Monday, March 31, 2014

Mothering Sunday

yesterday was mothering sunday in the UK. coincidentally someone in the homer's coffeehouse family became a mother yesterday! if you want to send your congratulations to the family, you'll get double punches toward a free drink today!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nintendo 64 Tonight

woo! wednesday means game night! tonight's featured game, donkey kong was played on the retro awesomeness of nintendo 64. here's today's trivia: the "man" that you control in the game wasn't originally called mario. what was his original name? if you know the answer you'll get double punches toward a free drink! the answer to monday's trivia: humphrey bogart.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Famous Coffee Drinkers

many great men and women have enjoyed coffee over the years: martin luther king jr., christina applegate, JFK, the actor pictured above. do you know who he is? tell a barista today and get double punches toward a free drink! the answer to last tuesday's trivia: john cusack.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mind Games!

come to homer's tonight and play cranium, , mind trap, lateral thinking puzzles... MIND GAMES! solve a mind trap puzzle at the register and get 1/2 off one drink tonight!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Today's Coffee Quote

we haven't done this in awhile, so see if you can figure out who said: "I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don't trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen." was it Joan Cusack? John Cusack? Johnny Carson? if you know the right answer you'll get double punches toward a free drink today! the answer to last wednesday's trivia: william s. boroughs.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday

ah, throwback thursday... the one day of the week that it's cool to reveal our past, and all of the fashions we followed that embarrass us now. awkward family photos is a great resource for this kind of entertainment, and they do it every day, not just on thursday. do you have a cool pic or story to share? bring it or tell us about at it @ homer's and get double punches toward a free drink today!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Eurogames and Super NES Tonight!

hey! what's your favorite eurogame? settlers? carcassone? ticket to ride? come sit in on a game tonight or bring your own and get 1/2 off one drink! and if you really want to refine your retro gaming skills, check out our super NES games by the big screen TV!

Happy Birthday Jack Kerouac

today we celebrate jack kerouac's birthday. he was born jean-louis kerouac in 1922. kerouac is best remembered for writing on the road. it is said that he drank coffee, ate pea soup, and wrote his famous novel on a single ream of paper in just 20 days. kerouac hung out with some well known writers and poets in the early 1950's, people like allen ginsberg, william s. boroughs, and neal casady. one of these men lived in lawrence, ks. until he died in 1997. do you know who he was? tell a barista today and get double punches toward a free drink! the answer to the last trivia question: lois.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Winners and Losers

daylight savings time started yesterday. well, it actually started almost a hundred years ago as an attempt to squeeze more hours of sun into the working day. however, moving the clock ahead one hour has benefited some and hurt others. there have been winners and losers. the state of arizona is a winner because they decided to ignore daylight savings time altogether. drive in theaters saw a loss of business when the time change pushed their second movies to a later time. so... what do YOU think about daylight savings time? tell a barista today and get double punches toward a free drink!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Warm Night For Board Games!

it's wednesday, and that means it's time to break out the board games! tonight we are featuring WORD GAMES. Scrabble, Boggle, Upwords, Lateral thinking puzzles, Banagrams, etc. hey here's an idea, bring in a word game and get half off one drink tonight!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Ira Glass

ira glass turns 55 today, and if you're wondering who he is, then you need to listen to his NPR show, this american life. the show features stories with an in-depth look at the lives of ordinary people; sometimes the stories are sad, sometimes ironic, sometimes funny.