I dont think so. Cute photo though!Originally Posted by TK421 link=1222082031/0#0 date=1222082028
Recently I noticed an advert on the radio for "its just lunch".
What was promoted was executive lunches for busy people - see for yourself, you be the judge.... not that Im endorsing "its just lunch" or anything but it occurred to me..... how do people really meet? Is it over lunch? Is it over a drink or dinner? Or is it ever over a cup of tea?
My guess is that real meaningful relationships form doing coffee..... and not any of the above.
Should we have something here on COFFEE SNOBS where relationships can be started?
Has anyone met their partner..... over coffee? Did you find your soul mate over a cuppa?
Is coffee really the true catalyst for love?
This is the forum where we want to hear your story of romance, love, and your relationships..... over coffee.
I dont think so. Cute photo though!Originally Posted by TK421 link=1222082031/0#0 date=1222082028
Thats what my wife says...."Its just coffee".
It gets right up my nose.
Well, I called it "its just coffee" after the dating web site - not for any other reason......
If you think about it, is it about love....... the love of coffee? Is that why we ask the ones we love out for coffee...... cos we dont want to drink alone?
Its not JUST coffee. Its a passion.
Well, if its a passion, and passion is what drives us, then coffee must be the driving force of real love....
Not for me thanks... :P
The only schmaltzy topics I want to read here on CS has to be about coffee and passion for coffee. Lonely souls already have plenty of places to try and find a mate,
Thats a bit harsh Mal! ;) If the topic comes up...just dont read it! :P
On at least two other forums Im on there have been some relationships started and ending up in marriage. One forum for scooters, the other a mainstream Christian forum, so who says that relationships cant be started over coffee or a coffee forum even!?
Id love to know if there have been any "over the machine" romances...Im sure that there must be some fun stories out there.
my wife says she is a coffee widow, maybe relationships that have ended??
Im a "place for everything, everything in its place" kind of guy Scoots, and no, I wont be reading any of it.... :POriginally Posted by scoota gal link=1222082031/0#7 date=1222160979
Cmon Mal. Never run a big bubble bath, poured 2 glasses of champagne, turned the lights down low, put on some relaxing music, then......
Only in my dreams...... *and even then I had to drink the two glasses of champagne as there was no way I was going to spoil the occasion by having someone else spoil it *;DOriginally Posted by GregJW link=1222082031/0#10 date=1222421749
Try drinking your coffee a bit slower then TGOriginally Posted by Thundergod link=1222082031/0#2 date=1222082640
My partner does not drink coffee... She calls my coffee corner "raphs meth lab" (something that started after i got my syphon. She looks at me like i am insane when i sit out on the back porch and roast beans for an hour or two, and jokes about the names of the single origin beans as I write them on the coffee bags i store them in.
As for the look she gave me the first time she saw me ironing a one way valve bag to seal it....
So yeah... at home, i drink my coffee alone... but its great coffee, and thats my passion... :D
so sorry, going to have to sit with Mal on this one.
You snort espresso? :oOriginally Posted by Thundergod link=1222082031/0#2 date=1222082640
Please... :o :(
Im not sure that the CS forum or its ilk really lends itself to romance Simone. Im enough of a romantic to be happy for it to happen but I dont think well ever read about it here. Im already happily married. My wife is quite supportive of my new hobby and happy to reap the rewards as my espresso making skills improve.Originally Posted by scoota gal link=1222082031/0#7 date=1222160979
Another factor is that there arent really social occasions where CSers get together just to chat, or not that Im aware of anyway. I imagine scooter or Christian events have a much more even male to female ratio where people get together off and online, no?
But I guess we could always resort to fiction:
One morning I was preparing my usual eye-opener, there was a knock on the door. I answered it and was more than pleasantly surprised to see my visitor was a very attractive girl (OK, appearance isnt really a factor but fiction should have some element of fantasy to appeal to the senses).
"Hi", she said, "I was passing and couldnt help noticing the beautiful aroma. Ive just bought myself a new coffee machine but my efforts have led to disappointment so far and I was hoping you might give me a few tips"
...etc... (quitting before moderators put a stop to this sort of thing before it gtets out of hand :-X)
Flynn "no Mills&Boon here thank you" aus
Reprise posts #15 and #16 :P
Anyway, coffees great for relationships! It takes two to get the steam knob off a Silvia, you know! ::)
Alright, maybe that should be "coffee infrastructures great for relationships" Or then again, maybe not...
For Gods sake, flynnaus:
"quitting before moderators put a stop to this sort of thing before it gtets out of hand"
I cant believe you are worried! I was not trying to suggest to people to get too saucy or raunchy..... I just wanted to know if it was COFFEE after all that made the "relationship" you may want to talk about, tick. Or whether it was dinner, or lunch, or a drink out on the town instead.
I tend to think it might, in more cases than one, be the coffee.
But please, dont be too worried of the moderators - Im sure they are not that prude to shut us down, or out!
Its just a little fun - and anyway, what is wrong wanting to get to know others Snobs in this forum, and maybe even a bit chatty?
No harm in getting to know one another.
Calm down TK. It was a tongue-in-cheek comment, not to be taken seriously by Mods or anyone else. Just like your second last sentence advises.
