Coffee Log, Year 2, Day 285

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Coffee: Maxwell House Master Blend, Office Coffee

It’s been a month of birthdays. I had a mine and I couple days before that E had hers. She had some family over, some friends, we sat around talking and watching and trying to accept the fact that none of use knew each other. There was just E, and it was her birthday, so we couldn’t well expect her to solve it all for us.

And for the past two days we’ve been celebrating R. He’s one week younger than me, and there are more friends around. We got dinner from the same place twice, two days in a row. In a little while we’re going to watch Star Wars. I hear them talking in the other room.

December speaks life into me, all it’s roots and narrows and beauties and complications. None of us have kicked the bucket, but the coin-flip gets us a little closer to the other side.

Currently Reading: Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin

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Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.

Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies

Coffee Log, Day 46

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Coffee: Venti Starbucks Americano

I had to get more coffee filters from the Harris Teeter. I buy the recycled kind. It makes me a feel better. On the way out of the store, I ordered coffee at the Starbucks. There was all this rain coming down. The barista was half my height, half-again my age, and bright-eyed. I talked about the rain and called it gloomy. She called it lovely. She told me she was from India and she talked about the monsoons. Then she said last week’s pollen reminded her of Holi.

I added the April Contest to the site! Find the details up top in the menus. If you enter and win I’ll send you a curated book. Free books aren’t bad, right?

Currently Reading:
Tar Baby, Toni Morrison

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“I am not the only man to seek his fortune far from home, and certainly I am not the first. Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.” – Jhumpa Lahiri, The Third and Final Continent

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