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First Cups 2024

Charge it up! Twice!

June 16, 2024

Look at this technology! Charging built right into the guppy. I also got myself a free battery froma warranty claim for my truck! It's a charing day.

Burritos for Breakfast

June 15, 2024

Good morning Texas! The land of oil, the land of six flags, and the land of breakfast burritos.

Grind it out

June 14, 2024

Well... truck battery died this morning. Hopefully it's charged when I drive home in two and half days. Thankfully the coffee maker didn't break down!


June 13, 2024

We got NUT running on this box. So automated.

Lead Acid

June 12, 2024

We gotta biiiig battery coming in today. Can't wait to get that thing hooked up.

New forecast?

June 11, 2024

Nope, it didn't actually rain yesterday.

It's gonna be a bright sunshine-y day.

June 10, 2024

Except it's not because it's gon rain!


June 9, 2024



June 8, 2024

Or is it Oke City? Oak City? Apparently if you're in aviation, it is.

Back to the farm

June 7, 2024

Ah yes, here we go. Big day today, medium day tomorrow, easy go home day. Just how we like it.

Stone Head

June 6, 2024

The recovery is over. Work tomorrow!

Safe & Effective!

June 5, 2024

I'll stick with the coffee, hold the big pharm.

Recovery Day Two?

June 4, 2024

Still on the recovery train. Hopefully the beaver gives me life!

Rest Day

June 3, 2024

A lotta partying from the wedding. I kinda feel like a loaf.

From the Source

June 2, 2024

Starbucks in Seattle. Featuring RB! (The coffee was burning hot).


June 1, 2024

The fire was started and I started drinking my FCOTD. It was the BCOTD, by the way. But I took a little while to actually take the picture. Just use your imagination and pretend the coffee cup is full.

Boys Week

May 31, 2024

Big weekend ahead, can't wait. Gettin started at Denny's, a classic.

Bonus Post

May 30, 2024

I finally made it to Seattle. First time flying on Alaska Airlines yesterday they got great coffee! I needed it after the long day of travel.

I'm greppin

May 29, 2024

Everyone likes a good grep with a pipe.

From sea to shining sea

May 28, 2024

East Coast to West Coast. Let's go see both oceans in one day...

America runs on...

May 27, 2024

We're back in Rhode Island. Time to go all the way to the west coast.


May 26, 2024

Was in Rhode Island yesterday, went home for a quick rest, and we're going back to Rhode Island today!


May 25, 2024

I've said "Banker's Hours" before but this time, wow, the sun isn't just coming up, it's OUT!

It's a farce

May 24, 2024

It's not actually Starbucks. It's free and it's from the lobby.

The Cab Driver

May 23, 2024

It's time to fly with him.

A beautiful landscape

May 22, 2024

Blue river in the middle, green grass on either side, the dirt on the left, and the rising sun on the right. #TER568B

Cookin the books

May 21, 2024

The first ever user-submitted image to!

Baking a pie

May 20, 2024

It's raspberry flavored

Still lookin

May 19, 2024

Maybe it's in the reflection?

Look at all those cups

May 18, 2024

What a collection!

We're really out here

May 17, 2024

Gettin teased with going back to base but not going home!

Wee Hours of the Mornin

May 16, 2024

There's metal out there that's gotta be moved. FCOTD to help me through.

Big improvments coming to

May 15, 2024

It'll be a while but there's exciting stuff on the horizon!

I see you!

May 14, 2024

I'm looking right into your soul! Well... sorta.


May 13, 2024

It's blue but it's orange.

As planned

May 12, 2024

Yep, we're back. With more starbucks.

Gettin fancy again

May 11, 2024

Greetings from the California Capitol. A lil Starbucks this morning to get the day rollin. It's an easy one today and I'll be right back here in a few hours!

Back to the farm

May 10, 2024

We're off to California again. Gotta move that metal.

Driving on a cloud

May 9, 2024

Threw new shocks on the truck yesterday. Drives like a cloud!

Back to the basics

May 8, 2024

One of the OG mugs coming back out!

Big improvements

May 7, 2024 has a lot of new added features under the hood to give you a better experience. Inlcuding dark mode!

Little van coffee

May 6, 2024

Van coffee hits different than the cockpit.

Cinco de?

May 5, 2024

It's the drinking holiday! Too bad I gotta long work day ahead. For me, it's coffee instead. Two cups!

Back to the grind

May 4, 2024

Airraid, give me strength.

Recovery Day

May 3, 2024

Got home yesterday, shock on my truck broke, had to fix that. Today is a full on chill day. Back to the office tomorrow.

Last day with the boys

May 2, 2024

Little brunch before we all head back home


May 1, 2024

Cookin up the meats and heating up the carbs

Day one is done

April 30, 2024

Quick 15 seconds of recovery and then back at it. Gonna need this FCOTD.

Off to Scottsdale

April 29, 2024

The bachelor party is about to commence.

