND I ground it.  I picked out a chocoately flavored one.  Mmmmm.  Practice makes perfect, is what I hear, so I will keep on practicing until I can make the perfect latte, maybe even better than the ones Mari makes me.  Well...maybe not THAT good but close, considering she is my teacher in all things coffee:)

This is Mari. I've hijacked Laury's blog. Shh... she doesn't know it yet.

Two years ago, July '08 to be exact, I announced to all our coffee loving online friends that I was going to introduce our naive Midwestern friend that seriously needed out of the box in her life...to Starbucks. On our very first full day together, we met with my daughter, Melissa. This is the series of photos she captured:

OK...she has her first latte in hand! Does she look excited? No?

She's nervous and says her first time is scary. hmmm

Mari: Well.....?

Laury: It tastes like....coffee...

ROFL! Ya think?

Wooboy...she's a keeper, folks! Yes she is.
And now she thinks she will out do me in latte-land.
I laugh so hard my face hurts!


Happy Memorial Day! 

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