Coffee Log, Day 353


Coffee: Sumatra Medium Dark, Trader Joe’s Brand

I bought a box of heart-shaped donuts from a grocery store I’d only been to once before. It was a quick purchase, spur of the moment. I brought them home in a cold car that stayed cold even with the heat turned up. At the apartment, I ate two and shared the rest with R.

Valentines day is on the way. So is the one-year anniversary of this blog. Marks on the calendar, special boxes, like your kid sister worked them over with a brand new set of gel pens. That gives me anxiety. True love, a life’s work – that’s a lot to live up to.

I drove around today with the radio playing. It was a cold, cloudy morning, a good time for grocery shopping. The store was only sort of crowded, better than a typical weekend. I spent some time picking up and putting down the produce. Is this tomato too hard or too soft? A matter of perspective, maybe, but one with dire consequences as far as lunch is concerned.

And the rest of the day rolled out like an old carpet. It was simple. It was easy. Maybe that’s what got me – what drove me out in the darkness to find something. I came home with a box of heart-shaped donuts but really I was bringing home a piece of myself – proof that I had legs that could take me somewhere.

A week of holidays. Valentines, at least, is covered – I’m not doing anything and I’m pretty comfortable with that. As for the site’s anniversary, who knows? I might just toast it with a cup of coffee. I might just have an average day. Deep down, simple average days are all this blog has ever been about.

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New mysteries. New day. Fresh doughnuts.

David Lynch

4 thoughts on “Coffee Log, Day 353”

  1. You and your blog popped into my mind this morning as I poured boiling water over my own cone of coffee grounds. I found myself wondering if anyone ever pressured you to get one of those Keurig machines ‘cuz yer a guy who likes his daily coffee and geewhiz, this gizmo is so “convenient” and adaptable! Think of all the special flavors! I was thinking that I didn’t imagine you to be a Keurig kind of guy, but then again, what the hell do I know? Maybe you’ve asked for one for every gift-giving holiday since 2010 only to be denied.


    1. Reading this made me laugh out loud. You’re right – I’ve weathered some well-meaning Keurig barrages! A big part of coffee for me is the ritual – grinding, brewing, pouring the first cup – and a Keurig treats that ritual like a Unitarian youth group treats religion – loud and hectic and everyone’s named ‘Chad.’ Needless to say, my wish lists have never included a Keurig.

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