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Coffee Date Linkup

I may be 5 days late to the Coffee Date link-up, but I am happy to finally be sharing these thoughts. Oftentimes our blogs get filled up with niched posts about blogging tips, travel hacks, and things of the like, and there isn’t enough personality behind the posts, I want to share more of my everyday thoughts, but I also want to continue pouring my heart into travel posts. The idea of a “coffee date” is so nice because it is a great way to reflect and learn about others.

Amber from Mr Thomas and Me has been sharing coffee dates for such a long time, and she turned it into a link-up last month. I hope you will join us next month! Here are my thoughts for this month! ps. my coffee date’s with myself are 99% of the time while walking though Target. Starbucks + Target = perfect me time.

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask how you are. I want to know the deepness of your heart though, not the type of generic answer we are all used to giving. The world has really shifted over the past few years, and it is heartbreaking to see the sadness all around. Are you affected by it? Does your heart break at the sound of yet another media frenzy? I would probably hug you, too. This is what we need right now, and I am a hugger.

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask if your husband/boyfriend/best friend enjoys coffee. I wish Dave enjoyed coffee because real coffee dates are adorable, and it’s nice to just sit in a coffee shop every now and then. It’s more relaxing than sitting at a bar with a cocktail, but I don’t really like to do it alone.

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask how you feel about the Olympics. I have always loved the olympics, but winter used to be my favorite until 4 years ago. This was the first time I really remember watching as many of the events as I could. Dave and I had just started dating and our second date was to a restaurant where they had the opening ceremonies playing on one big screen and Shark Week on the other, it was perfection. I remember chatting about the Spice Girls and how much I wanted to swim with sharks again. Now here we are 4 years later, married and planning our first Beer Olympics party. BTW- if any of y’all want to come to Baltimore and beer it up with us, let me know 😉

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask if you are excited for football season. Once August hits and the Ravens begin their preseason games, I am all football all the time until February (hopefully). Last season was a ‘rebuilding year’ and I sincerely hope things have changed for this upcoming season. I spent hours a few weeks ago watching youtube videos from previous games, and ended up in tears after some of them. It’s weird how football can mean so much and hold so many memories. This video from our house when we won the Super Bowl will always be one of my favorites.

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask if we could find a place with outdoor dining. It’s already halfway through July, and this is the time of year that I start to get sad feelings of Summer coming to an end. I love this season, being outdoors, enjoying life on the water, and having endless options for adventures. While fall is beautiful, and I get why so many people love October, I just cherish summer memories to no end. What is your favorite season?

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask if you have given into the Pokemon Go madness. Everywhere I turn, somebody is playing this game or talking about it on Facebook. We went to the movies the other night and walked past 15 people in 3 seconds that were playing. I don’t really understand it, but Dave is trying his hardest for me to download it. I might give in just because he said it’s a good excuse for us to go on walks together. We’ll see…. On the other hand, I really don’t understand why people are complaining about it, or making fun of those that are playing. It’s a game that actually makes people be active, and is really nostalgic for millennial’s what is the big deal?

If we were on a coffee date, what would you ask me?

 

  • Bailey

    I succumbed to Pokemon Go since my husband wanted to download it but his phone is too old for it to work… I actually enjoy it and seeing how fun it is for my husband makes me love it!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      My husband loves it, so that was really sweet of you to let your husband play on your phone. It’s very cool to see how excited he gets playing.

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    Never saw that Ravens video before…that’s so awesome! Brandon and all his co-workers downloaded Pokemon Go but I don’t want to since 3 people by our house got robbed at gunpoint when they showed up to catch the Pokemon! I’m too cautious! Hahah

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I heard about those robberies! That is so scary. Our neighborhood is swarming with people. There are always cars driving around and slowing down to catch Pokemon in the street, it’s crazy!

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I want a coffee date! Chuck doesn’t drink much of it, so we don’t do that. I usually enjoy my coffee like you…strolling through Target! SOOO excited for football season, Fall has always been my favorite, but I love Summer SO SO SO much in Erie. It’s just perfect! Ethan is loving Pokemon Go, it’s funny to watch him and his friends. He downloaded it on my phone haha but I’ve yet to play! Have a great weekend girlfriend!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Why aren’t we any closer?! It would seriously be the best. Erie looks beautiful from all of your photos. I had no idea there were such nice beaches. Dave is actually walking around our neighborhood with friends right now, all for Pokemon. At least I get to sit at home with a glass of wine and blog 😉

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    You should definitely download Pokemon Go because it honesty has given us more excuses to hang out as a couple, going on walks and drives to find those little creatures!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      There are just so many things that take up time, I enjoy watching Dave play though!

  • http://dashofherbs.com Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

    Jeremy doesn’t like coffee either, but he’ll make it for me in the mornings. I appreciate that so much! I also don’t understand Pokemon Go. I never got into Pokemon when it first came here from Japan, but I was into other Anime shows…so I sort of see the appeal. There are TONS of people on Weight Watchers who downloaded it to get their FitPoints, so it’s worth it for that, I guess. I haven’t allowed myself to get into the hype. And lord…someone is eventually going to die from it, I swear.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Aww that is the sweetest! Dave attempts to make it but he just can’t get it right. I was never into Pokemon or Anime, but Dave is loving this app so much. I can’t believe all the walking that people are doing while playing this game. There have been robberies around us where people gather to play, but for the most part it seems like people have had a lot of fun.

  • Jen

    I would love a coffee date even though I don’t drink coffee, I’ll stick to tea. :) It’s always fun to connect with people and have real conversations.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I like tea as well! I really like all kinds of drinks, so I am down :)

  • http://www.eatdrink-andbemary.com/ Mary Bolster

    I absolutely love these types posts, when is the link up usually? You sound like the perfect gal to get coffee with. Thomas doesn’t like coffee either, and I’ve always been envious of those cute couples getting coffee at the coffee shops too. I love eating outside too, but unfortunately here it’s still WAY too hot to enjoy it. Maybe at the end of August?

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Me too! It’s such a nice way to recap things and have good conversations. I feel the same way! For Valentines day a few years ago, Dave tried to get something from Starbucks and still didn’t like it. Oh well, I’ll stick to having my coffee at home or while I shop at Target. It’s been really hot here as well, I like the places that have fans outside 😉 The Coffee link-up is the second Monday of every month.

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