\ 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.”
Category Archives: Coffee
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.”
I took Sangria Kia to the shop to get her some new oil. Conveniently across the street nestled between giant oaks and skinny palm trees is the library. Erica got me hooked on the Divergent books but unfortunately all the kiddos are hooked, too, and they aren’t available. Veronica Roth started writing Divergent while sheContinue reading “never.”
While at Starbucks, I had to put my earphones in because three people tried to talk to me within the first five minutes of my arrival, before my Americano was even cool enough to drink. I recently read an article about ENFPs (Myers Briggs personality test result) and it was crazily accurate. Especially “I likeContinue reading “ENFP. Shhhh.”
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.”
Magic. The musician sings like a mix of Bob Marley and Shawn McDonald as he drums on his guitar. It’s my first time at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa and it feels like magic. A bookstore opens up to a coffee house, which opens to a two-story parlor with live music and a restaurant withContinue reading “exchange.”
long live israel!
On my brief walk (hop, skip, and a jump really) from work to Starbucks, 90% of the time, there is a middle aged man with cool dreadlocks sitting on his favorite bench. The first time I walked by, he said “hello.” I said the same. I walked a few more yards and he yelled, “You’reContinue reading “long live israel!”
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!!!”
I stopped working on July 29th and every day since has been a true delight. So many coffee dates, I’m overly caffeinated. So much amazing Asheville food, I’m a couple pounds heavier. So many hugs, my heart is full. Now I just have to be careful not to come back too early so people have enoughContinue reading “not working.”