Wednesday, November 22, 2006

My Own Private Coffee Shop.

For some strange reason, I have the day off. But you won't hear me complaining about that.

I've made a promise to myself to write for 3 solid hours today...no matter what kind of garbage it produces. I've already squandered the morning away by taking Anu for a walk, taking an extra long shower, reading a few pages of yet another book, falling asleep for a half hour in the process, and then taking Anu for another walk and playing catch with her in the backyard to wake my tired brain from its slumber.

My latest plan was to go to a coffee shop where there are less distractions and more caffeine to keep me focused on the task at hand. But, for the life of me, I don't feel like biking my lazy ass all the way there. Anyway, it would take at least 20 minutes each way--wasted time, if you ask me. Or maybe that's just an excuse, but whatever...

The solution?
I've moved my laptop to another corner of the house where I don't usually write. Then I went in the kitchen and made myself a latte. Of course, I had to pretend that I ordered it and someone else made it for me. I made it a little extra frothy and sprinkled cinnamon on top for added effect...and alas, I have my latte, my computer, and 3 hours of writing ahead of me. I'll duct tape myself to this chair if necessary. Distractions be damned!

17 comments:

Kristine said...

LUCK!
:)

Jessie said...

ooh, you're quick! i just posted, then edited the good luck part. ha! i shoulda known better. ;) thanks!

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK! roar, my lioness, roar.

Froyd said...

you could send me the $5 you would have paid for the latte, if it would help you write better.

Loralee Choate said...

Hey, gray duct tape can fix ANYTHING!

Froyd. You crack me up.

Jessie said...

froyd: you wish. i gave up and went to a coffee shop anyway. don't tell anyone. :)-

Jamie said...

Good luck! You can do it! I bet by now, you actually have done it. Yay you! Sometimes all those wonderful distractions like walking the dog and reading can be like a warm-up, just the prep you need to get your mind in the right place for the moment you sit down. I hope it was that way for you today :)

Jamie said...

Lol, I just read your comments. Next time - duct tape ;)

Jessie said...

jamie...you're not kidding! :)- duct tape and maybe even a little super glue!

melba said...

Can I come over and have you make me a latte extra frothy PPLLEEAASSEE?!?!?!

Our machine is broken:(
One of us needs to go back to starbucks and try to return it. I hate doing stuff like that. We have had the machine for 5 years, but they still have this model in the store.

I hope you have a Happy Turkey Day full of fun!!!

XOXO,
Melba

Jessie said...

melba: yes, please! come right over! and good luck with your espresso machine. i'd have to cry if ours broke.

gkgirl said...

mmmm. that latte sounds gooood.
:)

Jamie said...

Or maybe the secret is to promise yourself an extra-yummy latte AFTER you've done your writing ;)

Jessie said...

gkgirl: come on over too. there's plenty for everybody.

jamie: good idea, but...not in a million years!! LOL. :)-

ok...now i want to have an espresso party and invite everyone over. ha! i wish!

sophie said...

hmm - we could open a coffee
shop.....

it would be the BEST coffee
shop in the WORLD:)

Jessie said...

sophie: YES!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hope it worked. I had to giggle because I have done that too.