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First Cups 2023

Working into the New Year

December 30, 2023

Brew it up, Stanley thermos to go!

The New Years Eve Eve Eve

December 29, 2023

Gettin ready for 2024!

Breakfast with the FCOTD

December 28, 2023

I love the look of this.

Go home day!

December 26, 2023

It's been a great trip. Really good Christmas for being at work.

Merry Christmas from California

December 25, 2023

Coffee in the morning, prime rib in the evening.

It's the holiday season

December 24, 2023

It's early. Brewed up a fresh pot of coffee for the road. Time for a great trip!

Arch it up!

December 22, 2023

I love Linux but I hate NVIDIA. Why can't they get along?

Merry Christmas Eve Eve Eve Eve

December 21, 2023

What's up people? Starting off with a textured mug for my FCOTD.

Big mess

December 19, 2023

Have you ever not emptied your carafe before brewing a new pot of coffee? Well, I hadn't until today. I got out of the routine because I filled up my coffee tin with new coffee, something I normally do not do. Then I checked the pot to see if the coffee was flowing and sure enough at that exact moment the coffee was overflowing out of the pot. Panicked, I pulled the carafe out of the coffee maker and drained it as quickly as possible down the sink. I replaced the carafe swiftly but the coffee still got all over the counter. Many paper towels were lost this day. Goddamn.

No food

December 18, 2023

You know, I don't really know how to do the whole cookin' thing. So... off to the fast food places, right? Sucks not bein able to make a meal, you know what I'm saying? Welp, at least the coffee will keep my appetite down.

Almost out of coffee

December 17, 2023

Welp, it's time to fill up the ol coffee can once again. Tough life drinking all of this bean juice isn't it?

Non typical

December 16, 2023

I did have a coffee this morning, but, I forgot to take a picture of it. However, we got a picture of the bloody mary in progress.

Heading back home

December 15, 2023

It was a good visit. Now it's time to head home.


December 14, 2023

Love this little part of the house, it's like a tree house.

Family time

December 13, 2023

Hangin out with the family. Life is good!

Back in the air?

December 12, 2023

Yes. Back in the air. But this time it's for fun!

Lazy day

December 11, 2023

Easing into vacation mode with a FCOTD.


December 9, 2023

Hello from the server room. Drinks are allowed.

Ready for vacation!

December 8, 2023

Last day of work then 2 weeks off!

Let it snow

December 7, 2023

Hello from New York! Lotta snow last night, pretty icy out. I don't miss the cold! Four more legs today, it's time to get serious. The FCOTD and the SCOTD in one sitting. Cowboy coffee, nonetheless.

Long day ahead

December 6, 2023

Four legs today, gonna be a long one. Starting it off right, though, with a fresh FCOTD from the galley.

Last day off

December 5, 2023

Time to get back to the jet tomorrow. Then 2 weeks off!

Back home

December 4, 2023

Two days off and back to the road.

Coffee in West Texas

December 3, 2023

Little coffee in Lubbock

Back to the Jet

December 2, 2023

With jet black coffee!

Get the Bunn going

December 1, 2023

FCOTD brewing!

New Shoes on the Whip

November 30, 2023

Didn't take a picture of the FCOTD... but trust me, it was there.


November 29, 2023

I am root! Happy FCOTD.

Back home

November 28, 2023

Time to relax

Go home day

November 27, 2023

We love go home day. I slept almost 11 hours last night. I feel alive.


November 26, 2023

Wow, Chicago got slammed with snow. Good thing we're off to the sunny and warm parts of the world.

Somethin' a little different

November 25, 2023

Today's FCOTD isn't just black coffee, it's café con leche.

Jet Black

November 24, 2023

I like my coffee jet black. Because, well, I'm on a jet.

Drink it up

November 23, 2023

Happiness in a cup

Still truckin

November 20, 2023

Feeling better, got a little rain last night, winter is still coming.

Beaver yet again

November 19, 2023

Here we are, not feeling too well this morning. Hopefully this coffee helps out.

Old Tires

November 18, 2023

Good morning, truck needs new tires. "I've got a spare tire in the back seat but that's flat" -Skee-Lo

We're Back!

November 16, 2023

Had to take a hiatus for a bit, but we're back to our normal programming.

Arch is Love

November 7, 2023


European? Maybe.

November 6, 2023

Creme filled wafers to start the day.

Quick Trip

November 5, 2023

Just a quick 2 day and we're done! Break out the Bailey's.

From the Flight Deck

November 4, 2023

McDonald's to the rescue

Convenience Coffee

November 3, 2023

McDonald's to the rescue

Last day of retirement

November 2, 2023

Back to work tomorrow, I guess no CS2 for me.

New month again

November 1, 2023

More Irish cream

Happy Spooky Day

October 31, 2023

Happy Nevada Day!

