Sunday, September 26, 2010

Has Starbucks Finally Won?

Tell me this is just a bad dream!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Jean Paul Returns

We are soooooo happy that Jean Paul has returned!!

So is Fletcher!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Waiting for JP

The sign says it all!

Stop by and sign the sign before the Frenchman Tears it down!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Spied at the Coffee Pub

This is the head spy known as Barbie. It took almost 2 weeks to track her down. We finally found her with her Cohorts....

Jimbo is known for his expertise in providing unusual equipment needed for the jobs!

Jack is used for his rather smooth technique on the Tennis courts to get information from the fair ladies!

Howard heads up the division for transporting the coffee to other locations.

All in all a rather grizzly bunch. Word has it that at least 2 of these traitors are heading out of the country to avoid the wrath of JP.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

What Zinc and Starbucks have in Common

Things in Common: Ken & Jay (Traitors)

Things in Common: Ken & Judy (Traitors!)

Things in Common: Jay & Janet (Traitors!)

Things in Common: Janet & Judy (Traitors)
  • Bagels and other non french items filled with chemicals!
  • Paying for Parking
  • Having to wait for your order (JP usually starts your order when he sees you in the parking lot)
  • Too nice. These people are missing an attitude.
  • Puts up with animals and Kids

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Monday, September 13, 2010

More than you want to know!

Ken and Judy decided to try the Koffee Klatch and agreed this was a hippy haven from the past. The health department obviously does not stop here to check on the animal status. Some of the customers looked as if they had taken up residence.

I think Judy is feeling nervous being here.

Cie la Vie is definitely a tourist trap. Not much choice in the coffees and expensive. This is a definite pass!

Scandia has lots of goodies including doughnuts. The coffee is okay. I sure miss JP. Paying for all of this parking is killing me!

Lots of goodies.... but lots of money to buy them.

On to the next!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Heidleberg - Okay for Bagels - Not so for Coffee

You won't find Bagels at JP's.... and you won't find great coffee here. The cup is really big like a sink filled with Dishwater. Sorry!

Judy & Ken had an extra shot added to their coffee and tried one of the scones. We have decided that there must be a single scone factory that makes these rocks for all of these coffee houses.

Orange Inn - Not the Best Coffee in Town

As you can see, people drink Monster drinks and other types of non coffee beverages with their breakfast burritos. We decided to try the coffee. Maybe next time I will have a Monster drink.

The Health Dept might not be happy with this visitor, especially when it was lifted up to the counter area to expel gas. JP would have excommunicated this animal lover.

Judy tried a muffin and we have been looking for her filling ever since.

We spotted Russ from JP's in disguise. He was having the DT's from caffeine withdrawal. When is JP returning? Sounds almost like a religious question.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Andres - Where you go when Excommunicated from JP

Ron at Andres swears he know how to duplicate JP's coffee. Close, but no Cigar as Groucho would say. Must be missing the attitude. He is definitely proud of his Excellence Awards. JP has many good signs also....

Ken was pleased with the place but the smell of 'dead fish' turned him off. Some sort of fungicide to keep the French out.

I still had the stomach cramps as you can tell by how stiff I appear.

Janet was amazed at the size of the cookies...

All in all.... a good place to go if you are okay with feeding the parking meter.

P.S. We did ask about previously expelled clients of JP's.

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Laguna Coffee - Pleasant Surprise - Picayo - not so...

I must say, Laguna Coffee was the best place so far. Cozy setting and interesting. Coffee was not bad... but no idea about the food since we did not see anything that said "Eat Me"

I spoke with K&J. They were there the day before and they also liked it. They had also been to Picayo and gave that place the Thumbs down.

JP.... we miss you!

Tomorrow is Andre's

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Monday, September 06, 2010

Coffee Clatch and White House

Labor Day try at the Coffee Klatch. I felt like a hippy in a hideout. Doubtful I would find many Tea Party people at this location. Janet had a Machiato... which I think is Italian for very small amount. I still am having stomach issues so I did not take part. She also had a scone, which we used later in the day to keep the door open.

From one of our spies:

Today (Sunday the 5th - the 2nd day of no JP coffee) Judi & I went to the White House for Brunch (not with the Obama's). After 3 cups of black coffee and a shared Bloody Mary we agreed that this was a vast improvement over the Coffee Pub experience of yesterday but still lacking in the Wake-up power of the JP coffee effect.

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Life without Jean Paul -Nix on the Coffee Pub

Here is our first email from a regular JP customer trying to find a descent coffee in town.

Yesterday (Saturday the 4th - the first day of withdrawal from JP's good coffee) Judi & I tried the coffee at the Coffee Pub located next to the Post-Office in LB. We got medium lattes but Judi asked for Soy instead of milk. I asked for low fat milk. We also got an oatmeal cookie. I gave the girl a Ten and got a smile but no change - she told me to sit down and she would bring us our coffee. I asked her how she would know where we were sitting & she replied that we were the only couple that had the same style mustache, big nose and glasses in the Pub (We suspect we were the 1st JP fans that visited that Pub on Saturday). After a long time (we actually finished our cookie) we got our coffee, with Judi supposedly getting the Soy version - However, both lattes tasted like soapy hot Dishwater and after a short while we concluded that I had the unrecognizable Soy and Judi had my order.
After switching cups we also concluded we must have had either gotten the B-Crew making coffee for that day or they just didn't want JP's customers in their place. Either way we are crossing the Coffee Pub off of the list of potential supporters for JP coffee addicts. Let us know if you had any better luck and maybe we should start a list to advise other JP fans of what to watch out for.

Note: from Photoman.... we had breakfast at Nicks which seened okay... except I ended up with Stomach Cramps all day.... Bummer!

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

1961 Facel Vega Moves in with 1967 Jeepster

My friend Bela in Laguna Beach showing me his latest purchase of a 1961 Facel Vega manufactured in Paris. The video does not do the color justice. This is a deep blue not seen in this country... very European. A thing of beauty.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lillies in the Garden

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Love Doves Return

It's that time of the year when our fine feathered friends start to appear. The unusually warm weather is probably giving them a boost.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

West Point Congratulations

Okay! I just have to let the whole world know that I am the proud Grandfather of Brady Mosk who has been accepted into the West Point Military Academy.

Congratulations to all of his family, and especially to his Father and Mother Linden Mosk and Cindy Bridges Mosk

You have a lot to be proud of!

Brady has been recruited to swim for West Point.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January is for the Birds

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hamas and SDEROT

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Indy Pics from Far Away

Each week the Indy (Laguna Beach Independent) publishes travelers around the world holding up the Indy paper. The most current edition had 2 couples from Laguna Beach at Easter Island. I guess that is like 2 degrees of separation.

Here is the Publisher of the paper showing his travel holiday from Jean Paul Goodies Bakery (also known as the Coffee Nazi). Stu is a regular, as you can tell from his knit Beanie.... which also shows it does get cold even in Laguna Beach!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

East Coast Flying High

You can tell this is not Laguna Beach.
Matter of fact, it is on the East Coast where getting High has a totally different meaning!

Definitely have to have some big ones to fly around in what looks like a converted golf cart.

The view from the "Red Baron"

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dolphins and Menoras

Lights at Main Beach on a really cold night!

Now this is definitely artsy!

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