Tag Archives: Starbucks

Day by Day: Are You Having a Bad Day?

29 Mar

Are you having a bad day?

Or a good 24 hours?

Classic Judith Viorst children’s book

 

Two Months of Bad Days

According to a recent study (don’t you hate recent studies?)

The average American has two months of ‘bad days’ every year.

60 days!

This is darn near one-sixth of your entire year.

Bad Day

Let us define… “A Bad Day”

“My wireless went out for five minutes and I panicked. It wasn’t pretty. ”

“I had to wait in line for ten minutes at Starbucks for my afternoon Iced Cinnamon Almondmilk Macchiato. I thought I’d die.” […]

7 Gratitude TIPS for the Grumpy

16 Feb

Gratitude is where it’s at, dude.

Barb Best Humor Blog Gratitude

 

If guilted sufficiently, even die-hard cranks and curmudgeons can occasionally muster enough oomph to express a grunt or two of gratitude.

What are you grateful for?

I’m grateful for Google

Everything I know, knew, never knew, and can’t remember – I learned on Google. […]

I Feel Your Pain

15 Apr

 

“My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh.
But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.”

Charles Chaplin

 

Chaplin PIC BarbBest

Wikimedia Commons: Public Domain

 

What’s causing your PAIN today?

Some suggestions:

Taxes, taxes, and more taxes – especially if you live in NJ, NY, CA, or CT!

Toenail fungus removal

Pet DNA registration and enforcement

Boomerang Kids who want to breastfeed

Helicopter Pet Parents at the doggie park

Viagra ice cream – “You scream, I scream, we all scream…” […]

BOO! Sad Songs and Ghosts

18 Oct

 

Forget about Halloween! October is scary for other reasons… especially if you are older than, say, fifteen.

“Some of my best friends are sad songs…” (said ME during a nasty autumn allergy attack AND before my Starbucks this morning)

Sad songs are oddly satisfying when you’re feeling miserable. Like a good cry, listening to them is cathartic. Maybe we can learn to LAUGH at how haunting they can be?

Everyone has a “Pity Party Playlist.” What’s your favorite sad song?

Here are a few for October.  Enjoy!

Edith Piaf drives a stake through your heart with raw emotional beauty. Eat your heart out Twilight. […]

Weekend Funny 5

20 Jul

It’s the weekend again.  We all need a break.

5 quick links for you:

“Celebrity Smile”

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I Need Coffee

19 Jun

COFFEE! For millions (like me) it’s as necessary as the air we breathe.  Many of us (like me) are happily addicted to our caffeinated coffee. We are wired, buzzed, adrenalized due to the turb0-charged brown bean. And Starbucks = Coffee.

Meet Kenny! I met the affable (like me) author Kenneth Brown and his lovely wife Ashley at the Book Expo of America. Kenneth is a coffee connoisseur and former Starbucks manager who has written an entertaining and informative book Inside the Cup: Translating  Starbucks into a Drinkable Language.

In Inside the Cup, you can learn to speak Starbucks – like me, you know you want to increase your cool factor:

“Wet doppio macchiato. Espresso con panna venti. 5 Pump caramel frappuccino mocha extra whip. Triple, breve espresso macchiato.” Mamma Mocha Mia!

You can discover which of the 10 Starbucks Customers you are:  Are you the Buddy-Buddy, the Mom, the Runner, a Regular?  The Starbucks Maven?

There’s a terrific chapter / list of Kids’ Drinks – and ALL are decaffeinated. Organic chocolate milk. Cinnamon dolce syrup. Blended strawberry lemonade. Yum.

There are lots of FUN facts, quotes, and even a chapter on – OMGtea.

The “Caffeine content of popular Starbucks beverages” table – priceless!

Inside the Cup. Available as an eBook and paperback on Amazon.

I’m curious… how important is coffee to your day? Are you hooked?

Starbucks Touchscreen Storefronts

Starbucks Touchscreen Storefronts (Photo credit: DavidErickson)

 

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