Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Willie Nelson!

country legend, willie nelson, turns 80 years old today! some of his biggest hits include blue eyes cryin' in the rain, mommas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys, and on the road again. here's a lyric from another one of his songs: ...and this morning at breakfast i spilled all the coffee and i opened the door on my knee. do you know what song that lyric is from? double punches for everyone who takes a guess today!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Big Ol' Mercury

the day before homer's received new patio tables and chairs, this land barge was parked right outside the door. i used to drive cars like this when gas was less than $2 a gallon. i would find the biggest car driven by the oldest person and they usually wanted $500 for it. what's the biggest car you ever drove down the highway? double punches for your answer today! the answer to wednesday's trivia is white wedding.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Patio Look

ashley and i were surprised when the voice over the phone said "there's new patio furniture on the way," and within minutes a couple of movers were unloading 6 tables and matching chairs off of a truck. now our customers can sip their drinks outside in style!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Yay Laura!

our very own laura clark recently won a trip to attend the world barista championship in melbourne australia! you can read this interview for more details. you can also follow laura on her blog where she will make more posts about her trip to australia.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

White Mocha

song parodies date back to the 16th century, weird al made a career out of writing them. here's one about a white mocha, a drink that gets a few requests at homer's. click on the link below & see if you can figure out which song it's based on. double punches for everyone who tries to name that tune!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mug From the Future?

thinkgeek.com has this fictitious company's coffee mug for sale with the warning, "drink up because SKYNET will become self aware soon." do you know the movie that it is referencing? is it:
a) terminator 2
b) night of the comet
c) back to the future III
double punches for all you movie geeks with the answer today or monday! the answer to friday's trivia is c) they are newlyweds.

Friday, April 19, 2013

You Plus Me

you plus me are an acoustic duo playing at homer's tonight @ 7:30. they have played here before, but something significant has changed since their last performance... do you know what it is? here are 3 guesses:
a) one of them has a 12 minute kazoo solo
b) they now perform in gorilla suits
c) they are newlyweds
if you know the answer, you'll get double punches today! the answer to wednesday's trivia question is: there once was a video game called "coffee man" - the one nonfact about coffee from the list given that day.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Test Your Coffee Knowledge

how much do you really know about coffee? we're going to list a few facts and one UNtruth about coffee. see if you can find the one thing that doesn't belong:
-coffee is psychoactive
-a lethal dose of coffee is 100 cups
-there once was a video game called "coffee man"
-bach wrote an opera about a woman with a coffee addiction
and remember, double punches for everyone who gets it right today!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Quiche Went Wokka

don't look for the joystick, this is actually a homer's quiche lorraine with a slice missing (i ate it) and a few cream cheese packets. there was a song called pac man fever, do you know who sang it? was it:
A) Buckner & Garcia
B) Barnes & Barnes
C) Loggins & Messina
if you know the answer you'll get double punches today! the answer to last week's question was 8oz.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Boss

"hey buddy, could you wipe down that table by the stage? it's got a few crumbs on it... oh and hey, what do you think of my hat?"

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Between The Rains

"Now all the doors and windows are open, and we move so easily through the rooms. Cats roll on the sunny rugs, and a clumsy wasp climbs the pane, pausing to rub a leg over her head."
-Jane Kenyon, Philosophy in Warm Weather

thanks to laura for taking this pic!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Mmmm... Cookies!

mouth watering, crazy awesome, chocolate-y goodness, lip smacking, world changing... all of these descriptions come to mind when i think of our cookies. how would YOU describe your homer's cookie experience? double punches for all of you poets out there who can do it.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Yes Please

i first saw this coffee mug on an instagram post (thanks laura), THEN i saw it for sale on thinkgeek.com. how much coffee do you think it holds?
a) 6 oz.
b) 8 oz.
c) 10 oz.
if you know the answer, you'll get double punches toward a free drink today!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

First Wednesday Siren

this is a siren that is tested on the first wednesday of every month. it is two blocks from homer's. this is what it sounds like. remember, this is only a test.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Carol Channing Latté

deliberate latté art is a skill, accidental latté art is something else. david munyan poured this one and called it a mistake. i called it carol channing. can you see the resemblance? do you know her signature song? if you do you'll get double punches toward a free drink today! oh yeah, the answer to friday's trivia? england.