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? Fortunately, I'm not the only copycat out there.
So, here we go - all of the random nonsense floating through my head while I sip on my morning coffee.
- I wonder if Paul will read this. I wonder if he'll sue me for stealing his idea. He's American. Americans like to sue each other.
- I think Paul's American. Maybe he's Canadian. Sometimes, it's hard to tell the difference. If you're not sure, ask them to pronounce "about" and what their favorite coffee and doughnut shop is. If they say "aboot" and Tim Horton's then chances are they're Canadian.
- The Canadians should start heading back to Indiantown Marina next month. During the high season, it's about half Canadian here. Maybe more. They're fun people.
- When I moved back to the States after years living overseas, I was reminded how different things are here. Everything tastes sweet, including the bread. And the election cycle goes on for far too long.
- The first presidential debate is next week. I don't have a TV so it looks like I'll be missing it. I can't decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
- I saw a picture of some scones on Lucy's blog the other day. I like scones. I haven't had a proper scone in ages.
- She made them in an Omnia stovetop oven. I want one of those, but I don't want to pay for it. They're pretty pricey. I keep hoping one will end up on the free table at our marina.
- People shouldn't post pictures of yummy looking treats on their blogs unless they plan on coming over to your boat and sharing with you.
- I used to catch the 6:00 AM flight from Portland to Salt Lake City on a regular basis for work. The only thing that made getting up that early bearable was the fact that I would get a cinnamon scone fresh out of the oven at the airport.
- That's a lie. The cinnamon scones didn't really make getting up that early bearable.
- When I would travel from Scotland to Portland for work, I used to catch the 6:00 AM flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam. That was a drag. The scones at the Edinburgh airport weren't that great. That was a really long flight. Well, three flights really. At least I got to fly business class on the company's dime.
- I'm having oatmeal for breakfast. Not as tasty as a scone, but still pretty tasty especially if you put brown sugar, raisins and peanut butter in it. Kind of like eating an oatmeal raisin cookie with a spoon.
- People in other countries don't get peanut butter. Americans get peanut butter.
- The WiFi keeps cutting out. I wonder if I'll be able to post to the blog today.
- I need to get another cup of coffee. Don't go anywhere.
- Okay, I've got another cup of coffee. I take mine with milk. No sugar.
- I like how they say, "Do you want a coffee?" in British English speaking countries. Americans say, "Do you want some coffee?" Something to do with countable vs. uncountable nouns. Grammar can be fascinating at times.
- I started reading a Regency romance set in Sierra Leone for my Around the World in 80 Books challenge. I think it's the first Regency romance I've ever read. So far, I've haven't learned anything about Sierra Leone. But I have learned that buccaneers are very dashing and irresistible to the ladies.
- I visited Sierra Leone when I was 19. That was a really long time ago.
- I'm not sure what a buccaneer is. Are they different from pirates? I could ask my friend, Mr Google what the difference is, but the WiFi went out again.
- Some people who live on sailboats are into the whole pirate thing. They dress up in pirate costumes.
- I don't like costume parties.
- I want to try to write 3,000 words today.
- I had to have one of the sheriff's deputies do a VIN inspection on my vehicle. He was a very serious fellow. He was pleasant enough, just really serious. I wonder what he was thinking about - maybe cinnamon scones?
- The deputy's uniform was really crisp. Not a wrinkle on it. I've noticed that about law enforcement officers (not that I've run into that many in my time, mind you) - their uniforms are always wrinkle free.
- What's the difference between a police officer and a sheriff's deputy? The WiFi still isn't working.
- All of my clothes are wrinkled. I don't own an iron. That might have something to do with it.
- My coffee cup is empty. I better go try to be productive and see if I can find WiFi.
- I got the graphic of the kettle from the Graphics Fairy. A great site for copyright free/public domain images.
What random thoughts popped into your head today?
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