Thursday, September 23, 2010

Coffee and waffle

Today's latte was delicious and fit my theory perfectly. I was going to order a flat white, as it's been a while since my last one, but the barista knows I usually order lattes and offered me 'the usual' as I stepped up to the register. I also purchased a waffle with custard, which was also delicious.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nie mam swój parasol

J'espère qu'il ne pleut pas aujourd'hui parce que mon parapluie est resté chez moi au lieu de se mettre dans mon sac à dos. Le ciel est gris, donc je pense que je ne vais pas rester sec.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Today's news

My latte is just as expected and the blueberry waffle was delicious.
Yesterday, I arrived at uni at about 3.35pm. This means that I had to share the first leg of my journey with school people. It was more annoying than I'd expected it to be. School students should remain silent on and near public transport.

Thursday, September 09, 2010


I didn't have coffee yesterday, and I was undecided this morning until I remembered that I was up to a free cup.
I ordered a latte and as usual, it has the expected amount of froth on top.
Today's coffee came with a free side order of banter with the barista, probably because I was alone and she wasn't very busy. I believe it was prompted by the free cup, and that things taste better when they're free. She added that they can also be free if they're stolen, but wasn't advocating theft from the coffee cart, of course, which I pointed out would be difficult as you have to pay before the coffee's made. I also learnt that her busiest day at uni is Thursday because she starts at 7am and doesn't finish until 6pm, though she is paid for part of that time.
Do other people converse with baristas?

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

A little rant

Just over two weeks ago we had the federal election, and I was thoroughly fed up with election propaganda by the time we voted. The following two weeks consisted of almost constant reporting and speculation as to who might be eventually able to form a government, and now, just as that question seems to have been decided, the student union elections have started their propaganda campaigns. The uni campaigns are in some ways worse because they're more visible, in your face, and difficult to avoid. So far this week I've been taking the environmental high road by refusing to accept leaflets on tree-saving grounds.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Australia is now moving forward

So it seems Australia has a government, and only 17 days after we went to the voting machines. Well, the voting paper. We don't have machines here for voting, which is a shame, as they'd make the counting process significantly faster.
I'm happy with the outcome, and more specifically, happy that the alternative wasn't the outcome. Another bonus is that we no longer have to put up with the media constantly talking about the independents chatting to various politicians and parties about who to support. J'en avais marre.

In other news, I didn't buy a coffee at uni today. It was too warm when I arrived there to drink a warm beverage. I apologise to those of you who were hanging out for another coffee post today.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


I had a latte this morning, and it was comparable to all the other lattes that I've recently consumed.
Yesterday I branched out and ordered a chai latte. I don't know if I should include chai lattes in the data for this test. Any thoughts?
In completely unrelated news, the girl who was sat behind me on the bus this morning was engaged in an unnecessarily loud phone conversation which seemed to centre around her issues with her current boyfriend. I wanted to turn around and tell her to dump him and shut up. Either that or move to the seat behind her, ring someone (or at least pretend to) and then loudly describe a nasty rash or infection.