this morning, I had to get up early, get ready and then phone interview a friend of my mom’s whose parents are Indian, but she was born in Nairobi, then moved the the U.S. 🙂 she’s very cool 🙂 in all of this excitement, i managed to forget to eat breakfast, and in doing so, i must have somehow managed to forfeit my higher order thinking skills. usually, in the morning, i get the coffee ready, then fix a bowl of cereal and turn the coffee pot on on my way back to my bedroom (i eat breakfast in my bed – don’t judge). this morning, however, i got the coffee pot ready, fixed my cereal, then turned it on on my way back to my bedroom (here’s where it gets crazy). while i was enjoying my special k red berries, i started hearing something weird. i mean, the sound of a coffee pot is weird in and of itself, but this was like someone was pouring liquid on a hot plate…wait what?! so i ran into the kitchen to see coffee pouring into nothing. that’s right. genius forgot to put the pot underneath to catch the coffee. well, i quickly shoved some paper towels under there and then the pot – i really needed the caffeine, especially after that episode. whew.