Friday, March 29, 2013

Out Like a Lion

winter finally seems to be over, and to quote an old proverb: it came in like a lamb and went out like a lion. most of the people i talked to didn't seem to mind the warmer temps in the middle of winter, but they sure made alot of noise during the end of it when we got that last blanket of snow. the old phrase, "in like a lamb, out like a lion" started in what country?
a) england
b) germany
c) sweden
if you know the answer you'll get double punches today! the answer to monday's trivia was irving berlin.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lost Wallet

C.J. Hicks where are you? someone found your wallet in the parking lot. it's waiting for you in the sound booth in the CD rack. if you give that info to one of the staff, they will know where it is.

Carrots + Coffee Pot = ???

if you could play one song using carrots and a coffee pot, what would it be? give us your answer and get double punches toward a free drink today!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Don't Let the Snow Get You Down

"just around the corner there's a rainbow in the sky, so let's have another cup of coffee and let's have another piece of pie!" those lyrics were heard on the radio in the 1930's as a little 'pick me up.' do you know who wrote it?
A) George Gershwin
B) Rogers & Hammerstein
C) Irving Berlin
if you know the right answer you get double punches toward a free drink today!  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vernal Equinox

the vernal equinox signals the first day of spring. today the earth's axis is aligned with the center of the sun. do you know at exactly what time of day the earth and sun line up?
A) 7:02am
B) 11:33am
C) 4:46am
if you know the answer, you'll get double punches toward a free drink today! good luck! the answer to monday's trivia: intellivision

Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy Birthday George Plimpton!

today would have been george plimpton's 86th birthday. plimpton was an american journalist, writer, editor, and actor. he also appeared in a commercial for a popular gaming console in the 1980's. do you know which one?
A) atari
B) coleco
C) intellivision
double punches go to the customers with the right answers!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Homer's Angels

friday night with laura, angie, and hannah... bosley had the night off.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Kahlúa Is Back

good news everyone! homer's received 4 boxes of kalhúa syrup yesterday! now we can get back to making kalhúa mochas again. ok, here's the trivia: kalhúa is a mexican coffee-flavored rum based liqueur (homer's uses a non-alcoholic variation), and the first year kalhúa was produced was:
A) 1892
B) 1936
C) 1955
if you know the right answer, you get double punches toward a free drink today!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Three Piece Pan

i took 3 pics tuesday morning to capture a moment when homer's was completely full of customers. it was 9:30am, and i was working with kelly. i pasted these 3 pics together to show this rough pan-like image. there is a 3 letter acronym that is used in crossword puzzles for a situation like this: a time when a business has no more seating available. do you know what it is?
if you know the answer, you'll get double punches toward a free drink today! good luck! the answer to monday's trivia is office space.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Mondays

daylight savings cut my weekend short, and it was cloudy and rainy through most of it... but i don't have a bad case of the mondays. however if someone DOES have a bad case of the mondays, do you know the movie that gave weekday workers that go-to line? was it:
A) nine to five
B) weekend at bernie's
C) office space
if you know the answer you'll get double punches toward a free drink today! 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Facebook, Twitter, Etc.

when a new post goes on this blog, a link to that post goes up on our facebook page. it's another way for us to connect to customers, friends, and the general populace. we are also on twitter. now if we could just figure out a way to serve coffee through your computer screen (when you can't come to either location), that would be a neat trick. oh yeah, the answer to wednesday's trivia is: moon city.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

One Small Test For Man

there's a phenomenal swing band that has been playing regularly at homer's for years. the band has a talented line up of musicians, including a homer's barista in the trombone section. what is the name of this band? is it:
A) Lunar Module
B) Crater Town
C) Moon City
if you know the name of the band (or the barista) you'll get double punches toward a free drink today! thanks to ian stanford for help with today's trivia. the answer to monday's question is: south africa.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Miriam Makeba!

today would have been miriam makeba's 81st birthday. makeba was a grammy award winning singer, and a civil rights activist. she also recorded and toured with harry belafonte and paul simon. she was born in a country that now has a thriving coffee industry. what country is it? hint: her nickname practically gives it away. if you know the answer you get double punches today! oh, and the answer to thursday's trivia is 65.5 mph (that's how fast a coffee car can go).