by Eva on February 10, 2012
Lately I am a magnet for minor and intermediate disasters, actually I always had been but things are escalating. Sometimes I believe bad things just happen to me but at the end it is how it is, this is me and I should come with a warning. Just a list of last days debacles: I broke three glasses, of cause the expensive ones and every day one because it’s so much fun to clean the floor. If I look on my left hand, I can see two cuts slowly healing, still love sharp knifes. I bought bad milk and realized it too late. Disgusting! My left knee is full off bruises and I don’t even know why. My new pass pics? I am so sorry for everyone who has to see them, seriously I can’t explain how this happened (again). I am going to blush every time I have to fetch it.
These pee-wee accidents are bad, but after all I wish they would triple if it would make the next catastrophe never happen. One of my most enjoyed habits is surfing through the internet, reading blogs, writing emails while sipping hot coffee. Until I missed the coaster and my cup tipped over and suddenly there was coffee all over. The damage was ugly, a pile of unsorted papers (recipes and notes) drenched and forever unreadable, my clothes, pencils and pens etc. Until then my desk had always been a mess, ultimate destination for surprisingly a lot of stuff. The smell of coffee stuck in my nose like the overdose of someone’s intense scent. The odor of fresh made coffee in the morning? Yes me love that. But at this point in time it made me sick, not appealing at all.
And now the worst thing, you might already guessed… A wave of coffee made it into my notebook through the usb ports and the screen went black immediately. Red alert and a panic attack later I got everything under control, after all I am used to deal with situations like this. I like to see things positive, important documents are covered in plastic folders (I know me), my camera had been save and the carpet didn’t get one drop. After a few times waxing my desk it looks like new again, at least how new an old table can look.
Do you know this smart IT guys? Bad haircut and strange glasses? One of them looked at me and said: “You spilled coffee on your notebook? Happens all the time… No you are not a case for the emergency room, you killed this patient anyway, you’ll need an appointment.” They smile and think they are funny. I said something like thank you with a clenched fist in my pocket, the rest of my thoughts never left my brain. Without really knowing I made a comprehensive backup and just lost the lasts days data. And it took just one day to recover my coffee addiction.
Brazilian coffee cocktail
120 ml / 1/2 cup chilled espresso
60 ml / 1/4 cup rum or cachaca
60 ml / 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
Combine everything in a shaker or ball jar, add ice cubes and shake well. Arrange in glasses and add more ice cubes if desired.
More ice cubes means the cocktail becomes more watery. Chill all ingredients and make ahead some coffee ice cubes. Use good quality espresso, just strong coffee isn’t doing the same job.