What’s Not To Like?

Thoughts From the Coffee Table:  “I love your posts! I read them everyday!” “Thank you! Why do you never Like or Comment?” “Because I don’t want to seem like a stalker.” “I got such a kick out of your post on toilet paper.” “Thank you! Why do you never Like or Comment?” “Because we’re family…

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Let Them Bake Cake!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: As a child I loved to start the new school year with the “What did you do this summer?” activity. It seemed like a good way to get back into the swing of things, and I thought that it might be a way for teachers to ease back in as…

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Sandcastles in the Sky

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I did not build sandcastles. I preferred to gather seashells. I watch children build sandcastles, some giggling with glee as the waves knock down walls, others with tears of frustration. No matter how sturdy your structure, Mother Nature always wins. I have a friend who’s work environment has changed dramatically.…

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Ants Marching

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: He wakes up in the morning. Does his teeth. Bite to eat, and he’s rolling. Never changes a thing. Happy Hour dinner at a local Brazilian steakhouse. $10 for a caipirinha and bacon-wrapped filet skewers. Surrounded within moments by 10 regulars. They must have lived in the apartments upstairs, perfect…

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Top Dog

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Can “Free” get you out of the dog house? I met a friend at a place that has recently reopened. The new menu isn’t all that exciting, but we wanted to give it a shot. We like to support our neighborhood. The place is a work in progress. The team…

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Yum Yum with Bing Bing

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I find it fascinating that every culture has it’s own sandwich. Yet that statement alone means that I am already biased to the term “sandwich.” At a place called Bing Bing Dim Sum, in the Passyunk neighborhood of Philly, I fell in love. With a pork bao bun. During Happy…

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Shaken, Not Stirred

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: We used to think that a good bartender is one who would listen to all of your problems. How depressing! Then there was Tom Cruise in Cocktail from 1988, bottles flipping in a dramatic floor show guaranteed to bring in big tips and get the girl. Today we judge a…

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The Heights of Success

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: 30 feet tall. Covered in lard. Topped with salami, cheese and envelopes of money. Each Spring at the Italian Market Festival in Philly, teams of hopeful people attempt to scale this pole in order to grab the goodies at the top. There are no rules. There are no other imposed…

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Rose All Day!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Would you like a glass of excellence with your wine? Why yes! Last summer I was introduced to Peju Winery. Part of a company team building day, we had the really tough job of drinking wine, eating cheese, and being driven around Napa. The experience at Peju was spectacular and…

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TP Taboo

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Over or under? I was recounting a conversation that I overheard to my husband. A woman was angry that her husband put the toilet paper on the wrong way. I was astounded. I never knew there was a “right way” nor that it could be a reason to be upset.…

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