The best thing about coming back home after a trip is returning to my number one shaving kit. I'm an ace at leaving stuff behind me in hotel rooms, so I don't dare take my nicest shaving items on the road. Lo and behold, on this trip, I managed to leave my number two badger-hair brush on the bathroom counter of my hotel room in Guatemala city. So when I get back home, it's nice to see my top gear sitting there, and even nicer to take thirty minutes and a kingly amount of hot water to shave in the morning with a little Couperin on the stereo.
While I was away I received a polite note from an artist whose graphics I had used without permission in this post back in May of 2008. The artist, Scott Mellis, goes by the name of mikoto. You can find all his work here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/mikoto
Anyway, I hadn't looked at that picture for a while, and when I did I decided I still like it, so here it is again. Considering I just came back from a farm newly planted with thousands of gorgeous young geisha coffee trees, I thought it was appropriate. Turns out mikoto has a good graphic for "thousands of gorgeous young geisha" too.
And if you are looking for something cute to get that coffee-lover in your life, there's a t-shirt with this charming design.
Again, all mikoto's work available here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/mikoto
I got some really nice video from my time in western Panama (with all those baby geisha trees). Now that I'm done luxuriating in my shave, I'm going to edit that together and post here soon.