Tuesday, January 31, 2006


In a rare camera moment, Village Idiot was captured here in his more "furry" days.
***Note, I'm not picking on you Idiot - it's just that your image is more easily manipulated.***

Monday, January 30, 2006

Heh Heh...

Messing around with photoshop (still). It's become my new addiction, if you haven't noticed. Took a shot of my face imitating Idiot's in his infamous picture. Pasted and blended myself in to it. LOL, now that is totally scary!
This is the stuff nightmares are made of. Especially since I was staring at both zoomed in about 300% trying to get it right. Yikes!

What I want to do today

All I want to do today is to have some spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam, fill my hovercraft full of eels, kick back and listen to the exploding blue Danube while I practice the art of how not to be seen lounging on the couch with my bucket while I eat one wafer thin dinner mint.

What do you want to do with your Monday?

and now it's mallard time...

I usually don't root for the ducks, but I love their strategy in this sport.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

It's the weekend!

Let's go somewhere!
Um, ideas anyone?

Friday, January 27, 2006

A Little Humor From My Neck Of The Woods

Three men were sitting together bragging about how they
had given their new wives duties.

The first man had married a woman from Alabama and
bragged that he had told his wife she was going to do all
the dishes and house cleaning. He said it took a couple
days but on the third day he came home to a clean
house and the dishes were done.

The second man had married a woman from Florida.
He bragged that he had given his wife orders that she
was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. On
the first day he didn't see any results, but the next day
it was better. By the third day, his house was clean, the
dishes were done and he had a huge dinner on the table.

The third man had married a woman from Massachusetts.
He boasted that he told her that her duties were to keep
the house cleaned, dishes washed,lawn mowed, laundry
washed and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said
the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he
didn't see anything, but by the third day most of the swelling
had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye.
Enough to fix himself a bite to eat, load the dishwasher and
telephone a landscaper.

Got to love those Massachusetts Women!

Looking for my long lost big brother

I was just out walking around Pioneer Square..enjoying a bad acid trip and shouting at the sky along with the other strung out junkies when I wondered...Its been ages since i have seen my big brother...


now,, who else thinks Sid and Marty Croft took copius amounts of controlled substances?

Thursday, January 26, 2006

HNT We see...who?


Here we have some hijacker body parts.
Don't worry,
these photos were not taken after a plane crash or a bombing.
Can you identify the hijacker from the photo?
Might be the same person,
but maybe not.
Any guesses?
Oh, and don't forget to have a
Happy HNT!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Photoshopped Tag...

So I was goofing around on Photoshop (instead of working), and hand drew Tag from scratch. It's not the greatest, but not terrible considering it's my first attempt at drawing with photoshop. The best part was creating the backgrounds using different brushes. Everything seen here created on Gimp Photoshop.
It sure was fun creating this, and now that I have the hang of it, hopefully I'll do more with it.


Tag Says...

Apparently there has been a request for Tag to make an appearance. Well here he is, saying something silly as he normally does. I'm just glad he's not calling my momma fat!

*This was thrown together pretty short notice, sorry for the lameness*

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Hey all ! I haven't posted on here in a while so I thought that I would share a funny with you ....enjoy !

Should Children Witness Childbirth?
(This is one of the funniest I've ever read!)

Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call. The house was very, dark, so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3-year-old girl, to hold the light high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby. Very diligently Kathleen did as she was asked. Her mother Heidi pushed and pushed, and after a little while Connor was born. The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom. Connor began to cry . The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the wide-eyed 3-year-old what she thought about what she had just witnessed.
Kathleen quickly responded, "He shouldn't have crawled in there in thefirst place. Smack his ass again."

Monday, January 23, 2006

Ask Lime

barefoot_mistress said...
Dear Lime:
Why does chocolate have calories, and what are you planning to do about it?

All food has calories. We need a certain caloric intake each day to maintain energy and function. An excess of caloric consumption can be handled through corresponding exercise. For example you may swim though the pool of chocolate as you sip it. It comes up even that way. Of course, if you don't have enough chocolate o hande to swim through you can just apply it to your partner's body as part of foreplay. The ensuing energy expenditure, if done correctly should negate the caloric intake.

DaMasta said...
Dear Lime: Is there such thing as a calorie and fat free chocolate bar?
LOL @ calories are afraid of heights!! THAT was classic!

See above answer to Bare. And go wash your mouth out with some high quality chocolate for even suggesting such a thing! Good Lord, next you'll be asking if carob is an acceptible substitute. I am shuddering even thinking of it. On second thought, let me go wash MY mouth out with some high quality chocolate! I need it to calm my nerves after thinking about the horror of carob.

