Is it two tablespoons per actual cup of coffee brewed, or one tablespoon per measured cup brewed?
Also, why can't I remember which is which: A tornado watch v. a tornado warning? In my mind it makes perfect sense to think:
"WATCH OUT! Tornado!"
as apposed to the more casual and permanent:
"WARNING: This area of North America is prone to some pretty fucked up weather events that may include tornadoes, cloudbursts, sheer-line winds, lightening, tropical depressions, heat enough to make your blood boil, and, unreasonably, 5-10 inches of snow."See what I mean? I'm pretty sure that I have this one all wrong, but I don't think it is entirely my fault that some nincompoop chose to use two words that start with a W to measure our level of freak out preparedness.
One last example of how addled I can get over the most inane things: Whenever I go to get my car inspected and I'm asked to use my turn signals, how often do you think I turn on my windshield wipers? You're right if you guessed 100% of the time. This doesn't happen while I'm driving, you know. I tend to signal left when I'm about to turn left, and right when the right turn is imminent. But ask me to use my turn signals in a non-turning test of the car's roadworthiness and I panic. You wanna see my break lights? OK, let me step on the clutch for you here....Huh? You want me to turn on my high beams? Right: (honk! honk!)
So, what have we learned this morning?
1. Anticipating Skinn's 2 cents: I am a grade-A spaz.
2. Barista's deserve some credit for consistently brewing a fine cup of coffee. (A tip for pouring that cup, however, is downright bogus.)
3. The National Weather Service in Memphis should come up with another method for signaling tornado threat levels. Maybe they should work with the same advertising geniuses who came up with these slogans:
4. My husband should probably just deal with car inspections to save the auto mechanic--who btw may look like a Hell's Angel, but is actually a teadybear--the aggravation.