#WeekendCoffeeShare — The Barista Scoop Edition

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that, as an espresso bar barista, I’ve been scooping up more ice cream than making any sort of coffee drink…by far. From there, I’d probably spend a few short minutes complaining about how unbelievably sore my right arm is from completing that task about seventy-five times within an hour (five scoops per twenty ounce milkshake and I surely made fifteen, if not more).

If we were having coffee, I’d have to explain to you how the espresso bar I work in is actually located inside a gas station. It’s a pretty nice gas station, as gas stations go, and, along with the espresso bar, there’s also a full deli where customers can get hot food. It’s a hot spot for lunch and yesterday, Friday, was hopping. There’s a special the deli offers that includes a twenty ounce milkshake or a smoothie with the meal so, naturally, right after customers get their food to go, they come our way. There were three of us behind the counter at one point all vying for the two blenders (something we desperately need at least two more of) to make either another smoothie or milkshake order. Mostly milkshakes yesterday. I’d tell you that, to make matters worse, my utter dependency on the recipe binder (It was my third day, I definitely DON’T have all the recipes memorized yet) slowed us down a bit. Well, at least I can say I can now make chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and oreo milkshakes without the binder after yesterday…but those are basically the easiest recipes anyhow. I’d probably then say something along the lines of, “Welp, we all have to start somewhere.” After that, I’d finally remember to point out–since I got side tracked with the milkshakes–that there’s also a Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare — The Barista Scoop Edition”

Waking Up With the Blogosphere

This morning I found myself sitting at my laptop, a cup of coffee in hand, catching up on all the recent posts from the blogs I follow. There were quite a handful of them; I opened them all up in separate tabs to read them and indulged myself in the unique words of my fellow bloggers.

While reading these posts, I realized how amazing it is that I can open my computer at my leisure and engage in these conversations with people the world over simply because we all happen to have our own small space in the blogosphere. Thirty years ago, this would have been unthinkable. It’s so cool that, through blogging, we have the opportunity to learn and grow from so many interesting, fun, and knowledgeable individuals who we otherwise would never have had the opportunity to make contact with. I have quite a few qualms with technology and its uses, but blogging isn’t one of them. The blogging experience is so amazing and I’m so glad that I’ve decided to take part in it.

Here’s to many more mornings of drinking coffee and exploring the blogosphere.