#WeekendCoffeeShare–Boys and Blogs and Travel Prep

If we were having coffee, the first thing I’d tell you is that I’m just a wee bit intoxicated right now.

Not that that’s exceptionally important, but it’s how I roll…as in, I generally do not withhold the fact that I’m intoxicated when I am, indeed, intoxicated.

That Jameson and lime was really strong. Whoops!

(Really, I’m just a little tipsy right now. Nothing to worry about, folks!)

Well, now that that’s been established.

Oh baby, it’s been quite the week!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you all about how I got dumped this week! On my lunch break on Thursday. Remember that date I went on last week? Well, he called me on Thursday while I was at work and since I was working, I missed the call…but I called him back on my lunch break…and he dumped me.

I honestly didn’t know it was a thing to dump people after one date. It was an incredibly awkward conversation. He assured me that I was an awesome person but that we were in two entirely different points in our lives and that it was best if we didn’t see each other anymore. I think he thought I was going to cry or something. I was like, “dude, we went on one date. I’m not even looking for anything long term right now. You’re just thinking way too much about this. Don’t worry about it.”

So, no more dates for me!

eh, well, it’s fine. I’m really okay with it.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about how I’m getting closer and closer to being on top of things for Thailand, which is making me feel really good about leaving in six weeks. I needed to get a background check done by my local police department, and I accomplished that on Tuesday. I’ve also ordered my University transcripts, which I need to prove my degree once I get to Thailand. A Bachelor’s degree is needed to teach English over there so not only will I need to bring my transcripts, but also my diploma. I now need to start getting serious about shopping for school appropriate clothes to wear while teaching as well as a few other items that will be useful to have.

If we were having coffee, I’d talk about the guest post of mine that was published this week (if you weren’t already aware of it by now). This post is something I’m super proud of and I have a lot to say about it. It’s a topic that is really important to me right now and if you’ve already read it, I asked if you have any comments for me. If you haven’t read it, I’d probably passive aggressively hint that you should read it. Because let’s face it, “Minnesota Nice” is just a pleasant way of saying that us Minnesotans are passive aggressive as hell.

If we were having coffee, I’d be about ready to pass it off to you–and I’d ask you, do you have anything to share over coffee?

This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster

46 Replies to “#WeekendCoffeeShare–Boys and Blogs and Travel Prep”

  1. Hi Britta!

    I loved your WeekendCoffeeShare! I’m glad you are doing well and getting ready for Thailand…Wow, 6 weeks left. Lots of paperwork to get I’m sure but it’ll all be done soon. I told you how I’ll be vicariously living through your Thailand experiences so I can’t wait! I can only imagine what stories you’ll write and what photos you’ll take!

    Oh, so about this guy?! Hmmm, a bit of drama on his part after one date?
    And oh, how proud I am of your guest blog and seeing all the positive feedback you’ve gotten…
    This is all only the beginning for you and I’m so glad…

    If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about the lunch I made today but I didn’t want to mention on IG that I burned myself with oil while frying and now have blotches on my neck and chin! Yipes! The lunch was yummy but I was a bit shocked to have burned myself! I wasn’t paying attention I suppose…Oh well, that’s what cooking gets ya!

    Sending you all my very, very best!
    Have a great start to the new week,


    1. Thanks for your comment, Lia!

      Yes, so much to do in six weeks. I still have to do all my visa, stuff, too. I actually really need to work on that tomorrow and Tuesday when I’m not working. Ah, Thailand is becoming more and more real with everything that I get accomplished for it and I’m so ready and so excited!

      Absolutely a bit of drama. Drama that I wasn’t about to have in my life. He knew I was going to Thailand when he asked me out, so I’m not sure what he was expecting to come out of our date (you should have seen me when we were on the phone. I kept rolling my eyes. It’s a good thing we weren’t talking in person because my facial expressions were rather…um…you might say…very rude).

      Again, so glad you enjoyed the post!

      Goodness, be careful, Lia! Your meal did look absolutely delicious, though (just checked Instagram). If it makes you feel any better, one of my coworkers who works in the kitchen at work burned her eye with grease earlier this week and was walking around with an eye patch that made her look like a pirate for about three days. 🙂 Cooking can for sure be dangerous if you aren’t careful. Hope your blotches aren’t too painful!

