Thursday, December 30, 2010

Instant Joy

I had the best cup of coffee in Gstaad, Switzerland at a local spot called Charlie's Tea Room. It was creamy and smooth without adding anything to it. There's something about European coffee that instantly warms the soul.

I'm giving Instant Coffee a second chance in the New Year. I rekindled my relationship during a trip to London this past summer. English Instant Coffee is a way of life - why boil the kettle and brew the coffee? Knock em' both out at once.

Don't get me wrong, nothing beats good fresh brewed coffee. But, when you need it in a flash or just a cup, don't be afraid to give Instant a try. I've found it to be slightly smoother than a traditional cup and way less work. Cheers to new ways in the New Year!

Give em' a whirl, you won't know until you try!:

Starbucks VIA - $5.95/5 Servings

Folgers Instant - $4.99/8 oz. Jar

NesCafe - $21.00/ 3 7 oz. Jars

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fish Dance

Have you seen this victory celebration? It's out of control. The best part is #29 snapping a picture at the end!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Take me to the Movies

Recently, I have been asked for some favorite movie recommendations. Skirting around the staples, my first reply has been An Education. This BBC Film based on the book by Nick Hornby released in 2009 but I didn't get a chance to catch it in the theatre.

The attraction stems from an appreciation for surprises so I won't give too much away. Having never heard of the flick until it was on my coffee table, I didn't' have any expectations (no chance for a let-down). The plot was creative. The actors, Carrie Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard, delivered. My knowledge about London in the 1960s has increased (Mom - I know what you were up to!). All in all it's a winner for a wintry evening.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cake Wrecks - Holiday Series

Thank you, Regina, for introducing me to Cake Wrecks. This site is fantastic and always makes me laugh! The pictures are priceless but the captions are pretty decent, too. Page through the archives - it never gets old!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sustainability Quote

A couple Ford employees presented a great case on the Sustainability of Ford Motor Company last night. I really value this quote and truly believe in the message it carries:

"Business must be run at a profit, or else it will die. But when anyone tries to run a business solely for profit...then also the business must die, for it no longer has a reason for existence".    Henry Ford