Rio said...
Dear Lime,
If I eat too much chocolate, will I die?

Yes, Bad dog! Bad dog! Give me all the chocolate now! This is for your own good! This hurts you more than it hurts me.

The Village Idiot said...
uhhh...note to the editor...white chocolate is not a true chocolate...doesnt it have to contain ground up cocoa bean?

Very good! I was about to note that myself in this post. White chocolate is ONLY acceptable as a garnish or a decorating embellishment such as delicate white stripes atop a decadent dark chocolate truffle....something that visually contrasts with the dark, rich brown color and which subtly offers a slight textural and taste differentiation upon the tongue.......um...er...excuse me....I need a moment to myself.

bsoholic said...
Dear Lime,
I uh, er have this uh friend who loves chocolate but it makes him break out in pimples sometimes. What should he do about it?

Scientific studies have shown there is ZERO correlation between chocolate and acne. However, you are under no compulsion to tell your friend this. In fact, I recommend you encourage your friend to expunge his or her house of all chocolate for his/her own good. Then you can split the stash with me.

barefoot_mistress said...
Dear Lime,
Uh yes, where's the chocolate? I came here for the free samples.

Free samples? Who said anything about free samples? Do I look like Willy Wonka?? I'm just the answer lady.

snavylyn said...
I have a confession to make:
Chocolate - take it or leave it.

I dunno what exactly that means. Are you saying you love the stuff or that you are indifferent? If you are indifferent then crimony, woman........gimme yer chocolate now!

Q. Why is there no organization such as Chocoholics Anonymous?
A. Because no one wants to quit.
Q. How do I get two pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car on a summer's day?
A. Eat it in the parking lot.
Q. What is a balanced diet?
A. Equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, unless your dietician prescribes equal amounts of bittersweet chocolate and milk chocolate. If your dietitian is out of town and unavailable for a consultation, use both regimens for a week at a time, alternating.
**If you have more chocolate questions for Lime feel free to submit them here in the comment box.
And thank you for your participation in, "ASK LIME."**

Sunday, January 22, 2006


Because your wish is my command...

Italian chocolate for my girls, Bacio.
What do you think?
Is that enough, or shall I arrange for another?

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Have any great plans for the weekend?

Because I would LOVE to take you all on a whirlwind tour of some of my favorite spots in Italy.
This is the Arco Felice, right on the way to Cuma, an great historical site to pop into.

Right around the bay of Pozzuoli is Baia, and this wonderful castle and one of the best pizzarias in the world.
Then we can run over here, to Pompeii, if you are feeling energetic you can hike up to the top of Vesuvius.
We really ought to hit Sorento, Capri, Ischia, and a couple other spots.
But we have to stop by

Rome. And while we are in Rome, we HAVE to go here.

Then we can get some amazing seafood, and great wine.

After that, I guess we all have to get home on time for work, or school, or whatever.

Well, did ya have fun?

Friday, January 20, 2006

Looks Like Lime Dove right in!!!

Come on in...

the chocolate's fine!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

HNThis Is The Last Coffee Post

This little blogger went to Cafe Umbria.
(because he's a coffee snob)

This little blogger added liqueur.
(because Irish Creme is yummy)

This little blogger had none.
(because that's hot chocolate baby)

This little blogger cried,
"This stuff is disgusting!!
What is wrong with you people?"

Happy HNT!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Joke Time


An elderly man lay dying in his bed.

In death's agony, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs.

He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands. With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen.

Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven: there, spread out upon newspapers on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table, landing on his knees in a rumpled posture. His parched lips parted; the wondrous taste of the cookie was already in his mouth; seemingly bringing him back to life.

The aged and withered hand, shockingly made its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.

"Stay out of those," she said, "they're for the funeral."

Oh Miss Lime, your post has arrived.

Keep scrolling, there is more good stuff under this post.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

One more thing...about coffee

After perusing the pages here...I ran across a seemingly simple coffee quiz. After noticing the comments and scores....

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark!

Scarred Yet Again

So i was reading and finally caught up on all the blogs.. Thom i have this to say to you!

Yes..You captured my pain...my descent into what can only be described as my own personal hell, populated with smiling evil barristas, forcing black sludge down my throat...much like that one Gumby Episode that scarred me deeply...

I hope you are enjoying my pain and torment!!!

