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JAVA !???????

Postby voxnaes » Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:00 am

Where are you, my young pup!! <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby java » Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:56 am

Ah! Vox, my Danish delight....

Java is still here. Busy but here.
Dyin' slow,
Flyin, low.......

Operation was successful and I am released by the Doc to ride. I’m back on the back with no time to lose. Java the Younger and I are riding with Lance in the Ride for the Roses in October and I have no mileage base to build on this year, so need to put at least 1,000 miles in in the next 8 weeks.

Didn't make the Central Texas Knife Show but will be at the Spirit of Steel for at least 2 of the 3 days.

Started roasting my own coffee and was looking for a good vacuum pot. You, being the wiley Viking berserker I know you are have hidden the fact that Bodum is a Danish coffee maker making magnate. You mislead me and the rest of the Forumites with your touting of the "play good" Lego blocks whilst selfishly protecting your own coffee interests!!!

I'm shocked! I served honorably in the Amazon delta during the Brazilian Estates coffee wars. I commanded a fast patrol carafe and won the Bronze Cup and Silver Thermos for heroism while taking on heavy decaf from enemy positions. I suffered wounds from bad coffee and was awarded 3 Brown Beans - the last one cut my tour short. On my return home I led the the BVAW and testified to Congress about the atrocities I that saw and participated in - serving instant and decaf in free-drinking zones, rapping fine Santos, Estate, and Matas de Minas varietals, and cutting the un-ripened cherries from young trees, etc. I served the people of California and Texas some of the best coffee they have had in their entire lives and now I want to be elected the premier coffee deity of these United States of America. <b>My name is Java the Black and I am reporting for duty!!!</b>

(Hmmm. Java's off on another vainglorious search for meaning for his existence again and hasn't even considered that fact that coffee comes from a Bush and they have had two of them planted in the Brown...er White House already.)

Any way Vox. Thanks for checkin' in on me. I'll drop you an e-mail later and we can discuss the missing Danish blades, Micarta re-supply, ARC flashlights, and discount Bodum rates. Keep the cheerleaders hot and ready for me.


<font color=Red><b>Death Before Decaf!</font> </b>

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Postby thombrogan » Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:11 pm

Glad to read your operation went well. From your writing, your meds are beautiful.

Now how to you go from the nation of Niue to the nation of Texas so often? The only similarities between Niue and Texas I can find are that many people dialects of the Tongan, Fijiian, Samoan, Tagalog, and the habit to emigrate to New Zealand when fully grown.

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Postby java » Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:39 pm

Bati, Thombrogan. Como estaca?? Ako umasa ito titikan mapulot ka balon.

Sad to say many young Nieuans, despite being raised in our rich island culture and taught the lore of the ancient ones, thirst for somoething beyond the peaceful clear seas, coralline sandy beaches, and rich jungles of the island. Our protector across the South Pacific now boasts a population of 20,000 native Nieuans vice the 1,400 of us that remain on the island. Puddlejumpers that used to ferry folks from NZ to Niue have been replaced by a 737 that makes the trip once or twice a week and also goes to American Samoa just to the north of us. My triple US/Nieu/New Zealand citizenship allows me to travel extensively and back at the Double E Ranch in Texas, I still have to deslime the eels, clean the pachyderm tusks, drive the herds to market, and make sure the ranch is operating at a profit to keep me in the exotic beans and provide the lifegiving elixir that percolates through my veins.

Mabuti at diyos basbasan sa ang pulo ng Niue!

http://www.niueisland.com/

<font color=Red><b>Death Before Decaf!</font> </b>

Edited by - java on 8/27/2004 5:40:06 PM

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Postby AllenETreat » Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:49 pm

<i>"Dyin' slow'
flyin' low" </i>

Java, me snowblind friend! <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Hoyt Axton
would take pride that his musical muse about
cocaine wasn't lost on a caffeinated generation! Operation!?! Avoid historectomies at all co$ts ( <b>especially </b> those done at the VA <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> ) For recupe, try my Dunkin' Donut's 96oz mega cup of iced
coffe for that long haul to the <i>rat race </i> <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> And remember, no flyboy's good unless he/she "keeps'em flyin'"

12 o'clock high!

AET

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Postby samosaurus » Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:26 pm

Hey Java ~ take care dude! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Glad to have you back!

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Postby dialex » Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:51 pm

Welcome back Java. We missed you.
Have a speedy and safe recovery. I am sure that in the tropical paradise at Niue, with all those girls dancing the hula around you, health status can only go upwards (if I may say so) <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby java » Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:02 pm

<b>Hiya Allen</b>,

Check six ya old Dog-face! I've got the CAS/BAI mission whenever you want to move the troops out! I gave up all hysterectomies after the sex change. Now half my e-mail is SPAM for cheap Viagra, Cialis, and ways to "Make Your Love Gun Bigger". (When you shoot blanks I guess that just makes it a starter's pistol) <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Things are looking bright for a career change back to aerospace, BTW. Stay well and thanks for the good words on our last phone call, my friend.

<b>Samo!</b> My main Man-o!

I owe ya buddy. Terima kasih untuk kopi. I hope I said that right. Interesting stuff good flavor and pretty tasty as a snack right out of the bag. Haven't figured out the proper way to brew the elixir yet though. Hope you and the Mrs are well. I should find time next week to drop you an e-mail. Take care my Malaysian Spydie-bro.



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Postby java » Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:15 pm

Dialex,

Thanks for the kind words. Hope all is well with you and yours. I see Ceya is progressing well with your collaboration. Keep up the good work and take care in Campina. Požehnání, mí Spyder-kamarád.

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Postby Al » Sat Aug 28, 2004 3:35 am

Hi Java ~ So ye've been under the knife too! I guess that makes you and me both survivors. Hope you're healing nicely.

