first cuppa joe of the day

I love the first cup of coffee in the mornings. I really, really love it. Why wouldn't I? The comforting routine of preparation, the smell permeating through the apartment, the soft clink of the spoon against the over-sized mug - all leading up to the first sip. Then I sit down to read my favorite web comics and blogs. I can indulge in these so-called "time wasting" activities completely guilt free, knowing I have until I can see the bottom on the mug before having to get up and start moving. Plus, the caffeine keeps me from walking into walls - mostly.

And who's this Joe guy anyway?


  1. Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) was appointed Secretary of the U.S. Navy by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. Among his numerous reforms of the Navy was the abolition of the officers' wine mess. From that time on, the strongest drink aboard navy ships was coffee and over the years, a cup of coffee became known as "a cup of Joe".

    Other ideas on the term's origin are discussed here:

  2. Yeah, I had already looked it up. I was just trying to be cute. I kind of figured someone would send me a Wiki link, though I didn't figure that fast!

  3. Oh for fucks sake Scott! I was just typing out my reply to Jaime when your comment came through! :P

    You people have way too much time on your hands! I suppose though, I'm the one writing about coffee. :P

  4. Heh Heh Heh Heh!!

    I originally figured the Online Etymology Dictionary would've had the best definition (I break that puppy out whenever I can), but it turns out that honour belongs to Snopes. :(

  5. I'm glad I amused you this morning. :)

    I believe this post now has more comments than any other post I've written!

  6. Helping to set records.

    Yet another service I provide! :D

  7. I should have gone to the best Etymology source on the 'net first: Hot for Words. Cup of Joe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9j_bc_vhBA

  8. For some reason, probably the way she speaks, that chick reminds me of Candy, the girl that Alan on Two and a Half men was dating once upon a season. Candy was way hotter though.


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