100 Words: A Small Coffee

She was tall and thin, wearing attractive dark rimmed rectangular glasses and a crisply tailored belted overcoat atop impeccably styled clothing, and approached the counter briskly. "I'll have a Venti half caf, double shot, two pump sugarfree vanilla, nonfat, extra hot, no whip, Mocha." The barista nodded as she scribbled cryptic notes on a paper cup and repeated, "Venti half caf, double shot, two pump sugarfree vanilla, nonfat, extra hot, no whip, Mocha." A card was presented and swiped. Then it was his turn. He fumbled in his pocket for loose change. ...more


…and I don’t mean goats…. I came into the office today via my usual, the bus. Same loud teenagers going to school get on and of course, my earphones go in. I was vegging out and one girl gets one the bus, wearing her uniform of a local Catholic high school , carrying… A VENTI CUP FROM STARBUCKS. When I was that age bracket,**yes, I am old enough to embrace that phrase now**, I was lucky to have cash to buy a can of Coca-cola.I’ve been to Starbucks and have seen their prices.This girl has a venti cup every day. Wish I had her parents’ money. ...more

Some of my Fave discoveries from Today

Today I spent some time sumbling around the internet, scrolling through pins on Pinterest. (this website is a life sucker but I LOVE it sooo much.) This was, of course, after I had done some work for the day. I edited writings and photo's, made notes, organized my writings and planned out some future creative prompts. So, I got to enjoy some internet playtime. Here are some cool things I found....more

BEWARE of the Steaming Wands of Cross Contamination at STARBUCKS!!!

Stamping Rules I was so overwhelmed at first about the dairy...one of my stand-by GF foods was ...more

Why Am I Still Here?

Has anyone else found themselves scrolling through a website and suddenly think 'I'm not enjoying this?'...more

That Starbucks

This is a post about the little things that we find to be big things....more

Stylish Saturday

I love Polyvore!!! I haven't been active on it lately because I have been putting all my attention on my blog posts.  This is a perfect fit for the weather right now.  It's cooling down and pumpkin lattes are at Starbucks.  So, I had to include a cup of coffee.  :)  Please click on my link to the right and follow my Polyvore.  Leave a comment if you have Polyvore too.  I would love to find new people to follow.   ...more

Seeing Calorie Counts at Restaurants has Stopped Me From Eating Out

We've had this regulation in place in my state for a few years now.  The first place I encountered it was the Cheesecake Factory.  I went to order my usual fire-roasted artichoke and saw that I would be consuming 1028 calories if I ordered the vegetable.  I blinked for a bit, and then calculated in my head how many fire-roasted artichokes I've eaten in my lifetime (a lot).  After searching the menu for a bit, I ordered a salad I didn't really want to eat with the dressing on the side, took home half of it, and never went back to the Cheesecake Factory again.  I just can't justify spending 1028 calories on a meal, especially one that isn't that filling, when I try to consume around 1500 calories per day based on my height/weight. ...more
I am always aware that the calories for restaurant food are going to be way higher than what it ...more

How to Be Present and Accounted For