Friday, November 9, 2007

Thanks, Starbucks, for Helping Me Treat Myself

Egg nog lattes are back at Starbucks. I wait for this day all year. To treat myself to the eggy noggy goodness is so unlike me the other 10 months of the year...I am a green tea girl all the way. But for some reason, I am mush in the hands of the barista at the beginning of November.

Say what you want about the machine/corpocracy/evil empire that is Starbucks...and I say it myself...often. However, I am grateful for their helping me to get over my "do-for-everyone-else" disease for a few weeks a year. And in the last two years, I have gone to my local, non-chain, coffee shops to ask for egg nog lattes.

Find a treat for yourself, however silly or small, and go for it.

Monday, September 3, 2007

You ARE Out There!

When I started up again I thought that there would be no way anyone would remember me, or that it would take a while for readers to find me again, since I had been gone so long.

Imagine my surprise when I got an email from a reader, noticing I had come back! It felt fantastic. I'm enjoying a long weekend (it's Labor Day here in the US), and will for sure write more in the next day or so.

To the person who sent the email (you know who you are)--thank you! And I hope to hear from more of you as time goes on.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Women's Equality Day

Today is Women's Equality Day. It is also the 87th anniversary of women's right to vote in the United States. It is hard for me to believe that their are people in our country who have been alive longer than women have been able to vote.

Equality? Hhmmmm...

According to the US Census, women's median income is 77% of men's.
10 of the Fortune 500 companies are run by women (up from 7 last year).
Women hold 16% of the seats in US Congress.

Are you feeling equal today?