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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Coffee Log, Day 31


Coffee: Honduras, Cooperativa Raos

One month. One big chunk of a year. Apple pie.

I started this site a month ago. Since then, I’ve had a cup of coffee every day. Well, I probably would have done that anyway, but you know. Thanks for sticking along for the ride. Thanks for reading. As of today, I’m adding a button to the site (to the right if you’re on a PC, down at the bottom of every page if you’re on a phone, and a link at the bottom of every blog post) to send a tip to the coffee jar.

No worries, no pressure, but if you like what you’ve been reading and want more, buy me a cup. Any coffee purchased with these funds will be featured on my blog and I’ll give you all kinds of props and thanks for supporting what I do (unless you’d rather be anonymous of course).

So anyway, cheers. On to month number two. Who can stop after one slice?

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