I don’t drink coffee. I don’t even hang out in coffee shops usually, but my good blogging buddy, Sheri De Grom invited me for a virtual cup of coffee over on her blog, From the Literary and Legislative Trenches, so I had to take her up on it.
To do so, I first had to answer these questions:
1.) How many cups of coffee per day do I drink?
Easy – Zero
2.) What is your favorite caffeine delivery system?
My caffeine addiction belongs to Diet Dr. Pepper, exclusively.
3.) What was your best cup of coffee?
The first one, see question seven.
4.) What was your worst cup of coffee?
That one requires an explanation. Back in the day when your secretary bought you coffee, I had a secretary, but didn’t drink coffee, so she’d bring me hot chocolate. One day she decides she’s going to give me a treat and adds some coffee to my hot chocolate. I had no idea of what she’d done and so I thanked her and set it on the edge of my desk. In a few moments I took a sip and immediately spit it out. Then I realized what had happened and and that her intentions had been really good. I can’t explain how bad I felt about it, but the damage was done. There was already coffee/cocoa spewed all over my desk and the secretary never brought me anymore hot chocolate.
5.) What does your favorite mug say?
Nothing at all – it’s just a unicorn running wild.
6.) How do you drink your coffee?
Not at all.
7.) When was your first cup?
Back during my first college career at Stephen F. Austin State University, I played more than I studied, so I knew that in the AM hours between classes, The Varsity Inn was the place to be. Strolling through during rush hour one morning, the best looking guy on campus (who I knew of, but had not met) stops me cold and says, “Don’t move, I’m getting your coffee.” He was gone before I could let him know I didn’t drink coffee. So he comes back, finds us a table and starts chatting me up, telling me he had spent two weeks trying to find someone to introduce us. As he talked, I took a sip of the coffee black. Then I added a little sugar and tried it again. Then I tried adding cream. YUCK! He stops mid-sentence and says, “You don’t drink coffee do you.” I shook my head. Then he said, “And I didn’t even give you a chance to tell me, did I?” We had a good laugh and he asked me out. We dated for a while, but after that first cup of coffee, we stuck to Margaritas.
8.) Have you ever gone on a coffee or tea date?
That first cup of coffee was the closest I ever came to a coffee date. On occasion, my hubby and I will take a coffee break together – but he’s the only one drinking coffee.
Once the questions were answered, I’m supposed to share a few blogs with you. I’m still reeling from my blogging award marathon in December, but here’s a few bloggers you might want to visit while you drink your next cup of coffee:
Sara Woodbury – for a taste of thing Medieval
Kristen Lamb - for some of the best writing, social networking and blogging advice on the web
Photobotos – for some of the best pictures in the world
Jenny Hansen – for a good laugh
iPhone Photographer – you’re not going to believe what he can do with an iphone
Mike McMurray - because the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places on earth and he takes some of the best photographs I ever seen of it.
If I were going to meet any of these guys or you for a real cup of coffee, I might suggest Zera’s in Denton. Denton is not exactly my natural stomping grounds, but some fellow writers dragged me up there for a critique group and I found a place I really enjoy. The Denton Christian Writers Guild usually meets at a library, but some calendar challenges took us to Zera Coffee Company for the last few months. I enjoyed myself in spite of my lack of passion for coffee.