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Ruined My Car

I ruined the Mini Cooper. No, I wasn’t in a car accident. That’s fixable. No, I have a smell in my car… and I don’t think it will ever be the same. There are some smells that just change a car forever. I know that the smell of cat pee will completely overwhelm a vehicle, orange juice can ruin a car and I can add one more to the list: milk.


My only complaint with the design of the car is with the cup holders. Interestingly, I have been in newer models and the cup holder problem persists. Anyway, I had a latte in the cup holder and it fell out. But I was driving, so I had to watch helplessly as the milk flowed out of the cup, onto the floormat, then up over the sides of the floormat, gushing into the upholstery.

MiniLee interior

Obviously, I tried to clean it myself. I took it to a car wash to have it detailed. I’ve also tried to air it out. All to no avail. The car still smells like spoiled milk. It’s driving me nuts. It is a totally disgusting smell.

Maybe this is a good excuse to buy a new car. I’ve been eyeing (and drooling over) a used Porsche Cayman. 2009 may be the year that I go for it.


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INeedCoffee Article This Month

It’s already Feb 3 and I forgot to post a link to my INeedCoffee article of the month. Well, let’s remedy that. This article is about coffee, religion, and history.

Why Mormons Don’t Drink Coffee or Tea

Have you noticed that most followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) commonly called Mormons, don’t drink coffee or tea? You’ll see them enjoying herbal tinctures, hot cider, and many true believers even drink caffeinated soda. The casual observer may jump to the conclusion that this is 1) a law, 2) must have something to do with caffeine. Neither is accurate. This article goes into detail to explain the historical significance, context, and modern interpretation of the prohibition/exhortation against coffee and tea for Mormons. Read More >>

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Rainy Day: Perfect for Coffee and Tea

Well… the great weather couldn’t last. It was wet and rainy all day today in Seattle/Bellevue. We drove around a bunch of neighborhoods: Medina, Mercer Island, Ravenna, Queen Anne, Belltown, Fremont, etc.

We got lost a lot. Most of the streets include a directional notation example (35th street NW or N 34th Avenue), but it’s unbelievably confusing since you can’t see the sun most of the time in this rain-soaked city. So here’s a tip: if you visit Seattle and want to get around, you should either buy a compass or make sure that your rental car has a GPS system in it.

The good thing about the rain is that it is perfect for enjoying hot beverages. No wonder this city is the coffee capitol of the world! I had a latte at Starbucks, a mocha at Diva espresso. Then at Cafe Lladro in the Queen Anne neighborhood, I drink called a yankee something or other…. the recipe was described as an Americano + cappuccino foam. Since it was so cold and wet, we literally walked next door to have 3 full cups of tea at Teacup. With all the different drinks I’m getting a good tour of the inside of Seattle restrooms too!

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