Happy Birthday To Thomcat Too

there once was a boy we called thomcat
who always thought he was so "all that"

he’d sit in his cube
and stare at the tube

happily blogging all day

this boy who is always so fickle
for each girl – if I had a nickel

is one funny dude
and sometimes is crude

but expresses himself in his own way

i hope that your day is a good one
filled with laughter and beer and is much fun

that work goes by fast
and you go have a blast

have an absolute wonderful birthday



Bare started a little birthday tradition back in Trivia Madness! Birthday girls get nekkid men. So Snavy, here are some to choose from. You get him for 24 hours. He will do your bidding. He cooks, he cleans, he puts the toilet seat down. He tends kids and is skilled in sexual technique. He's all yours, kiddo. Happy birthday!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Alright, this is the last time, I promise,

then I will stop talking about coffee.
But all the talk had me jonesin'.

This is my favorite lil demitasse set.
And good caffe always puts a smile on MY face,
so they are quite fitting.

But then, I thought, poor Lime, and Susie, and Breazy, and Shez_ling, so...
I have a pot of black tea, green tea and some of that creme brulee tea I was telling you about, Lime.
There is also caffe for the coffee drinkers, as well as cocoa, airline liquor, and a cold drink for those who prefer their beverages on ice. Come on over, guys!
And last, but not least, BS

here is some SBC (pre-ground, but we are taking small steps) just for you.

It is sitting with the envelope, ready to head to you as soon as you email me an address.

So, while we are sitting here drinking our beverages of choice...

a little quiz?

Just to see if you were paying attention.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

An Ode to Idiot

This is a story about a man who loved his coffee.
His favorite coffee shop bought out by a huge company.

He was saddened at first, since his little haven had to change.

He never felt at ease in there, as everything was strange.

His sadness then slowly turned into anger and fear.

He promised himself that he can never go near.

His frustration grew as more people came and stayed.

As he avoided these shops, is if they were the plague.

Now he's in trouble for his pranks and his games.

Against this innocent Coffeeshopthatshallnotbenamed

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Coffee school

Although coffee is one of the most heavily consumed drinks on the earth, many people know very little about the factors that can determine the difference between a great cup of coffee and a mediocre one. Coffee is the largest traded commodity throughout the world; yes, even greater than oil.
Coffee can grow anywhere between the Tropic of Cancer to the north and the Tropic of Capricorn below the equator. Although coffee is grown from sea level up to 7,000 feet, the higher quality grades are grown at higher altitude ranges.

Coffee is divided into two categories, Arabica & Robusta. Arabica coffee is the superior species from the coffee lover's point of view. Arabica beans are the bean of choice in "gourmet" or "specialty coffees". Arabica coffee beans produce the rich flavor and body found in a good cup of coffee. Robusta lacks this flavor and body.
There are several differences between Robusta and Arabica coffee beans. Arabica coffee is difficult to grow. It is more prone to disease, requires more hand cultivation, and yields smaller harvests per acre. The Robusta species is a hardy, high-yielding plant resistant to the numerous pests which afflict coffee.
Robusta coffees have higher caffeine content than Arabica; up to twice as much. Robusta is used in instant coffees and in most blends found on grocery store shelves. Arabica beans are much more expensive, which is why the large coffee companies use predominantly Robusta coffee.
Sometimes coffee companies will blend a small amount of coffee Arabica with a larger portion of Robusta. Coffee regulations in the United States only require manufacturers to specify that they are selling 100% coffee. This allows coffee manufacturers to blend 10% of an expensive type of coffee with a much cheaper grade and advertise is it as a specialty blend of coffee. This can be avoided by ensuring that when you buy coffee that they specify that it is 100% from the country and crop advertised.
Roasting also affects taste, as does the length of time from roasting to consumption. Unlike fine wine, roasted coffee does not improve with age. With modern packaging methods the window of optimum taste after roasting is extended from 2-5 days for up to several weeks; however, grocery store coffee can be on the shelf up to six months before reaching the consumer. Coffee is best stored in a cool, dark place with constant humidity- keep it out of the fridge.
African, Malaysian, Central American, and South American coffee beans all have distinct flavor characteristics and the darkness of the roast will yield different characteristics. The roast that is characterized as "Italian", the darkest of the roasts, (Starbucks) will cover a multitude of flavor flaws.
Other important factors include:
the grinding of the bean (for the love of all that is holy, please don't drink coffee that was ground up months ago, it is a travesty!), coffee should be as fine as possible without turning it to powder
for American-style coffee, the filter. Paper filters are the most common but absorb many of the oils that contain the flavor of the coffee. Metal filters are often coated to prevent a metallic flavor and have the advantage of being permanant. Cloth filter are a good flavor alternative though they require rinsing (clear water only) and have a life span of about 3 months.
Brewing at the proper temperature; starting with clean, fresh water (alkalines are not friendly with coffee), and keeping your coffee making equipment clean will all contribute to a better cup as well.
NEVER allow coffee to boil, the coffee gods will weep.
And a finally, the best for last...
espresso...good espresso is rich, heavy-bodied, and almost syrupy; furthermore, it has the characteristic bittersweet bite of dark-roast coffee. The sharp flavor and heavy body make it an ideal coffee to be drunk with milk and sugar, milk dilutes and mellows the strong, sharp coffee.
Espresso is several things at once. It is a unique method of brewing in which hot water is forced under pressure through tightly packed coffee, a cup at a time. It is a roast of coffee, darker brown than the normal American roast but not quite black. In a larger sense, it is an entire approach to coffee cuisine, involving not only roast and brewing method, but grind and grinder, and a technique of heating milk. In the largest sense of all, it is an atmosphere or mystique: The espresso brewing machine is the spiritual heart and esthetic centerpiece of the European-style cafe.
There are two basic requirements for making good espresso. First, you need to grind the coffee just fine enough, and tamp it down in the filter basket just hard enough, so that the barrier of ground coffee resists the pressure of the hot water sufficiently to produce a slow dribble of dark, rich liquid. Second, you need to stop the dribble at just the right moment, before the oils in the coffee are exhausted and the brew becomes bitter and thin.

