Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Nunc Est Bibendum

Will you look at that? I actually have an official seal for the Coffee Bean Goddess!

Primary thanks go to my buddy, Julie, the adventurous woman over there on the link list. She's the one who found the site. Secondary thanks, of course, must go to Says-It, who are kind enough to let us make and download such things for free.

You can choose from an assortment of borders, fonts, colors and logos -- and you can keep fiddling with it until it comes out right.

They offer a pretty good selection of logos, considering this is a freebie. Which is why I'm not complaining because they didn't have a voluptuous goddess figure dressed in flowing robes and adorned with coffee blossoms. That's probably a Good Thang. I don't want to get arrested for false advertising.

The do offer a link to a Wikipedia site that displays a long list of Latin phrases and translations from which you can filch for the motto on your crest. The one I chose translates to: "Now is the time to drink." That's pretty much what I'm thinking every morning, on my way to the coffee pot.

The site informs me this comes from the Odes of Horace and the line goes on to say: "Nunc pede libero pulsanda tellus." or "Now the time to dance footloose upon the earth."

I like that. Sounds like something a goddess would do upon arising in the morning. Dance around barefoot in the dew-laden pasture, steaming coffee mug in one hand, marmalade-slathered toast in the other. Being a goddess, she would effortlessly avoid waltzing into any recently deposited cow flops. It's a sort of magical skill a goddess has. Compensates for the fact that they only stock sandals in the Olympus shoe market.


John Bailey said...

Ah, but Dee... such sandals!

Dee said...

Hmmm ... mayhap you're right, John. I especially like the model Mercury wears, with those cute little wings on the heels. (grin)

The Old Guy said...

Here's a link I ran across; you can never have enough information about coffee, and it appears the blogger works at Starbucks.