Catching Up Over Coffee

Scene: Local coffee shop. After a couple of crazy weeks, we finally have time to have a cuppa together. I just got my vanilla americano and you just got your (insert name of fancy coffee drink). We're looming around a bit looking for a place to sit. Two old guys fold up their newspapers and get up, leaving a pair of big comfy fluffy chairs open for us to sit and chat a while.
We might have to have donuts, too.


You: So, Sugar... what have you been up to?

Me: Oh girl... (or "Dude")... I feel like I've just been going and going!

You: I know, I saw all the pictures you posted!

Me (Nodding and smiling, refraining from asking why you didn't comment, like, share, or pin my pictures): Oh, cool.

Both: *Take sips from our hot coffees.*

You: I saw your tomatoes. They look yummy!

Me: They are! We just picked a few ripe ones off the vine. What is it about growing your own veggies that makes them taste so much better?

You: Oh, and I saw you were back out at Ford. Did you really kick a field goal on Ford Field?

[caption id="attachment_1237" align="alignnone" width="280" caption="Yes, I wore flip-flops for that field goal!"][/caption]


Me: Yup. I was one of the only ones to get it in! I think there's some video floating around. I think all the guys that missed might have tried to get it deleted.

Both: *Stifled giggles. Or laughs, if you're a dude. Coffee sips.*

You: I saw you in a helmet. That was attractive. ;)

Me: Haha! Yeah, that was right before going off-road with a pro driver. I might have screamed a little. Gosh, you know, there's so much to share about that trip! The cars, the trend sessions, the new Fusion, our TechShop trip... I really do have to get my post up.

You: Did you really go to the Safari Park the next day? I would have been so tired from all that travel.

Me: Girl (or "dude"), I did and I WAS!! I was so tired, I let Siri lead me part way to Palm Springs after mistakenly going 30 minutes south to San Diego ZOO, as opposed to the Safari Park that was 15 minutes east from my house. So I pulled over on the side of the road (after nearly two hours of going left when I should have gone right and vice versa) and screamed. my. head. off!

You: Nooooo!

Me: Yes! Imagine a psychotic woman screaming STUPID STUPID STUPID at the top of her lungs. My kids are still having nightmares. But we finally made it and as soon as I walked in through the lush trees, I felt so relaxed.

You (Scared to say anything that might set me off. Really scared if you're a dude.): Oh good.

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Me: The kids and I definitely had fun at the Summer Safari. I've GOT to get that post up!

You: Well, it's a good thing you got to relax at that health ranch in Mexico and then and at a seaside hotel in La Jolla the week before.

Me: Yeah, I wish I could go back now. That reminds me. I have to get posts up today about those fabulous places, too. I can't wait to share them ALL with you!

You: Sorry I missed the Social Media Day party. It looked like a blast!

Me: It was! There were so many people there. Amazing how large this community has grown. So many great people.

[caption id="attachment_1243" align="alignnone" width="280" caption="Photo courtesy of Aspen Spin"][/caption]


Both: (Smile and nod and sigh.)

You: Wow... you've got a LOT of writing to do.

Me: I know. I should probably get going, but I'm enjoying our chat. So tell me... what have you been up to?

You: ______________ .

*This is the part where you leave me a link in the comments so I can sit with my coffee and catch up on YOU. :)