One day off then surprise!

April 28, 2024

Alright... gearin up.

Time to head on back

April 27, 2024

Go home day is upon us, time to get back to Texas.

West Coastin'

April 26, 2024

Time to drive the plane up and down the west coast. A little different scenery is always good.

Banker's Hours again?

April 25, 2024

Wow, I think I'm gonna see the sun coming up on the drive into work!

Time to change the schedule around

April 24, 2024

Today is the day

Spring is great

April 23, 2024

Great weather this last week.

Divine Wind

April 22, 2024

Name a better match

Once again

April 21, 2024

Go home day comes once again. Early wakeup so no hotel coffee.


April 20, 2024

Well, I was stoked for Santa Barbra but unfortunately it was cloudy the whole time. Still went to the beach and had some good tacos, though. The coffee was a solid 4/10.

Banker's hours

April 19, 2024

Wow! A report that starts when the sun is up? This is crazy! Taking my sweet time this mornin. Still woke up before 5, though.

Wake up, compile

April 18, 2024

Lots of compiling packages going on today. Gotta get the coffee flowing and the keyboard moving.

Love this Penguin

April 17, 2024

I've got some stickers coming! I might need a vinyl decal of Tux, too.

New cups!

April 16, 2024

A lot of new cups recently. Here's one for Debian.

Go home day

April 15, 2024

The best day. Starting with the best cup.

Galley coffee coming right up

April 14, 2024

Back in the saddle


April 13, 2024

So shiny. So blue. Thanks CK!

Catching up on sleep

April 12, 2024

Day and a half off, back to work tomorrow.

Mocha mocha

April 11, 2024

Gettin fancy this mornin

FCOTD on the way!

April 10, 2024

Brew it up

Loaf is over let's go

April 9, 2024

Back to work! Hopefully it's an easy going trip.


April 8, 2024

We started the day off with the FCOTD. It was the BCOTD. Then I witnessed an amazing sight.

Love the Tux

April 7, 2024

It's the eclipse tomorrow!

Little Lilly Today

April 5, 2024

Kinda feelin like a loaf still.

Some coffee and breakfast

April 4, 2024

Little bacon egg and cheese. Not to be confused with an actual baconeggncheese, though.

Feelin like a loaf

April 3, 2024

Welp, I'm feelin like a loaf today.

Gettin home late

April 2, 2024

Welp, got a little reassignment today. This FCOTD helped me out!


April 1, 2024

I ain't got anything good for April fools. But I hope you got some good jokes!

Last day of March!

March 31, 2024

And off to work we go again. Hustle, hustle!

The Beaver is back

March 30, 2024

Coffee + biscuits and gravy

Day trippin

March 29, 2024

Let's get it done! McDonald's coffee on deck.

Tux returns

March 27, 2024

Love this penguin


March 26, 2024

The beaver returns


March 25, 2024

Even more Starbucks

Gettin fancy

March 24, 2024

Fancy with the starbs collecting those stars, not gonna have that gross Milwaukee coffee again.

Let's drive

March 23, 2024

Three day trip here we go! Got my Stanley full in the bag

Little time off

March 22, 2024

Missed yesterday's FCOTD! Damn!

Huge Pharm

March 20, 2024

Little FCOTD in the Lilly mug

Treat yo self

March 19, 2024

I've never owned a Macintosh computer. But here we are. Now I can say I use all four common operating systems! So diverse...

First cup from the galley!

March 18, 2024

Alright. It's finally time. Go home day is upon me. Lots of work the last week and a half. now it's time to get home and relax.

Terrible FCOTD!

March 17, 2024

This may be the worst first cup I've ever had. Tastes sour. Gross. Luckily, I threw it away, and had a little bloody mary at the end of the day!

No pinch

March 16, 2024

Let's do a little St. Patrick's Day trip

Day off before we're back to it again

March 15, 2024

Workin a lot recently.

Pi Day

March 14, 2024

Hey it's New York City and it's Pi Day. But it's time to go home! No pie for me.


March 13, 2024

Little mocha to get somethin' sweet.

Back to it

March 12, 2024

Buc-ee's take the wheel

Uno more days off

March 11, 2024

That's spanish for one!


March 10, 2024

Wow, that daylight savings change was rough this morning. Wish we'd get rid of it!


March 9, 2024

Some coffee and luv

Early mornin

March 8, 2024

Not lookin forward to this daylight savings nonsense

Gettin back to it

March 7, 2024

Recovery day is over, time to get back to the saddle.

Back home

March 6, 2024

And back to the basics

Recovery Day

March 5, 2024

Lovin these mugs being featured on FCOTD!

Rodeo Day

March 4, 2024

Rodeo & Hank, what's not to love?

Houston Vacation!

March 3, 2024

The boys are back

Simple & Lazy

March 2, 2024

See, I go simple, I go easy, I go greyhound. Except not a bus, just with the coffee this morning.

