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Re: Getting old
« Reply #555 on: February 14, 2018, 22:14 »
Had a beard once, didn't like it so I threw it away ;). (all hipsters...)

When I was capable of growing a beard, that wasn't grey, and wore flanelette shirts, a good coffee was Nescafe instant.
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #556 on: February 14, 2018, 23:36 »
And a bad coffee was (and still is) International Roast.

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Re: Getting old
« Reply #557 on: February 15, 2018, 05:48 »
God, I dont mind getting old at all. For the first time in my life I can be completely self indulgent. Mostly people smile about the old fart who's out in the shed tinkering on mechanical devices you actually have to ride yourself. They leave me alone now, disregard me in their plans. Once they just wanted MORE from me. If I rejoined the race I know that'd start all over again so i'm happy even to be poor now too. No fear, i don't want to back up, be young and stupid again, especially not in this girlish nanny state that's watching us like a beagle. Concerning "the alternative", I no longer think it's worse. I think about that a lot these days. Spend hours (when i'm not in the shed) reading books and watching youtubes about current researches into life after death. It's like moon science, in the 1960s, a new frontier. Some Universities like Virginia and Arizona have important projects going on trying to figure out what it is that carries on, Pim van Lommel and his Dutch cardiologists are speaking about how they see the evidence everyday that death is only physiological, doesn't impact on consciousness at all, and there are many others with lots of scientific cred who're right into it. It's fascinating thing to be approaching, and I'm kind of curious and looking forward to it. I'm just lucky that I've got all these old motorbikes to frig around with while I wait!

A good read is the Tibetan Book of living and Dying, not to be confused with the tibetan book of the dead which is seriously hard going. We in the west are in constant denial of death which is really kinda strange since we all have to do it . anyway keep tinkering and enjoy the wait :)
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #558 on: February 15, 2018, 06:11 »
And a bad coffee was (and still is) International Roast.
Ahh, I sense an inner hipster there........ :o
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #559 on: February 15, 2018, 06:16 »
Ahh, I sense an inner hipster there........ :o
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #560 on: February 15, 2018, 06:21 »
And a bad coffee was (and still is) International Roast.

Try Folgers, Maxwell House or even worse, Sanka :o
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #561 on: February 15, 2018, 06:33 »
Ahh, I sense an inner hipster there........ :o
:laugh: :laugh: if its in there its well hidden but hey Ill keep looking, hang on I just spilt my jam jar 43 bean nescafe.... ;D
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #562 on: February 15, 2018, 07:23 »
I know my coffee, my family owned a plantation in Wau, PNG for two generations :D :D. And it's pronounced arabica as in arab, not araaaarbica (fuken hipsters must hang). :D :D ;)

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Re: Getting old
« Reply #563 on: February 15, 2018, 07:44 »
And a bad coffee was (and still is) International Roast.

Having lived in poverty for a period of time I know that Copper Kettle was the real killer. We came to a couple of conclusions during that period of our married life - no matter how poor we were, good coffee and toilet paper were essentials.
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #564 on: February 15, 2018, 07:52 »
Having lived in poverty for a period of time I know that Copper Kettle was the real killer. We came to a couple of conclusions during that period of our married life - no matter how poor we were, good coffee and toilet paper were essentials.
So, bad coffee gives you the shits?
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #565 on: February 15, 2018, 08:03 »
I am informed by our resident coffee nut at work that 'Blue Mountain' coffee from Jamaica is the ducks nuts.
You have to be careful from what region though!
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #566 on: February 15, 2018, 08:54 »
So, bad coffee gives you the shits?

Nah, just tastes like shit. (Only going from what I have heard as I have not actually tasted shit)
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #567 on: February 15, 2018, 10:41 »
'Blue Mountain' was the coffee grown by my grandfather and my mother, hence the name 'Blue Mountain Coffee Estate', Wau, Morobe Province, PNG.

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Re: Getting old
« Reply #568 on: February 15, 2018, 10:44 »
Life's too short for bad coffee... that's why I drink Illy.
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #569 on: February 15, 2018, 12:46 »
prefer a nice cuppa tea ;D
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