Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's here! It's here!


Remember me mentioning I had ordered a Super Automatic Espresso machine. Well, it arrived last night and my dh and I had anxiously unwrapped it to give it a test run. Ok...I have to admit it, I love it!!! Although, it might take me some time getting used to the strong brew. I'm a huge coffee drinker and I actually felt a bit buzzy after making myself 2 long shot mocha's this morning. I see my coffee consumption going way down, lol. There is such a huge difference in the quality of coffee/espresso you end up with. The Delonghi is so easy to use too. You simply do what the LCD tells you to do and before you know it you are sipping away. I'm going today to get a stainless steel pitcher to froth the milk in. I'm going to try frothing up some milk for a cappuccino so dh can have his favorite drink to.

Oh and I guess I can't forget to mention this. History was made last night. The first person of color was elected to the Presidency of the USA. I say person of color because I don't view him as an "African American" in the classic sense of the word, but I do see him as a person of color and I have to say I was beyond amazed that this country actually elected him. Many people will say that race isn't a factor in this country today, but I'm a black woman living in this country and racism is very much a factor in this country still. I'm cautiously optimistic about what his presidency could mean for our nation and I look on with hope in my heart.

2 comments:

Heather! said...

ooh, shiny! I love my new coffee maker--not sure I could handle espresso!

re: election...tavis smiley had some much needed comments on morning joe/msnbc this morning---about how having elected him to office doesn't erase the real barriers that are still there. But oh am I ever hopeful for the cultural shift to start taking shape.

Chi-Chi said...

Ooooh, weee . . . that is one flyy machine. I don't even like coffee but if it comes from that . . . I'll take one!!

I totally agree with you and I think it bears repeating: "History was made last night. The first person of color was elected to the Presidency of the USA. I say person of color because I don't view him as an "African American" in the classic sense of the word, but I do see him as a person of color and I have to say I was beyond amazed that this country actually elected him. Many people will say that race isn't a factor in this country today, but I'm a black woman living in this country and racism is very much a factor in this country still." I can't say I'm cautiously optimistic, though. I think I'm more cynical. But I'm also hopeful.

Oh, and p.s. there better be some quilting going on over there along with all that coffee drinking!! :D