It's freezing!

October 30, 2023

It's in the 30s. I swear we went from A/C to heater in a single day.

FCOTD with a kick!

October 29, 2023

The perfect fall morning drink

Double it up

October 28, 2023

Everyone loves a good bloody mary

Two Day

October 27, 2023

Home tonight already! Quick little two day.

The Big Boss

October 26, 2023

My Bunn at home is great, but this thing is on a whole different level.

A True Classic

October 25, 2023

Love this first cup.

Back into Retirement

October 24, 2023

With a new mug!

Go Chiefs?

October 23, 2023

The bartender (huge Chiefs fan) was not happy about how much Taylor Swift they showed during the game.


October 22, 2023

Love me some cajun cookin. Off to Kansas City now!

Travel Mug!

October 21, 2023

Silicone top is kinda sketchy, but the ceramic is nice. Cools the coffee down enough to drink it.


October 20, 2023

These bars are great, but holy moly, they are expensive. Thanks inflation!


October 19, 2023


I love Tux

October 18, 2023

It's a penguin!

New York New York

October 17, 2023

Off to the old stomping grounds...

Ya gotta go!

October 16, 2023

We're in the racing capital of the world. Ya gotta go to Indy!


October 15, 2023

Let's get this going!


October 14, 2023

I'm so ready to sudo pacman -Syu this morning.

Friday the 13th

October 13, 2023

Stay vigilant!

Wish this was a Mimosa

October 12, 2023

Bottomless preferred.

Special FCOTD

October 10, 2023

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes.

Action Shot

October 9, 2023

The Bunn is going to work!

Jumpseat FCOTD!

October 8, 2023

Putting a little love in the commute home.

Headed for Delays!

October 7, 2023

Little bit of a delay today. Good news is my day tomorrow has been cleared, back home early I hope.


October 5, 2023

Got a great deal of rain last night, about time! Green grass here we come!

More Ground Work

October 4, 2023

Back into the office. I'll take air work any day over ground work.

Mandatory Bar Meeting

October 3, 2023

Gotta "work" tonight. I.E. go to an open bar and hang out with the guys. Let's get it going with a FCOTD.

New Month, New Cup.

October 2, 2023

I wonder how many of these mugs exist? How many different cows? Can I collect them all?

Well it ain't a Coffee

October 1, 2023

The Texas State Fair! Beer, turkey legs, corn dogs, rides, and the Mexican Rodeo. Pretty great. Drinking a little Shiner.

West Palm

September 30, 2023

Greetings from West Palm, let's get this day done and end up at another beach! Also, Florida is too damn hot.

Bop-a-da Work Work Work

September 28, 2023

Three days, two beaches, let's get it going.

Hello from the Beaver Again

September 27, 2023

Back to the Beaver. Little dirty counter top this morning.... apologies.

Sleepin' In

September 26, 2023

Went to bed way too late last night. I haven't woken up this late in the morning in a long time! There goes the sleep schedule...

Spooky Season is Coming

September 25, 2023

The candy is all bought, the pumpkin bread will be coming shortly, fall is a lovely time of year. I think I'll be a pilot for Halloween this year.

Greetings from the Windy City

September 24, 2023

Well, the hotel coffee didn't work out, the plane's coffee makers were broken, the coffee shop lines were too long... so here we are! Crew room coffee. Hot and free.

In the Land of Potato!

September 23, 2023

Ah, this takes me back to the Idaho Cargo days. Go Potato!

Back to the Office

September 22, 2023

Still 95° outside, what gives?

Do You Remember?

September 21, 2023


One of many shops

September 20, 2023

In the old inside shop this morning. Finally got rained on, maybe my grass will be green.

Cinnamon Rolls!

September 19, 2023

My head hurts from last night, this should fix me up well.

It's a beaver

September 18, 2023

Glad to be back to the blog

Unplanned Hiatus

September 17, 2023

Well well well... guess it's not a good idea to leave your laptop behind on a four day trip. But we're back in business and--believe me--there were a lot of missed first cups.

Work werk werq

September 13, 2023

Here we go again, back to the skies.

Ye olde FAA

September 12, 2023

A little late FCOTD, medical exam is done, time to drink that coffee!

Fall is upon us!

September 11, 2023

Wow, from 107°F down to the 80s. It's lovely outside. Starting it off right with the first cup.

Headin Back Home

September 10, 2023

Jumpseat home, let's get it going with a FCOTD.

Racing Capital of the World!

September 9, 2023

Made it, hello again, Indy! Wedding tonight is going to be "LIT".

Vacation Part 2

September 8, 2023

One night at home now it's time to get back at it. Indianapolis here I come!

Bye Minnesota!

September 7, 2023

When up North, Caribou's the choice. Well... if there's no Timmy's.