      Have a great start to your week, too, Lia!

      So good to hear from you.

      (Will we be hearing anything about your vacation in the blogosphere, by the way???)


  2. You are only 5 Sundays away from Thailand and its yummiest food? How exciting! Plus free like the wind, no useless string attached so you can really make the best of it, with all your heart and minds in the moment!
    You ll find everything you need in Thailand, except the quality stuff. Remember it is hot and humid at this time of year, cotton will be your best friend. And your favourite perfume ;-


    1. Yes, yes, yes! It is so exciting! For sure. I don’t want any useless strings attached, so the being dumped, as awkward as it was, is certainly for the best.
      Yes, I’ve heard it’s so hot there! I’m going to look for really light stuff when I got shopping. Cotton WILL be my best friend!

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  3. It’s always a delight to read your posts, straight from the heart, and even when you’re tipsy, they get just better and better.
    This is technically not dumping but being considerate. Imagine the blog post you’d write if he had just vanished! lol
    A bit exaggerated but I like his attitude. Most boys just go out for a cigarette and never return as the supply demand equation is on their side.
    Now almost ready to travel. That’s exciting!
    I’m off to read your guest post in fear of Minnesotan passive aggressive reactions! 😜


    1. Thank you Lucile, so glad you enjoyed. Perhaps I should write tipsy more often. 😉
      You’re much kinder to this boy than I am. I know it’s technically not dumping…we did only go on one date…but he treated it so much like a break up in the conversation that I’ve taken to referring it as dumping, because that’s what it felt like. It was all in all a weird situation. It was nice of him to not just vanish, though, you’re right.
      Haha, I was tipsy when I wrote this, remember? I try my best to not be passive aggressive, even though it’s very much in my nature given that I’m a Minnesotan.


  4. No reason to be afraid! I read it. It’s an excellent post, very well articulated and full of wisdom for any age. Going through daily choices asks us the same questions and at your age, you figured out the right questions, while most people keep searching for the right answers.
    You should reblog it here.
    I loved this part:
    ‘ Because life is an adventure and people are all too often prone to forgetting that. I am finding that it’s these periods of transitions that can often remind people that the adventure only ends when you choose for it to end—whether that includes uprooting yourself to an entirely new country and culture like I’ll be doing in a handful of weeks, or maybe just picking up that hobby you’ve always wanted to try but have never found the time to.’
    Proud of you and happy to know you.
    I’m printing your post to read whenever I’m getting insane!


    1. I did share it to my blog on the day it was published (https://brittabottle.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/guest-post-britta-of-its-a-britta-bottle-on-choosing-to-let-life-happen/ ) but I may reblog it again someday. I am really proud of it and wouldn’t mind it getting more exposure.

      So glad you enjoyed this post and what? You’re printing it out? I had no idea my words were that powerful, but I am so flattered, Lucile. You’re awesome! Don’t get oo insane. 🙂


    1. PEANUT BUTTER! I was actually just thinking before I read your comment yesterday about how much I’m going to miss peanut butter. I’ve taken to eating A LOT of it this summer and since I don’t eat meat, it’s a great source of protein for me. Other than having protein, it’s just so amazingly wonderful and I’m kind of becoming obsessed with it. Not having peanut butter will be a sad day, as I’m sure it’s not readily available in Thailand.

      Haha, oh my goodness…you’re hilarious, Eli. How did that even happen???

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      1. No the liking isn’t going to stop! I once gave a friend a card that simply said “boys are weird because they are”. I’d love to find that designer again, they were really cute and funny.
        T T T

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      2. I noticed that, too, and was about to become mildy offended for about one second…and then I realized it was probably auto corrects fault. No worries, there…like boys, auto correct is just stupid sometimes. 🙂


  5. One time I had a boyfriend (yes, a bona fide boyfriend) who called me to break up and said “are you gonna cry?” and I was like uhhh no I’m good thanks and then HE was the one distraught. Turns out he only broke up with me cuz he thought I was gonna break up with him and wanted to be the one to do it (good strategy, dude). And I wasn’t going to break up with him…until after prom anyway 😉


    1. Haha, oh my goodness that’s so funny. This kid sounded so worried for my well being that I actually told him, “If you think you’re breaking my heart right now, you’re not,” and he let out this HUGE sigh. He was definitely more invested in this post-one date relationship than I ever was.

