Why you should always be nice to your barista …

“Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson One day, in the not so distant past, I was running exceptionally late for an appointment …I had, literally, about four minutes to spare … I parked my car … jumped out … walked as fast as I could (I…

Starbucks, The Piggly Wiggly and the Sloth Among Us –

You know those enclosures in parking lots made to corral wandering shopping carts?? Yea … those. You’re with me. Right? The ones at my Super Target are made from the same brick as the store so they coordinate nicely with the surrounding buildings rather than stick out like the dirty plastic ones at the Piggly Wiggly…

Pluck a chicken, or give up your laptop — which would you rather?

Computers are an ordinary, everyday, modern necessity in today’s world. As are debit cards, cell phones, Internet, Amazon.com, Starbucks, Prozac … OK, OK … maybe not Prozac … maybe Soma? What? No, no. Not the stupid lingerie store trying to crowd in on VS profits. The one that also thinks their choice of name a…

Dear Coffee Cup, Thank you for never talking back …

“Thank you.” “Thank you for always being there, for always listening, for always being the one I can count on to brighten my mornings, energize my afternoons … but most of all, I thank you for not talking back when I say stupid things, when I think ridiculous things, when I threaten to switch to…

How I know the Starbucks siren loves the U.S. Military

I may have mentioned that the twin-tailed siren and I are friends. Good friends. No, the BEST of friends. She gets me. And I am a better person when she’s around. So the other day, we were chatting it up when coincidentally an email from Starbucks arrived. And for those of you that think this…

It can be excruciating to admit this …

So, I wrote a book. But most of you know that. And actually, I’ve written a couple books but only released the one. And while at first, I was unbelievably happy and excited about the attention and the press that it incurred, it never ceases to amaze me how some people … some that are…

Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY!

5 x 7 = 35 (five dollars, seven days a week) 35 x 52 = 1,820 (thirty-five dollars, fifty-two weeks in a year) One thousand, eight hundred and twenty. Yup. That’s how much I spend at Starbucks every year – $1,820.00 – add on the whole bean purchases for grinding at home … say 12…