Last day of the trip

March 1, 2024

Rabbit rabbit with a little app-i-teaser

Leapin this year

February 29, 2024

It's another leap year. You know 2000 was a leap year and 2400 will be, too. But not 2100, 2200, or 2300.

Here we go again

February 28, 2024

After this we've got six days off! Special FCOTD edition during that time.... stay tuned.

Off and on

February 27, 2024

One day off today then back on the road AGAIN!

Nashville Coffee

February 26, 2024

Got my FCOTD from the airport today. Good breakfast, too. Going home today.

On the lake

February 25, 2024

Hello from Cleveland! Time for a drink.

Work work work

February 24, 2024

Back to the skies. It's been a lotta work this last week and we're still truckin.

Back home

February 23, 2024

Yep, that was an easy trip. One day off and back on the road again.

Don't spill it

February 22, 2024

That'd be expensive

Good morning KC

February 21, 2024

Superbowl champions or whatever.

EZ Trip

February 20, 2024

Gonna be a nice easy trip!

Got this far down the mug

February 19, 2024

Then it happened


February 18, 2024

If you know, you know.


February 17, 2024

Nothing goes better with the FCOTD than some rolls


February 16, 2024

Boujee today with the BUX

Needed a different "cup" for today

February 15, 2024

Two motherboards, two CPUs, two sets of RAM.... I need to get this thing working already.


February 14, 2024

Took the picture too late! Had to down that first cup.


February 13, 2024

Welp. I ordered some parts last week for the firewall upgrade and after multiple UPS delays involving my package bouncing from Arlington to Fort Worth three times, it's apparently on the way. At least they didn't lose it yet.


February 12, 2024

Everywhere I went yesterday it was raining. All over the country, I just couldn't escape it. But now we're home with eight days off!

Hot to Cold

February 11, 2024

Traveling as the coffee does from hot to cold. We're leaving Florida on our way to New York.

Too fancy?

February 10, 2024

This hotel in Tampa is wildly fancy. I'm more of a Miller Lite guy. Here there's 'drinking wine on the bay' kinda guys. But it was nice.

I like big Bunns

February 9, 2024

And I cannot lie

Upgrades, upgrades!

February 8, 2024

Thinkin this chassis is gonna hold a new firewall/router build.

Ain't much to report

February 7, 2024

Let's just get this coffee goin

Behind the scenes

February 6, 2024

Pre coffee pour

Some time off

February 5, 2024

Time to do some house chores


February 4, 2024

Never been to Steamboat Springs until today. It was beautiful!


February 3, 2024

First time hitting a golf ball yesterday, thanks CK!

Here we go!

February 2, 2024

Time for some new destinations

Pickin up Work

February 1, 2024

Picked up some extra flying for tomorrow, work work work!

So Sore

January 31, 2024

Yesterday took a toll. Apparently laying sideways on an engine for hours isn't good on your joints.

Time to Wrench

January 30, 2024

This is gonna be quite the project

Gettin that Galley Coffee

January 29, 2024

Cowboy Style

Rainy DC

January 28, 2024

Got pretty wet this morning, ready to get out of the rain. At least it's not snow!

On the road again

January 27, 2024

Motivated to get some work in... for the first time in a while!

Happy Friday

January 26, 2024

Back to work tomorrow

New Bag

January 24, 2024

New bag comes tomorrow... done with those side pockets!

Contract days are over!

January 23, 2024

Today is a good day.

Football Woes

January 22, 2024

Damn, I really wanted a Lions v. Bills superbowl...

Doing laps

January 21, 2024

Yesterday starting in Texas, flying to the Pacific Ocean and right back to Texas. Now we go to California again!


January 20, 2024

These Stanley cups sure got popular.


January 19, 2024

The classic. Off to see some old friends tonight!

Heat wave

January 18, 2024

The freeze is over. 60° today! A lot better than the 10° it was earlier this week.

A different cup

January 16, 2024

Mexican food demands margs. Especially during happy hour.

Back home

January 15, 2024

Greetings from Fort Lauderdale. Time to go back into the cold--back home!

Escaping the winter.

January 14, 2024

We're off to Cancun then Fort Lauderdale, escaping the cold!

Few days off

January 13, 2024

Took a short break from but we're back... and we're off to work!

Recovery begins with a FCOTD

January 9, 2024

Feelin better

Yep, sick.

January 7, 2024

Sick again! Hopefully this coffee gets me going a little bit today.

Beaver mug again

January 6, 2024

I might be getting a little sick. We'll see...

Two Cups

January 5, 2024

Bloody and a coffee, great combo.

In Unity

January 4, 2024

New contract on the horizon. We love that.


January 3, 2024

Back home with my favorite mug

Go home day

January 2, 2024

Through Vegas and back home we go. Free FCOTD, too!

It's a whole new year

January 1, 2024

Last night I got stuck in an elevator in Milwaukee... but now I'm eating prime rib in Kansas City. Starting the year on a high note.