I normally just do poetry on my blog, but I thought I would do something different today and post some mindless chatter from the brain of Carly C. Wiggins. I hope I marry someone with the last name that starts with a C. Then I can be called triple C (I am too innocent to be referring to the over-the counter medication.) I just like patterns and I think having three C’s in your name is pretty cool! 🙂
Anywho, here is a my main random ingredient of discussion today:
I love coffee shops. I just love lattes and mochas. But it’s more than that… I love the hipster alt rock music they play in the background at coffee shops (because it makes me feel more hipster). And I love being around people but being able to socialize at my leisure to people around me (if their head isn’t glued to their phone or laptop) or talking to the barista. But I also enjoy working on my poetry blog at a coffee shop or reading, because I am a total book nerd.
But there is a particular coffee shop in Houston, TX that I go to a lot. When I first went there I recalled a barista that works there who talked all about his accomplishments and looked like a total hipster with earrings, skinny jean, a tank top with a small moustache. When I first saw him, I thought he talked too much about himself and probably wouldn’t “get” me. I am a little overweight and shy and he seemed too cool for school! Boy, how I was wrong! He was nice and patient with me.
I found out he meditated like me. And I was fascinated how health-conscious he was. He told me about the Japanese oil spill (10 years ago, I believe) and how it impacted the fish in the sea because the oil spill spread over the earth over time. The fish would eat other fish who had digested the oil. This resulted in a domino effect to bring toxic chemicals to many fish. And he believes the impact is still going on today because the oil is still moving around in the ocean! It’s such a shame this could be possible. I don’t want to go on a rant, but our health could be in trouble because of this. I know I should really give up seafood but I jut can’t right now. I love salmon and catfish too much. But this awareness may result in me eating seafood a little less or eating fish who aren’t as impacted by any oil spill.
I really relished this engaging conversation with this barista at this local small coffee shop. We even talked about how we believe plants have feelings. Now that may seem like a little bit of a reach or kooky to you but we had a good time chatting it up! 🙂
Thanks for reading this mindless chatter and stayed tuned for more…