Friday, October 24, 2008

Is it hot in here or is it just you?













I have no idea if that line would work as I'm a married man and thus poorly versed in the realm of romance. I also have serious reservations about the finding of a new study as it doesn't mesh with my personal experience.

"What personal experience? You've been hitched for sixteen years."

Believe me, I know.

Looking to improve your romantic odds? Get your date a steaming cup of coffee.

That's the implication of a new study by researchers who wanted to see if there was any connection between physical and emotional heat.

To their surprise, they found that people who held a cup of hot coffee for 10 to 25 seconds warmed to a perfect stranger. Holding a cup of iced coffee had the opposite effect.
From dawn to dusk, caffeine is flowing through my veins. Not literally just yet, as I'm still trying to perfect my homemade IV without offing myself via exploding circulatory system. All these steaming cups of beans and I still hate all most some -- see, one does indeed mellow with age -- of you fuckers.

29 comments:

Jess Wundrun said...

Holding the coffee? Sexy.
Breathing coffee breath on your intended victim? Fail.

DCup said...

Jess is so right.

DivaJood said...

Depends on the coffee. Maxwell House or Folgers, not so much. French roast in Paris, j'taime.

Randal Graves said...

jess and dcup, coffee breath isn't sexy? Well hell, that explains everything!

Now I just need to find some garlic and onions...

diva, I sometimes have French roast while pretending to be in Paris. Does that count?

Freida Bee said...

Now, if we could just warmz up, caffeinate, and liquify cinnamon bunz, we laziez would have zhe perfect love charm.

Freida Bee said...

laziez

Though, it's probably more apropos in my case, I annoyingly meant ladiez.

Randal Graves said...

FB, truly, I didn't even notice. J'adore quand vous décidez parler en français.

Iheartfashion said...

Mmmmm....coffee.

puddy said...

coffee? really? well, that's cheaper than vodka, redbull and ghb...

Christopher said...

What is the picture?

They look like sci-fi characters.

afeatheradrift said...

Good lord, do men ever think of anything but? I guess my husband should be the one reading this. He is still making fun of the character on Brother's and Sisters who didn't want sex yet with his new girlfriend. He said such a stance from a 24 year old was impossible. It's the normal state of men. Now i have to be concerned about drinking coffee? and who I might offer a cup to? Am I flirting? This study was done by some dude who simply wants to get some.

Randal Graves said...

iheartfashion, I couldn't have said it better myself.

puddy, plus there's that whole being drunk at work might get me fired thing.

christopher, I have no clue. I was looking for typical coffee house pics and only found empty ones besides this extra arty one.

afeatheradrift, no, we men never think of anything but romance. Given the obsession you ladies have with sex, it's tough, lemme tell ya.

Utah Savage said...

I have the very evil European espresso coffee and cigarette breath so beloved zee world round. Pucker up y'all.

Dean Wormer said...

Spanish Coffee.

'Nuff said.

Christopher said...

Randal,

No wonder I missed it! I'm the least "artsy" blogger in the reality based community.

Tom Harper said...

How about a singles bar where they serve hot steaming mugs of Irish Coffee with free refills.

Liberality said...

it was all that coffee I drank. that explains it!

Border Explorer said...

If McCrusty bought the nation a round of coffee, would we warm to him? I think not.

Dusty said...

I only drink French Roast...but ICED.

I know..I am weird...and evidently NOT sexy. ;p

Hill said...

Well, no wonder I love coffee so!

:)

susan said...

Je bois seulement du café dans le lit à la température parfaite de 176 degrés.

An IV would spoil the effect - they have better drugs for those.

Non, Je ne regrette rien said...

I didn't see anything about DRINKING the coffee, it was about HOLDING something HOT, like a STEAMING (mmmm, I'm getting warm already), HOT (ooh baby) LIQUID (mmmm, slake my thirst NOW) cup of coffee.

And your continued insistence on the state of dryness in marriage leaves me ... thrilled to be single.

Our Juicy Life said...

having french roast in america doesn't not even compare with the coffee you'll get here in france....strong is the word...extremely strong and so good, so so so good. A nice café o'lait sounds great right now, so I think I'll make me a cup.

Übermilf said...

I thought I commented on this already. No? Well, now I don't feel like talking.

Freida Bee said...

It's just me.

Randal Graves said...

utah, cigarettes? Yikes. Hope that coffee aroma is strong.

dean, good stuff. Oops, I said more.

christopher, perhaps, but by going heavy on the politics that means slackers like me have to do less!

tom, never trust a drunken Irishman. No, never trust a neocon. I think that's it. Bottoms up!

liberality, see? Drink the bean, get some! It's very scientific.

BE, you know, John McCain is one person I would not want to have a beer, a coffee, a glass of wine, water, Mountain Dew, Coke, tea with.

dusty, hey, some like that cold, calculating femme fatale thing. ;-)

hill, it's all in the science! Everyone, drink coffee!

susan, j'espère que vous ne mettez pas le café entre vos jambes pendant conduire votre voiture !

JNRR, could you repeat that? I didn't hear a word you said as I was all hot and bothered.

And we get busy all the time, like this one year, we did it twice!

OJL, are your saying that Murkan coffee is weak as a newborn kitten?
Better make a whole pot, I'm coming over!

übermilf, and after I flashed for you? Hmph!

FB, thought so.

Missy said...

"How about a nice hot cup of ..."

putrescence.

Sorry I just had to say that word again. I love how it rolls off the lips.

I don't know. I am the java woman, but I haven't had any new crushes lately.

Snave said...

I work with special ed students, and when I see them wince from my horrific coffee breath, I am ashamed. I can't even begin to imagine what effect it might have on members of the opposite sex in a romantic situation... I have been married for 23 happy years, and when she thinks my breath smells like I might have been using my tongue to clean the cat box, my wife always lets me know.

Snave said...

I work with special ed students, and when I see them wince from my horrific coffee breath, I am ashamed. I can't even begin to imagine what effect it might have on members of the opposite sex in a romantic situation... I have been married for 23 happy years, and when she thinks my breath smells like I might have been using my tongue to clean the cat box, my wife always lets me know.