Last week I asked a question about favorite beverages and the overwhelming favorite was coffee.   If you drink coffee, how do you like it best?  Hot, cold, iced, with cream, with sugar or black as black? 

Hot hot hot. Never cold, never iced, I don’t even like coffee flavored candy or ice cream. I love my coffee with two Stevia packets and a healthy dose of almond creamer. Then I’ll microwave it for good measure and pour it into a Yeti cup so it stays – you guessed it – hot.

If you don’t drink coffee, how has that beverage impacted YOUR world?

Well, since I answered the first question with such enthusiasm I guess it seems bizarre that I’m answering this one. Logic schmogic.

I didn’t drink coffee until the July of 2006. Seriously, I can pinpoint the date. After years of despising even the smell of coffee I hit my breaking point at our family’s beach week – with a toddler underfoot and a two-month-old who squawked a lot…well, it seemed like a good time to check out the caffeine fix everybody kept raving about. Up until that point I was entirely confused by a beverage that smelled gross and tasted vile being so widely consumed.

In your opinion, what’s the greatest invention of our age?

Holy crap, what a question! There’s an awful lot to choose from, but I think I’ll say the phone. Not super duper, high falutin’, fancy pants smartphones (although they’re nothing to sneeze at) – the overall concept. Before the phone we were a lot more geographically isolated. No way to consult people on the other side of the county or world without traveling to them, no way to quickly reach family and friends who moved away. Plus 911 is pretty freaking awesome.

Global warming?  Reality or myth?

Definitely a reality. And I’ll be fascinated to see how the other participants answer this one.

Are you an explorer or more a home body?

This is weirdly hard to answer. I love to travel. I love seeing new places, hearing new languages, experiencing new music and food and culture. That being said, when you say explorer I think about people who’d grab a backpack and head off into wide open spaces just for fun – that runs counter to my natural instincts. I’m a “curl up on the couch with the dog and watch a good movie” kind of gal. So home body it is.

What were you grateful for this week? 

Let’s see…that Bear only strained her rotator cuff instead of doing more serious damage, seeing a really cool owl swoop in front of my car on the way to church, watching my kids get excited about their class trips for school, and something fun I’ll be writing about next week. Gotta love a hook!


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