Alright, I will stop now. (breathing deeply)
Just imagine, this is only on the topic of coffee,
don't get me started on politics, religion,
or the freaking-27-straight-days-of-rain weather!

Friday, January 13, 2006

"Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself."
~ Rowling

There I said it!!!!

TheCoffeeShopThatShallBeNameless? No way! Never!

Please note that Barefoot Mistresses husband, Mr Ratburn, manages to feed his coffee addiction without ever entering a St***ucks! For this, we congratulate him, and welcome him to this honorary Hijacked post! You rock, Ratburn!

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a rare setback for the company that made "Frappuccino" a household word, a federal judge ruled that a small New Hampshire coffee roaster can keep selling its "Charbucks" brand coffee beans, following a nearly decade-long legal battle with S****ucks Corp.

Judge Laura Swain of New York federal court ruled last month that consumers were unlikely to be confused between S****ucks and the "Charbucks" and "Mister Charbucks" coffee blends sold by the family-owned Black Bear Micro Roastery of Centre Tuftonboro, New Hampshire.

The judge also ruled that the world's largest coffee shop chain had failed to prove the "Charbucks" products had tarnished its image. S****ucks sued Black Bear in 2001, though its legal department first raised objections to Black Bear's use of the term "Charbucks" in 1997. In a statement, S****ucks said it was currently reviewing the court's opinion.

Late last year, a federal judge in Oregon ruled in favour of S****ucks in a case involving a woman named Samantha Buck who had named her Astoria, Oregon coffee shop Sambucks


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

IT'S Time For HNT

They're creepy and they're kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They're all together ooky,

The Swhab Family.
Their house is a museum
Where people come to see 'em
They really are a scream

The Shwab Family.
So get a witches shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We're gonna pay a call on
The Swhab Family.

Happy HNT!!!!

What Did Our Little Susie Win

< name="Susie" winner="true">
< contest id="What The Idiot Did Today">
< type="fruit" style="detachable" flavor="banana">
< make="porsche" color="red">
< /prize >
< /contest >
< /blogger >

Say Hello To My Little Friend...

Scarface helps us hijack some blogs...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


'Scuuuse me? I think my score was highest!


Fine, so the idiot got one more question right on Lime's tiebreaker.
So what??
I have a better hat, better tongue and better hair. So there!!

Oh Mah Gawwwwd

So, I was like, totally NOT getting what you guys were talking about, it was like, oh mah gawd, I was so confused and stuff.
And then, I was all like, Wha the heck?
And this guy was like, Oh my gawd, you totally don't get it.
And I was like, What, don't get what?
So then he showed me.

And I was like, Ohh, like, gag me.

And he was like, Cool.

Monday, January 09, 2006

The Banana's Real Undoing

Just hours before being "peeled" by Lime,
the escaped banana was seen in a
Seattle "Hot Spot" with these two ladies.

"Pimp Daddy Banana In The House"
was reported to have been heard
- giving new meaning to the
"Top Banana."