Here, Have A Flower

Some pink flower.

This morning, I belatedly remembered that I had no coffee in the house. My houseguest and I brewed the last of it on Thursday, and I dispatched the refrigerated remainder on Friday morning.

Coffeeless! How could I be expected to survive the Impending Watery Wall of Dreadful Doom without coffee?!

What then must be done?

Well, if you live in DC, then you know that the prospect of any kind of Weather Situation engenders a DEFCON 1 panic at the local supermarket. Aaaaa-ooooooo-GAH! And indeed, at 10:30 on a Saturday morning, there were lines twenty deep at my local Giant. One woman in front of me had two grocery carts loaded up with canned and dry goods.

Surprisingly, there were still a couple of fresh baguettes on sale. I bought one of those, a can of Medaglia D’Oro coffee (a family tradition started by my mother long before dark roast coffee was hip), and some blueberry-pomegranite juice. And, in an unusual twist of affairs, I made it home before it started raining in earnest.

I expect the weekend to be very soggy, but otherwise uneventful. At least I’ll be properly caffeinated throughout.

(By the way, can anyone tell me what that flower is?)

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4 Responses to Here, Have A Flower
  1. Rakewell
    August 27, 2011 | 2:35 pm

    Even if I have had no other impact on your life, at least I now have evidence that you have learned from me that the highest level of alert is DEFCON 1, not DEFCON 5, as commonly thought. Now I can die happy.

  2. NT
    August 27, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    Me too. :)

  3. dave Memphis MOJO
    August 27, 2011 | 6:23 pm

    Stay dry and safe.

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