xEarlier this morning, I was sitting with my new found friends at the Caribou Coffee, my new Monday/Wednesday fave place while I wait on someone to finish ROTC. Today was a little different from the regular M/W routine as my #1 son had to be on set with a a 630 am call. That meant up at 430 am, leave the house at 520, pick up the other young'en and start my taxi run for the day. Even the dog complained when I woke him up to go outside at 430 this morning. Ever heard a dog whine and say "awe, Mom"? He did, I swear he did!
Okay, so now we are driving, and I now have two hyper teenage boys in my car and they are discussing such highly intelligent things as Cartman, Ahhhnold sound boards, Simpsons and more. Oh, goody! Now, I'm getting some advanced education on what young "men" consider hysterically funny and what I find "acceptable". Somewhere in there, there must be some common ground, but at 545 in the morning, I don't think I'm going to worry about it, as it's keeping me awake! Destinations accomplished and time for the caffeine! Destinations accomplished and now it's my turn.
I'm quite excited about the fact that I can now walk into this charming little bistro and have them greet me with "going to have your usual half and half large today?". That's so cool! They remember the face and they remember what I order! That's so incredibly awesome, and what customer service! Me thinks that today, I shall leave a small tip! Like I said, my new favorite quiet place and you just can't beat the free wi-fi! However, their only fault is that they don't have a cot available for me to sneak in a nap, on what is going to be a long day. Oh well, that's what reclining bucket seats are for in my car. Not the most comfortable of solutions, but for a catnap, it will do.
Now, that I'm settled into my own version of Central Perk from Friends, I guess, it's time for me to do some of that daily thought provoking stuff that got me started writing Life's Morsels, and to think this all started with years and years of personal journaling that I never shared with anyone. Perhaps some wish that I would keep my thoughts to myself, but they don't have to read, either, do they!
Here goes. Ready? Well, whether you are or not, last warning, hit the little X or read on.
Were you or are you a Friends fan? We used to watch it every week and now of course, we are watching the reruns and in some cases, even know the dialogue. It's all very predictable, as most sitcoms are, but it just kinda jabs at you and you can't help but either laugh or recant the craziness and stupidity of the episode, even now, some 6+ years later after the final show. The show ran for 10 years, from 1994 until 2004, with over 230 episodes, nominated 63 times for awards and is still probably one of the most quoted shows ever. I find it profound!
It all starts with that crazy song at the beginning, you know the one..."I'll be there for you, etc, etc, etc.". All of the Friends are splashing around in the fountain in front of an old apartment building, and for some strange reason, there is a sofa and a floor lamp there as well. Always thought that was kind of weird, but it's make believe, so they are entitled to a little creative license.
Do you have your own version of Central Perks? Or are you a Cheers person, where "everybody knows your name"? Whatever, I hope that you do have someone that you can lean on, count on, confide in, share secrets with, laugh, cry and rant with. Just kind of makes things a little bit more special.