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There's a lunar eclipse happening this Tuesday, fully visible from North America! I hope to stay up to see it, but we'll see if I can make it to the wee hours of the morning.

The Christmas spirit is strong around here. The tree is up and decorated, and we even had a nice pretty coat of snow the day we got the tree. I made biscotti to give out and it turned out great, which I'm very happy about 'cause it's only the second time I've made it. There's still some gifts to buy but at least I mostly know what I'm looking for, so it's just a matter of going out and finding it.

However, I could use some advice from my coffee-drinking friends! I want to get my mom some nice coffee for Christmas, something of a nicer quality than she usually buys, but I don't drink coffee so I'm not sure what's good. She usually drinks Folgers. Starbucks? Dunkin Donuts? Something else? Preferably something I can get in a store or coffee shop rather than ordering online. I'll either get her a bag or maybe a sampler of a few flavored coffees. Any input would be very helpful!

Date: 2010-12-19 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
D'oh - it looks like we're going to have cloud cover on that night. xP If it's clear enough, though, I'll definitely try to get a look, considering the historical significance. :)

Date: 2010-12-19 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Darn clouds >:| You might be able to get glimpse though sometime during the night though.

Date: 2010-12-19 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Coffee, well I am quite a coffee drinker. If your mom likes it strong, (like me) starbucks is really good. I'm not a very big fan of dunk'n donuts myself, but I know a lot of people who are, Still though I wouldn't really consider D'D fancy. Lots grocery stores, especially the higher end ones like Wegmans or Whole Foods have nice selections of organic and fair trade coffees, which not only taste good but are nice ethical and ecologically sustainable choices. Hope this helps! :)

Date: 2010-12-19 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very helpful, thank you! I wouldn't consider D'D fancy either, but I've heard that it's really good stuff (though maybe that's just among the everyday affordable set). I hadn't even though of Whole Foods! Thanks!

Date: 2010-12-19 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What jackiemei said exactly. That.

Also, thanks for the reminder about the eclipse. I will use my aurora borealis icon to celebrate the sky.

Date: 2010-12-19 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hurray for the sky!

Also, kind of by chance I was able to download the Tron soundtrack- do you want it too? I can send you a DL link.

Date: 2010-12-19 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
How thoughtful, but I already have it. Thanks for the offer :)

Date: 2010-12-20 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I second Whole Foods for the coffee! Also, Linvilla has a pretty good selection of coffee beans and stuff.

Date: 2010-12-21 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, I didn't get to go to Linvilla this fall. :( But I went to Whole Foods and got some bags of coffee yesterday. One of them has, like, chocolate and cardamom in it.


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