Extreme Temperature Differentials & Coffee

Today, we went to the zoo. I was expecting rain, so I dressed accordingly. My morning walk with Spike showed me that it was a lot chillier than yesterday, when temps were up to 30˚C. Today, when I walked the dog in the evening, the temperature was down to 14˚C.

It basically went from being summer in Taipei to fall in a day. Now that’s something. Plus, we’ve been having all of this crappy rain. Forecasts show rain for every day of this week. I wore my Arc’Teryx Alpha SV jacket today over a breathable t-shirt and was very comfortable. When the wind started, I zipped it up and the hardshell protected me very well. I couldn’t say the same for some of the kids, who were wearing t-shirts and shorts, and throwaway raincoats a step above plastic bags.

This morning, I made myself some sandwiches for lunch, and they were pretty good. However, the ice latte that I had was a bit much. It was pretty strong, and I had trouble taking a nap after I came home from work. That’s why I usually only drink coffee after my nap. Speaking of coffee, I bought a coffee bean grinder from Carrefour. It was a stainless steel model from Electrolux, but that’s all they had and it grinds only 50-75g each time. I ground up 150g for this week, and spilled some precious Blue Jamaican coffee all over the place. Well, it wasn’t too bad, but I swept it up because I didn’t want the pets to get high on coffee.

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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