Stop what, Simone?Reprise posts #15 and #16
Sort of related, Had a bit of a boozy party at my place last night (The Hawks Rule [smiley=thumbsup.gif]) and spent a fair bit of the night making Hot CS Cocoas for the girls 8-) many nice compliments ensued. Much better idea than here invite them into your den of coffee iniquity and sooth them with cocoa and conversation live instead of here ;)
Might have to plan another night when the Storm kicks some NSW butt next week ::)
I had a laugh I think flynnaus was talking about stopping his story that sounded like he was describing the start of a adult film - not stopping the thread.Originally Posted by TK421 link=1222082031/0#19 date=1222529889
Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1222082031/0#15 date=1222435696Originally Posted by flynnaus link=1222082031/0#12 date=1222426183Originally Posted by runfast link=1222082031/0#14 date=1222434206
My "Stop it!" was in response to the attempts at humour at my expense (see quotes above). *>:(
Yes, I understood that TG but, weak humour as it was, it wasnt intended to be at your expense, so apologies.My "Stop it!" was in response to the attempts at humour
Couldnt work out Simones reprise to stop it. What about my subsequent post was offensive.
Almost right Sammus. I was originally thinking of the those sorts of letters I read in my adolsecence, the ones that start with "I never thought those stories in Penthouse Forum were true until...."describing the start of a adult film
No apology necessary.
I was just clarifyng (and stirring a little. ;) )
Didnt mean to offend the God of Thunder! :-[
You didnt, and of the two, yours was funnier.
Hey TK, Stars Wars fan..... im suprised Scoota didnt pick it up or maybe you did and just didnt say anthing.
Bah. My poor attempts at humour are totally wasted on you guys. Sigh. It was supposed to mean "stop it, youre making me laugh too much!"Originally Posted by flynnaus link=1222082031/20#24 date=1222578694
Which is how I assumed TG meant it in the 1st place, right?
But then I thought the entire thread was supposed to be funny, or at least lighthearted... but apparently not :-/
I still get a chortle out of this every time I see it thoOriginally Posted by runfast link=1222082031/0#14 date=1222434206
Yes I did .
Yay! A glimmer pieces the fog...
And now Ill make a run for it before some innocent asks "what fog?"
Call it an experiment in the perils of communication by text... ::)
In reply to BEANFLYINGs message:
Might have to plan another night when the Storm kicks some NSW butt next week
I dont think so - that would be a Storm in a coffee cup if Melbourne were to win. Manly have a lot at stake here, and there is no way NSW will have their butt kicked - it would be total humiliation if that were to happen.
Go NSW!!!!! Go. Go. Go.
Message to SARG...... you must live in Newtown...... best place on Earth for romantic coffees and dinners, dont you think?
(OOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhh - what have I started here?)
Could this be the start of something new? (topic that is)
I dont know about that.Originally Posted by TK421 link=1222082031/20#34 date=1222853440
When my son was little we were driving through Newtown towards the city when he called out from the back seat "Dad...there are two guys kissing".
"So what?" I said.
"Theyre not Greek" was his reply.
I had a laugh. Well the two guys involved might have thought it romantic. But what values were you teaching your son TG?
I wondered where he got the notion that only Greeks indulge in this sort of activity.
I think this *stereotype arose during the mid 20th C when a large no. of Greek men were migrated to work on the Snowy Mountains scheme. There were very few Greek women for them to ..errr..interact with, until someone decided it might be a good idea to invite a few of them over as well.
Standard form of greeting in several European countries I thought..... :-? (No tongue please :P)Originally Posted by flynnaus link=1222082031/20#39 date=1222908353
Last time I went through Newtown it was windows up drive fast and dont stop ::). It must have changed :o
Mal, I thought the MODS were here to keeps standards high not lower them ;D
Well this thread has turned ;)
I was in Turkey a some years back for a few months and it was normal to have boys or men walking down the street with arms linked and a hug and kiss on both cheeks was as normal as a handshake is to us. Takes a little getting used to :).
.... and to stimulate topical discussion ::)Originally Posted by Stan link=1222082031/40#41 date=1222909119
How stimulating are you talking here Mal? :oOriginally Posted by Mal link=1222082031/40#43 date=1222909425
Nothing a hot coffee and a cold shower wont fix *:D
I grew up 3 decades ago in Angel Street Newtown (a Skippy in the minority), & recall asking my mum when I was about 5yrs old why the Greek grandmas in their drab black attire whod pass our house on their daily walk had moustaches :-?
Yeah, yeah, I know - but what kid considers political correctness when observing the world around them?
Maybe they were the retired Snowy Mtn immigrant blokes you were referring to Flynn? ;D
I had a laugh. I never thought of that GoD. The old " big, hairy legs, tatts, good fighters and moustaches...and the men were the same" line, huh?
... at least their kindred grand-kids introduced me to dolmades, & their cousins from Italy to salami - that, Im grateful for now.Originally Posted by flynnaus link=1222082031/40#47 date=1222922065
Kudos-wise, Vegemite on top of butter on bread only went so far in the play-ground, from what I can recall ...
I left probably way after the neighbouring Marrickville Mauler left his mark ... he was younger, so!
Enough for reminiscing!
Well just a bit more nostalgia. I taught at Wiley Park Girls High in the early 1980s. A bit rough ... over 70% non-English speaking background. An excuse for not doing their work that the girls often mentioned was they didnt have much job prospects and would end up working at the Cross.
Anyway, the bonus was at the end of each term, the girls would have their mothers cook up some food and there was a big feast: Greek, Leb, Vietnamese, Turkish, etc.