Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Coffe and Technology

As I am sitting here typing this post, I am also sitting in a hot coffee spot.

Who would have thought that coffee and computers would one day go hand in hand? Almost every brew station I enter has some sort or wi-fi connectivity going on. At first I was opposed to the idea, but I must admit, as time has gone on, I have become a fan.

For some reason, even out in public places, it is getting more difficult to connect with people face to face. People are busy, preoccupied, or just plain not interested in building relationships. B3eing online seems to help reduce the awkwardness of sitting alone at a table. It also creates a sense of connection to others.

How ironic that cyberspace connection - global and anonymous, has replaced the face to face interaction in the neighborhood caffeine filling stations!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Stop and Smell the Coffee

Ok. It's been a couple of weeks since I last wrote of my beloved coffee spot. It is not for a lack of love for my java joint.

It is because it is the holiday season.

I have been scrambling to get all of my busywork done for the Christmas Holiday. Rush, rush, rush, and run, run, run have been my mode of movement for the last few weeks. I have neglected to just sit and enjoy my place of nirvana in a cup. I have not slowed down enough to fill my cup. I have not savored the aroma of relaxation that I always find in my caffeinated home away from home.

But tomorrow is another day and another chance to stop and smell the coffee.