Sunday, January 9, 2011

highly caffeinated

Soon after we moved into our apartment two years ago, my parents came to visit us. They were appalled that we didn’t have a coffee maker, and that my father was forced out into the cold streets to go two blocks to Dunkin’ Donuts to get his fix. Being cunning like a fox, I used that opportunity to suggest my parents buy me a coffee maker. Yes, I am an adult. But they did it!

For a few months I was so into making my own coffee. I set it on a timer so it would be ready for me in the morning. I would listen to it brewing away while I was still in bed. Then I kept running out of ground coffee, and kept not buying more. And then I started buying a cup of coffee every morning on the way into work, and watching my monies go again. Bye-eeee!

So, I am re-committing to making my own coffee in the morning, and bringing it to work in my eco-friendly travel mug – in the interest of saving money primarily, the environment secondarily. Possibly thirdarily. Last week I brought my coffee every day, and I didn’t even have to buy my own bag of coffee – since a visiting friend bought it for us when he was forced to go to Dunkin’ Donuts for his coffee fix because we didn’t have any. Oopsie.

You know what I don’t like about bringing my coffee on the subway in the morning? I feel like holding my mug, or gripping it between my thighs if I’m reading my book, makes me too hot. Makes me sweaty. There’s no way around that, though, is there? I could put the mug on the floor and hold it between my feet, but I feel like Subway Germs could climb up the mug and into the coffee. That happens, right?

I went and picked up our newly framed poster yesterday. And it looks good!

Happy with that! So, I'm determined to get that old map - the one that was number one on the framing list - framed soon. Very soon. Very, very soon. I haven't mentioned this to H. yet (he's still in California), but I have half a mind to drop it off this week! We'll see how that goes.

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