First Cups

September 6, 2023

First cups and old friends!

Time for vacation!

September 5, 2023

On my way to Minnesota! I hope I don't get too drunk.

Back to retirement

September 4, 2023

Almost forgot to take the picture of my first cup! 9 days off ahead, it's gonna be great.

Wake me up!

September 3, 2023

Didn't sleep well last night, but nothing a FCOTD can't fix.

Back on the grind!

September 2, 2023

First cup of many. Keep on truckin.

Rabbit Rabbit September

September 1, 2023

Look at all these cups! I made the FCOTD and the SCOTD before even leaving the house! Now that's dedication.

Super Blue Super Moon of Blue

August 31, 2023

I saw the moon. Way over-hyped. Unlike this FCOTD, which is pretty hype.

Coffee + Electronics = Good/Bad?

August 30, 2023

First cup! Don't spill it


August 29, 2023

I use arch soooo

Cold front is through

August 27, 2023

Good bit of weather relief today. Perfect for a FCTOD!

Winter is coming

August 26, 2023

Today is the last day, apparently, of 100°F+ temperatures for at least a week. Winter is basically here!


August 24, 2023

Already the weekend for me. Let's kick it off with a FCOTD!

Plain Cup

August 22, 2023

Still no work, not complaining. Good ol first cup of the day without the driving.

Reserve Life

August 21, 2023

Sittin duck waitin for that call.

More Wrenchin

August 20, 2023

Quick oil change after the first cup of the day.

Gimme a 'Brake'

August 19, 2023

Time for a brake job, but you gotta have that first cup first.


August 17, 2023

Cup speaks for itself!


August 16, 2023

Gotta water the lawn today, no rain in weeks!

It Never Rains in Southern California

August 15, 2023

But the drought is over, so I guess it did. It's go-home day! Time to settle back into retirement.

Immune System Booster

August 14, 2023

Sweet sweet coffee. I wonder how we all became so dependent on this hot bean juice...


August 13, 2023

Back to the office today.

Wishing for Rain

August 12, 2023

No rain, so dry. Breaking out the sprinkler for the lawn.

Here Comes the Weekend!

August 11, 2023

T.G.I.F and F.C.O.T.D B.C.O.T.D!

Back again? Early?

August 10, 2023

Welp, back on the road again. Picked up a little day trip. A little first cup of the day is gonna help me through it.

Back in Retirement

August 9, 2023

Caffeine, the drug that everyone accepts.

Go Home Day

August 8, 2023

One quick rip home and we're done! Coffee from the galley... my favorite.

Back to Work

August 6, 2023

Back to the stanley, it's time to drive. Hopefully I remember how to do this.

Beautiful day in the neighborhood

August 5, 2023

It's time for breakfast and shopping--happy Saturday.

Where's Jesus?

August 4, 2023

Well he definitely ain't here. Thanks for the cup, Goodwill.


August 3, 2023

Lovely fluffy muffins and a first cup to start the day. Almost out of retirement...

With Breakfast!

August 2, 2023

First cup of the day! But wait, there's more!

Rabbit Rabbit

August 1, 2023

Support your local big pharma!

Last day of July

July 31, 2023

Summer is more than half way over and winter is right around the corner. Too bad I don't have a pool to enjoy these hot Texan days...

Easing Back Into Retirement

July 30, 2023

Work week is over. It's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy this first cup of the day.

Early Morning Cup

July 29, 2023

A day of driving ahead. Early morning shows call for galley brew flows. Movin' the metal!

Out of Retirement

July 28, 2023

Well, time to hit the road again. The Stanley is coming back out... later to be filled with immune-supporting galley coffee.

In The Moment

July 27, 2023

Don't you just love the moment that coffee hits the mug?

Pretty Hype

July 26, 2023

Not as hype as a good ride, but pretty fuckin' hype nonetheless.

Old School

July 25, 2023

Old school cup, made in Chicago. Probably has lead paint, the coffee always tastes a little "off" in this one. Wish me luck!

A Wonderful Morning

July 24, 2023

My favorite mug, my favorite paper. Ain't much more to it. Cheers!

Good Morning from Washington DC!

July 23, 2023

First cup, best cup. On the road again in DC but it's "go home day"!. My favorite of all days. Sorry about the missed post yesterday, things got a little busy.

Back on the Road Again!

July 21, 2023

Happy FCOTD BCOTD this early morning. 3:30 AM, it's time to go jet driving. Shoutout to this Bunn coffee maker for it's super quick brews.

The cup that stares back

July 20, 2023

Man, it's been too damn hot outside. Anyone wanna go to the pool? The coffee isn't cooling me down.

Happy Wednesday

July 19, 2023

This mug really speaks for itself.


July 18, 2023

First cup of the day, best cup of the day! Also first cup ever on! Spreading aloha with this cup.