July 2024


Whatchamacallit 56: 100% Kona Coffee, Peaberry.

For quite a few years I was a coffee snob – at home, brewing and drinking only 100% Kona Coffee.

It started during my trip to Kona, Hawaii in 2014: the first morning, I was drinking a cup of 100% Kona Coffee when I stopped, turned to my travel companion, and said, “This is […]

A week without coffee

Morgen Latte.

I have a strange relationship with coffee, and a terrible relationship with caffeine.

Basically, if I get too much caffeine in my system, I cannot sleep.

Unfortunately for me, “too much caffeine” is defined as “more than one cup of coffee”, or, even worse, “coffee after 11:00 in the morning”.

Given my […]

Over the gym hump.

I went to the gym yesterday where I lifted weights and did cardio for an hour.

It was actually a great day because I finally was able to complete both sets of shoulder presses. I’d tell you how much weight I was lifting, but the number is so low as to be embarrassing—although if the […]

Torturing Myself: My Body Hates Me.

After a six and a half year absence, I have restarted going to the gym.

I’m not really that far into my re-immersion into the concept of working out—just over a week now—but it’s going well, so far. Even if my body isn’t really agreeing.

The weight lifting part of the experience—well, my body is […]

Annoying Public Transport Habits

As a frequent rider of public transportation, I have two complaints—call them observations—about people and mass transit.

First, why is it that people waiting to get on buses and trains feel compelled to stand directly in front of the door? Do they really think that standing there will let them get on first or will […]

Office Schedules

Dinner Site

When I get to my real office, I am usually the second or third person there—usually at about 8:30

Today at the Rotterdam Office, I got there at 9:15 and I was the first person there. I was also the only person there, other than the secretary who gave me a key […]