Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Newbies

While I was on vacation, I got a notice that I was eligible for a free upgrade to an Iphone!  Yeahhhhhhh..... so I have finally gone modern.

This was the flip-phone I was using pre-July 2013 (so nineties of me, I know.)


Got an Iphone 4.  What the heck was I doing all this time without it?  I love it!  Hubs is jealous.  He has a Samsung Galaxy for work but he's already been playing with the features on my phone. Who's Zoomin' Who here?




We now have three coffee makers.  (Well, actually four, if you count the espresso maker we never use but sits in our pantry.  It's one of those things we received as a wedding present, used a few times, we think we need to have it but haven't gotten rid of it yet).  So the three coffee makers consist of:  a) a regular coffee maker (for the Lavazza coffee), b) a Tassimo and c) a new Keurig.  We use them all!  But the kitchen counter is now giving me anxiety since there's all this stuff on it now.  I am going to have to work out some sort of cohesive arrangement here so I don't have a complete breakdown over something ridiculous.


And of course, the last newbie.  The Royal baby, HRH Prince George Alexander Louis.  I spent an hour at work yesterday watching the live feed of the Lindo Wing doors, watching the cameramen adjust their umbrellas and refreshing the Twitter hashtag #Royalbaby .... and finally the Duke and Duchess appeared with as-of-yet-unnamed little George and hung around for five minutes.  Isn't he a cutie?



                                    via Daily Mail, of course

How many coffee makers do you have?  Do you buy your coffee everyday?  What do you think of the name George?  I like it.  Way better than Prince Brayden/Jaden/Kaden/Aiden/Drayden.  But that's just me.

Ta-ta!

p.s.  I also realized on vacation that my mother-in-law has a Hyacinth Bucket doorbell. 


26 comments:

  1. I have been an iPhone user since they came out, but I rashly got the Samsung Galaxy a few months ago, thinking I was getting stuck in a rut. Oh, I so miss my iPhone....but I guess I will get used to the Galaxy in time.

    Coffee machines...we just have the espresso machine which gets used many times a day by the latte addicts in our household...also have a french press bodum thing for when it is really early in the morning and the espresso is too noisy. (And I mean 5 am...anything after that and the espresso whirs away.) x

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    1. Hubs doesn't mind his Galaxy, but he definitely likes my phone better!

      Oh yes I forgot.....I have a French press too!! Oh dear.....make that 5.....

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  2. Funny - all we have is an espresso maker and a French press! I'll take that espresso when you are done with it! My counters are cluttered with food processor and kitchen aid mixer. I use both almost every day and they are too heavy to pack away nightly!

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    1. I also have a blender, kettle, toaster, fruit bowl, knife block on the counter....the list goes on and on. It's the weird conundrum....I don't want to have everything sitting out on the counters, but if I leave something in the pantry or in the cupboards, it hardly gets used! What to do?!

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    2. p.s. I'm the same way with boxes and rubbermaids. Still have some stuff sitting in them!

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  3. Real coffee houds here! Our coffee machine is a Bunn - faster than a speeding Keurig! One in the city, and another at the beach. They make delicious coffee every time. I use Zabars' Special Blend coffee, even take a pound or two of this along when travelling. Zabar's ships everywhere, btw.

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    1. I will have to check out Zabars, I love trying new coffee! My parents had a Bunn coffee machine, they had it for years and years before it finally crapped out.

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  4. For myself I have a Tassimo which does everything - tea, coffee, hot chocolate etc. My Mr has a Nespresso (which I haven't even unpacked yet after nine months of living here!!)George is ok, predictable more than anything.

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    1. In North America, I think the name 'George' is associated with being old-fashioned to a degree (the last baby I remember being named George was in the Father of the Bride movie in the early 1990s! ha ha) so you don't hear of baby Georges too often. But I think things will change now.

      My favorite Tassimos are the Second Cup Lattes -- BEST!

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  5. First, what is a hyacinth bucket doorbell??

    I only drink coffee on vacation and my husband doesn't drink it at all so we have one regular coffee maker in the cupboard in the city and a French press coffee maker in the country, just in case coffee-drinking company stops by. I do not like clutter on the counter so I sympathize with you on how to manage the triplets.

    George is an uncommon name for babies these days. Wonder if it will become suddenly popular.

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    1. LOL - you'll have to look up Hyacinth Bucket or Keeping Up Appearances on YouTube (it's one of those British shows, the reruns still air on PBS), her doorbell rings at least once an episode - it's the bell that plays the annoying sing/song-like tone....you'll know what I mean when you listen to it...

