Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Post Holiday Post

there's really nothing special about this post on the day after memorial day. i'm just wondering how everyone else spent their 3 day weekend (mine was a normal two day weekend).

Monday, May 28, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

6 Degrees and Falling

there was a movie in the nineties called six degrees of separation. the title basically means out of every 6 people, you (or someone you know) know one of those people. last night i was towed home by a guy who is related to phil hall. phil used to work with me at homer's. if you know how much i had to pay for that tow, you get a free drink today! everyone else gets double punches.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Random Coffee Trivia

raw coffee beans soaked in water and spices, are chewed like candy on what continent? if you're the first customer with the right answer you get a free drink! everybody else gets double punches on a free drink card.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Bob Moog!

it's bob moog's birthday! google even posted an online moog synth to honor this great inventor. so who is bob moog? he's widely recognized as an american pioneer of electronic music, and his legacy is an inspiration for my own experimental sounds. bob moog would have been 78 today.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hypnotic Earrings

terry (a regular customer) was wearing these earrings yesterday, and the spiral design almost hypnotized me into giving her a free drink... she got an extra punch on her card instead. that was a close one.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Lauren's Ode to Coffee

Oh, liquid of brown hue Maybe with whip on top too To what shall I compare thy power?

Oh, strengthening potion Who speeds my motion Whether sweet, bitter, or sour.

What endless possibilities Of thy flavorilities From thee, I will never cower.

You lift my spirits You wipe my tears I am soaring above towers.

Oh, thank you coffee For you always help me

Wait a sec… who gave me decaf?

By, Lauren Tebben
14 yrs old
thanks to linda for emailing this to us

Friday, May 18, 2012

Lester... VERY!

homer's is glad to welcome back lester estelle tonight @ 7:30. ashley (my co-worker) asked me if he's good, to which i answered "VERY!" lester is one of the most talented people that plays on a regular basis. he's left handed, and flips the guitar upside down like slim whitman. he can also make his guitar sound like a horn instrument or a piano. i made my guitar sound like it was talking this morning using a plunger and a tube.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Little Big Gift

earlier this month kelly had a birthday. i watched alot of customers wish her a happy birthday and bring her gifts. one of the gifts was a mini watercolor set. it was one of those things that looked small, but was a big hit with kelly since she's an artist.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bob Knows About Neon

last week there was a blog post asking if anyone knew who discovered neon... bob w stepped up, gave us the answer, and won a scoop of mocha almond fudge ice cream! way to go bob! and, as always, anyone can get double punches toward a free drink just by reading the blog.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I Scream... You Scream...

...and when our new neon sign goes on we all scream for ICE CREAM! neon is so cool. does anyone know how it was discovered? if you're the first customer with the right answer, you get a free scoop of ICE CREAM! all others can get double punches toward a free drink.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Trista, Laura, and Me

last friday i went back to the crossroads art district to make noise through old boomboxes on the sidewalk. laura and trista (two co-workers) met me there, and stayed for almost an hour. this street performance is something i call mondo beep. it's a work in progress. this will be the fourth time i've done it this year. trista and laura are the third set of friends that have joined me on 18th street between wyandotte and baltimore. who knows? maybe next month it will be you.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Early to Rise

i was looking for coffee trivia or recent photos to help make a decent blog post this morning... but nothing felt right. to be honest, i'm still waking up. technically, i woke up at 4:45am this morning. i work the opening shift on tuesdays. i used to get up this early for two other employers: a donut shop and a TV station. one of these days i'll keep normal hours. oh man, i just realized that i made this same blog post almost two years ago... guess i'm a recycler.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Catch Up

alright, we are four days into the month of may without any updates on the blog... sorry. it's time to play catch up! may 1: happy birthday kelly! ok, that was the main thing i wanted to post. what else has been happening? well, one of our regulars (rachel) made a facebook page for her favorite drink: the white chocolate freeze, and laura made some coffee art (pictured above) that she explains on the audio track below.
coffee colors by laura