Tag Archives: coffee

mugs.

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met my dear friend at a recently reopened local diner

for breakfast and a long overdue catch-up

mid-breakfast she noticed the variety of cups they used

all from other sources

mine was covered with the logo of an alcoholic beverage

hers bore the name of a blood pressure/heart medication

luck of the draw, kind of like a fortune cookie

can make or break your whole day

we had a great laugh and talked about

how we both choose our morning mugs for coffee depending on our moods and needs

each morning we seek out and grab, without much conscious thought, the mug we need to start that day

do we reach for –

the inspirational-phrased mug, the heavy mug, the ego-boosting mug, the gift mug, sentimental mug, the deep thought mug, the light as a feather delicate china mug with the flora or fauna, art mug, clean mug, favorite place mug, photo mug, travel mug, joke mug, big mug, little mug, ironic mug, two-hands needed mug, favorite color – shape – size, ceramic, plastic, paper, metal, glass, unbreakable mug?

i knew we were friends for a reason.

“i have a mug that actually verifies that i’m the world’s best dad.

that’s a mug. that’s not me talking.

you can’t just buy those.”

-stephen colbert

there will be bands and dancing.

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dear ann arbor family –

see you in the fall

there will be bands & dancing as we reunite eventually. 

thank you, roos roost coffee. 

i really appreciate you

for filling us with coffee and optimism.

 

“joy weathers any storm: happiness rides the waves.”

-todd stocker

coffee talk.

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nothing like a bit of coffee talk between friends

to restore your balance and make for a great day. 

 

 

“as long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”

-cassandra clare, City of Ashes

 

 

 

 

art credit: ryan conners, painting, midsommer 2019, cat art

grounds on the ground.

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when the coffee falls

right as everything is ready

water boiled

waiting to be poured

about to brew 

soon to be sipped

it becomes precious

 so you laugh or cry or both.

 

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“The coffee was never served. It boiled over, spattered them all,

and wet a costly tablecloth and the baroness’s dress.

But it served the end that was desired for it gave rise to many jests and merry peals of laughter.”

― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

confusion.

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just curious 

why

when hurrying through a drive-through 

to grab a quick cup of coffee

at taco bell

(which should have given me pause in the first place)

 they handed me my coffee

then

a bag, a spork, and a little cup of thick crema.

maybe they’re too hipster for me

and I just don’t get it.

more fun than getting the surprise in a happy meal at mcdonalds

and more confusing.

“comedy comes from confusion.”

-vir das

coffee talk.

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nothing like waking up early

 sipping a warm cup of strong coffee

 chewing on something that seems like a berry

 your brain catching up

and wondering

why there is a berry in your cup

because you don’t normally

add berries to your coffee

and you spit it out

only to discover

that it was really a random giant ant not a berry

who climbed into your cup

in the time it took you to walk out of the room and back

and you have unwittingly shared your coffee with him

and he, with you.

“it is not enough to be busy. so are the ants. the question is: what are we busy about?”

-henry david thoreau

lukewarm.

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how excited was i 

when i discovered 

that my local mcdonald’s 

chose to give me this special cup?!

what a statement this was

what a compliment

they must have been waiting

for just the right customer to come along

this lid was like a badge of honor

clearly written in two languages

for all the world to see

i carried it with pride

as i went to add my cream

and it was then

that i noticed 

that it had come from

a huge sleeve of coffee cup lids

 all carrying the exact same message. 

clearly written

in two languages.

“when you’re hot, you’re hot; when you’re not, you’re not.”

-flip wilson