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( Feb. 21st, 2009 07:16 am)
Those of you who know me well will understand my utter horror when on Thursday morning my beloved Krupps Coffee maker, with auto timer start and shut off, gave it's lasting dying burble. I can say it at least had the consideration to wait until the end of the brew cycle on the second pot of the day.

I tried to get bereavement leave from work, but they just were not buying it. It seemed to matter not that my beloved "Uncle Joe" coffee pot had passed away. Though I was informed by my manager, almost tongue in cheek, that if I appeared at work Friday morning without coffee I could always be sent home, without pay of course.

So I had to make an emergency shopping trip Thursday after work. To my utter delight I found a beautiful professional grade Bunn coffee maker. Absolutely lovely in silver and black splendor with the perfect temp reservoir it makes a 10 cup pot of coffee in just three minutes...ahhhh.

"Uncle Joe" will be missed as he was the first purchase I made upon moving to Wisconsin. Seriously, I bought a coffee pot before I bought furniture! One must have their priorities! But now I must think of a name for my new family member... any suggestions?
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( Feb. 21st, 2009 01:07 pm)
Comment to this post and I will give you five subjects/things I associate with you. Then post this to your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

I was given:

1. Wisconsin
2. Irish
3. werewolves
4. religion
5. snow

by [livejournal.com profile] lady_karelia 

1. Wisconsin:
Ah, the state where life, for me, began. I moved to Wisconsin shortly before my 35th birthday and I the only thing I regret is not having moved here sooner. It is a beautiful state and where I live is often referred to as “God’s country”. I do not know if I would go so far as to say so personally, but I have to agree it is a wondrous place to live. I live and work off the banks of the Mississippi river and enjoy watching the seasons change through the river’s appearance. New England has nothing on Wisconsin when it comes to fall colors it is beautiful to see the colors bloom across the bluffs, then it becomes almost desolate looking when all the leaves have fallen in preparation for winter’s blanket of snow. Then, never too, soon you look out the window one day and everything is so green it can hurt your eyes. If there is one season I can say I am happy to see pass though, it is summer because of the oppressive heat and humidity. A person with, very, natural curly hair really should not live in high humidity. I must say Wisconsin has become more of a home to me than Washington State ever was or will be.

2. Irish:
It was not until I was in my twenties that I found out just how much “Irish” runs through my veins and I have, admittedly, almost obsessively, grounded myself in that knowledge. My screen name is “irishredlass” with some variations, my name is Irish in origins, my last name comes down from the Gaelic term for “a witch’s pot,” and I absolutely adore Irish music. In my dream vacation I will meet littlebeloved, stay in an Irish B&B and just absorb the country side and culture.

3. Werewolves:
I cannot say I hold an major fascination for werewolves, but Remus Lupin will always hold a special place in my heart because his affliction led to my first multi-chapter fan fiction “Require Your Assistance”. I guess werewolves have done more for me than I realized because they also brought me a world of friends I never would have dreamed of through the world of fan fiction and LJ. So yeah, they are pretty special.

4. Religion:
What can I say about Religion? I am probably one of the strangest people you will meet in regards to religion. I was born to an agnostic and an atheist then at the tender age of 13 chose to become Catholic (no I never contemplated becoming a nun… I would miss too many thingsīŠ). If that is not strange enough I later chose to take a degree in religious history. This led me to decide being Catholic was not really for me. I find I am more a spiritual person in nature with no “religious affiliation”. I have nothing against those who chose to “practice religion”, but instead figure there are many paths to one ultimate destination and as long as you follow your chosen path honestly how you get there really does not matter.

5. Snow:
As it is currently snowing outside I hope you do not expect me to wax poetic about snow. Yes, it is pretty, it is necessary moisture for mother earth, and I cannot imagine Christmas without it. But, by mid-February it is also a nuisance, cold and drudgery to shovel. I will not miss it when it is gone, but at the same time I will be glad to see the first flakes in October (I guess I am fickle).
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