Hopes dashed

If there’s one thing I can promise you today, it’s a long, boring story. None of those cryptic sentences people leave on Twitter/Facebook/MySpace that make you wonder what is really going on. No, I’ll tell you every last unnecessary detail of a pointless tale.

It all began when I bought eggs yesterday. I woke up this morning and thought, “I’d like to have scrambled eggs for breakfast.” Well, scrambled eggs mean juice & coffee, but I was worried about having coffee before work, since I drink three cups at work and shake like a James Bond martini all day. No problem – I’d make Baby Coffee. Just heat up half a cup of milk then brew some coffee into it (with the one-cup coffee maker) . Well, that was fine until the machine finished and realized I hadn’t put coffee in it. Gross – a cup of hot, watery milk.

Ever the problem-solver, I just brewed up some really strong coffee to add to it.

I believe I invented espresso then.

I was wired! My heart was racing getting ready for work, and once at work I was filled with vim and vigor! I started planning all the things I would get done when I got home. Pay some bills! Clean out a room! Make an entire dinner! Ten loads of laundry! Write tons of witty back-up posts! Build a garage!

Then 9 a.m. hit and I crashed pretty hard.

Then I didn’t get home until after 6 and I was pretty tired.

Then I did one measly load of laundry and it wasn’t anything to take a picture of, but Lloyd said this boring post needs a photo.

Dreams dashed. Hopes crushed.

Tomorrow I’m having cereal. Less trouble that way.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Hopes dashed”

  1. Amy Said on:

    This post is my favorite. *dies laughing*


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Your yesterday is like my everyday! (w/o the caffeinated coffee…just the dashed hopes)

    But this morning I did wake up to a cool surprise! No work! The University is closed due to a water line break in the area…Ehhxcellent!


  3. Curt Said on:

    When I was 25 or so, I used to drink really strong coffee around 9 or 10pm. I didn’t like coffee at the time but loved the caffeine rush.

    Looks like Lloyd is vexed and perplexed in that picture.


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