Your Kitchen Wants to be Sexy - Top 5 Snazzy, Sexy Coffee Makers that are SensationalWritten by Kate Simpson
When it comes to coffee makers there are thousands to choose from. Among these thousands there are differences in price, functionality, warranty and style. Sure, you can go to closest big box store and pick one up for about 20-bucks, but generally machine is just plain boring. Why not spend some more cash for better longevity, better functionality and sexiness-factor? We all like to be sexy, so why not your kitchen?
The roasting drum roll please… The top 5 snazzy, sexy and sensational coffee makers for 2005 are:
1.The Cuisinart Grind & Brew Thermal Coffee Maker: Best of all is it’s timed grinding and brewing feature. You wake up in morning to sound, smell and taste of freshest ground coffee. This model is very tall and looks exceedingly modern with all of it’s stainless steel. You have to ensure you have enough space in your kitchen for Grind & Brew – not only in terms of overall length, but lid, which is located on top, has to open to pour water in. It has a thermal carafe, so it doesn’t burn your coffee and you can get warm coffee up to 2-hours later. It also uses charcoal water filters to clean impurities out of your water. It has a 3-year limited warranty.
2.The Melitta Javapod One:One, Coffee Pod Machines: This is a space age looking coffee machine which makes one cup at a time. The only bummer with this type of coffee maker is it can’t be used in high elevations…or kaboom! It comes in five snazztacular colors: red, white, black, mango and kiwi. It makes one bold cup of coffee in about a minute. It can host many other brands of coffee pods, so you are not just stuck on one kind and it can also make tea. It has a 1-year limited warranty.
3.The Hamilton Beach Eclectrics Coffee Makers: These metal beauties come in most fantastic modern-retro designs and colors. Colors really wow you with intensity. Think about this…we pick paint sometimes because we like name and now you can pick a coffee maker for same reason. The Eclectrics series comes in Intrigue Blue, Apple, Moroccan Red, Sugar (ok, this one’s white), Pineapple, Licorice (black) and Seabreeze. For color and design alone these coffee makers are snazzy, sexy and sensational. An added bonus is its warranty: 3 years, one of best in industry.
A Brief Time OutWritten by Gregory J. Ballan
A brief timeout
Ever have need to simply get off life’s merry go round and simply just watch for awhile? No participation, no accountability, just be invisible specter wandering in and out of other lives and circumstances as only a passive observer. I was at zoo a few weekends ago with my three year old daughter and wife. We had spent a few quality hours watching all of animals and taking delight in Christie’s reactions to various sights and sounds around her.
Mrs. Esper took munchkin on a small carnival ride and I just sat by a large bird cage. It had a twenty foot rock ledge complete with flowing waterfall and three pools all at different levels. There were shelters for various birds and plenty of food. I sat there and stared at this one bird for almost a solid minute, trying to imagine what it would be like to just simply watch everybody at zoo from inside. No worries, no strife and no real problems. If I were that bird I’d just have a few seeds, float around a bit and simply stare back at weird things peeking back at me. The bird, like all other creatures at zoo, had been taken out of game. Their life, their instinct for survival, was mute at this point. My mind wandered back to pair of tigers sleeping in their habitat. Were they happy? If one could actually assign that human emotion to an animal. Animals can feel stress, fear and anger on an instinctive level; but could an animal actually be happy. Were these animals happy taken out of day to day struggle for survival to simply be pampered and cared for for rest of their lives. For a hard working human, battered by day to day barrages and obstacles of life, this would seem like a paradise.
Imagine a life where everything is provided for you, no work, no struggle and no worries, just lounging poolside while a bunch of other people walk by and look at you. Who’s fool? Is it man in cage or man toiling outside cage? Who’s imprisoned? The man behind material bars or man chained to daily inescapable struggle of survival in a society of moral decay and imperfect social platitude. It’s a difficult question with pluses and minuses on both sides. On one side of equation, your basic needs are provided for and there is no real struggle. Life is bereft of pitfalls but also void of opportunity. You have no responsibility to toil, yet your freedom is curtailed by steel cage in which you call home. You are out of game.