Don’t Leave the Pregnant Woman Behind



The long weekend is upon us, which provides a chance to get out of the warehouse and do some shopping. First on the list: Guitar Center.

I resisted the urge to shred (or should I say “strum” as I am not really a shredder) on a $5000 Martin acoustic guitar and we instead bee-lined for the drum section. We were looking for hard cases that could hold all of Kyle’s gear and were also air-flight approved. Surprisingly, and almost a little too easily, we were able to pick up two cases that were remarkably cheap! Equipped with wheels and tie downs, they were exactly what we were looking for.

As we walked out of the store to Kyle’s car with both cases in hand, I was still thinking about how this all went down so smoothly. It wasn’t until we got close to the car that I started to think about how we were going to get these things into such a small vehicle. The idea of pregnant Deanna walking home wasn’t sitting too well with me, and it was going to be a little awkward pulling out of the car park with her left in the rearview mirror. Thankfully, we managed to squeeze everything in and a wave of relief washed over me. I didn’t want to be the one to tell her to walk home!


I won’t bore you with the details of our trip to the Grove to buy a few more odds and ends at the usual shops. I will instead mention that we roasted two fantastic coffees for the cafe just the other day. If you have read the Black Cat web site, you will know that we have started to do single origin espressos at the cafe. Anjilanaka from Bolivia has made its way on to the menu to a great response. Its intense juice, explosive tropical fruit acidity and cane sugar sweetness are hitting all the right notes. On a personal note it is very nice to have been part of the roasting team that roasts this coffee. I also get the luxury of pulling shots of it at the coffee bar as well. Woo-woo!


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