Author Archives: The Amusing Muse

About The Amusing Muse

Deep thinker whose mind operates at warped speed. Philosopher pondering the big (and little) things in life. Storyteller. Office Ninja. Model. Teller of bad jokes. User of big words.

Fancy Coffee Friday: Under The Influence

Mr. Muse and I decided many years back to remain child-free. We have a handful of couples we’re friends with who have also chosen the same path. Contrary to popular opinion, this isn’t due to a lack of enjoyment of … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: The Minute Rice of Blogging

The other night I was writing in my journal about how I’ve felt recently about writing for my blog, this blog. I lamented my lack of focus; my ideas pass before me much like dust motes seen in the sunlight … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: 21 Days

Whether an anecdote, or hard (semi-hard?) science, the rule of thumb is that it takes 21 days* to make, and break, habits. I’d had an excellent three-month run of sticking with my strength routine, journaling most days, and tracking calories. … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: For The Birds

It’s deafening, the noise in my head.

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Fancy Coffee Friday: The Value of a Story

My wedding set was filthy. Dirt had worked its way underneath and into the caging, the baguettes were dull and lusterless and I couldn’t remember the last time I’d sent it for a spa day. The jeweler looked at it, … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Hiding A Multitude of Sins or Putting Lipstick On A Pig

The roof leaked. The wind blew through crevices in need of weather-stripping. The plaster was peeling from the wall paneling over which it had been slathered. But, it has become home.

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Phases of the Mood

I stared at the blank page in the notebook. All of the ideas that had zipped through my mind moments before suddenly skittered away like water gliders on the surface of a pond. The only thing remaining was a series … Continue reading

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