Screws In My Coffee
Am I drinking paint thinner or screws?
I have been writing this blog for a few years. The name Screws In my coffee comes from an experience that I had when I was taking painting classes at San Diego State College (now the University of San Diego). In the painting studio, I would be painting and when I would take a break I would go to the communal coffee area and get a styrofoam cup of coffee. Sometimes I would use a styrofoam cup to also mix paint or clean my brushes.
On one occasion I got confused and during a break in my painting I picked up a cup of paint thinner thinking it was coffee because it was brown. I took a sip and I thought to myself, this is either bad coffee or I am drinking paint thinner.
Later in life when I was working at a church camp up in the San Bernadino mountains a similar mistake was made. I was removing the rust from some screws and bolts in a coffee cup. Well, you can guess what happened. I accidentally started to dring from the cup full of screws and as the liquid started to approach my lips, I saw the screws.