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This is a perfect weekend to be in my home town of Tucson, so you are all invited to use your transporter cloaks to join me for coffee downtown Tucson at Cafe Coronet. I have recently been told how delicious the food is, so I decided to try it. The small bistro on Fourth Avenue has more space on the patio than inside the restored space. Today the U of A basketball team is playing in the NCAA finals, so the street fashion was distinctly Wildcat as students and others geared up for the game party. The Coronet patio is the perfect vantage point from which to take in the scene without being crowded. Pull up a chair and order a beverage of your choice. They pride themselves on the coffee as well as the cocktails. Today I sampled the Orange Blossom Special with Luksusowa vodka, Cointreau, Creme de Cacao, and a couple of shots of espresso.
The menu offers plenty of choices. I ordered the “Bunnies”, a selection of three different salads, chosen from a list of four. They combined to create a brunch just to my liking.
If we were having coffee (and maybe a bite to eat) I would tell you that I have taken a big leap. I have committed to writing 30 poems in 30 days as part of the #NaPoWriMo program in April. I do publish my poetry, but I have not done so here, on my grown up WordPress blog. On one hand I am inspired to do it and feel it will be a super challenge from which I will grow. Another part of me is wondering why I did not just register my tumblr for the event, as I have in past years. It is symbolic in a way I don’t yet understand. Wish me luck, my coffee friends. I will continue to write a weekend coffee post (not necessarily in verse) to stay in touch with you. I enjoy our visits and don’t want to lose track of any members of the group.
It is starting to heat up fast in Arizona, which is not a personal problem for me because I love the heat. My senior dog with kidney problems will need extra care and more frequent trips in and out of the house. She is holding out well even though we know she has more limits all the time. I am considering a radical change in schedule to leave me more time with her. If I go to the gym when I wake up in the morning instead of the middle of the day, which is my habit, my dog will be outside in the coolest part of the day. It may also be a good way to switch things up to be poetic every day. Perhaps by moving first and writing after vigorous exercise I will come up with a new approach. I listen to poetry while I work out very often, so it could be a source of inspiration. Have you ever turned your schedule upside down for results? How is your daily grind going thee days? Do you have anything new planned? Thanks for visiting my city this week. Fly over town and check out all the flowering trees and wild flowers that are blooming right now. These flashy colors appear and fade very quickly while we return to summer temperatures. There is horse racing at the Rillito Downs today, so take a turn up First Avenue to watch the excitement before you take the trip back to your home. You will see some true cowboy culture at the racetrack. The entire city is fixated on the basketball team, so if you will excuse me, I need to go Bear Down!!!
I am so glad to share UoA’s NCAA finals game with you. So great they made it this far! The Orange Blossom Special sounds fabulous. Congrats on the #NaPoWriMo commitment. I think you have a lot of talent and topics that are dying to come out in your poetry.
I am going to ask you politely, and ask you once. Please stop hashtagging the headlines.You’re getting so many Twitter shares, you are crowding everyone else out with at prime retweeting time.
Do what the rest of us do. Put the hashtag in the social media message, and periodically share it from the browser. But stop hashtagging the headlines, please. You are interfering with several people who are making an effort to work twitter and mix the coffee links in with other stuff.
The administrative note at the beginning of this post was meant for you. http://wp.me/p4UR49-Yx
You want to answer this comment in a conciliatory way, and work with me to figure out an arrangement that is good for both of us.
Because the next step, if I get the idea that we have intractable differences (I really hope that doesn’t turn out to be the case), is that I never see your blog ,nor anyone who is sharing your links to #weekendcoffeeshare on the social media again.
And that would be a shame.
The past is not a problem, nor I am I saying you aren’t welcome to share your link on the hashtag or join the linkup. Your coffee posts are good. But there have been times of the weekend when I’ve had to scroll through a couple of pages of tweets to find something other than links to your one post.
Thank you very much. We’ve been stressing about this a bit. Trying to figure out how to handle it properly. I hope I did ok with it.
It is totally fine. I had no idea this was stressful. That is what happens to all of my posts because of my triberr tribes. It would not matter if I cut the hashtag from the headline. I have had a good time, and will continue to read along with you all. Thanks.