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Oct 2nd 2008 11:08AM Mine used to be Beringer Zinfandel. It was around $5...but soon after discovering it the price has almost doubled. :(
Mar 20th 2008 3:34PM Again, not to rush to Starbucks defense at every turn, I just find it funny how divisive a topic Starbucks can be. I'm a parent and a graphic designer and read blogs about both subjects and thought those were the most judgmental self-righteous people...forget about it...it is coffee drinkers! Why so angry about coffee...if you don't like their coffee don't go there...don't drink it! I went and got a $3.20 mocha this morning just in spite of this conversation and the Starbucks haters out there.
Mar 20th 2008 9:30AM Thanks Joe.
And I just realized it is Dunkin' Donuts...don't even get me started about how I feel about "alternative" spellings of words. ;-)
Mar 19th 2008 11:19PM Why must everyone perpetuate the stupid myth that a cup of coffee is $4...the largest cup of coffee you can get there is like $2...it is only when you get a latte/cappuccino that the prices get up to $4. Cups of coffee at McDonalds, Duncan Donuts...even the local gas station run close to $2 for a large. I have no dog in this battle, so I'm not being defensive because I work there or anything...I'm just tired of hearing people whine about how much "coffee" costs at Starbucks!
Oct 18th 2007 5:23PM I could wax poetic about it, but some of the changes are simple and unexpected ones for me.
I notice how many people die or are horribly injured in car wrecks.
Every story about a child being harmed or killed by an adult immediately brings huge tears to my eyes.
Touching stories like the one posted here this week about the high school homecoming king who passed away from cancer brings those same pools of tears.
It isn't that I was insensitive before I had my son, it is just now I FEEL it in my heart and stomach.
I also was an "70-hour-a-week-work-is-my-life Art Diretor" girl...and now working from home, it all just doesn't seem SO important to come up with the PERFECT design everytime.
I definitely laugh harder and more often at the smallest silliest things!
Oct 17th 2007 1:35PM I just got my son a pair of See Kai Run shoes. I love them! Sometimes the soles of shoes can catch and makes him stumble a bit, but not with these shoes, they are flexible and thin. They were going to be his dressier shoes, but they have become his everyday shoes now. They even have a bit of white leather on them that I was for sure was going to look grungy in a day, but miraculously they have stayed clean.
Also, this summer Old Navy had some soft soled tennis shoes with elastic for the laces. They came in white and navy. We adored these as well. You will have to buy several pairs (they were $7.50!) because they did wear out, but SO easy to put on and he never took them off (and completely cute). I hope for all the little walkers they bring them back next summer.
Oct 8th 2007 10:39AM I'm sorry...besides causing actual distruction (which we will pay for) our kids are part of our lives...part of LIFE. Retail workers are essentially service workers that are there to HELP us, to explain features, to bring us clothes in another size in the dressing room, to give guidence, opinions, facts, features...again, to help US! Why are we letting a "dissaproving" eye slow us down. If we are getting attitude, it is upon us to not work with them...to ask for another salesperson, to ask for a manager, to write a letter or email when we get home to share our bad (OR GOOD!!) service with the management of that store.
One of the last times I got attitude from a woman in a high end department store I looked down and she was wearing open toed white sandals with pantyhose!...right then and there my attitude changed. They are just people who go to work and draw an hourly wage...they do not have a direct life line to Prada or Calvin Klein or Jimmy Choo or even Sony or Frigidaire...much less Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Coach or the Gap (although those stores have been nothing but lovely to me and my son!!!!)
Reclaim your retail Ladies!!!
Jul 20th 2007 10:54AM Why so literal? As the story winds down, and my voice tends to get softer and quieter, it seems to go along with the drooping eyes of my son and hopefully his upcoming sweet dreams. Its about the night melting into sleep and dreams. It is actually one of my favorite pages, besides getting to draw out the hushhhhh of "good night to the old lady whispering hushhhhh".