Welcome to the October Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up, where all are welcome, whether you like pumpkin spice lattes or loath them. Our goal for this link-up is to give people an opportunity to share what’s going on in our lives, so we can get to know each other better and support each other in all our endeavors. Since it’s no fun to have coffee alone, make sure you leave comments on other blogs in the link up, and don’t forget to visit my co-host Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner.
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If we were having coffee, I would have to ask: pumpkin spice lattes–love ’em or hate ’em?
I don’t usually get a blended beverage,
but I do love my grande-skim-one pump-PSL!
While I’m talking about Starbucks, has anyone tried the Maple Pecan Latte? I think I may try one with my next reward drink.
And, before I get off the topic of pumpkin beverages, what are your thoughts on “pumpkin” beers?
My first pumpkin ale of the season–a Dog Fish Head Pumpkin Ale.
The other controversy I’d like your opinion on, is Nature Chaos Scarlet, the new sculpture outside my office window.
You can see a more dramatic picture on Sequoia restaurant’s Facebook page.
From the artist’s webpage:
Quinze comes to Washington with this project to deliver a clear intent: to activate a discursive exchange and critical engagement with the landscape and to encourage the restoration of balance between culture and nature. The sculpture base is an elegant twisted column that splits up into three branches. This heavy masterwork, weighing 28 tons, was handcrafted in its entirety by the artist and his skilled team and attests to the high level of his metallurgic skill. Atop the sculpture is an assemblage of unique, sculpted organic forms. For the creation of this nest-like composition, the artist took his inspiration from nature.
I generally like modern art, abstract design, and bright colors, so I think I like it, but some of my colleagues really don’t. What do you think?
Tomorrow I have my second fall race of the season–and the second race I won’t be racing. Between my ongoing PF treatment, last weekend’s century ride, and a business trip that won’t get me home until late tonight, I’ll be lucky to make it to the starting line, but since it will be my tenth Army Ten Miler, I don’t want to miss it.