Coffee Break: In A Sentimental Mood #MondayMusings

Coffee Break: In A Sentimental Mood #MondayMusings

It's now four days later and I am still carrying over a little "Prince Died" funk. I was putting those feelings aside and then I answered some comments today from my Friday post. I commented on one that I didn't want to know the results of the autopsy. I realized that in my mind as it was reported, he just died in an elevator. End of story. I could go on watching Purple Rain and listening to his music without being sad, rather celebrating him as an artist and his life as I knew it.

I realized today that the reason I have not played a Whitney Houston song on purpose since her death is because listening to her reminds me of the way she died, thus making me sad. 

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So it's coffee break day and I've returned to the Starbucks on base. It's closer, and on base I can kill two or three birds with one stone. Now I wish I hadn't spent $25 on a Barnes & Noble membership card. I can even leave my seat to go to the bathroom without packing my laptop away. I walk in today and recognize the jazz instrumental In A Sentimental Mood by Duke Ellington.

I sat down and asked Siri, "What song is that playing right now?" Siri told me that I was listening to The Stand by Stephen King. I sighed. Closed the audible app and asked the question again." Then I got, "I'm sorry Kenya, I didn't get that." Perhaps too much background noise. People aren't using their inside voices. Then I remembered, you're supposed to ask Siri to "name that tune."

NEVER MIND!

I knew that I knew the song from the movie Love Jones and "Mood" was in the title, so I went to iTunes and satisfied my curiosity. Thanks for nothing Siri. Moving on.

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I'll pause movies and shows trying to recall where I know that actor from. Papa Bear hates when I drop everything for my source IMDB.com I've had that app on a device ever since apps was a thing. 

I've even listened to some audiobooks and said, "Hey, that's Sophia!" But I had to prove it to myself and look up the other books performed by the narrator and sure enough it was "Sophia". Trivia question below...

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Someone is in here listening to videos - like youtube videos with ridiculous laughing in it. It's distracting my flow in a pat your head and rub your tummy kind of way. 

I'm gonna go ahead and close out. One of the birds to kill today is going into the commissary for a few things. I love it! I've got my cold bag in the trunk with ice packs to take home some fruit. 

Remember the granola I had to buy ingredients for last week? It was so delicious. I cut up a banana, strawberries and threw in some blueberries, topped with the granola and some almond milk. My belly and mind were full until lunch - no snack grazing. I bought the cookbook but you can also find that recipe at skinnytaste(dot)com. 

So some trivia for movie watchers and book readers:

  • Do you remember characters, Luke and Sophia? 
  • Spoiler Alert: Luke and Sophia had a happy ending.
  • Hint: I have fired this author from my reading list because he/she has broken my heart and put me in a sentimental mood too many times.
  • Unrelated - shouldn't people respect coffee shop ambience by treating it like a library, or do I just need to go to one. I pass by one of those too.
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