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MY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WOES AUTHOR: GROUCHYJOHN // CATEGORY: LATEST NEWSNO COMMENTS 17 MAR A few months back when I decided that I wanted to become a mobile coffee vendor I had no idea how to do that. What I did know were the basics, you have to have all the proper permits and licenses. So after a lot of reading of confusing and misleading regulations I thought I understood what I needed to do and what to look for in a vehicle to use. I even took the extra step to meet with a Health Department Inspector before purchasing what was then a Sno Cone trailer (now the Mobile Command Unit) to make sure it would pass a health inspection for what I wanted to use it for. The inspector said he didn’t see any reason why it would not pass from the photo’s I showed him and the past permits that were issued for the trailer. So in late january I took the trip to LA, bought the trailer, and hauled it back to Vegas assuming after a few modifications that I would pass my health inspection with flying colors. Well last week that inspection happened and it did not go as planned. Saying that is an understatement, more like the plan decided that it would be better off jumping off the top of the Stratosphere (which happens in Bloodsucking Vegas by JJ Wylie). There were mainly two problems that the Health Department had with the trailer that if I had known about before, I might not have bought it. The first was that the 3 sinks I have for ware washing does not comply with the regulation that requires a 3 compartment sink with drain boards. 3 sinks in trailer What the Health Department Wants Now if that was all it would have been a pain to replace the sinks but it could have been done relatively quickly albeit not cheaply (the sink above costs about $500). The thing that is going to take a while to do is to install FRP panelling in all area where there are pipes that carry water. FRP stands for Fiber Reinforced Plastic is waterproof and easy to clean, which protects all wood surfaces from water leaks. Turns out that the trailer has a lot of areas that need to be covered and they are not exactly easy to access. So I’m anticipating a few weeks to get everything installed properly before we can try with the Health Department. In the meantime we will still be doing the different events around town to deliver caffeinated happiness. MARCH FIRST FRIDAY RECAP MARCH 6 MARCH FIRST FRIDAY RECAP AUTHOR: GROUCHYJOHN // CATEGORY: LATEST NEWSNO COMMENTS 6 MAR Another great First Friday is in the books. This month we introduced the Grouchy John’s Latte. Although there was not much of a demand for it the customers that did order them really seemed to enjoy it. And before you ask it’s a White Chocolate & Amaretto Latte. It is fantastic! Also in honor of St. Patricks Day we have a Shamrock Latte (Mocha & Peppermint Latte) on the menu for the month. We went through 9 gallons of water, a little over 6 pounds of coffee, and 6 gallons of milk serving 85 drinks. Altogether it was a good night. (more…) THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE GROUCHY

I’m going to skip the good and the bad because that’s boring and just dive straight into the grouchy, specifically my top 5  famous grouchy personalities that I look up to:


5. House – The only reason to really watch this show is the pure grouchiness that is House. I don’t know why he is portrayed as brilliant doctor because he is wrong 4 out of the 5 diagnoses he gives, but when it comes to being grouchy he right 100% of the time. I only recently started watching this show or he might have been higher up on the list.

Darth Vader

4. Darth Vader – Sure he is more evil then grouchy, but you have to agree he has a the perfect disposition to put him on the list. When he isn’t killing Rebel soliders, accosting the random princess, or just being in a general bad mood he is the epitome of grouchiness a long time ago in a galaxy far far away….

Rooster Cogburn

3. Rooster Cogburn – Although I’m a fan of John Wayne I would have to say the recent version of Rooster Cogburn played by Jeff Bridges in the Coen Brothers remake of True Grit is a true master piece of grouchiness. If you have not seen the movie there is one scene that sums up why he is #3 on the list. He is in an outhouse while the main character Mattie Ross is trying to talk to him through the door. After some dialog back and forth Rooster Cogburn has the following classic line: “There is no clock on my business! To hell with you! To hell with you! How did you stalk me here?” If that is not grouchiness personified I don’t know what is.

The Grinch

2. The Grinch (the orignal not the overacted, comically empty, headache inducing Jim Carey version) – I’m not quite sure why these first two guys are green but they do lead the pack in terms of being grouchy.  The Grinch himself would have come in first up until the point where he went all soft and returned all the presents. What a loser.

Oscar the Grouch

1. Oscar the Grouch – Probably the most famous grouchy character ever and one of my all time heros. He was instantly my favorite Sesame Street character and in my opinion the most realistic on that show. I mean come on who wouldn’t have a bad attitude being around all that effing kindness. It’s like they film that show in Canada or something.

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