\ too-twah-YEY; Fr . ty-twa-YEY \  , verb;  to address (someone), especially in French, using the familiar forms of the pronoun “you” rather than the more formal forms; address familiarly. May I tutoyer you, reader? I imagine so, since my current readers are the most loyal of friends. Tu etes charmant. You are lovely and you are troopers. You read even when I rambleContinue reading “tutoyer.”

espresso and eleven hours of sleep.

Today I feel a bit unstoppable. I am not sure if it’s the lovely weather, or the fact that I got eleven hours of sleep last night, or the Americano in my system. But it’s nice. My attitude is top notch and I’ve really been noticing how this has impacted every interaction I have. WithContinue reading “espresso and eleven hours of sleep.”

c’est la vie, Shakespeare.

I was joking with friends over too many cups of coffee about how it never works when I’m “set up” with someone. It’s complicated, because I’ll end up falling for that person’s friend or their godfather instead of the person “intended” for me and then it’s a real mess. If everything had been left alone, IContinue reading “c’est la vie, Shakespeare.”

coffee cup sleeves.

Oprah’s quote on my Starbucks Americano cup reads: “Be more splendid. Be more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.” My first cynical thought was “duh, Oprah.” But really, when I over-analyze it, like I do with most things, I realized why it was so true and why Oprah has been successful enough toContinue reading “coffee cup sleeves.”

limited time only! ah!!!

I am an advertiser’s dream customer. Call it “limited time only”, and I treat the product like it’s gold. Especially when it’s delicious gold, like pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin ales or pumpkin cheesecake. So we are flying into New Zealand during their spring, missing the peak of US fall. But then I got toContinue reading “limited time only! ah!!!”