Ask MerriAuthor
I recall that you posted a couple of Merri-posts involving a vacuum coffee maker or coffee siphon or whatever they're called. I was contemplating obeying the whining my inner coffee snob and buying one myself, but I was curious: do you own one of these or - at the least - have you had coffee from one? I ask because my impetus in possibly buying one would be the desire for a superior cup of joe. Do these contraptions really make a good brew?

Yep!  They really do make a great brew.  But if you’re just looking for something to make an economic cuppa each day, you’re probably better off just getting a simple French Press since that’ll do the job much quicker and cleaner than a vacuum brewer would.  But if you want something with a little more style and a visually impressive display of physics, then vacuum brewers are the way to go if you don’t mind it being a little more involved.

Headcanon: Merri doesn't care for your dignity, and will never, ever pass up an opportunity to sing a silly birthday song for a customer.
Anonymous

Considering she makes a throne for the Birthday Pony rather than a regular seat, you can bet your ass Merri would get in on any celebratory singing.  Her waitresses always sing louder than she does though.

Murry Birthmas

So I’ve mentioned before how awesome my sister is.  There’s good reason for that.  I’m a cook and she’s a baker so, between the two of us, we can make a pretty awesome meal when we hit the kitchen.  For my birthday, she made me this lovely piece of work.  That’s two layers of frozen chocolate cake sandwiching vanilla caramel gelato, topped with a blend of melted dark chocolate and honey.  There’s also Toblerone bits finely chopped and mixed into the topping, and individual pieces as decoration.
Normally I’d accuse her of trying to get rid of me via death by chocolate, but this actually is remarkably mild.  It’s refreshingly cold, pleasantly rich without being overpowering, and features my favorite chocolate candy.  What’s not to love?

So I’ve mentioned before how awesome my sister is.  There’s good reason for that.  I’m a cook and she’s a baker so, between the two of us, we can make a pretty awesome meal when we hit the kitchen.  For my birthday, she made me this lovely piece of work.  That’s two layers of frozen chocolate cake sandwiching vanilla caramel gelato, topped with a blend of melted dark chocolate and honey.  There’s also Toblerone bits finely chopped and mixed into the topping, and individual pieces as decoration.

Normally I’d accuse her of trying to get rid of me via death by chocolate, but this actually is remarkably mild.  It’s refreshingly cold, pleasantly rich without being overpowering, and features my favorite chocolate candy.  What’s not to love?

Happy birthday! Here's hoping the coming year is amazing for you!

Wanted to make sure you saw this! I hope you have a wonderful birthday (looks like you did!) and, of course *bakes you a birthday cake* ^_^ Thanks for everything MerriAuthor, have a great day!


llimus submitted:
Version 3 of Merrimod-birthday-gift. Happy Birthday!! I hope we get to enjoy your presence for many more!

*incoherent screeching*

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Version 3 of Merrimod-birthday-gift. Happy Birthday!! I hope we get to enjoy your presence for many more!

*incoherent screeching*

Enuf birthday. Back to drawing.
Anonymous

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MERRIAUTHOR! Enjoy your day.

Happy Birthday *dragon hugs you*