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  6. I made sure I went over to that guy’s page to read your guest post. It was brilliant!!! Loved it Britta. I don’t know you personally but I feel like you are an old soul and way wiser beyond your young years. Im glad and proud that you aren’t like most of the kids these days. Keep on writing and pouring your heart out – I look forward to your coffee shares. And that guy “dumping” you? What was he thinking? It was just ONE date. Good riddance. 😛 You don’t need any emotional attachments at this time especially that you are preparing to go overseas.
    I don’t know if you follow any travel blogs from experienced solo travelers but I could recommend a couple for you just to help you with some sage travel advise. Check out Wandering Earl (really good at answering your questions, he has traveled to Thailand in the past) and A Little Adrift (solo female traveler who also has been to Thailand) These two stand out to me because they appear to be the most sensible. 🙂
    Well, six weeks it shall be. Read up on common scams in Thailand just to be aware. I’m in love with Thai food did I tell you that? 😉


    1. Thank you so much, Belle! So glad to hear that. 🙂 I’ll be sure to keep writing. It’s the only thing that keeps me sane!
      I sure don’t need any emotional attachments right now. I went on the date because meeting new people is fun and we seemed to have a lot in common–and he definitely seemed to be looking for something more than that.
      I’ll look into those blogs when/if I find the time (life is too busy to be an exceptionally active blogger, I tell ya). I do follow some travel blogs, though not a whole lot of them and none of them that have focused extensively on Thailand. It would probably be a good idea to add a few more to my list, though. Travel tips are always helpful! Thanks for the suggestions!
      I’ll definitely need to do some research about that kind of stuff for sure. Just more research about Thailand in general before I head over there would be wise, I think. I’ve done some, but I should definitely probably do more.

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      1. Sorry haven’t replied back. Been quite busy with friends visiting from Florida. I also haven’t done a post since last week! Hope you are doing well.

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  7. I read your guest post and it was beautiful! It was exactly what I needed to read. I’ve been wondering a lot about the future. I’ve also been feeling a bit lost. But I read your guest post and I started feeling loads better. I don’t know in which direction I want my life to head. And that’s okay. As you said, we’re young and still have some time to figure it out.

    By the way, I love your weekend coffee share. Your date is an idiot. And I cannot believe summer rushed by. In a few weeks I’ll be going back to school and you’ll embark upon a new journey.


    1. So glad to hear that, Gema. We do have so much time to figure it and and whatever you chose to do post college, I’m sure it’ll be right for you (and you still have a few more years to figure that out!)

      Summer did go by so quickly! I can hardly believe it. I was just thinking about this earlier today–where did the time go?

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  8. I’m sorry to hear you got dumped, Britta! 😛 At least he called, instead of a break-up text, which is really low, in my opinion. (And I’ve received a break-up text before, which sucked.) I didn’t know it was a thing to dump someone after a first date, either. You’re a fantastic person–you deserve someone who cares and wants to hang out with you. 🙂 The guy who dumped you was stupid; he’s not worth it, in my mind. So don’t feel too bad. A better guy will come along with time.

    Can I write my own #WeekendCoffeeShare, or do I need to ask permission from Part Time Monster? Is it a guest blog request thing?

    I love your openness when you blog. 🙂 Keep it up!


    1. No need to be sorry, I wasn’t upset in the least bit. If anything, I found the whole situation rather annoying and exacerbating. Call me cold hearted (well, at least in this situation), but I thought he turned out to be a bit of an idiot anyways. In the words of one of my dear friends, “Well, Britta, I think you dodged a bullet with that one.”

      The Weekend Coffee Share is open to anyone. I’m guessing that Diana over at Part Time Monster would be thrilled to have more participants. You don’t need to ask her.

      Glad you enjoy reading my blog, Meghan. It always makes me happy to hear that.

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      1. You’re welcome!

        You’re totally not cold hearted, especially in this case. Glad to know you “dodged a bullet.” 🙂

        I want to start a Weekend Coffee Share now! It’ll add some structure to my weekend posts.


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