Coffee Talk

Good morning, friends!

Mondays mean coffee, of course, so let’s pretend we’re grabbing an extra large cup together today. Mine’s iced, because SoCal has been a million degrees lately. If we really were, there’s a few things I’d need to tell you about.

Like how tomorrow is my birthday (!!), and I’m officially entering the end of my twenties. <–How did that happen?


I’d tell you how a special someone just threw me a fantastic pre-birthday celebration of weekend shenanigans, which was really fun and made me feel extra loved.

The weekend included a surprise birthday dinner with new (i.e., since moving back to the west coast last year) California pals + old college loves who live in the area (and whose number Mr. Party Planner could easily find in my phone when I wasn’t paying attention). There was also a Dodgers vs. Mets (my team) baseball game at Dodgers Stadium in LA.


I definitely ate a hotdog. Mandatory baseball game dinner.

I’d tell you there was also a lovely boat ride with friends around Newport Bay yesterday afternoon, which included lots of Sunday fun day snacks, like mini PANCAKE MUFFINS. Yes.  A friend made them in homage to my obsessive love of pancakes, because you can’t really flip actual pancakes on a small electric boat. OMG, you need to try them. {Recipe here.}

Speaking of boats, I’d share that on Friday, a big carrier departed from the Navy base I work at, and it was just amazing to witness it get underway.


If we were having coffee, I’d also mention that I’m taking a course at the local community college this semester, an intro to Adobe InDesign (graphic design software). I want to learn some new skills and exercise the creative side of my brain. And because why not?

Back to school, back to school.

And I would have to tell you that I’m flying to upstate New York this coming weekend for a wedding, and I’m hoping to dominate the book Drowning Ruth, my latest book club read, during the long flights back and forth.

Oh, and of course I’d probably slip in some updates about my half marathon training, because it’s basically word vomit and unavoidable. Like that the seven mile long run was surprisingly great a couple weeks ago, despite being my most hated mileage (for some  reason, seven is always the worst run for me in training)…. and how I kinda, sorta skipped one of my weekday runs this last week. Basically all I do is think about running – where I’m going to run, when  I need to run next, and how my last run was.

…and now my coffee cup is empty. It’s time to get to work.  🙂


If we were having coffee, what would YOU tell me? Share it in the comments please!

5 Comments on Coffee Talk

  1. LTD 'fo Lyfe!
    August 25, 2014 at 8:27 AM (3 years ago)

    This was the most adorable way of writing a monday morning post! I love it… feel like we just got to have a great coffee chat! ..welcome to the end of your 20’s… I have been scoping it out, and the air is fine up here 😉

    • joelle
      August 25, 2014 at 8:45 AM (3 years ago)

      Whew, good to hear!

  2. allie@sweetpotatobites
    August 25, 2014 at 8:31 AM (3 years ago)

    Happy (early) Birthday! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend celebrating.

    For me 9-10 miles is the toughest in half marathon training. It doesn’t make any sense, except that it sounds long.

    • joelle
      August 25, 2014 at 8:44 AM (3 years ago)

      Distance running is weird, plain and simple. 😉

      P.s. let’s hang out soon (i.e., in September?)!


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