Saturday, November 5, 2011

Coffee Vacation

It would seem that I have squandered nearly an entire gorgeous Saturday frantically running errands and have not had even one single cup 'a joe today. As I am sure you can understand, I am about to remedy this dilemma very soon!
That is neither here nor there, however. I have been thinking about researching possible destinations to have a vacation based around coffee. Of course, I would make other stops to see the sites and all that, but the purpose of this vacation would be focused on all things coffee. I have been a homebrewer for several years now and met people who have done similar vacations based on beer (and read about many more similar beer-cations). I might stop at some of my favorite breweries if they are near any of my destinations, but I dont think I would go out of my way to visit a brewery. I haven't begun to look into this yet, but I hope to have some time this weekend to start looking into it. I will be posting my findings and thoughts on the matter soon and if you have any suggestions, ideas, or advice, I would love for you to leave them in a comment!

Friday, November 4, 2011

I Was Running

...a bit behind this morning, but lucked out and noticed there was not a line at a favorite java dive. Naturally, I could not resist and so I took a moment to indulge. As I waited for my undeserved and over-priced delicious treat, I flipped through the channels on the radio (I still refuse to upgrade the auto entertainment.... seems a waste if I'm not in my car that much, but I digress). All that I could find was morning DJs cackling too much and trying desperately to be funny and, of course, commercials. I finally settled for NPR. Whatever they were talking about got me to daydreaming and contemplating things. One thought led to another and another when it occurred to me that there is a great deal of requiescence that can be found in being unrecognized. Not in the sense of not being recognized for one's hard work or achievements, but rather in the sense of being able to just sit back, blend in, and not be noticed. Whether it is sought out or not, finding a little "me time" is always a welcome reprieve in my book.
I suppose that, like most people, I'm just ready for a vacation. Ready to find myself sipping an undeserved and over-priced delicious treat at some little street corner café with no one around to remind me of deadlines and no particular place to be... surely I am not alone on this!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall Is For Falling

...In love that is! Fall might just be my favorite time of the year. The temperature is cooling off, the leaves on the trees are beautiful, and something in the air just screams "lets get cozy". There are so many things to do and places to go in the fall that just make this season seem a little more relaxed and laid back than the other seasons. I look forward the whole year to sitting by the window at my favorite brewpub/pizzeria and watching the rain come down while enjoying a hot slice and a cold pint. And who can forget the Pumkin Spice Latte and Caramel Apple Spice that only come around this time of year at Starbucks.
Don't get me wrong - the other seasons are great, too.... the sunburns, the ice storms.... ok, so maybe fall really is my favorite. Time to light a fire, put the kids to bed, and pop open that bottle of wine. Cheers!