Denise Day Spencer

April 29, 2007

Coffee challenge

Filed under: Home Front — denisedayspencer @ 3:29 pm

A recent conversation in our kitchen:

MICHAEL: You know what I’d like to have for our kitchen?


MICHAEL: A coffeemaker that you could make coffee in and it would stay hot. Then you could just go get a nice, steaming cup of coffee any time you wanted to.

DENISE: We’ve got a coffeemaker. Doesn’t it keep the coffee hot enough?

MICHAEL: Oh, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about one of those metal ones.

DENISE: Metal?

MICHAEL: Yeah. Like the ones they use in the dining hall.

DENISE: Those are big, industrial-sized coffee dispensers!

MICHAEL: Well, we’d get a small one.

DENISE: Or…maybe you could just learn to make coffee!

MICHAEL: That’s too much trouble.

DENISE: You’d still have to make it in one of those other things! Why not just learn to make it any time you want in our coffeemaker?

MICHAEL: I don’t know what scoop to use. We have so many different measuring cups.

DENISE: The coffee scoop. It’s in the can of coffee.

MICHAEL: I wouldn’t know which end of it to use.

DENISE: There’s only one end.

MICHAEL: Well, I wouldn’t know how much water to put in.

DENISE: I’ve told you before. One coffee mug of water for each mug of coffee.

MICHAEL: But half of it gets steamed away!

DENISE: So you put in a little extra water to begin with.

MICHAEL: All that would take me 15 minutes that I don’t have.

DENISE: It takes about 30 seconds.

MICHAEL: It’s too much trouble. I just wish we had one of those metal things…

I think I’m figuring out which side of the gene pool made Noel decide being a sports fan would be too much work. (See the April 7, 2007 entry on Ryan’s blog)



  1. […] Denise continues her campaign to make me look bad. My ineptness with coffee is now the subject of world-wide mirth. Why won’t the woman submit? (And put me higher on her daily “To Do” list? 🙂 Posted by: Michael Spencer @ 6:45 am | Trackback | Permalink […]

    Pingback by The Boar’s Head Tavern » — May 1, 2007 @ 4:45 am | Reply

  2. I love these looks into what life is like with a real-life internet celebrity. Between his inability to brew coffee and his Driscollesque daily advances, I don’t know how you survive 😛

    Comment by Matthew — May 1, 2007 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

  3. I told her today that we had 15 minutes before we had to be back at work and I wanted to see her to do list. No luck.

    Comment by iMonk — May 1, 2007 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

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