If we were having coffee, I’d probably just order a hot, black coffee. Even though it’s roughly one billion degrees outside, I just can’t stop drinking my coffee hot. I do enjoy iced coffee, but man. There’s something about sipping a hot cup of black coffee, exhaling gently, and letting your brain settle. No, seriously, there’s something about it.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m not ready for the school year to start. I have a brand spankin’ new office that I love, and we’re using a new textbook too. But for some reason, someone cut summer short. I could swear that it was supposed to be like 3 months long. How is it that the fall semester starts in less than 3 weeks?
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how proud I am of Chris and the business he’s built. It’s awesome to see how many stores are now selling the enamel pins he’s made. I love all the hard work he’s put into doing something that he loves. And then I’d encourage you to buy this fart pin. Seriously. You need a wearable graphic representation of a fart.
If we were having coffee, I’d let you know that my orchid is still alive and well, but hasn’t bloomed after all the flowers fell off. I’d also tell you that I’m taking it personally, and that I intend to write an angry letter to the head orchid, if such an entity exists. Also, I may ask you for help with my orchid. The stems are super green, and the leaves are looking good. But no blooms. How the hell is it possible that owning a dog is easier than owning an orchid?
If we were having coffee, I’d probably curse way more than your comfortable with. Know that I mean no offense by it. It’s just something I do when I feel comfortable around someone. Curse words are my love language.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how hard I’m geeking out over Tom Bombadil. Since I’ve been teaching The Fellowship of the Ring this summer, I’ve gotten to obsess over little elements of the novel. The first time I read it back in high school, I didn’t know what to think of him. And I remember in one of the commentary videos on the special edition DVD of the movie that someone basically said a character like that wouldn’t be allowed to exist in a modern novel because editors would take it right out. Luckily Tolkien didn’t deal with today’s editors, because it means I get to geek out over Bombadil. And I try to transfer some of that love of him to my students. I really need to get a pair of yellow boots too. Ol’ Tom was a pretty fashion-forward sort of guy.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that for the first time this summer, my desk in my home office is clean. I mean, it still has piles of washi tape, too many pens, Post-Its galore, and various random things on it, but it’s clean. I mean, clean for my desk. Basically, there isn’t a pile of paper work on it. It’s weird how good that makes me feel. It’s also weird that the 15-minute task of cleaning off a desk can somehow take months.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the Bella Twins diet was a massive failure. I made it 3 days. And I was uncomfortably full the whole time. Rest assured that I’m back to consuming Diet Coke and popcorn popped on the stove top for like every meal. Oh, and Chris bought me an air popper, so I’ve basically leveled up when it comes to the popped arts.I'm back to consuming Diet Coke and popcorn popped on the stove top for like every meal. Click To Tweet
If we were having coffee, I’d probably tell you a whole lot of things that I’m not going to publish on the blog. They aren’t bad things. They just aren’t ready to be released into the void yet. A lot of it’s really good stuff. I’m talking epiphanies. I’m talking realizing life purpose. I’m probably talking manic upswing, if I’m being real.
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?