January 30, 2014

At the Orange Café...



... catch some sun.

23 comments:

Ex-prosecutor said...

If the Ultra Ball appears to have outer space origins, as did the Happy Fun Ball, as advertised on SNL, I'd recommend you do not toss them around while indoors, and, above all, do NOT taunt them!

mrs. e said...

Not for long...

mccullough said...

Complacencies of the peignoir and late coffee and oranges in a sunny chair

Scott said...

On a cold, sunny day like today, is there anything nicer than a pot of hot tea?

You can make a cup of tea with a teabag in a cup of boiling water. But tea made from loose tea in a proper teapot is so much nicer. You can adjust the amount of tea to get just the right amount of tannin pucker. I like my black tea strong, and a tea bag won't get me there.

Most grocery stores don't sell loose black tea anymore. If you live in a city with Indian "cash and carry" grocery stores, you can get big boxes of Tetley (my favorite), Brooke Bond, PG Tips, or Lipton Yellow Label loose tea. Arab groceries also carry loose tea. Aside from these sources, you can get tea through the Amazon.com portal.

Teapots: It's common to find the Western style pots with the spout joined to the body over a series of holes, designed to filter the tea and keep the tea leaves in the pot. Paradoxically, I find that the series of small holes holes don't hold the tea leaves back very well. Try a Chinese-style pot with the spout connected at one big hole. Tea settles to the bottom of the pot once it's brewed; and you can easily learn to gently pour the tea without pouring in a stream of tea leaves. No tea strainer required! Impress your friends.

The maxim is, one teaspoon of tea for each cup, plus one for the pot. But I find it's more consistent to use a dry measuring cup. Start with 1/3 level cup of tea leaves for a standard 36 ounce pot. Pour boiling water over the tea, and let it steep for five minutes.

Unknown said...

Where's Nemo?

SomeoneHasToSayIt said...


Henry Waxman resigns 'cuz he knows
That his leader is missing his clothes.
But he won't lack for money,
(Long as it is not runny)
He can rent out the space in his nose.

Scott said...

@unknown: He's chillin' with Waldo.

Scott said...

@SomeoneHasToSayIt: Oh, snap! And Drudge doesn't even mention it!

I bet this disgusting little man will be replaced by an equally disgusting little man.

SE Flores said...

WHOA, should have had a content warning on that picture. Molly, our black lab and a Class I Fetching Dog, went crazy with the sight of all those Chuck-It Balls.

Scott said...

Don't Chuckits work with regular old tennis balls?

t-man said...

How many oranges in the bag?

My guess is nine.

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lemondog said...

Does the Orange Café have
Happy Meals?

ALP said...

What are you doing with all those pistachios? Baklava?

ALP said...
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lemondog said...

Is this the best or what....
For Animal Lovers

SE Flores said...

@Scott - Tennis balls will work with a Chuck-It Launcher. They just don't carry quite as far and depending on their make and quality, get chewed up fairly quickly. The Chuck-It balls also last - I'd say forever but we have lost every one we've bought prior to its expiration.

CStanley said...

Baklava would be a waste of pistachios. Just eat them!

rhhardin said...

Bumper stickers at a stoplight, me on a bicycle.

An Obama lefty, one scratched-out sticker, another campaign sticker posted-over, expired registration.

rhhardin said...

I have found that traffic is less busy and the store is less crowded if I leave after one hour of Rush instead of three.

If he talks about his book I leave even earlier.

lemondog said...

@rhhardin, did you get a puppy?

lemondog said...

Just listened to a podcast interview with Nigel Farage Member of the European Parliament discussing putting remote stopping devices on all cars to disable at will by police.

NSA for vehicles. EU is a nuts as we are. How long before DC thinks it is a good idea....or maybe they already have.

Located news article on the subject.

Meade said...

I was told tennis ball fuzz gets trapped in dogs' teeth where it attracts and retains harmful bacteria. So I sprung for non fuzzy balls because Zeus is worth it.