June 26, 2014

A Coffee Date

Morning ladies, let's have a virtual coffee date today, okay?!
Sometimes instead of big ol post, I just wanna talk to y'all. Cause y'all are my friends and I enjoy our interactions, even if they are online. So, just for today, let's pretend we are actually meeting in a coffee cafe, in person.

If we were meeting for coffee, I'd have you meet me at this wonderful lil joint I discovered last month. They have delicious coffee and yummy espressos too. If I knew you well enough [which I probably do], I'd get both our usuals and have it waiting at our table. And once you arrived, I'd probably greet you like this:
I'm all about the big hugs, squeals and "Oh Soooo gooood to see you". Sometimes even my friends are all 'sideeyewhatwhat', but that's just who I am, and I'm so lucky they indulge me. And really, who doesn't like a big hug right?!?! RIGHT!

Once we were settled, seated and sippin' we'd immediately start gabbing. I'm sure it would start with the classic "I love your outfit, where did you get X" and the "that purse is so fabulous, love it". You know girls, always talking fashion something or other. And handing out compliments like they're going out of style.

We'd probably segue into the 'hows life' chat. I'd tell you things at work have been a lil stressful this week. Nothing too crazy our out of the norm, but now that my boss is gone, stressful is a bit more of a yellow flag for me. Luckily, our new boss seems competent, but there's talk about moving buildings which kind of makes me see red. Hopefully, like in the past, it won't happen and I'll continue my easy, opposite traffic commute. I'd ask you about your job and if you're happy there. Are you looking to further your education? Is there a promotion on the rise? Do you have any fun/crazy/say what stories to share about your job?

Since it's summer, I'm sure we'd talk a lot about vacation plans and pool time plans. Do you  have any big plans coming up? Travel destinations on your bucket list? I love a good travel bucket list, so I'd share the many places I'd love to visit one day [eello Australia and Europe]. I'd share with you my exciting vacation plans and some vacation secrets too. There would probably be a 'Holy cow, how is it already the end of June' moment.Obviously, allllllll the kickball tournaments would be mentioned and I'd talk about how many more I have this year [6?]. I'm sure you'd look at me like I was cray-cray, but you know I am, haha.

Then I'd also ask if you've watched any good shows recently. I'm pretty much a creature of habit when it comes to tv, I have my NCIS, Elementary, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Chopped and other cooking shows, but don't really JUMP into anything that's popular. You  might be able to convince me, or I might be able to get you hooked on some of my shows. I'm pretty good at suggesting shows, if I do say so myself.

Of course the conversation would turn to relationships. Are you dating someone new [if you're dating] or how are things with the S/O?  If you're engaged, I'd ask all the wedding questions you could handle, because I'm such a lover of weddings and love. If you're going on a date this week, I'd squeal in anticipation and happiness for you too. I'd try my best not to over share, when I talk about marriage and the past few months. I'm insanely happy and love everything about being a wife. Naturally, I'd comment on how fast the year has flown by and the fact that our one year anniversary is JUST around the corner [WHAT!!?]. And no, we aren't any closer to having kids than we were when we got married. We aren't the type to feel the need to rush and are enjoying our 'just us time'. Since relationships aren't only romantical, I'd check with how you and your friends are doing. Any drama/issues? Any new friends? If there was constant drama, I'd tell you cut em out. From experience, it's the best thing you can do. I had to do it not too long ago, and losing the negativity and drama in my life was like dropping ten pounds of weight. Holding onto bad/toxic/draining friends is bad for your health and mind and life's too short to be anything but happy.

Before we'd wrapped up, I'm sure we'd talk about the world, what's on trend and maybe, celebrations in the future. We'd probably end up staying at least thirty minutes over our planned time, but hey, that's totally okay right?!? We're girls and we were catching up, I think it's in our rule book or something.

When it's time to finally leave, I'd grab you in another big hug and say the cliche "Let's do this again soon", but I'd mean it. Friends and coffee catch up time makes my day better, so the more the merrier my life will be. You'd also receive the cliche, "thanks for meeting me" text when you got to your car. Because, yeah, I'm that friend...but you know you love me!

Another virtual coffee date soon, okay?!?!


Illegally Blonde said...

Love a good virtual coffee date with BOFF. So.... I'm doing ok. Work kinda sucks, I had a huge episode with my Crohns yesterday, the boy is turning 36 saturday and you would think its 40 by the way he is moaping around. I got my dress from Gap on sale no less, and shoes via Ann Taylor on sale no less. Can you believe the massive GM recalls again? did you catch the CEO's interview with Matt Lauer? Ok, well gotta run, love you!

Alisha said...

We were not the rush in to have kids either type. We have been married seven years, and just have little Alex. It was so nice having those years as just a couple together.

Great post today!

Kristen said...

seriously though, that gilmore girls gif is like my fave ever. this seriously sounds just like me and my girlfriends though, from the big hug to the talking about outfits and tv shows and relationships.. and the cliche thanks for meeting me text, so me! haha

Jessica said...

I would love a coffee date! I'd tell you that things around here are a bit stressful now with rent and a mortgage every month. Hoping something changes soon. I'd tell you that I totally support your decision to wait a bit for kids. Being a mom to a toddler is a completely different ballgame - I spend most of my day preventing my crazy baby boy from life threatening situations - and it's a LOT of work, lol! And we'd definitely make plans to shop together in the next week or two:)

Katie Elizabeth said...

I love this!! A blogger coffee date would be fabulous :) Our first anniversary is coming up, too (one month tomorrow!) -- are you guys doing the traditional paper gifts? We decided to but I'm not sure what I want to do! I was thinking a picture book from Shutterfly of pictures from our first year of marriage.. but am worried that might be too much of a gift for me, not really for him?! Haha

brooke lyn said...

can't wait to hear more about your vaca plans!

Erin LFF said...

I love love love this! I would love a coffee date with you that started with a big hug and lots of compliments ;) Sign me up! Put me in your planner!

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

I use the phrase "joint" too when talking about a neat little place. I told Ross the other day that we needed to check out the hamburger joint... but he just looked at me funny.

Pink and Fabulous said...

Yay for coffee dates!!

Jamie said...

We are done binge watching orange is the new black and I miss it!

Carolyn said...

Love love love love! :) I can't wait for when we finally do get to go on an actual coffee date! FYI - I like iced caramel machiatos and iced coffee with a little skim. :) Thanks my lovely friend!

The Rachael Way said...

I want to get coffee with you :)

Janna Renee said...

My currently post sums up how I'm doing, but basically, I'm missing the boy, and wishing I could peel the skin off my face, haha. This reminds me of our crab date. No coffee was had, but the crab was delish and the conversation was awesome!