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You, me, dark-wood stumpy tables, armchairs with fluffy pillows, cozy lights gently illuminating our faces, and the smell of coffee inundating our noses. We’re on our coffee date. :]
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If we were having coffee right now… I’d tell you that I’m exhausted from revamping my whole blog yesterday. I wanted to change the layout, experimented with several, and ended up just using the same one. Figures, right? I changed my header image. It’s colorful & pretty – makes me happy. Most importantly, I changed my username from ‘ricericebebe’ to ‘petitewise’, and I love it. I think it really suits me. I cleaned things up a bit, published a post on one of my favorite films of all time, and created several drafts that I’ll dive into some other day.
If we were having coffee right now… I’d tell you that I spent all of Saturday geeking out on this: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. It is amazing. This guy comes up with a new word for these emotions, these obscure sorrows that you feel in your life, but cannot encapsulate in a single word because there’s no equivalent in the English language. It inspired me to make up my own word, define it, and make it my new WP username. BOOM.
If we were having coffee right now…I’d tell you that yesterday, I listened to a song I haven’t heard in years. I remembered every single word, and I burst into tears singing it out loud. If you’re curious, the song is ‘4am’ by Our Lady Peace. I discovered this song (and this band) in high school, a very painful time for me. I always think of my father when I hear this song. He & I would’ve been great friends, if I’d had the chance to grow up with him. And no, he’s not dead. I just grew up with my mother all my life, and haven’t seen him in over 10 years. I don’t know the guy, and I guess I still have a chip on my shoulder about it. I hope I get to visit him in the Philippines soon.
Thank you for going on a much-needed coffee date with me and listening. I hope we do this again soon.
DAY 11 ASSIGNMENT: Update Your Readers with a Cup of Coffee
No matter what type of blog you have, it’s sometimes necessary to post updates: from project news to personal messages about what’s going on in your life. One creative approach to an update post is a “virtual coffee date,” as seen on Kate Goes Global, which is like catching up with an old friend over a cup of coffee.
In her post, Kate begins each paragraph with If we were having coffee right now… and then adds a detail. You can share any details you’d like and include as many as you want, as long as you begin each with If we were having coffee right now… (or a variation of this phrase, as seen on Girl with the Red Hair).
It’s a simple idea, but offers a bit more structure to your post — and is a lot more fun. So today, write an update post in the form of a virtual coffee date.