Morning Coffee

 Kids, it’s been a long few weeks home and this week will be no different. Being home right now has been a very ironic blessing, which when the time comes I will get the strength to tell you all about it. We have appreciated and needed the prayers!

It’s moving week. Finally, at last. Ryder is thrilled about the “new home” but keeps asking if we’re taking a plane to get there. Sweet Lord I hope not. I am ready for all my crap to be in the same place. I feel like a gypsy.

On to the show!

I’ll have what she’s having. Plane break-ups, the quarter-mile club.
Two words. Tacos and Reisling. Wait a sec…
This movie about a mouse has been on repeat at my house.
College football is almost here. Enjoy.
Starbucks held a press event for the “new” PSL, #elitepeopleproblems.
Baby, let me butter your bread. I am missing dem biscuits!
Roo says, “It’s the Duke in it.”
It’s a tough world out there. Work hard, know your shit, show your shit, and then feel entitled.

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 Yes, I take photos a lot. “I always have a camera nearby and try to be on-point because interesting moments come and go so quickly.”
Haters gonna hate. Friendly reminder that comparison is the thief of all joy. Being Around Those Who Believe Differently. “Believe what you believe. Be convicted by what you believe. But, don’t assume the ones who believe something different are lesser than you because of it.”
Because before bed, I often find myself knee deep in Instagram.
I’m juggling a bat crap crazy schedule, running at 9PM and SHE has a closest dedicated to fitness. Unfair.
Beer mile record set…I’d gladly take that challenge.
Is it that hard in the D?

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The North Face got all up in some customer’s faces in Korea. This is one of the coolest stunts I’ve seen lately.
Joan Travolta, is that you on the right? We know how you love to fly!
So, CDC, you sure you got this? Someone call Morgan Freeman.
Get ya some, Michelle!
Top 10 slo-mo movie moments. Pretty upset The Sandlot didn’t make the cut…FOR EV ER!
A racy read, but grounded in making sure you’re paying attention to what you’re actually looking for.
Why I truly cherish and try to work to keep my relationships close.

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Starting to read Gone Girl. I might be late to the party, but at least I showed up.

Hit Me Baby One More Time” is 16. That means that kids born that year are now driving. #oldasdirt

Obsessed with
Vance Joy.
This isn’t just about being a good boss, it’s about being a mentor. Article hits some great points.
if she fucks up, which even competent people do sometimes, she’ll probably notice before you do and feel bad before you even address it. address it anyway because it shows you’re watching and it’s good to acknowledge together. if you need to, you can frame any reprimand-style conversation in terms of your personal disappointment, because you both know she can do better. also she respects you and wants your respect in turn. then you can turn to her process—which she’s taken responsibility for—and together figure out a way to make it better so the problem doesn’t happen again. people crave feedback, both positive and negative. the most valuable thing is being able to pay attention enough to say, “i’ve noticed you’ve done this little thing six times.” or “i notice that every time [x] happens, you do [y]. i don’t think it’s working.” that shit is invaluable!

Social media is destroying our attention span. Do You Have Time to Read This Story?

Raising Your First vs. Your Second Child . I actually think second babes get it a bit better. Whatever you couldn’t figure out/screwed up with numero uno, you get a mulligan on baby number 2.

Faves —
First Kid: Crib that Daddy put together himself while Mommy yelled at him.
Second Kid: Mommy’s bed. Daddy now has his own room with a mattress on the floor surrounded by dirty socks.

First Kid: Something European with an umlaut in its name.
Second Kid: Old muddy shoes with faded umlaut and missing sole insert.

Might I add —
First Kid: Pick them up at the sound of a whimper.
Second Kid: Listen for a real cry then let the poor thing rip until you can settle the first child down.

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Yes, the more successful you are—or the stronger, the more opinionated—the less you will be generally liked. All of a sudden people will think you’re too “braggy,” too loud, too something. But the trade off is undoubtedly worth it. Power and authenticity are worth it. —Jessica Valenti


This article was a good one to wake-up to, it’s OK to not be the standard. 25 Famous Women on Childlessness
“It’s so much more work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for — I didn’t take that on. That did make things easier for me. A baby — that’s all day, every day for eighteen years … Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn’t make it an easy decision. I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother. I have it much easier than any of them. That’s just what it is. Doesn’t mean life isn’t sometimes hard. I’m just what I am. I work on what I am. Right now, I think, things are good for me. I’ve done a lot. And I don’t care anymore.” —Cameron Diaz, Esquire, August 2014

Amazing career tips for smart working women.
My unsolicited advice to women in the workplace is this. When faced with sexism, or ageism, or lookism, or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question: “Is this person in between me and what I want to do?” If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people that way. Then, when you’re in charge, don’t hire the people who were jerky to you. —Tina Fey

Are you paying attention? If not, then don’t participate in the conversation.

