San Jose State University

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Go Spartans! My daughter had to take a test over the week-end, prior to the semester starting, so my son and I went with her, and walked around campus. The SJSU campus has both a High-Tech and an old world feel. Mixed with new, shiny buildings, you will find some of the original buildings. SJSU was founded in 1857, San Jose State is the oldest institute of higher education, not just in California, but on the entire West Coast! Can you tell that I’m a proud mommy? :)

Using Westminster Chimes, the clock belts out the same tones as it’s big brother, Big Ben in London!

Read more: San Jose State University (SJSU) Introduction and Academics – San Jose, CA http://sanjose.stateuniversity.com/?gclid=COvBo9PT1L8CFUiGfgodbxYAeQ#ixzz382Wmp7Jd

It’s Curtains for Coffee

Originally posted on Spirit Lights The Way:

Last month, the South Florida Museum partnered up to present a play in the planetarium, preceded by dessert and coffee in the atrium, PLUS a sneak peak at its exhibit on Coffee.

I don’t have any photos from the play because they asked us to “Please Refrain from Photography.”

I don’t have any photos of the Blonde Banana Brownie because I ate it.

I do have a few snaps to share from the Coffee exhibit . . .

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Harvesting coffee is labor intensive because the beans are hand-picked . . .

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Beans must be processed the day of harvest to remove the hull . . .

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Goats get buzzed off coffee beans (no roasting required) . . .

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Coffee beans are shipped in burlap bags with unique artwork . . .

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Through the ages, we’ve developed many coffee accoutrements . . .

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Because we “heart” coffee . . .

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Skinny Girl. What??

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My daughter pointed out to me that I have Skinny Girl vita-gummies and a Margarita, hahahaha. The hair and nail vitamin gummies taste like candy, and I have noticed a huge change in the amount of hair that falls out when I wash my hair. The margarita was a “prize” at a work function I went to. This particular container is 168 calories, which is super low for a margarita. But I honestly prefer Kettle 1 and cranberry, LOL!!

I don’t make a habit of trying to be a “skinny girl”. I think that is a really bad message for all women and girls. I eat clean, take vitamins and love my body just the way it is, 5’7″, 150 lbs :-)

Tube Map Of The Best Coffee Shops In London

Oh, how exciting this is! I admit, I am a coffee snob. I always bring my own coffee with me when I travel, yes, I am that bad, LoL! I came across this London “coffee” map online. This is really going to help me for my trip! My son is also a coffee connoisseur, he will appreciate this as well. Although I’m American, I’m not a big fan of Starbucks. The coffee’s are either too strong or they pump them up with syrup and creamers.
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One place I’m looking forward to is Costa Coffee. Everything on their menu looks fantastic. Look at these beautiful pictures! Oh my!
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If you’re traveling to London, and you’re a coffee hound like me, this map may be a valuable tool for you. Life is too short to drink bad coffee. I will let you know what I found and what I liked when I return from my trip.
Keep Calm and Coffee On!
Cheers :-)
Audrey~