Monday, October 22, 2007

will blog for coffee

Question: What's the most surefire sign you can get on a Monday morning that says the rest of your week will suck?

Answer: You don't have time to make coffee on your way out of the house and you pull up to the Peet's by your office only to realize you don't have your wallet. Or any cash. Or a check. Or even a gift card from another store that maybe you could trade to the barista for a latte. All I had was a half chewed pack of gum and a tube of vegan lemon meringue lip gloss and the barista seemed uninterested in either of those things so I was left coffee-less.

I'm now at the office trying to suck down one of these foul things in the caramel variety. Each time I take a sip of it, I have to actively swallow it. I force it down and then pause for a second to make sure it stays there. That's just how tasty this beverage is.

The headache from lack of caffeine is just starting to set in so I know this is going to be a good day. And I haven't even started to think about how I"m going to acquire food at lunchtime yet. I wonder how many times I can make this mistake before I get smart and start stashing a $20 in my desk for emergency use. Wasn't it just last week that I forgot my wallet at home? gah, I am dumb.

And on an unrelated note, here are various pictures from jparks' birthday party that Linda took. The ones of me heading into the foam pit are delightful.


  1. I always keep a tin (or 2) of the caffeinated Penguin Mints in my car and at my desk for just such emergencies.

    I'll bring you one next time I see you. =)

  2. caffeinated mints? Surely you jest, that sounds too good to be true.

  3. Oh, Penguins are real...and they're spectacular.

    I always keep an In N Out gift card in the glove box for emergencies, but now I think I need peet's or *$ as well...

  4. Oh the lack-of-caffeine headache. I know it well.

    And that is actually a fantastic picture of you pre-foam pit.

  5. that picture of you NEEDS to be framed and displayed.