Tuesday, April 27, 2010


There has been a death.

Yes, the coffeepot I have loved for these six years has shit a brick, bought the farm, broke a big nose (wth??), died.

Oh the sadness! It burgled and gurgled it's last breath RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A BREW! I was ready to hop in Ruby with my Minnesota Twins sleep pants, Crocs, and raccoon eyes to get me some Caribou when I discovered that if I slugged the pot on the right while holding it on the left it would gurgle a bit of coffee into the carafe. OH GOD! THE INHUMANITY!

So, off I go, cheerily, (ha!) to Macy's to find me a new Braun. What?? There are no more Brauns??? Not so many white coffee makers? Finding a white coffeepot is like finding a virgin in college (boys and girls peeps - equal opportunity offender here).

I poke around the Macy's Marketplace area and after only spotting pots I DO NOT WANT (really? Black and Decker?? Do I want to saw my coffee in the morning??) (stainless?? really? Another flippin' thing to keep fingerprint-free??) I head on over to JC Penney's where the sales people are few and the layout is confusing (sing that to the tune of America the Beautiful).

I spy a lone, white, coffeepot that doesn't cost $149 (why would I want my coffeepot to vacuum the living room??) nor does it cost $19.99 (pure gristle!). It doesn't promise to do things I don't want it to do and it's white. It brews coffee.

Aaaaah, the coffeepot relief. The promise of coffee delight. Because everyone knows I have to have some caffeine relief in the morning. You do not want to witness anything different.


Pup and I are doing a mini-makeover in our living room as well. Here's a little sneak peek! I'm excited!


The Empress said...

I was so sad for a moment when our 15 year old Krups died. Then I thought, "hey hey hey! this means I get to go buy a NEW ONE!"

Yes. Life's sweet moments. I'll take 'em.

R. Jacob said...

A fashion tip!
if you have stainless steel appliances, wipe them down with Pledge(can should say Commercial Grade) and your cleaning problems will be over!

your appliance salesman

Karen said...

I'm the only coffee drinker in the house besides my 14 year old son who isn't supposed to like coffee yet... and so I don't bother to dirty the coffee maker daily...I use instant. Sacriligeous, I know. I've got my eye on one of those one-shot coffee cup things though... I think it's like $100. Anyone ever use one?

Heff said...

I was terribly upset when my Black & Decker spacemaker model passed on.

It's been years, and I still think of it often.

Blasé said...

SB gets in my way every morning trying to get to her 'fix'.

Y'all really need to toughen UP, and shake that addiction.

Love those Candles, Darlin'...Oh Yes!

J.J. said...

My brother buys coffee from the 99 cent store and reuses the filters. He pours it into a 16 oz glass and let's it sit til it's cold.

Even I gag, and I don't drink coffee.

Ms. Anthropy said...

I wanted a white coffee pot and ended up with black. I wanted a black or silver laptop and ended up with white! Go figure!

Daisy said...

Sorry to hear about the demise of your coffee maker. Nobody wants to witness me without coffee either.

Lovin the candles.

Marla said...

I am so coffee addicted....and I don't care!

Love the candles!