Friday, April 11, 2014

Random 5 or 7 Quick Takes: Math is hard

I'll do 5 or 7 or something along those lines because I haven't been blogging. Perhaps I will have a lot to say?

1. I won a bracelet on a giveaway at a blog, but she hasn't contacted me. So I may never receive it. But I think it's pretty. She had five to give away (maybe four...math is hard) and I picked this one out as my choice should I win. Which I did. Except that I haven't heard from her. Like I said.

2. I saw this in the Wall Street Journal this week. It's an advertisement from Starbucks. 

My response would be, "Will you please take this back and run across the street to any other coffee shop to get me a drinkable cup of black coffee?" But I would be nice about it: Do you notice that I said please? I'm one of apparently very few people in the world who do not like Starbucks' coffee. I've tried, believe me. 

3. This is my desk drawer. I have no defense. I also can't find what I want when I want it. 

4. The best girl ever stopped on her way to work and got me breakfast simply because I asked. I told her I was hungry and she wanted to know what I wanted. I replied, "breakfast pizza, egg mcmuffin, stale bread, road-kill jerky...I'm hungry." 

I'm grateful she didn't choose the jerky. 

5. Lent has been a deep struggle for me this year. That's an understatement. I'm hoping to make the upcoming week solemn and joyful and significant. Well, hope isn't much of a plan. I'm focusing on a plan today and tomorrow because otherwise, the week will slip away. 


6. If I feel inspired later on, I'll write more. I want to write, but I feel all backed up with religious comments and observations from a dry Lent and why it's been sort of a failure and how perhaps having a Lenten failure is really the best sort of Lent due to the purposes of spiritual preparation and OH! I hope that's the case. 

7. In better news, I just got some work to do! Yes, work has been sort of slow and that's also a bit on the depressing side. 


Montanagirl said...

Loved this post. Oh, and both my husband and I dislike Starbucks Coffee too! Too strong, and too bitter - don't like it AT ALL!! lol

Caron said...

Yay! I'm not alone on the coffee. :)

Rambling Woods said...

I am not a fan of Starbucks.... Gee, I hope you get your bracelet

Erica Saint said...

I did! On April 1st (no joke), I sent you an email to the email address that you have listed on your blogger profile. interviewgeeks(at)gmail(dot)com
I am so sorry that you didn't get it. I figured you were busy, and I was busy, I knew we would get in touch soon. I saw today that you commented on my five favorites post, so I tracked you down at your blog, and I am glad that I did!
The bracelet is yours. Send me your address and I will drop it in the mail next week. :-)

Caron said...

Thank you for being so sweet! I love the bracelet and can't wait to receive it.

Naquillity said...

what a nice bracelet... hope that she contacts you so you can receive your prize. i tried Starbucks coffee at a Barnes and Noble once and didn't like it. I'd like to try it at a Starbucks store to see if it's different than the one i tried. probably won't be much difference though... your drawer looks like many of mine, sigh... what a nice gesture from your friend with breakfast. hope you enjoyed your meal. hoping lent gets better for you soon. also hoping your work picks up speed too. have a great night~

Rose said...

Count me as one of those that does not like Starbucks. Nasty stuff in my opinion.

Grande said...

Hater. I'm awesome and so is Starbucks!Caribou = BLECH!