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Hot coffee on the beach

Posted by chris on Feb 13th, 2014 add a comment

Verve at Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz
Verve Coffee @ Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz, CA

Great-tasting coffee a few blocks away from the beach. 70-degrees and sunny in February. Is this real life?

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Seriously

Posted by chris on Aug 18th, 2012 add a comment

This morning, I’m on a mission.

The previous night, I set an alarm on my laptop to give myself ample time to prep for a meeting. But the alarm isn’t the boss of me — I wake up well before it goes off. My biological clock is bigger than yours.

I’m in the zone: A serious man, ready for serious business.

At a nearby coffee shop, I get a large cup. These are serious times. 8oz cups don’t pay the bills. 8oz cups are for laggards on vacation. 8oz cups are causing the collapse of capitalism. I get the large.

After thorough investigation, the best table for conducting serious work is selected. I open my laptop. Sparing no second — As if it senses the seriousness of the situation, the screen lights up instantly.

Then the alarm goes off. The one I forgot to disable. FutureSex/LoveSounds plays. At max volume. The music floods through the coffee shop, for what feels like a lifetime.

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National Cupcake Day Edition

Posted by chris on Dec 15th, 2011 4 comments


Raspberry Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcake from Crema in southeast Portland, Oregon

December 15 — Happy National Cupcake Day!

I began my morning determined to spread the excitement, wonder and joy that is National Cupcake Day. Anyone who knows me well can attest, I am always and forever an engine of sharing delight… (Shut up, Anyone-who-knows-me-well.)

So I forwarded a link to Tatyana, informing her of our beloved and cherished national holiday. I sat back, satisfied, anticipating a sweet response to my sweet gesture of a sweet link…

Now, Tatyana is a known vegetarian. And I was quickly reprimanded for daring to send her a link that contained (among other cupcake photos) a photo of a honey-baked ham cupcake. “What a shameless disrespect!” she contemptuously castigated — yes, castigated — from her high gift horse on a throne.

Well, this meat-free, mea culpa cupcake photo & post is dedicated to her royal high(maintenance)ness. HAPPY fucking national cupcake day NOW?!

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Previously on Cut & Taste

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Cupcake

Posted by chris on Jul 19th, 2011 1 comment


From Crema in southeast Portland, Oregon

Not pictured: tiny half-bite-size shortbread cookies from Alienman, who enjoys subtle dessert flavors that feature hints of sugar notes. I don’t play that shit. When you do as many desserts as I do, you quickly build up a tolerance. Only the darkest, boldest, raw and uncut confections will bring about the satisfaction that you crave.

But I will give her props. Last night, we got caked up at Cassidy’s with a flourless chocolate cake topped with mint ice cream. And a side of strawberry crème brûlée… You heard me.

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Red Velvet Cupcake

Posted by chris on Jun 7th, 2011 add a comment


From Crema in southeast Portland, Oregon

A productive day: healthy lunch, 3 cups of french press coffee, red velvet cupcake and some design work from Crema Bakery with the company of Alienman & Zachary. Shout out to Amanda, who joined us for lunch, but bailed back to the office before the caffeine & sugar overload. What a healthy, responsible, professional, modern working woman chump.

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Previously on Cut & Taste

quote Posted by chris on Feb 28th, 2011

When I drink wine and then drink coffee it’s like an internal battle in my head.

—Doug, realizing after dinner that he has to order coffee and work that night.

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The other office

Posted by chris on Feb 23rd, 2011 2 comments


Working at Cloud Seven Cafe in northwest Portland, OR (again)

My buddy Will just told me he spent $400 at Cloud Seven Cafe last year, according to his accounting at Mint. (It should be noted that Cloud Seven didn’t even exist until July 2010.) I’ve had the good sense to always pay with cash so I can live in blissful, untracked ignorance. I’m off the grid, baby.

Considering I’m there with him all the time, I don’t know if I should be more worried about the amount of money I’m spending or the amount of caffeine I’m consuming. Obviously at the end of this road is a bleak future as a penniless junkie who wanders the streets, disheveled and in disarray, holding a coffee mug that’s long been fused to my shaking fingers.

So anyway, they make good coffee.

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Pumpkins are full of nutrients. We’ve replaced them with sugar.

Posted by chris on Nov 3rd, 2010 add a comment


Pumpkin cupcake for breakfast from Pearl Bakery in Portland, OR.