If We Were Having Coffee // Good, Bad, and Blogging

Hello friend! Thank you for stopping by to chat with me. I’ve had quite a long week and could use some good conversation. I was a bit stressed this week and while things look like they might work out my anxiety levels are still a bit high. In fact I may just skip the coffee and go for tea this time, my heart doesn’t need the caffeine. Or maybe I need a black Russian, just coffee liqueur and vodka :)

Either way, if we were having coffee, I would tell you that my girlfriend has returned from her work trip and I am feeling much better with her here again. While she was gone I felt very lonely. She’s my best friend and when she is here I tend to talk out loud at her about everything I am doing or thinking. It was very strange not to have anyone to talk to for a few days. My voice had to adjust from lack of use when she got back.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that it is a good thing she is back because things seemed to fall apart while she was gone. I’m used to having a team mate while solving life’s problems and it was weird to be on my own. I know most people do things on their own but I’m not used to that.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that the biggest issue I encountered while she was away was that the refrigerator decided to crap out while she was gone. I didn’t realize it at first so the food started to go bad before I could save it. I spent a good part of today throwing all our food out. We were able to afford a new fridge but it won’t be here until tomorrow. It’s been tricky planning meals that don’t require refrigerated ingredients.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that code enforcement has also come by, again, to tell us that our yard needs work, again. This time they came with papers saying we have to go to court now. We have been trying to get the yard together but a lack of time and money has brought progress to a halt. We spent the other part of today filling the yard with rock and mulch in the hopes that our fine will be reduced. We’ll find out Tuesday.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that despite all the bad going on, life is still good. My lady brought me back a bunch of corny gifts from her trip to Texas. I love all the corny mugs and t-shirts that are sold in airport and hotel gift shops. Now I have some from Texas too, and a few postcards and magnets. I also got a bunch of sunflowers today as a thank you for all the work that was done in the house and in the yard. My lady is good to me :)

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am excited to be doing a few new things around this here blog. I wrote a quick review of the movie Dear White People last week and I think I did a decent job. I hope to write more reviews like it. I have also been working on finding my way into fiction writing but I can’t seem to write a good beginning, middle, and end. I do come up with snippets sometimes though, a bit of dialog or a scene here and there. I thought maybe I would share them here. I call them “Excerpts from the Book I’ll Never Write”, an idea I admit I stole from Tumblr.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have also been looking for a way to include my readers here but so far I have come up with no way to do it. I don’t care for the “reblog” option and I don’t like guest posts much either. I appreciate their usefulness but I like for my blog to be about me. I hope that doesn’t sound to selfish. I have decided that the interview option is the way to go. More than that I want to interview a lot of you, all at once. I am going to start a little event, the “One Question Interview”. More details will follow.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I appreciate you meeting with me so late. I was busy but I didn’t forget you. I might have been late but I couldn’t let the day go by without making time for our talk and our coffee. I hope you are doing well, I trust you will let me know in the comments. I hope your weekend was nice too, and I wish you the best of luck in the week ahead :)

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

8 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee // Good, Bad, and Blogging”

  1. Sounds like you’ve got some really good stuff going on with the blog–I really like the idea of short interviews and especially the excerpts from the book I’ll never write. I have lots of those. lol

    Good luck with the week ahead, and hope the court is lenient on you guys about the yard, since you’re working on it!

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    1. Thanks, yeah I want this blog to become a little bit more than just my thoughts on things. I want it to be a fun too. I want to try some new things.

      I hope they go easy on us about the yard too. The whole thing feels a little petty. I know it should have been done but we work such long hours and spending your free time doing yard work sucks. I’ll be glad when the whole thing is over!

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        1. It’s finally over and it wasn’t near as bad as I thought it would be! We made a lot of improvements and that was taken into consideration. We have learned our lesson and will do better next year!

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  2. My fridge died during the summer, and we had to replace it. I love my new fridge, and wondered how we’d coped with our old one for so long. Hope you’re new one serves you well. I also don’t really do the reblogging thing on my site. Hope the gardening goes well, and you don’t have a horrendous fine.

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    1. I got the new fridge and I love it! It’s smaller than the old one but our kitchen is small so this one looks much better.

      The fine wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. We made a lot of improvements so they dropped a lot of the tickets. We will definitely do a better job of keeping up with it next year!

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