Sunday, November 17, 2013

Coffeenuering Trips 6 & 7: Not much to say about either.

Trip 6 I have very little to say about, since I just biked to school (blaaar school on Veteran's Day) and had coffee there. It was a pour over coffee from the nice hipsters outside. I'm not really sure how it differs from drip coffee, but it tastes less bitter than plain black coffee, so there's that. I also had a chocolate croissant. I was kind of really low energy that weekend and it was pretty much all I could do to get out of the house and to whatever it was I had to do along with coffeeneuring. If it weren't for the combined forces of things I had to do and things I wanted to do, I probably would have just stayed home. Also, later that night, it snowed. Then it snowed the next night. I guess winter is here-ish. It passed by briefly. Probably coming back to stay relatively soon.
Coffee, Croissant, Cluster
I maybe should have written about this sooner, but I kind of got side tracked. I guess I did have an interesting Monday aside from this, I was in a fake explosion, and had my senior portraits done. And on Tuesday I learned that I can, in fact, graduate in May, even though mistakes were made and I'll have to take 5 classes. Although I thought that would have been the case anyway, but I thought one of my classes would count and it didn't, but it doesn't really matter, and there's nothing to be done now except take next semester as it comes. For half of it I won't even have class on Friday.

No pictures of coffee, instead pictures of people. I think Margaret has a picture of my food....
So I tried to make up for that this past Saturday by biking down to Southside again, and totally not cheating off other coffeeneur's ideas of where to go, I went to Delanie's. Which is a surprisingly convenient ride, although I didn't know exactly where it was so there was a moment of confusion as to where we were actually going (for all of 10 seconds). It was also surprisingly warm considering it snowed the day of my previous coffeenruing ride, so I got a blended latte with caramel and chocolate. Although partway through I realized a frozen drink was rather optimistic. I also had a danish. Then Rory and Margaret left, and I stayed to get a bit of knitting done. On my bike ride home I decided to not take the cyclocross shortcut, and instead biked down the sidewalk on 2nd, and found protractor 434, which I had mistakenly assumed would be between 433 and 435. Considering I also found 414 up in Shadyside, and it is the same color as them, I wonder what route they took to get down there...
Weird thing is, I was super tired on Saturday. I nearly fell asleep after drinking coffee. And I wasn't the only one. It was a totally lazy day in Pittsburgh. Feeling really tired. Increasingly tired. Here's some summary, I guess:

In conclusion(6):
Date: 11/11/2013
Coffee shop: (Mini) Tazza D'Oro (which is bigger than Big Tazza D'Oro)
What I had: pour over coffee and chocolate croissant
Miles: 2.6
Party: shank/cluster denizens (although they didn't bike, they were mostly just around that day)

In conclusion(7):
Date: 11/16/2013
Coffee shop: Delanie's
What I had: Blended Latte with caramel and chocolate and a danish
Miles: 11 apparently. Wow, it did not feel like that at all.
Party: shank, Margaret, Rory

Bonus Fake Injury:
Headwound Selfie

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Coffeeneuring Trip 5: Which looks a lot like Errandonneuring

Well, it feels like a cop-out to get grocery store coffee. No plans, no cute local place, no fun bike ride with friends. Just prying myself out of the house to go get stuff for dinner, and grabbing a quick cup of coffee from the grocery store. On the other hand, the blend had the same name as my preferred operating system. So there's that.

Why did I do such a frumpy ride? Well lets go back 3 weeks ago to a reasonably nice restaurant in Oakland... Which, I didn't go to, I actually have yet to go there, and if I had, I would have been fine, since I don't eat meat. However, my boyfriend is a fan of the burgers there. And unfortunately there was a bit of an E. Coli outbreak there. You can probably see where this is going, it involved the hospital, and him feeling awful, and me worrying because we didn't know what was wrong for a while, and then, I spent last weekend in San Francisco for an interview! Which is not the greatest timing, although he was definitely doing better when it was time for me to leave.

I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting something here... oh yeah. I wrecked my bike. And when I say "I wrecked my bike" I mean my bike can't bike anymore. This wouldn't be so bad except I just got it fixed the previous Friday.

So yeah, after I got back I had to catch up on all the things I couldn't do due to worrying or being in California, so I'm kind of tired. I don't want to graduate in May. I didn't really visit SF under the best circumstances, I don't know if I like it there. Heck, I don't even know if I'm going to get an offer, I don't know what to do if I do get one. Change is scary. I barely know what day of the week it is since I'm alternating between "must be Thursday or something" to "What do you mean it's not Sunday? Sweet. Extra weekend day." I decided to take Cherry to the store. She's crazy light. Got stuff for fried rice. As well as some cheese and crackers, and a back of cheese puff things since I kind of want something that is snack-ish. I also stopped by the Wine & Spirits store and got some Mead. I hope it's good. Anyway, back to low energy mode, because high energy mode sucks.

Oh yeah, I also biked over the new South Highland Bridge. It's pretty nice. A lot more open than the old one, there's no walls between the road and the sidewalk now.

In conclusion:
Date: 11/9/2013
Coffee shop: Whole Foods
What I had: Small Coffee (the blend was called Ubuntu"
Miles: 2ish
Party: shank