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 stayed at a house in Atlanta earlier this month that came complete with two cats, one dog, and an Alexa. I loved the cats, the dog was sweet, but Alexa creeped me out. The thought of an object in the corner talking to me was weird. As much as I love reading scifi, I don't think I'm really cut out for a world populated with androids and AIs.
- Of course, I'm one of those people who has the camera on my computer covered up with blue tape. You know that they're watching, don't you?
- Some raccoons got on my boat in the middle of the night and made a terrible racket.
- I'm assuming they're raccoons because the alternatives that I imagined are frightening. Like an army of Alexas trying to break in and remove the blue tape from my computer.
- What would you do if you had a child named Alexa? How would she know if you were talking to her or the box?
- I asked Alexa about it. She told me we could change her name. I think she meant her name, not the child's name, but who really knows what AIs mean. They're devious that way.
- Dogs smell peculiar. What gets me is that it doesn't seem to bother them in the least. Cats freak out if they get something gross on them and clean themselves immediately.
- The dog I stayed with was called Mr. Chien. I can't pronounce French in the morning before my coffee, so I just called him Dog. He seemed perfectly happy with that. But, then again, he's the type of dog that's pretty happy with everything.
- When I got back to the marina, I found soylent green around my boat. It wasn't as bad as a couple of years ago, but it's still pretty scary to think what the chemicals involved in sugar cane production can do to the local waters.
- If you haven't watched Soylent Green, you should. You might want to think carefully about what you're going to have for dinner afterward though.
- The house I stayed at had one of those machines with coffee pods. I'm not sure what they're called, but they're wonderful. You don't have to clean up coffee grounds, you just chuck the plastic pod in the trash.
- Yes, yes, I know - so bad for the environment. That's why we don't own one.
- Okay, that's not really why we don't own one. There are other considerations like lack of space in our galley, the fact that you need electricity to run it, and because we're cheap. We have a perfectly good French press that does the job. Plus we'd feel guilty about all of the plastic pods.
- Plane tickets are expensive right now. We're looking at flights back for Scott and it's gonna cost a pretty penny.
- Are pennies really pretty? Where did that expression come from?
- I spent most of my time in Atlanta trying to win over the two cats. They let me rub their bellies, so I think I was successful.
- I think I'm going to name my next cat Alexa.
What did you think about over your morning cup of coffee, tea, or other beverage of your choice? What time did you wake up at?
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