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Cuckoo for Coffee…

coffee caroon

true story... autobiography.


Every morning I whisper a very sacred prayer to begin my day on a positive note. *RECORD SCRATCH* Ummm yes, I pray, stop judging me, you dont know my life!.  This is the prayer:


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Well, today is one of those days that I need the Omnipotent and Based Coffee God to bless me caffeinatedly.  That makes sense, don’t argue,  just nod and shy away form sudden movements around crazy folks.    I am having one of those days where everything and everybody is on my nerves.    My relationship with coffee is similar to how I feel abut the blessed entities known as oxygen and sushi.  Yeah, it is serious.  I would consider a coffee IV drip if it was possible, no lie.  No lye either.

coffee cartoon - DO stupid things faster with more energy

My foolishness needs a catalyst.

I try to act like I am a coffee snob.  I am one of those annoying people at Starbuck’s who tries to make my order as complicated as possible.   However, I will drink any coffee.  Cheap Coffee.  Overpriced Coffee. Bad Coffee.  Off-brand Coffee.  Just give me the coffee and nobody gets hurt.  My coffee addiction started at the tender age of 5 from my maternal grandmother.  She let me take a sip and the rest is herstory.  We bonded over coffee and at one period of my adult  life cigarettes, but that is whole other story and blog post, don’t judge me.


iced latte

Hello Lover!


My favorite fancy coffee drink is an Iced Vanilla Skim Latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Are you an addict too and what is your favorite coffee drink?  (And for the weirdo tea drinkers who don’t drink coffee what is your favorite tea drink?)



So I was chatting with Cheekie of  the blog Pinch My Cheekie today and somehow our conversation had the mention of Bingo.  Next thing I knew I started rattling off my history with the wondrous world of Bingo.  Yes I have a history.  And yes, it is wondrous.  I think this will be fun to tell in pictures, fun for me anyway.  That’s all that matters, right? No? Oh.

Here we go:

Garner Marketplace Bingo Hall

So, about 4 years ago I lived in a little town called Garner, NC right outside of Raleigh. Great town by the way. Anyway, about 2 miles away from my house was this "shopping center" that I frequented to hit my frugality dougie at the Family Dollar. Also in this shopping center was a bingo hall. One day I decided to stop in and see what it was all about.

Bingo hall

I walked into a strange planet called Bingo. It was filled with old ladies, a hazy mist of cigarette smoke, odd-looking bingo announcers and attendants, and a magical board lit up with numbers... Oddly, I felt right at home.

Bingo Hall lady

The planet of bingo was populated mainly by lifeforms like her. I sat down next to one of these amazing aliens and they taught me all there was to know about the "sport".

Tyrone Biggums animated gif

After a couple more weeks of stopping into the bingo hall, I was hooked. I began playing at bingos all over the Raleigh/Durham area. It started getting real crackish, like 4 or 5 days a week I may or may not have even went to a bingo hall when I went to Vegas that year. I will not confirm nor deny this.

I was stocking up on supplies, because see, bingo was quite lucrative for me. I am generally an unlucky person, but with bingo I never walked out without at least 50 bucks. Once I won a cool $500 . The beauty of bingo is that to play is fairly cheap, so even if you don't win you are not losing much. But like I said I ALWAYS came out with a profit.

This is me as a baby. In bingo I felt like that Alise. I was ALWAYS the youngest person in the bingo hall. Most of the patrons were at least 30 years my senior. That was awesome for my "self of steam", lol i tried to get my friends to come with me to bingo but I never once got any of them to come. They laughed, but they never laughed at my new fly outfits and financial rewards. Hmph. One friend told me to find a hobby... without pause I responded, "Bingo IS my hobby heaux! psssh."

I had a bad car accident about 2 years ago that put my life on pause and I stopped going to Bingo.  I miss it though, maybe I need to plan a trip. *starts humming “Memories”*.  Do you have a “guilty pleasure” hobby that you would like to share?  Holla at me in the comments!