Hi peeps, I'm planning an event in June. I don't want to rent or lug a coffee urn or coffee maker. I plan on bringing a kettle and having tea and hot chocolate.
The community hall isn't near a Tim's or SBUX, so I can't get a coffee to go because it would be cold by the time people arrived,
I don't drink coffee so I am at a loss.
What is the best instant coffee that I could bring for coffee lovers that is made with hot water?
EDIT: Turns out Mom has a mini coffee machine that I can borrow. I will get some Cafe Bustelo just in case :)
For those of you who use/used the Quip toothbrush, what do you think of it?
I'm thinking of switching, currently I've got a plug in one and the charging base gets really gross.
Did you succeed? Fail? Encounter unforeseen circumstances?
What are your new resolutions, if any?
I have to work, so I'll be at the office all day. Then I'll probably conk out around 9pm :-D
New Year's Eve day is also a family member's birthday, but after years of trying to work around it, we'll be celebrating it January 4th :-)
In non-important situations (meaning, no serious consequences, not life-or-death) where you see other people having difficulties and you believe you know how to solve the problem, do you tend to step in and offer your (unasked-for but probably good) advice, or do you stay quiet because you don't want to come off as an arrogant know-it-all?
I just had this situation happen tonight and looking back on it, I'm wondering if I'm starting to get a reputation of being too arrogant.
I'm in a couple of adult community concert bands in my area, and the rehearsal tonight was for the band that's really casual, for people who just want to play no matter their skill level. The general skill level of the band is pretty low, though we have a number of pretty good musicians. My general attitude is that I like to learn to play different instruments, so though my best instrument is clarinet and to some extent sax, I play French horn and sometimes trombone or percussion for the group even though I'm really not very good at them. Most people in the band know that I switch around a lot. The conductor, Tim, is a good friend of mine and though he's a band teacher and plays all instruments, he is primarily a brass player.
Tonight, we were practicing a piece which the saxes (all casual players) were having a lot of problems with. They had to switch between two notes rapidly in a strange tempo, so Tim was working with them to get the timing right. However, I could see - and Tim couldn't, because he's not really a woodwind player - that the problem was that it was difficult to switch back and forth rapidly between those particular notes, in other words a problem with fingering, not with timing. So I raised my hand and pointed it out, and then got out my phone to look up alternate ways to play those notes.
Should I have stayed silent? I'm not concerned with what Tim thought, because he's a good friend and knows I'm competent, and he isn't the type to get offended when someone else butts in. But I'm kind of concerned that the rest of the band are starting not to like me because I do speak up like that. In most bands I've been in, the conductor is the one who makes the suggestions and decisions, except for the few instances in which there's another teacher or professional who has more expertise in a particular area. I'm not a musician of any skill and I don't work in a music field, so maybe people are starting to resent that I think I know things? I don't know.
Thanks for thoughts on this you might share!