Morning Coffee

While my “Everything I Ate” images upload to Flickr, I thought I’d start you off with a cup of coffee. The irony is that I’ve only had two cups of coffee in my life – both in Cyprus. (Funny that I made it all through college waking up at 5:30am without a single cup!). The coffee pictured here is my second cup, and I drank it not because I was tired from partying at the wedding until 5am, but because that Christiana’s mother agreed to tell me my fortune. Now I’m not an overly superstitious person, but it was a good fortune, so I like to think it’s true.

Step 1: Drink Coffee

Step 2: Let set upside down for about 10 minutes.

Step 3: Behold your fortune being told!

The cool part about having my fortune told is that Christiana’s mother didn’t speak any English, so it’s not like she cheated and overheard me talking (and Christiana translated). The first thing she pointed out was the symbol of a fish (see the white notch in the upper rim of the cup…huh! and I’m a Pisces), which symbolizes a wish, and mine will come true. I won’t bore you with all the details, but she told me that I had recently lost an old man in my life (my grandfather!…eerie), and the best part of all is the BIG number “7” (look closely, you can see it in the bottom of the cup), which means lots of success. Keep your fingers crossed – hope it’s true!

‘Everything I Ate’ should be posted in time for lunch!


  • I am staggered that you’ve only had two cups of coffee in your life. I don’t understand how that could happen.

    And I am very much looking forward to seeing everything you ate (as odd as that sentence sounds). -X

  • Shocking, I know. I’m a fluke. Sometimes I’ll go for a tea or a chai (I know in most countries chai means tea), but I just never have been one for caffine. . . In “Julie & Julia” the author eats her first egg during her project- now that’s bizarre!

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