June 24, 2011

Coffee Rant - Bali Blue Moon

Bali Blue Moon coffee is a product of the island of Bali, in Indonesia.  Bali has a rich history of growing coffee, but in 1963, a volcanic eruption caused the island to have problems that persisted for almost two decades, severely stunting the coffee industry during that time.

Blue Moon is a figure of speech that connotates the idea of rarity.  Something that happens every once in a blue moon... doesn't happen very often.  Like finding a unicorn, the Loch Ness monster, or a governmental tax decrease.  Sure, there are stories about Bigfoot, but no one carries size 52 sneakers.

Blue Moon coffee might just be the Fountain of Youth of coffee-dom.  A quest for some mythical water sculpture frozen solid somewheres underneath the Epcot center in the swamps of central Florida.  Explorers have scoured the mosquito infested tropical jungles and the back halls of Hogwarts looking for a rumor of better coffee.

Rich and smooth with a pleasant aftertaste, hints of a tropical monsoon, and Hovitos!

June 19, 2011

The Mobile Shed - Part 2

Finished the concrete floor pad for the shed.  The outer concrete foundation is four inches thick, and the inside area is two inches thick.  We used chicken wire in the cement to help strengthen it.

June 7, 2011

Tripping Westward

We recently returned from a vacation to southern California.  We drove through Salt Lake, to take in a U2 concert.  U2 is on their massive 360 tour which will be winding down soon, and has the distinction of being the biggest show in the history of music.  The stage (the claw) was massive!
From Salt Lake, we drove to Los Angeles and went to Disneyland.  We then attended Melissa's brother's college graduation. Then we promptly turned around and headed back towards Idaho.

June 2, 2011

Books 6-2-2011

I was at a garage sale a while back and scored a trove of Sci-Fi novels.  Orson Scott Card's entire Ender series, some Terry PratchettNeil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson, and some Isaac Asimov.  I've been reading the book Xenocide, continuing onward in the Ender storyline.