Wednesday Words – Coffee and Texts

coffee faeToday is all about coffee. Well…mostly. Here, have a couple of quotes about my favorite beverage.

If you want to improve your understanding, drink coffee; it is the intelligent beverage. ~Sydney Smith (English wit, writer and Anglican cleric)

Coffee comes in five descending stages: Coffee, Java, Jamoke, Joe, and Carbon Remover. ~Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein

I haven’t read GLORY ROAD in ages. I need to go back and reread it!

Have you ever wondered where the term “cuppa Joe” came from? According to my sources, the US Navy once served alcoholic beverages onboard ships. However, when Admiral Josephus “Joe” Daniels became Chief of Naval Operations, he outlawed alcohol, except for very special occasions. Coffee then became the drink of choice, hence the term “cup of Joe.”

And finally, a liquids alert before you click on this link. Don’t drink and read, but take the time to go read. The texts are too funny. Seriously. You want to click. Do it! Do it now! MOMS TEXTING

Happy Hump Day!

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Wednesday Words – Coffee and Texts

  1. Great quotes, Silver! I loves the coffees. Interesting story about ‘Joe’. I’d never heard that. Cute link, too. WTF! Heh. ;o)

    Ugh, I think I needs the coffees inserting directly into the arteries today. I’m having problems with the words putting into cogent thoughts thing.

    • Silver James says:

      Yeah, I could do with an IV but I figure I need the exercise of trotting between the office/kitchen, office/bathroom, office/kitchen, office/….well, you get the idea. 😉

  2. Janet says:

    I had never heard the ‘cuppa Joe’ story – thanks for sharing that 🙂 Great quotes. I’ve finished my coffee and am now on to tea – yep, going to be a caffeinated day!!

    • Silver James says:

      Are y’all gonna get the backlash of this latest storm hitting New England? A freaking March blizzard. Seriously, Mother Nature, who whizzed in your Wheaties?!?

      Today is a coffee day for me. All day. 😀 Deadlines looming and parental duties insisting. Ah, life. 😉

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