      My father-in-law rang the doorbell at the cottage one afternoon, just to be silly (we didn't even know they had a doorbell!) and when Hubs and I heard the doorbell, he caught my eye and we exchanged a smirk as we were both thinking of the same thing! Hyacinth Bucket!!

      I am going to have to come up with some kind of arrangement plan for the kitchen counter. Another VERY annoying culprit is all the plastic bottles and glass bottles that we have not yet transferred to the garage to take to recyling, the bottles/cans all sit on the counter until we have enough to fill a bag or container and that drives me CRAZY!!! Issues, issues.

      I think many new babies will be named George or Georgina. I like both.

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  6. p.s. please pardon my horrible spelling and grammar in my last comment!

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  7. Love the new baby George! Great name and like you said no doubt many new Georges will be making their way into the world now! Yes, so much better than these celebrity crap names. Poor kids.

    Anyhow, you will be addicted to the IPhone and wonder how you lived without! It was wonderful to have on my last trip abroad. Everything you need including a pretty darn good camera and if you are on Instagram you can use the super filters to make all your photos look gorgeous. That's another fun and addiciting Ap! :(

    I hate counter clutter. We have only a Nespresso now and all other coffee makers are in storage. I bury a lot in our pantry and then it never makes its way back out. Calming though to see less every morning! Enjoy your new toys!!

    xxKim

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    1. Let's see - Apple, Pilot Inspektor, Moon Unit, North, Dweezil....the list goes on and on. Poor kids is right. Can't people give unique yet normal names?

      I seriously wonder how I functioned without the Iphone. But it's one of those things, if you didn't have one, you don't know what you're missing. I am figuring out Instagram...I like all those cool filters. I agree, we used Hubs' phone in Chicago and it was very handy for maps, looking up stores, hours, weather, making reservations, etc.

      I have spotted Nepresso machines in the States but not sure if they are here in Canada. Will have to look, I have heard many good things about them. But it's not like I need a new coffee machine or anything lol

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  8. Congrats on the iPhone. I am still holding out on having a smart phone so I still carry a little archaic dumb one.

    We have a drip coffee maker, an espresso machine and a french press. I use the french press evey day for my coffee...my husband uses the drip. Love our coffee! And I have a whistling kettle for tea. : )

    Have you ever tried Lavazza's decaf? I have recently switched to decaf (Starbucks Verona)and I am curious what Lavazza's would taste like. xo

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  9. I have the kettle too. I could probably stock an entire cupboard with my coffee/tea paraphenalia!

    I haven't tried the Lavazza decaf - I wouldn't mind trying it though. I love my coffee, sometimes I drink too much in one day. Sometimes I need the caffeine, but I really do like the taste & smell of coffee.

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  10. I,like you,like a less cluttered counter. I have a DeLonghi expresso/cappucino maker which stays out. A french press which is put away when not in use.

    enjoy your i-phone

    Helenx

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    1. We have the same DeLonghi one -- that's the one sitting in our pantry....eek

      Hubs got himself a new iphone for work yesterday as he liked mine so much!

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  11. I have a Mr. Coffee that was my sons fav and a Bodum Press which I love (my friends say I am a coffee and tea snob).
    I had a Hyacinth Bucket doorbell. It was electronic and I thought I was such a big deal until I realized that the electronic code was the same for my neighbors across the way. Each time they had visitors my bell rang and vice versa. When it began to ring at 2 AM I chucked the whole thing!

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    1. LOL too funny! The hilarious thing was that my in-laws built the cottage around 25 years ago or so, and Hubs didn't even know until now that a doorbell existed at the cottage!

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  12. Didn't all three of them look fabulous and so genuinely thrilled? We threw away our coffee machines, I buy my latte at the corner store and Kevin tries not to drink it (but sometimes gives in. Our visitors from Pennyslvania hate us for it.

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    1. Little George is so sweet!

      ha ha as a coffee hound, I would be going with you to buy a latte in the morning! I'm one of those people who definitely needs a coffee first thing.

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  13. I wish I had three different coffee makers. I would set them all off at different intervals during the day. I love the news about the royal baby. He has already perfected his royal wave.


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  14. Just checking in to say hey and how are you. Also heading down to take a gander at your roast chicken, which is my all time favourite. My friend cook says to roast it with bony side facing up - counterintuitive but it works!!

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    1. Hey Jody -- things have been so busy here, lots of stuff going on but hoping to post more regularly now that summer is almost over. Hope you are doing great!

      I will have to try roasting the chicken that way next time!

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