Category Archives: Personal

Fancy Coffee Friday: Solitude

Last Saturday I awoke to the sound of the radio announcer on WPR saying, “…and next we will hear the second act….” It was 5 AM, and I had yoga in a few hours. It was time to enjoy some … Continue reading

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Fancy Frappuccino Friday: Formative Years – The Music

The other day, in conversation with a friend about music, I opined that I was confident that my very eclectic taste in music was heavily influenced by my brother when we were growing up. While he was not the only … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Assumptions, Suppositions, and Guesswork

I found myself this week in a shop I hadn’t been to in quite some time. The last time I was there, one of the employees with whom I’d had a good rapport and lots of banter complimented my appearance, … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Hero Worship?

I’m going to start off with this: last Friday sucked in a very, very bad way.

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Fancy Coffee Friday: You’re So…

Last night leaving the office, I was walking outside with my coworker friend and closely followed by a brand-new coworker. Coworker friend and I were discussing the latest audio book I was listening to and the new coworker asked what … Continue reading

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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: 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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Fancy Coffee Friday: Weird and Complicated

Maybe the Houlihan’s at the hotel wasn’t the most appropriate location to have a conversation about family relationships. Then again, perhaps it was the best place. Whether it was or wasn’t, it was where we were when the subject came … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Service Pack Update

“The whole procedure will take only about 2 hours, but you’ll need to stay in the hospital overnight so we can make sure everything is working as it should.” Two hours? Really? That fast?

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Raw

Raw. Everything felt raw. The skin around my eyes and nose was red and chapped. It burned, ached, and felt like it would crack if any muscle in my face dared to move. My stomach was the same, it felt … Continue reading

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