I now understand that is it proper to put coffee in one's coffee cup before attempting to drink coffee. I was rather fuzzy this morning, as I had not, actually had any coffee yet, and for some reason I forgot to add the coffee, as I took a long sip of nothing.
My daughter was watching, and she got a kick out of my trying to down a cup of air. We laughed about it, then I poured my cup, lifted it to my lips, and promptly dumped half of it on my shirt.
It only gets better from here on out!