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2010 July — Trapper Sherwood

The Open Championship And Reishi Coffee

Golf and coffee.

Anyone that knows me, knows I love those two things. And cigars I might I add.

Sunday July 18th, 2010 had the makings for an incredible Sunday, and I was going to do my best to make it so!

First of all, from across the pond was the 150th Open Golf Championship. Years ago some folks used to refer to it as “The British Open.”

So my game plan for this Sunday morning was a very simple plan of attack. TV dialed into the Open Championship, my favorite recliner and coffee.

So as the tv came on, and I contemplated my coffee selection for the day, I KNEW what I wanted to drink. I met a couple of ladies at Pat O’Bryan’s Unseminar 8 giving away sample of this coffee they claimed was a “Superfood.” Well, as much as I like coffee, I was in. I introduced myself, we exchanged cards, and I received my packets.

Debra and Joanne from http://magiccoffees.com were as nice as two people can be. They explained that their coffee had a particular type of mushroom from from China called the Reishi Red Mushroom and it was known as the “Super Food Of The Emperors” back in the day. It was crowned the Miraculous King of the Herbs by the Ancient Chinese.

So I felt pretty special as I made my morning coffee. I must admit I really didn’t know what to expect from this enriched superfood coffee.

Today I was trying the GranoCafe Mocha, and like the other five varieties, it is suppose to have over 100 antioxidents. Cool.

Well, I am a black coffee drinker, except for an occasional cappuccino, usually always just black for me. I say that cause this mocha was premixed with a bit of cream and sugar. Ah what the hell, let’s give it a shot!

Verdict? Pretty tasty. Good mocha flavor as expected, and not over done with cream or sugar. Most importantly NO mushroom taste or flavor in case you were wondering.

I’d drink it again, and I probably will. Heck with the antioxidants, it might even be good for me!

So with coffee in hand, and satisfied that it was worthy of my professional coffee tasting taste buds, my attention turned to the final round of the Open Championship being played at St Andrew’s; the old course in Scotland.

A young man from South Africa; Louis Oosthuizen and an Englishman Paul Casey were in the final group pairings and I really thought I would see a blow by blow heavy weight bout between these two. Meaning which one would blink first, and would one fold under the tremendous pressure these two golfers were going to be under.

As the final round continued, and no one from behind these two in the field made a move up the leader board, Louis Oosthuizen just continued to play solid golf. Stripping his drives down the middle of the fairways, and not putting himself in bad situations.

Quite refreshing to see new blood in the golf world win a Major. His swing is very simple and flawless, and if there was any pressure on him, he never showed it. I believe he will be around for a long time.

Congtratulations to Louis Oosthuizen from South Africa on his win at the Open Championship.

Great golf, good coffee, great way to enjoy a Sunday!

Trap

Fourth Of July Afterthoughts

As we cruise into the rest of this work week following one of the biggest holiday’s in the United States of America, I want to share a few feelings brought up over the weekend.

First and foremost, I want to thank the members of our Armed Services; past and present for keeping a watchful eye over our country and keeping us FREE. I know sometimes it can be a very thankless job, but trust me, so many Americans are very thankful. Even the ones that want to bitch, moan & groan, you know deep down inside they are thankful too. So THANK YOU!

One of the things bothering the HELL out of me this past weekend is the carelessness use of fireworks. I know, I must be sounding like my Dad right now. But please hear me out on this.

In my county in the state of Tennessee fireworks are legal. You can buy them year round if you so desire. That’s cool. Nothing like exploding devices to rock a Holiday party, or whatever you are celebrating.

I would just like to see two things. Would you agree with me?

1. Please use some discretion. Just because they are legal, and you can fire them up anytime,  after 11:00 pm seems a little late. Especially if your neighbors have little children they are trying to get to sleep, and how about pets? Some of my friends have pets that are petrified of loud, exploding noises like fire works.

How about your neighbors? Do you even know them?

2. This really gets a burr under my saddle. Once again, in the state of Tennessee I would guess millions of dollars are spent on an advertisement program for putting a stop to littering. I’m all for it. I am sure other states have the same type of program. If they don’t they should.

But, for all the millions of dollars spent on asking people not to litter, it seems all is for not around our country’s birthday.

Maybe fireworks should come with a broom and dustpan.

I have been through numerous neighborhoods this past week, and especially this weekend, today included, and the amount of trash and debris left over from celebrating is horrendous.

Now, before you jump on my back, I know many people get out and clean up their mess.

For those people…Thank You.

This rant is for those that don’t.

If you can go out and shoot them off, you can  take some time the next morning and get outside and clean up your mess! Now I sound like my mother.

Anyways, as I said, I’m all about having fun, and hey, I like to party, just be considerate of your neighbors, and clean up your mess, and think twice before how “cool” it will be to light that” wicked cool thunder bomb window rattling” skyrocket or whatever they are called,  at midnight.

Oh, and be safe, fingers don’t and won’t grow back. Just sayin…

Trap

PS…love to read your comments.