Why Yes, I DO Work Out!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I decided it is time to join a gym again. I can only motivate myself so far without the peer pressure of a daily class. My tour, however, was the most disappointing sales presentation ever. I was in and out in less than 5 minutes, brochure in hand, and in…

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Coffee Please!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: While in Tacoma, I found myself often in the drive through of the Starbucks on 23rd & Union. It is conveniently located by the Walmart and the Target where I spend most of my time (and money) in while taking care of my grandbabies. I was thinking about it this…

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Take a Left at the next Galaxy

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Yesterday I took a trip into space. It was awesome! I learned that you can simulate galaxy clusters by filling a sink with soapy bubbles, and that in my lifetime we likely will be able to travel from the US to Hong Kong in an hour thanks to space technology.…

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For the Love of Marriott

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: When I go to visit my son and grandchildren, I often spend the last night at the SeaTac Airport Marriott. After all, who wants to make a 7am flight while trying not to wake toddlers at 4am? Frankly, who wants to wake up at 4 when you can sleep until…

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The Origins of a Michael

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I did it. I spit in the tube (very ladylike), sealed it up and sent it in. Now I’m both excited and terrified. I am Irish. But I was adopted. What if I’m not really Irish? My husband has long accused me of not being Irish because (allegedly) I sometimes…

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