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the frog in the coffeepot

Tonight we found a frog in the coffeepot. The coffeepot that had recently held hot coffee and had been, to the best of our knowledge, frogless.


Seriously creepy. Earlier in the evening, Husband and I were on our way to the mailbox when a pair of coyotes went trotting past us. That was a bit unnerving. A frog in the coffeepot? That’s a lot unnerving. Ick.

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  1. Linkmeister | July 24, 2008 at 1:55 am | Permalink

    Ewg. I knew there was a reason I kept the old carafe around when the last coffemaker died.

    ‘Course, in the interest of science, you could try that “frog in slowly boiling water” experiment to see if it really is true that he won’t notice it, and then you’ll have stewed frog.

  2. gilahi | July 24, 2008 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Maybe he was just upset about all the Starbuck’s closings that everybody and their brother is blogging about like it’s a run on the banks or something.

  3. rebecca | July 24, 2008 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Mom put the old carafe in the coffeemaker this morning. One thing none of us thought about – the coffeemaker has one of those levers that must be depressed by the top of the carafe to allow the water to flow through the basket and into the pot. The old carafe, it turns out, is not tall enough to press the lever. This was not my fault and I was still asleep when the mayhem ensued. Just for the record :-)

  4. rebecca | July 24, 2008 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Yeah – what’s up with the starbucks hysteria? It looks like every store they’re closing – at least the ones here – is less than 100 yards from an existing store. Yes, some people will lose their jobs, but so far that’s not what the blogging histrionics have been about.

  5. rebecca | July 24, 2008 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Er, by “here” I mean the DC area. No starbucks where we are now at all.

  6. sean | July 24, 2008 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    i hope it was a sweetener frog.

    though i have found i prefer two dips of the sweetener frog, instead of letting it soak in the coffee.

  7. JunglePete | July 24, 2008 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Indian Folklore suggests that a frog in the coffee pot (or any warmed liquid beverage container) portends the reuniting of old friends. This is not necessarily a good thing.

  8. rachely | July 24, 2008 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    is the frog okay?!

  9. rebecca | July 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    The frog got through it all unscathed. Alas, it wasn’t a hallucinogenic frog, which might have livened things up a bit, or at least made for a memorable pot of coffee…..

  10. JunglePete | July 24, 2008 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    toads are the way to go for psychotropic joe. At any Mexican Starbucks you can get a squirt of bufo-infused steamed milk for any of their coffee products. Steer clear of any caffeinated products that use Dendrobatidae frog extract – its a neurotoxin that could result in vomiting and sneezing at the same time.

  11. TxSkatemom | July 25, 2008 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    so, i miss reading for a few days (OK, weeks, sorry! i’ve been a bad, bad lurker) and the day I come back, *this* is what greets me?!! EEEP! I’m pretty sure I don’t have to tell ya that I’d be having some serious heebie-jeebies for the rest of the YEAR if I were there.

  12. JunglePete | July 28, 2008 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    A frog in the coffee pot contains 100% less rat matter than a New York City Taco Bell Nachos Bell Grande.