If we were having coffee…

White Chocolate Mocha

But what is the son but an extension of the father? 
-Frank Herbert, Dune

If we were having coffee, I would be having a white chocolate mocha. It’s my favorite, it’s my weakness, it’s my flavor. (The picture above is today’s white mocha.)

It’s not just my drink. It’s my dad’s drink. I always joke that I have his taste buds and, if we were having coffee, I’d probably tell you that… and tell you that I should probably give my dad his taste buds back.

I have a lot of great memories of my dad and I drinking white mochas together, too. We would always try to get them before going to tournaments. We played Warhammer Fantasy together. We would usually be the first ones to a tournament or a con, precisely because we had to leave early enough to stop and get a white mocha. To be ready for the day.

My dad and I played other games together, as well. The original Diablo. Magic: The Gathering. And many other games that we played simultaneously: Baldur’s GateNeverwinter NightsBane of the Cosmic Forge

It was my dad who taught me Dungeons and Dragons. My dad who made me a gamer.

I am reminded of these connections, of the importance of fathers, because I was at a the memorial service for my friends’ dad. He succumbed to ALS, right in the middle of a huge viral campaign around fighting the disease, a massive, modern-age fundraiser.

So if we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my wife and I gave money. That you should too – that it’s a good cause to fight a terrible disease. I’d probably challenge you to take the challenge too.

If We Were Having Coffee is a Feature that a lot of other blogs participate in. I’m joining in as part of the housewarming party for a new blog, Just Gene’O. You can stop on by, and if you like what you see, why not give him a follow? Cheers.


About CompGeeksDavid
Co-founder, editor, podcaster, web comicer, forum moderator, and writer for Comparative Geeks. Father, husband, geek, nerd, gamer, librarian, Christian, Libertarian, Science Fiction philosopher, and probably a number of other descriptors.

5 Responses to If we were having coffee…

  1. Gene'O says:

    OH, nice image.

    I’m finishing up a not exactly positive by not-quite-negative review of the Doctor Who episode atm.

    Left you a chat message earlier.

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  2. Gene'O says:

    Wow, dude. That’s such a sad thing that happened to your friend’s dad.

    Warhammer with your own dad, and white mochas is very cool. My drink is unsweetened iced lattes. I have no tasted whatsoever for sweet with my coffee.

    My brother and I taught ourselves to play D&D with the old boxed set that had the book with the blue cover and The Keep on the Borderlands. Can’t tell you how many times I DMed that module when I was a lad.

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    • Gaming always leads to good memories, and I feel, as a parent, being a part of that can be huge. I’m taking notes on that…

      And yeah, sad stuff meanwhile. But it’s also a long-term sad (6 years) which reached the point where you get to it being a peaceful thing, at least.


  3. Gene'O says:

    I should have sent this to Monday Blogs. It would have been perfect. I’m pinning yours and Sabina’s posts right this second because I’m updating that board for the last time and getting ready to do a post on the whole linkup experience.

    Liked by 1 person

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