“Show me something that means a lot to you.”
That’s all Pixelschubser.in is asking for.
She celebrates her blog anniversary (congrats, by the way!) with a giveaway and a contest and although I usually don’t like blogging about other people’s giveaways, the topic was just too tempting this time.
Her question would make the perfect blog post.
At least that’s what I thought – before I realised that showing you something that means a lot to me is not as easy as it may seem at first.
Bon Jovi, New Zealand, typewriters and my cat were the things that came instantly to my mind when I thought about it.
I really don’t want to annoy you with my Bon Jovi ramblings any longer.
I have gone on and on and on about it and after all I don’t want you to roll with your eyes, say goodbye and never come back again.
So no Bon Jovi.
Everyone knows how crazy I am about New Zealand so it’s basically no new revelation if I tell you that I’m obsessed with that country.
The typewriter I was thinking about…
Well, the thing is that I don’t actually own the typewriter of my dreams, so it wouldn’t be right to refer to it as something that means much to me.
Finally, my cat. He passed away last summer and although he is probably the closest to my heart someone or something could possibly get he is not here anymore…
I could go on with my list forever, but I quickly came to another conclusion.
The one thing I really need in my life is… Tatatatataaaaa…
(Well, technically, I should say: coffee and music, but that makes two things and since I’m still Bon Jovi-heartbroken, music doesn’t really count, right!?)
Now, it might seem a bit eccentric to opt for coffee here, but please let me explain.
They make the best coffee in Wellington. That is a fact and not debatable. And also my New Zealand connection.
A famous quote by Jon Bon Jovi goes: “Never start the day without a cup of coffee. Never leave the house without a pair of sunglasses. And never ever own a mini van.” And that’s my Bon Jovi connection. (And yes, I know quotes like that by heart. Never underestimate such knowledge, though, you never know when you might need it. Next time you think about buying a mini van, for example. – Also, yes, I realise that I wasn’t going to use Bon Jovi as an argument. But what shall I say? I’m infected. So all I can say is: Get Richie or die trying.)
The smell and taste of coffee also reminds me of a very special person. Probably the love of my life – but that’s a different story.
Drinking coffee makes me feel connected to this person and despite the heartache (yes, I might have self-destructive tendencies, sometimes, but don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it sounds) it also brings back great memories.
Plus: the smell of coffee is awesome. Ha!
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Is there a “little” thing in your life that means the world to you? Tell me about it!