Heck yes I’m going to do a gear a review about a pair of slippers. Especially when there are this good. How good, you ask? Wicked Good… Scuffs, that is.
These slippers came into my life late December, and my feet have been happy ever since. Whether it is running outside to get the mail or take out the trash, or lounging on the couch typing away, I’ve been pleased with the comfortable, sturdy nature of these puppies.
The slippers do seem to stretch a bit as you wear them in, so I ordered a size 10 as I tend to run about a 10.5. They were tight for about a day or two and then they molded to my tootsies perfectly.
LL Bean also has free shipping and is located in Maine, both of which are really cool things.
A month or so ago, I decided to give roasting my own coffee a try. Two things are for sure. One, it is not convenient. Two, it is fun.
How’d it happen? I did some research on a great website called Sweet Maria’s. They have a LOT of great info and videos.
Next, I bought a used air popcorn popoer for $2 from a thrift store.
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Then I went to a local coffee roasting shop and convinced the owner to sell me 5 pounds of un-roasted columbian beans. They were good to me at Norfolk Tea and Coffee.
Then it is a matter of just roasting some beans. Letting them sit over night, grinding, brewing, and drinking.
It will take some time to get through this 5 lb bag, but when I do, I’m excited to try some different types of beans. I think whole foods sells green beans. We’ll see how it goes. If you are interested in trying to roast your own beans, I’d say give it a try. It is, honestly, pretty easy. Just like fly fishing, you can make it as complicated or simple as you like.
My buddy Kevin wanted me to try painting a Shenandoah Brookie for him “Prosek Style.” Meaning, he wanted the swatch of color and pattern without the fins and such. That is good, because I can’t paint the other bits of the fish.
Using Prosek’s Labrador Brook Trout as a guide along with the picture from Kevin, I came up with a version I like. Hope you do too!