Mug Shot

I knew the melt was on yesterday when I did something I haven't been brave enough to do since December 20: drive to work with a cup of coffee. You wouldn't stop by Starbucks before getting on a bucking bronco, and maneuvering our rutted streets was a real rodeo. I was reminded of this when, during a brief break in the icy weather, I did try transporting a mug -- and wound up with a lap of java.

But finally yesterday, the time seemed right. So I brought out a cup of steaming coffee, stashed it in the cupholder, and it was smooth sailing and sipping all the way down Speer -- until I hit a pothole.

I may give up coffee. -- Patricia Calhoun

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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