Didn’t you hate when you were in school and the teacher asked a question, digging for the answer they wanted? You could actually have come up with a brilliant answer, but it wasn’t what they wanted so they persisted till you aligned with their rightness of the world.
Albert, what do you know about time?
Well, Fräulein Lehrerin, I think that E=MC².
That’s an interesting answer Herr Einstein, however do you think maybe it might be that time advances at a constant rate? Hm????
Poor Albert. Destined to become an iconic Bobblehead Doll
for his total failure to understand linear matters. But enough of theoretical physics. Let’s play, “Search for the Right Answer.” For our contestants today, the category is SEATTLE.
What is the #1 thing people associate with Seattle, WA? ~theme from Jeopardy plays~
Salmon – good answer, but no.
Jimi Hendrix – well, yes, that too, but no.
Bill Gates and/or Microsoft – that is also a great, intuitive and wrong answer.
And our final contestant, Howard Schulz. What did you write?
Coffee – final answer.
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! Yes, that’s correct!
We are Latteland, home of Starbucks (and 30 other coffee companies). The IV drips in our hospital ER’s are brown colored, our rhodedendrons look great because we mulch them with used coffee grounds, and no one blinks an eye if you ask for a “Venti half caf caramel machiatto, no foam, single pump of chai, with room.”
Daniel, who works at Starbucks, is also in the National Guard. Today he is deploying to Yakistan for his 2 week summer obligation. Yakistan, for those desperately searching their geographical databanks, is what they call the Yakima training facility in E. Washington; it’s hot high desert, resembling the Middle East. I offered to make Daniel some cookies to take with and had to remember all the hot weather rules which we had employed for his deployed packages. Chocolate is right out. There is nothing worse than having to clean your weapon because of the goo from your cookie.
But wait, I came across a great recipe in Taste of Home which was both chocolate AND transportable to the unforgiving hot box. I had to modify it. This is Seattle and the amount of coffee in these wasn’t going to appease the caffeinated masses, so with a couple of tweaks, here are