Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Update

So i'm at the Counter Culture training center practicing for USBC and i've got some down time for a few minutes, because i'm waiting for M'lissa to get here to help me out (because M'lissa is my coach and without her i'm more of a mess than you could possibly even fathom). In any case, i figured i'd do a little update while i wait.

First off, M'lissa, Danielle, and I are leaving bright and early Thursday morning to go to Durham, NC to get Counter Culture certified. We've all been wanting to do this for a long time, and since USBC is only a couple weeks away now, we figured it'd be a good time for Danielle and I to practice our routines. It should be a nice little mini-vacation. We found out our beloved friend (and SERBC champ) Lem Butler is going to be DJing Thursday night, so we're going to have an awesome night out on the town Chapel Hill/Durham style.

Once we get back, the practicing will probably get more intense. I'm really excited about my whole presentation, i think it's going to be really good. I'm doing a slight Finnish theme and my signature drink is inspired by sima, which is Finnish for mead. Obviously, though, there will be no alcohol in it, and while sima is my inspiration, i'm tweaking it quite a bit. I'm putting bilberry juice in it, which is the kind the European version of blueberries, and i have to say, the end result is pretty damn delicious.

M'lissa just got here! Hooray! More later....

5 comments:

ben said...

watery yirg! yum!

Ben said...

It reminded me of whatever those espresso machines that Nestle makes, that have the little pods of "espresso" you put in them. Ends up tasting like really strong coffee.

But this was better than that...

ben said...

agreed.

ben said...

see, the thing about being in the hinterlands is that you're always playing with some new coffee. at least shannon and i always are. it's one of the ways we stay interested in the absence of a vibrant coffee community and a packed house. so, when people like you come through, there may or may not be something awesome on tap. depends on what one has been playing with. it's not really an environment for nailing a specific blend for life. instead, the fun comes from the moving parts, the changing blends, etc.

dunno where THAT thought came from ...

Saila said...

Well, I really hope there's another person named Ben who is having this "comment conversation" with you, because it kinda seems like you have a split personality problem and are talking to yourself. :D