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KennyH
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 2:56pm
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Wow, thanks for that. It means a lot.
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 3:19pm
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You are most welcome. I am just sorry you did not take me at my word the first time.  :)  It was late, I guess I should have explained myself more clearly.  Passion is what makes life worthwhile.  This site is a shrine to coffee passion.  We would not be here if we did not have that in common.

I am looking forward to seeing the star baristas at work in Portland in a few weeks.  I will probably be blinded by the shinies.  I wish I could take you and the OP with me to the event see your faces when you see all the vendors and machines and baristas.  That would be a priceless image.

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 3:30pm
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Buy a Pharos grinder. That should really piss them off.
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 3:59pm
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Tie them up. Force them to sign the pink slip to the car. Sell the car. Buy a two group and a Robur.

 
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Posted Tue Apr 3, 2012, 2:24pm
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KennyH Said:

I would love to do something in coffee, but I'm torn between this and getting a career in medicine as a radiation oncologist or a neuropharmacologist. Pretty much on opposite ends of the spectrum, I know. The good thing is that I have awhile to decide. I'll probably end up working as a barista for at least a decent amount of time, though.

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Dude, seriously...if you go into "medicine" you can buy yourself good equipment and then make great espresso drinks at home whenever you want.  Rad oncs do very well financially and have a great lifestyle.  One I know at MD Anderson takes weekend call once a year.  Neuropharmacologists are specialized pharmacists, not MDs...they do well, but not nearly as well as neurologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons.  Maybe you know all this already?  Also, keep in mind that money isn't everything.

ok, sorry for hijacking the thread.

 
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Posted Tue Apr 3, 2012, 3:39pm
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Oh I know, but I meant a research career in neuropharmacology (neuropsychopharmacology is what I'm actually interested in) which is still related to medicine. It's definitely not due to the pay- I just think there's such a huge amount of good that can be done in that field. Rad oncs have a great lifestyle and I'm very interested in that as well, especially with all of the emerging technologies. I think diagnostic radiologists  can make somewhat better pay, but that would bore me to death if I had to do that for years. The reason I'm still considering coffee is not exclusively for my benefit. I think it'd be nice to be able to start up my own business and provide a service that I'm really passionate about to others, and also educate them if they wish to be educated. I like helping others with this a lot.

Anyway, we should probably get back on topic.
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Posted Tue Apr 3, 2012, 5:16pm
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Well, without the OP giving us more info I am not sure what else we can say on topic.  I hope he checks back in.

 
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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 8:53am
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Haha ohh man...

I was quite taken back by all the responses, then I saw the humor in this thread.

Despite my families hatred or annoyance of my coffee brewing. They seem to put the effort of being around when I brew.

I started to wake up at different hours in the morning and for some reason the second I get up, my mother, gets up as well. I think she's just getting up the same time I do just to snicker and comment about my coffee making.

Also in the evening when everyone is in the living room hanging out watching tv and I come home from work.I hear under atleast someones breath, "all he does is make coffee".

Headphones was option 1 and now option 2 is go prepare to make coffee and the second someone is around I leave until they leave the area and come back to make it.
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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:32pm
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The control freak mom is a lot to deal with.  I know from first hand.  But the good news is most moms, if you can get them to listen to you, can be moved into supporting something you are passionate about even when they do not approve. (I know that is a big IF -my mom still knows everything and I am 100 years old now!)

This is what I would do if it was my mom.  Save up enough to treat you and your mom to a really nice coffee shop or restaurant that knows how to make espresso.  Probably would try to find one that is not "hipster" or has nice outdoor tables and keep her outside.   I would try to make it appeal to her tastes as possible.  This is about introducing her to your world so make it as enticing to her as you can. My mom considers herself very cultured and would be horrified at dread locks and ear disks etc.  The point is to spend time with her in an elegant place and treat her to some really upscale espresso.  Just chat with her and listen to her.  When she is suitably impressed, casually mention that you feel this good when you drink espresso every day.  Don't lecture, don't say "don't yell at me when I make espresso" etc.  Just say, something like "this is why I like espresso to feel this relaxed"  or something along those lines and speak from the heart about why it is special to you.  Keep it short unless she asks questions, then keep the dialog open.  If she doesn't ask questions just let her mull that statement over.

The worst thing that could happen is you are nice to your mom for a few hours and that is a good thing.  The best thing that could happen is she gets it and leaves you alone or begins to support you over time.

If she is like my mom, if you win her over the rest of the household will follow.

Good luck,

 
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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:36pm
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If my other idea doesn't work, move your shrine to the basement, garage or your bedroom till you can move out and still wear the headphones.

If she is a Martha fan maybe Martha can help you win her over.

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