Secret Message Is:
I really hated to
resort to using a photo in today's Raging Pencils but
I struggled for hours and hours trying to make
a wholly different, yet entirely worthy,
concept work as a cartoon, but it steadfastly
resisted all attempts
reduced to a cogent bon mot. Thus this last-minute
bit of irreverence.
I'll save the earlier idea for some other
time in hopes that inspiration will
blossom in its regard.
Regarding today's comic, I guess I should be used to it by now but I still get
annoyed when a perfectly good secular event is hijacked by some pilgrim who suddenly
feels the overpowering need to drag his particular diety into it, thanking Him
for "letting us all be here today"... except the one's who were killed
in freak accidents or died from any assortment of ailments along the way.
These events are generally boring enough, so quit dragging it out already, lest
I commandeer the podium next time and begin forcing everyone to engage in a lively
example of the Lakota Ghost Dance... as amusing as that might be.
is the Toddy
Cold Brew System. I can tell you from personal
experience that it brews the best coffee you
will ever taste and it does
High temperatures, in case you
don't know, are what causes coffee to release
acid but the Toddy is, as the name suggests,
a cold-water brewing system.
I should state right up front that I am not much
of a coffee drinker. I love the way it smells,
love the way it tastes
in ice cream, but I find it
as a beverage even when drowned in a flood
of milk and sugar. Frankly,
me a hot cocoa any day.
However, many years ago the then-wife, who was almost physically
unable to get out of bed without a mug o' java to stoke her
adrenal fires, discovered the Toddy system and her stomach
lining, under siege from too much instant coffee, was saved.
then I've shared the item with friends and family and today
Beloved Girlfriend couldn't
live without hers.
It's a simple device... you pour water and ground coffee
into the white, plastic, upper container and let it steep
for 12 hours. Afterwards you place it
of the glass carafe, remove the plug on the bottom and allow
the pure, filtered essence of what can only be described
nectar" to drain
can even add water to the grounds and repeat the process
a second time. Since it's not heated, the second batch is
just as flavorful.
Pour a little of this nectar into a cup, add water and heat
to perfection. I guarantee you will love this doo-dad whether
you have trouble with acid or not. If you don't trust me,
behold the overwhelming roar of approval at Amazon.
One last note: Currently the GF is enamored of Dunkin
Donuts Dark Roast coffee. It's reasonably-priced and,
I'm told, damn tasty.