The Break

Michelle Wolf (wiki) has a Netflix comedy show called The Break similar to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.  However, her show is much more experimental, edgier and I think talks about random topics that she probably cares about.  And I also don’t think she cares what other people thinks about her topics considering how she roasted Huckabee-Sanders at the White House Correspondents dinner.

So I’ve been watching her show on and off.  But her Season 1 Episode 7: How Dare You? had a segment about pro-life supporters.  She goes on to comment that if a person was truly a pro-life supporter, then it would be logical to also assume they would also support healthcare, childcare, education, gun control and the environment.

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Her bit starts below at the 35s mark.

 

Think about it. That’s all I ask.

Twice at KCON LA

I listen to a lot of music.  Generally it’s either pure classical music (Bach, Rachmaninoff, Mozart) or electronic dance music aka EDM (Corsten, Oakenfold, Tiesto).  Most of the music I will listen to is mainly for the melody and/or the tempo.  The music also won’t have lyrics that I can understand because I tend start singing along if I understand the lyrics (like in American songs).  Because of this reason, I also don’t always listen to what is playing on the radio.

Lately, someone introduced me to a Korean pop group known as TWICE.  They are extremely popular in Korea after being formed via a reality TV show known as SIXTEEN.  Their musical style is very integrates hip hop, R&B, and pop into catchy tunes.  They are very similar to an older Kpop girl group known as Girl’s Generation/SNSD.

Anyways, there is a convention called KCON LA.  For intents and purposes, it’s basically a music festival featuring Kpop artists performing live.  TWICE is apparently coming back to KCON LA.  Although my current situation doesn’t allow me freedom to participate as an audience, I took a look at the registration process.  Considering just how much data that gets collected (and lost/stolen), the amount of data the people at KCON want is pretty amazing.  Remember, this is just a registration page to purchase tickets.  These questions should be asked AFTER a user has registered.

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Coma Coffee Roasters

July’s Angels Cup comes from Coma Coffee Roasters.  The beans are from Ethopia’s Limu region, a region that I haven’t tasted beans from.  It’s northeast  of the Yirgacheffe region.  This map shows the regions of Ethiopia which puts the different locations into perspective.

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The beans have a very subtle aroma of different berries, peach and a hint of spice… maybe cinnamon or cardamon.  What’s interesting to me about these beans is that I don’t really smell that earthy nuttiness each time I open the bag.  In quite a few past beans, I generally smell the nutty, toffee aroma upon opening the bag.  After grinding the beans, the subtle berry aroma still persists but the hints of spice disappear.  After using the Aeropress, the liquid espresso has a strong chocolate aroma prior to adding milk.

My first reaction on the first sip was that the latte does not have that nutty, toffee flavor.  It was mind blowing after having so many lattes that have that nutty, toffee flavor.  Yet the lack of this flavor brings out a different profile that I’m not used to.  The berries and the peach flavor are still there. Each sip is smooth and also envelops the mouth with a subtle chocolate feel.  Together with the berry flavor, the chocolate milk lingers at the back of the mouth with such a pleasant aftertaste.

The Last Straw…

Starbucks recently announced that it would be getting rid of straws by 2020.  That’s great for the environment!  They would probably be using a clear version of the lids that they use for the hot drinks.  However, that works well with liquid drinks.

What about for those ice blended frappuccino? These drinks are “thick/heavy” similar to a milkshake consistency.  I would think that a straw is required for these drinks.

Fitbit One

I use a Fitbit One to track my steps on a daily bases.  Lately, I have noticed that the number of friends who are still using Fitbit has declined to just 2.  Furthermore, the current installed firmware version 6.64 is a horrible.  It apparently is powering down randomly and doesn’t power back up upon movement.  I can’t seem to get it to power back up and respond to even the button pressing OR when it’s plugged into the charger.

That’s ridiculous.  Before 6.64, my Fitbit never had this issue.

Flat Track Coffee

Angel’s Cup delivered these Ethiopian Guji Region beans from Flat Track Coffee in early June.  I’ve had it for awhile.  Yes… it’s now late June and I’m only writing my thoughts after many a caffeinated days.  They also sent a sticker!

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It never ceases to amaze how amazing roasted beans smell.  I’ve been getting these deliveries for some time and I’m constantly addicted to how wonderful the smell is.  I can’t imagine how much more pleasing smelling fresh roasted beans would be.  Now, admittedly these beans were opened a bit after they were roasted.  The aroma was fairly subdued predominantly with berries and nuts.  Upon grinding, the aroma blossomed into hints of cherry, toffee and cocoa.

Brewing my latte, I’m greeted with blueberry and peanuts flavors along with this strong earthy after taste that lingers at the back of my mouth.  The flavors are much more subdued with these beans.  Maybe I’m too used to drinking Ethiopian Guji region beans?  Is that even such a thing?