People I’d like to buy a beer for…a good beer. Anthony Bourdain: How to Travel
I don’t get jet lag as long as I get my sleep. As tempting as it is to get really drunk on the plane, I avoid that. If you take a long flight and get off hungover and dehydrated, it’s a bad way to be. I’ll usually get on the plane, take a sleeping pill, and sleep through the whole flight. Then I’ll land and whatever’s necessary for me to sleep at bedtime in the new time zone, I’ll do that.

There’s almost never a good reason to eat on a plane. You’ll never feel better after airplane food than before it. I don’t understand people who will accept every single meal on a long flight. I’m convinced it’s about breaking up the boredom. You’re much better off avoiding it. Much better to show up in a new place and be hungry and eat at even a little street stall than arrive gassy and bloated, full, flatulent, hungover. So I just avoid airplane food. It’s in no way helpful.

Because every man I know can’t turn this movie off. The good guy-cry. The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time

Purple Reign forever, bitches.

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NFL: New York Giants at Detroit LionsDear NY, you forgot to cover that 10 foot tall beast. The Giants chose to single-cover Lions WR Calvin Johnson last night. Big, MEGA big mistake. Incredibly proud of Stafford for looking seasoned in the MNF opener. Just a few more games to go…

Another royal baby! Sound the horns and queue the best comment from Prince Harry. He sounds pretty down on being bumped for the thrown again.

“I can’t wait to see my brother suffer more and, with any luck, if it’s a girl he’ll suffer even greater,” Harry joked of William becoming a father-of-two. “I’d love to see him try and cope with that.”

Ok, Ok, I’ll take it easy on the PSL and ‘boots in leaves’ pics. 25 Things All Basic White Girls Do During The Fall. My fave, #2 – Filter the shit out of the trees as they change colors.


Still stunned by the US Open final, and how few reporters could pronounce this poor dudes name. Cilic over Nishikori.

Making plans is difficult: A plan used to be simple: you would agree to meet someone at a certain time and place and then you would meet them there and then. Now, a plan is subject to all sorts of revisions because “cellphones make people flaky as #%@*”.

Experience the power of a bookbook. Well played Ikea.

Jeebus – did someone pass the plate at a Nascar race? Folks raised over $13M in a kickstarter campaign for THIS – COOLEST COOLER: 21st Century Cooler that’s Actually Cooler

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This made me laugh, and laugh and laugh.
The Minnesota State Fair is unbelievably epic. It draws thousands of visitors, local news stations set-up shop for the 12-days, and it has about anything fried you can imagine.
I said it’s great to be a GEORGIA bulldawg! Time to get my College Pick ‘Ems together.
I think everyone my age asked, “Am I too old to watch the VMAs?” Apart from cringing at some of the dancing (can we call it that?), I did tear right up when Blue came on stage to give Beyonce her award. Too sweet.
USA Open is here. Trying not to get my panties in a bunch since Rafa had to miss out.

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Please-Cancel-My-Subscription-To-Your-IssuesJohnny Douche Canoe strikes again. Seriously – COMPOSURE. I pray he’s peaked.
I finally had to jump on the icy bandwagon.
When Andre left Brooke, Tiger with Vaughn, Verlander with Upton…someone do a study on how chicks can mess with the game. Rory McIlroy: Broken engagement ‘not directly related’ to golf hot streak.
Ok, these kid things are ‘pensive! How much it costs to raise a babe.
Honest Slogans – honestly hilarious.
Obsessed with these sermons.
A big underdog moved forward in the Little League World Series, but it’s still hard to see kids cry. Proud to hear from the coach of the team that lost: ‘You’re all my boys’: Coach inspires team after Little League World Series loss.

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Having a hard time letting go? 7 Questions to Ask When Cleaning Out Your Closet. Big fan of #4 – Is this currently in style, and/or does this still accurately represent my style?
Gives me chills – Justin Timberlake Accepts #StrikeOutALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors. One of the best viral stories I’ve seen in some time.
Drunk History is priceless. This would make an awesome party game.
Don’t go through my burned CDs, it’s like seeing my soul. Neural Nostalgia: Why do we love the music we heard as teenagers?
Zane gets a new home on Nat Geo for his new show, “Chug.” Tall order to compete with the indie success of “Three Sheets.”
Jimmy Fallon’s tribute to Robin Williams will make you laugh until you cry.

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Orlando Bloom finally does the world a favor and PUNCHES Bieber. And the crowd applauds – literally.
Why can’t Serena just take a damn loss without an excuse?
UCLA. You live in the driest area in the country in a 10 year drought. 10m gallons to wash a basketball court and flood a parking deck. Well done.
Hozier From Eden. Repeat. Album is fantastic.
Now, do I applaud a UGA stud for winning the Bachelorette? I’m glad they aired the dirty laundry…people do know that this TV is a game show, right? Roo has an awesome study he read during his MBA that basically proves that if you pit enough people against each other for one thing, that one thing becomes more desirable by the minute.