I wouldn't mind trying out a cup of the finest coffee you can make....someday

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Postby aero_student » Sat Aug 28, 2004 2:58 pm

I'm glad to hear that everything is going well Java. Enjoy you ride with Lance!!!!

I think I am going to try and do the project peloton fundraiser next year.

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Postby samosaurus » Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:12 am

J ~ Much obliged dude! All you need to do, is to get a coffee press to enjoy them ground beans.. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby thombrogan » Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:11 am

Java,

I just <i>barely </i> speak English let alone any other tongues. If it's what I thought you said, then, yes, I can drink warm Diet Coke, but need nice to enjoy Diet Pepsi.

July reports from the Christians In Action's <a href="http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/" target="_blank">World Factbook</a> say that there are around 2,100 Nieuans still in Nieu. Seeing as people from your nation are travelling to NZ and not Nepal, would it be safe to guess the exodus is inspired by economic concerns?

Thanks for the link!

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Postby java » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:32 pm

<b>Al Brooooon</b>,
Ha'r ye doin ma wee lad? Just roasted up a batch of Guatamala Antigua - Los Pastores Mill from doon south of here. Second crackle was really lively and I thought she'd be releasin' a lot of oils causing her to tend to the overtly bright side of the palate. To me suprise she's a fine medium bodied brew with just a hint of acidity. Cupped her immediately and there are subtle floral hints that blend well with the anise black licorice tones. An unpretentious brew that both slaps ye wide awake in the wee hours and doubles as an excellent emergency coolant when those pesky radiator leaks leave ye stranded between here and Midlothian with nothin' but a fresh cupa hello. Great ta see yer still here an kickin. Ya be welcome at the EE anytime, laddie.


<b>Aero-Student</b>,
Sounds great! You've got a place to base out of here if you want to hook up next year. I got started late and only made the Peloton Ride for the Roses minimum recently. Mi casa es su casa, homes!!

<b>Samo!!!!!!</b>
I guess I wass unfamilar with the Kopi but the first thing I did was pop a spoonful straight from the bag into my mouth and start chewin'. (I do that with regular coffee beans when I'm at Central Market so don't think that's too unusual. Hey the chocolate covered espresso beans are totally awesome when you can find em!) Anyway I am assuming the press you mentioned is like the Vietnamese cafe sua-da press that sits atop a single cup?? I have two of those little rascals and didn't even think about using one.

<b>Thom</b>
Interesting. The subtlties of Tagalog are often lost when using the wrong inflection. I'm still learning here so bear with me. It depends on the source but sadly enough many of our young people continue to leave for the big city bright lights of NZ. Check out the movie "Whale Rider" sometime for a well done reference. On da island the drink of choice however is the fermented milk of old coconuts. With all the young ones leaving, it is hard to fulfill our duty to keep the beaches clean of the Loco-Cocos as we call them but we give it our best shot. Makes for some interesting dive experiences but wreaks all heck on the reefs. We don't have a fringing reef so da local Copas have instituted a No Diving While Drinkin' campaign to keep us local coconuts from harming our fragile ocean environment. DUI carries a hefty 100 strands of money cowerie, <i>Cypraea moneta</i>, fine. Tings ah gettin bedah tho. Just takes time brah. Later days.....

java

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Postby samosaurus » Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:16 am

Hey J ~ Yeah, about the Malaysian Kopi consumption, close.. its similar to how Vietnamese coffee is prepared. Over here, its pretty crude. Coffeeshop owners often use a filter they call "tapis" made from cotton.. It looks and is shaped like a scoop-net.. All you need to do, is to put the powder in the filter and run hot water through it.. Simple, but effective.. Oh, they may smell good, but I won't put it in my mouth.. Most of the local coffee beans here are roasted with butter and sugar.. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby thombrogan » Mon Aug 30, 2004 7:28 am

<font color=red><b>Java </b> </font>,

Had I known you were using money shells, I would've grown and dried some silver dollars. I think a money plant was growing on my lawn this Spring, but that's been sent to reincarnation.

I've had the 'Caf-Fiends' brand of chocolate-covered espresso beans and they are quite wonderful. A fit of palpitations in every bag!

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Postby java » Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:00 am

<b>Samo!!!!</b>
That sounds like the way the Thais make cafe yen. Always liked my coffee filtered through a sock! I’ll give the Vietnamese press a shot. M-m-m-m-m-m sweet buttered coffee beans. Is there anything coffee can’t do????

<b>Thom</b>,
Try hyper-anti-Reeses pieces - a few beans in a spoonful of peanut butter. My all time favorite after dinner drink is a snifter of Sambuco with three beans. Love the chocolate covered espresso beans but I’ve learned to keep them away from the family dog <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp ... sion><font color=FF00FF>Coffee! Coffee! Coffee!!! What kind/how?</font></a> I’m still in the dog house for that one.


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Postby thombrogan » Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:24 pm

<b><font color=aa0000>Java</font> </b> ,

<font color=11aa11>That's quite the tale! I'd be afraid that caffeine would send a poor pooch to the afterlife. Glad to read that you only had to deal with being ostracized and related expenses.</font>

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Edited by - thombrogan on 8/30/2004 12:28:20 PM

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Postby samosaurus » Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:19 pm

Hey J ~ Yeah.. Spot on dude! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> I need to take a picture and post it here.. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Its a world of difference from those expensive Italian expresso and coffee brewing machines.. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby thombrogan » Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:54 am

My buddy has a refridgerator magnet that says:

<b><font size=+2 color=goldenrod>Friends don't let friends drink Dunkins'</font> </b>

For me, the richest, most robust beans or watered down Folgers are all just caffeine substitutes for when I'm out of Diet Coca Cola. <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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