Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, October 11, 2010

DID I REALLY HESITATE?

It is a beautiful Monday to start out this new week. There is no better way to get started than pouring that first cup of coffee made from fresh ground beans. We do a good job of dividing a pot of coffee between the two of us although I do tend to imbibe to a greater degree than my spouse.

This morning I poured that first delicious cup and seated myself at the computer. Suddenly something caught my eye. A gnat had flown into my cup. Leaning over and looking into the black abyss, I watched the gnat tread the liquid as I had this debate with myself:


"I can fish the gnat out and go ahead and drink the coffee."
"If I had not seen the gnat fly into the cup I probably would have swallowed it down and been none the wiser."
"If I pour this whole cup of coffee out, someone is going to run on a shortage of caffeine today."

Rest assured my friends, I poured out the coffee and got down a clean coffee cup. Now I'm working on reciting this convincing line:

"What, we're already out of coffee? You must have had more that you realized my dear:)"

Hope everyone has a great week!

22 comments:

  1. Ha ha I just wrote about coffee on my blog! I'm trying to cut it out for health reasons and boy is it hard!

    I go on Lynn's blog and read about lovely food and now yours about coffee! Is God trying to tell me something!

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  2. I would have fished out the gnat and drunk every drop! LOL

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  3. In the morning I just want my coffee to kick start my brains to wake up. I would have fished out the gnat and drink the coffee (beyond that my brains don't go before I finished my first coffee). Have a great week yourself.

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  4. I would have fished it out and went on with my business:)

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  5. I think you may have passed up some good protein :) Kidding.

    Hubby and I also share a pot and I get the majority, which would certainly explain why I'm always fidgeting.

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  6. I think you did the right thing. LOL. It's not like you can't brew a new pot.

    PS. Ella is much better.

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  7. I must say that I would have fished out the gnat and finished the cup of EXPENSIVE coffee. Fruit flies, gnats, tiny beetles...no big deal at this house.

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  8. Confession - I would have spooned it out and drank the rest.

    Have a fabulous week, Annie!

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  9. John has been brewing 8 cups in the morning. Gah! That's not nearly enough for the both of us. MUST HAVE MORE COFFEE!

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  10. I'd have fished out the gnat. :)

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  11. Time to get a Nespresso machine for Xmas, Granny!

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  12. "What, we're already out of coffee? You must have had more that you realized my dear:)"

    Then the gnat said " Have a heart,
    Lady, I didn't know it was your coffee. I thought it was my hot tub."

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  13. Ha! I would've given the gnat coffee to my hubby and poured myself a new cup. ;)

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  14. I can think of quite a few people I have meetings with for whom gnat coffee would be very appropriate. After all, sometimes we are just agents of karma!

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  15. LL Cool Joe – Maybe God is trying to tell us “it’s the little things that get you.”

    Kenju,
    Holland
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    Lynn – Shocking dear friends. I never would have picked you guys as fishing out the gnat and drinking the coffee.

    Maria – “Protein” LOL Do you think gnats would be approved for the Atkins diet?

    Beverly – Yes I could have brewed a new pot but I’m Scotch Irish and our coffee beans are expensive.

    Tabor – Wait a minute – you devour fruit flies, gnats and tiny beetles? Just how tiny are those beetles?

    Dani – I’m ashamed to say Ron and I finish off 12 cups. Yikes!

    Luxury-Loving Annie – Nespresso machine sounds good (what is it) and how does it keep gnats out of my coffee cup?

    Nancy – I can’t take it you’re so funny. The gnat thought it was a hot tub. LOL!

    Scarlet Ily – Shame on you -- giving the bad cup to hubby. I won’t tell.

    Riot Kitty – I see the headlines now, “Local Agent of Karma found serving gnat coffee in company meetings.”

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  16. Can't believe you poured out a good cup of coffee. After all he was only on the top layer you should have just poured that off.

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  17. Gnats are pretty harmless aren't they? If I shared your love of coffee I might just have whisked it out and supped.
    Now flies! I would never touch anything that had had contact with a fly. Not since that biology lesson. Yuck!

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  18. I can't stand the thought of Bugs in my drink! Or Food! Or when folks drop food on the floor, then pick it up n eat it! ewwwww-

    "You know the floor is only as clean as your shoes are" is something I say at work alot!

    Glad I gave up coffee too- now I'm into by the cup tea! Did you have to make another pot of Coffee? (I remember what it's like!)

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  19. Sorry Annie but I'll have to google gnat and see what's that LOL.

    Anyway I enjoy a good cuppa in the morning too :D

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  20. Stella -- I can't believe I poured out a good cup of coffee either. Now if it had been wine it would have been a whole different story.

    Pat -- I'm with you on the flies. I hate them in, on or around my food and right now we have a bunch in the house trying to escape the new cold weather I guess. They are driving me crazy.

    Snaggle Tooth -- Thinking of something off the floor being "as clean" as my shoes will keep me from popping it into my mouth.

    Shionge --If you looked at gnats on google you probably saw some critters as big as horses. Actually they are about the size of a pin head.

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  21. I need the I.V. drip of coffee in the morning, just not perky in the morning, a curse I tell you, though after working midnights for 25 years, and raising two kids alone, I do so cherish the late night peace, when all is dark and well. I may be a vampire.... :}

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  22. I'm afraid I would have fished the bug out and continued excepting it were one of those stinky 'oriental beetles' we have. Then It would have been tossed.

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