Friday, October 20, 2006

Goddamn. Doug's the best. Ever. Of the whole world. Maybe the whole universe if I had that kind of vision. Why? Why the heck not. Everyone needs some praise every now and then. Some more than others. So today, Dougie, it's all about you. And the tasty organic brownies. But, again, moreso about Doug.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Whew. So Matthew's back in action again and my espresso never tasted so sweet. Experience counts. So welcome back.

In other news, we have delicious blueberry muffins as well as muffins with green tea in them. Three cheers for antioxidents!

Last night was the kick-off for Amsterdam Tuesdays at the Savannah Room and the boys from Barons and Lengthy rocked the house. They came home to a power outage in their neighborhood but there was so much beer flowing I'm not sure anyone noticed. Thanks to An Arctic Turn and the Incidentals for coming out and holding it down as well. Dear Alice is probably nursing a hangover today on her well deserved day off. Hi Alice, it hurts so good don't it?


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

So apparently I'm the "new guy" here at Merc (I think I might have to start referring to the espresso bar by this hipster worthy shortform...or then again maybe not). For all of you regulars and occasional visitors who may not have met me yet, I'm Drew. I love strong coffees and great tunes. Soon enough I guess I'll have to come up my own signature drink and whatnot. All in good time, all in good time...

I'm told we're gonna get some live music up and running here at the Merc Espresso somewhere down the line. Keep your ears to the ground.

Today, Vicki's orange cranberry scones sold out like hotcakes, and I have to say the chocolate chip cookies she came in with later (organic of course) pretty much blew me away. It was raining but that didn't stop the crowd from popping in for the necessary brews.

Just listening to some Black Flag right now. It's pretty laid back here. Tomorrow is Alice's first day off in like forever, so I guess some of us may have to go out to the show at the Savannah Room on College Street to celebrate for a bit with her -- and then I'll return to do the whole thing again tomorow.


Friday, October 13, 2006

A-mo here once again. Fall got scared off by old man winter a little early this year so we're left freezing our buns. But the coffee's hot. The freezing rain this afternoon was not something pleasant to ride through. But the coffee's red hot. Something about the cold makes me want to get a tattoo though. I can't explain it, I just heed it's call. FYI: the numbers "888" translated into chinese is pronounced "baat, baat, baat" which sounds close to the word for luck which is "faat". They consider it a very lucky number so three of them in conjunction is considered VERY lucky. There's a lot of cell phone numbers with three eights owned by chinese folk you can bet on that. Anyhoo, enough of the culture lesson, I'm feeling bold so I'm going to get it tattooed on my arm. Just working my way up to the 'big one'. More updates to come. I know you care. Kisses.


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Word. A-Rod reporting here once again. How are you guys? Good? Great! There's cranberry muffins crawling around on our condiment stand with the brownies not too far behind. I'd say get in here and snatch them up before they have and accident and end up on the floor. You can't trust those organic pasteries to not get themselves in trouble. I mean, they're ORGANIC.


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Some people would say that after you get married you start to take on the aromas of your significant other. Does Doug smell different now? I'm not too sure on that, I'll let Alice figure that one out.
It's a very nice Tuesday evening here at Mercury, the sweet sounds of TV on the Radio is playing and I'm so chilled out I might fall asleep. Wake me up before you go-go.


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Hello again. Doug's off getting married. Matthew is probably at home relaxing. Me, I'm just hanging out enjoying an espresso here at Mercury. What a beautiful day! Thanks to Alice for saving my butt once again. What a trooper. Speaking of troopers, that was my song selection for last night's karaoke session. What fun! Nothing like a little Iron Maiden to end the week off.
The muffins we have today are cranberry. We also have these fantastic cupcakes courtesy of Vicki, our wonderfully, brilliant baker. She made a birthday cake for me to give to my friend Kerry last night. I don't need to reiterate how delicious it was. But I will. And did. Good day Leslieville.


Friday, October 06, 2006

What's goin on you beautiful people of Leslieville!? Alex is back and he's here till 9pm tonight! That's right! 7 whole hours of yours truly in the best espresso bar this side of town! Vicki will be bringing in the evening treats soon but I'm not sure what's on the menu exactly. You'll have to come in to find out. Eagles of Death Metal are playing in the background, the sun is shining outside, and I'm still figuring out what to sing for tonight's karaoke excursion. Hmm....any ideas? ANyone out there?


Thursday, October 05, 2006

Oh what to report today...hmm...hmmm...uh huh... See? THis is what happens when I have to blog a lot. I run out of things to say. Then I start rambling like this. And I go off on tangents on things people don't care about. I start to wonder, "Who am I? What am I doing? Where am I going?" No one needs to read about my existential cosmic angst. I'm sure everyone has their own questions and don't really need to hear someone ask them out loud. That's just being flakey. But here we are again, dear reader. We've three brownies wondering about their purpose in life. Come on down and give them an answer. I could give them an easy way out but then my tummy might hurt. Oh right, by the way, congrats to Doug who'll be walking down the old dusty trail. I mean he's getting married. Way to go buddy. I'm sure you'll make Ben Sherman look goooood. Go easy on him Laurie, he's got a espresso bar to run.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

It's cold, wet, and slightly miserable. That's the weather. Here in Mercury the mood is laidback, chillin, and most certianly relaxing. So come on down where the coffee is warm, the treats are sweet and someone may know your name. The muffins are still hanging out with us too. They bare cranberries and other good things. Can anyone recommend a good karaoke song? I think I might be tuning the vocals for some fun on Friday. Other than that, I'm looking forward to meeting you here in our little espresso bar.


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Ho ho! Guess who folks? That's right, it's Alex again! First off I'd like to give a shout out to Matthew who's starting his two week vacation away from Mercury starting today. Have a good one buddy, don't worry about the store, it's in gooooooood hands. ;) Sorry about the wink, I didn't mean anything by it. I swear! Dear readers, it's not going to be the same without Matthew but if you give us a chance I think you find that he's a very good recruiter. Just wait and see. Lattes will be flying off the espresso machines and the cookies will continue to kick some major organic butt. There may be a little more singing going on behind the counter than usual. We may also bug our valued customers and friends into silly conversations a bit more than normal, but aside from that, it's business as usual. Come one come all. It'll be fun. Really!