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07 November 2016

Morning Coffee | Random Thoughts & Oddities


Paul at Lat43 does these hysterical Morning Tea blog posts which are a brain dump of whatever pops into his head while he's writing them. I decided to steal his idea. Except, I'm drinking coffee while I write this and he drinks tea, so it isn't really stealing, is it?

So, here we go - all of the random nonsense floating through my head while I sip on my morning coffee.

  • I'm in Portland, Oregon visiting my family. It's cold here. I'm wearing two pairs of socks and sitting under multiple blankets.
  • My sister's two cats are sitting on top of me. I think they're cold too, despite their fur. They're pretending to be loving, but all they want is to steal my body heat.
  • One of the cats decided my face was a good place to sleep on last night. I had strange dreams about being smothered by a large bear wearing a tutu.
  •  I used up all of the half-and-half yesterday and now I have to drink my coffee black. Ick. 
  • I don't normally use half-and-half in my coffee. I usually use skim milk. I've kind of given up on having a low-fat diet this week. So far, I've had three everything bagels spread with an obscene amount of cream cheese on them. I'm probably going to get another one today. Things just taste better with large amounts of fat in them.
  •  It's been fun to see my nieces. They're in high school now. How did that happen? They're great girls - clever, creative and fun. 
  • We played cards one night. I lost. They cheated. I think there's a correlation there somewhere.
  • My sister makes the best chocolate chip cookies ever. I'm really not looking forward to going back to my normal low-fat diet later this week.
  •  Do you ever check your blood pressure just for kicks? My sister and I play this weird game where we check our blood pressure and the person with the lowest reading wins. My mother just shakes her head at us. I think she thinks we're weird. She's just jealous because we both have super low blood pressure. 
  • I've been getting sucked into watching TV while I'm here. I don't have a TV on my boat. For some reason, despite the fact that I live on a boat, I've been fascinated by all of the home renovation and decorating shows. Some people have really bad taste.
  •  We went to McMenamin's Kennedy School for lunch the other day. They've really raised the prices in the past few years. It doesn't seem like anyone minds because the place was packed. I got tater tots with my bacon cheeseburger. Tater tots are fun. They remind me of school lunches. The only good thing about school lunches was the tater tots. And the chocolate peanut butter squares. 
  • One of my nieces told me she doesn't get why people mix chocolate and peanut butter. I think we need to disown her.
  •  I need to buy a bottle of wine today for my mom and I to drink during the election coverage tomorrow. We may need more than one bottle.
  • Okay, I need to get dressed now. I hear an everything bagel with cream cheese calling my name.


What random thoughts popped into your head today?

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28 comments:

  1. This blog post totally made me hungry.

    Ha on the blood pressure contest and the wine for the election!

    Enjoy your trip - the food and the company!

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    1. Can you tell I hadn't had breakfast yet when I wrote it?

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  2. I'd get more than one bottle.
    At least you know the cats sort of like you. At least your heat and warm face.

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  3. Wine for tomorrow. That's brilliant. I need to do that too and one bottle will not be enough.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. I think there's going to be a run on wine at the stores today.

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  4. What is it about HGTV? I have the same problem when we visit my mom -- I can't keep away from it.

    Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA

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    1. I watched some more last night as well. I can't seem to help myself. I'm going to go thru withdrawal when I leave.

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  5. Brr. You make me glad to be in Florida. I want to go play some card games with cheating nieces too.

    Randomness for me today? I needs socks. Feet are cold. Oh, and I'm trying to manage 5 blogs, 1 of which is SUPER busy. And I ate a pastry for breakfast rather than my usual yogurt...which might be why I'm craving cheese. Or it may just be that I always crave cheese. ;)

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    1. Managing five blogs sounds like it's more than super busy. It sounds super crazy :-)

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  6. Half and half for coffee, yes.
    Bagels with stuff, no
    Wine for election day, absolutely!

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    1. Election day will likely require "Briskey" [an inadvertent invention by Donna...]

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    2. Now I'm curious what a Briskey is :-)

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    3. I was refilling unbreakable containers for a camping trip, and I inadvertently mixed up the whiskey, and brandy, and put them together in one container.... Voila! Briskey! It wasn't half bad either. ;-)

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  7. Cream cheese is the best! And why would you mix chocolate and peanut butter when you could have chocolate and more chocolate? I mean, if the choice is peanut butter or raisins, get the peanut butter. But you could just have double chocolate instead.....

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    1. You know what's good - cream cheese brownies. A perfect way to amp up the fat content of chocolaty treats :-)

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  8. There is a lot of food in this post! Now we all know what's in your subconscious. That would be food.... I think the wine will also be very necessary. We're nervous on this side of the pond tool

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    1. I think the cats are rubbing off on me. I'll I can think of is when I'm going to get my next bowl of crunchy nuggets, I mean bagel :-)

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  9. When you visit other people, you can sin with your diet. That's my rule of thumb! Once back home, you can be strict again. :-). Peanut butter only goes with Belgian dark chocolate to dip into it. Your niece might like that! We are stocked up on bottles of Zinfandel as well for tomorrow night! :-) Enjoy being with your family, and getting spoiled!

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    1. I love how you have bottles - plural. Definitely gonna need more than one for this election.

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  10. Forgot to say that I loved HGTV as well when I first moved back here or even when we visited years ago. Must have to do with our small, basic accommodations every day...

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    1. I like how they show the programs back to back so you can watch hours of them. If I didn't need to eat, I would never get up off the cough :-)

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  11. Love this post. You must have been hungry at the time lol.

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  12. Hmm. I fall asleep on the second glass on wine, so one bottle would suffice. Unfortunately, I still wake up the next day and now have to endure the aftermath of the election. Such is life. I stopped watching HGTV cause all those idiotic folks buying houses drove me mad.

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    1. Maybe we'll all wake up on Wednesday and will all have been a bad dream.

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  13. I drink my coffee black, but LOVE those cream-cheese bagels. Me and my mom also have very low blood pressure ... I always get comments by the nurse about "how are you walking around??!"

    Chocolate and peanut butter .. who doesn't like that?!

    Yes, tonight may require wine .. lots of wine!

    Enjoy Portland ... I hear it's a great place. Sounds too cold for me this time of year, but warm chocolate chip cookies would help!

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  14. Low fat diets are for the birds. Forget about it. How can you even eat chocolate on a low fat diet? I mean,real chocolate is all fat. Plus real whipped cream in coffee. Go for that. So much more satisfying. Hey if you wander up Tacoma way, give me a shout. I have high fat food, plus wine. I would take you to my favorite coffee shop/bakery/black hole of sin.

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