Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Trista!

trista used to work at homer's. today is her birthday. we miss her. laura really misses her. that's laura (left) and trista (right) hanging out at first fridays last august.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Name That Retro Tee

the answer to yesterday's coffee trivia is B. the 17th century king probably suspected that people met in coffeehouses to talk about his hair & read bad poetry, but king charles banned coffeehouses when he believed they met there to plot against him. fast forward to the current century: yesterday vanessa wore this shirt to homer's (pictured above) because she knows that i spent ALOT of time playing video games in the 1980's. if you can name the video game referenced on vanessa's shirt, you'll get double punches today!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What? More Coffee Trivia?

the leavenworth homer's (see last post) has been serving burgers, fries, and frito pies for over 80 years. now for some actual coffeehouse trivia: In 1675 Charles II, King of England issued a proclamation banning Coffee Houses. He stated Coffee Houses were places where people met to:

A) plot against him
B) read bad poetry
C) talk about his hair

if you know the correct answer you get double punches today!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Another Homer's

here's a recap of thursday's trivia: did the word coffee come from the dutch, turks, or arabs? the answer (according to wikipedia) is all of them. so, on saturday, jenny & i drove up highway 7 to atchison. we stopped along the way to eat at... homer's! you can't get mochas or lattés there, but the leavenworth homer's was serving burgers and fries WAY before the overland park and red bridge homer's were steaming drinks. if you know how long THAT homer's has been in leavenworth, you get double punches on monday!

Thursday, January 24, 2013


if you guessed in neon by elton john for tuesday's trivia... you were right! (hence the neon coffee pic). i was thinking last night, how did "coffee" get it's name? who named it? was it...
a) dutch
b) turks
c) arabs
d) all of the above

if you know the answer you'll get double punches toward a free drink today!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Hot Cup of Coffee

this song hit #38 on the billboard charts in january, 1985. how do i know? i listen to classic casey kasem countdowns (whoa! say that 3 times fast) broadcast from nova scotia. if you know this particular song or the artist we'll give you double punches today!

Monday, January 21, 2013

No Big Bills Please

as we honor civil rights leader, dr. martin luther king jr., i would like to remind customers that most banks are closed today, and although we appreciate all forms of payment (cash, credit, etc.) today we REALLY appreciate small bills.

Friday, January 18, 2013


the answer to yesterday's trivia question is danny mason keener. his initials, DMK, appear on a tempest high score at the beginning of night of the comet. at the end of the movie we find out that DMK is danny mason keener when introduces himself to a girl (after almost hitting her with his car). all of this started when i saw david munyan's initials DKM. today's trivia has to do with coffee initials. what does SHB stand for? hint: the initials usually refer to coffee grown at altitudes higher than about 4,500 feet above sea level. if you know the answer (or at least try to answer) you get double punches toward a free drink today!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


this was yesterday's trivia question: which homer's employee did laura clark go up against last november in a barista competition? the answer is david munyan. if you want to know what the results were, go here. here's another bit of trivia: if you rearrange david munyan's initials, DKM, you will get someone else's initials that appear on a video game high score in the movie, night of the comet. what is that person's name? if you know it, you will get double punches toward a free drink today!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Barista Competition This Weekend

over the last year laura clark has been showing homer's baristas how to improve their latté making skills. during that time she has been stepping up her own game in the coffee world. this friday laura will compete in the big central region barista competition @ 3:23. if you can't make it to the actual event, you can watch it online. here's a trivia question: the last time we blogged about a barista competition, laura went up against another homer's employee... who was it? double punches today for the right answer!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Two For Tuesday

here are the the answers to yesterday's music trivia:
the bangles - manic monday
the boomtown rats - i don't like mondays
the mamas and the papas - monday monday
...on a totally unrelated note, i saw a post-it note (pic above) that let me know an old friend stopped by homer's while i was gone. so val, thanks for dropping in. sorry i missed you.

Monday, January 14, 2013

More Music Trivia

hope everyone had a good weekend. if you didn't guess saturday's trivia, here are the answers:
chicago - saturday in the park
elton john - saturday night's alright (for fighting)
bay city rollers - saturday night
tom waits - the heart of saturday night
here's something for monday (today) each of the artists above recorded a song with monday in the title. try to name the group and their monday song for double punches. good luck!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday Songs

it's saturday. when i woke up this morning i thought about all the people that have written songs about saturday. see how many of these songs you can identify and get double punches toward a free drink today!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Alias

yesterday i asked a customer for his name after i took his order. he waited a second and said "jim." we both knew it was an alias, but i wrote it down anyway. i think that giving a fake name is a temptation that's too hard to resist sometimes. heck i submitted a different name while doing karaoke one night just so the emcee would say, "alright everyone let's hear it for OTIS!" along those lines, here's a little trivia: her name was magill and she called herself lil but everyone knew her as ___________ . if you can fill in the blank you get double punches toward a free drink today!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Who Said It This Time?

"like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries." name the person who said it and get double punches toward a free drink!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Mouth Watering Goodness

if you're wondering what's cooking at homer's right now, laura clark JUST posted these pics. amazing.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013