Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Update on last episode in the Things That Annoy Me series

I believe my last installment in this series was about coffee orders at the Miami Beach Dunkin Donuts. Well, I'm back on the Beach this week and while yesterday's hazelnut iced coffee was excellent, they got neither yesterday's nor today's order 100% correct. But they did seem to be doing better. Today's wasn't actually incorrect; I just had to repeat everything - once to place the order and then again as she was making the drink and kept confirming the wrong things.
"So that's cream and sugar right?"
"No, milk and sweet & low on the side"
"Right. OK."

I also learned today that they don't actually brew hazelnut coffee (at least not for their iced versions) the way their counterparts in the North do. This means that the drink is already super sweet even without the added sugar (thank god I asked for that sweet & low on the side), since the hazelnut flavor shot they use is essentially a sweetener. So this was a small bummer because usually the only reason I get excited to see a DD anywhere is because they brew hazelnut coffee which is NOT a common practice in DC.

Anyway, now you can move on with your day since I've provided this critical update. Carry on.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Ravelry scratches the itch

I'd like to say it was worth the wait, but that would be cheating since I didn't actually have to suffer through an actual wait: a generous friend of mine let me see Ravelry through her eyes before my invite came.

Those of you who think the site sounds lame or that you don't need another thing to join in your life...stop it. Just sign up and wait til the invite comes before you judge the awesomeness site. You really can't judge it by the screenshots they put on the homepage.

I'll give a more full review later. Calling it a myspace for knitters isn't entirely wrong, but misses the boat in terms of its full value. I often think of it as myspace and wikipedia smushed together where 'myspace' = any of the social networking sites out there.