Monday, March 26, 2007

How I Know When I Haven't Had Enough Grown-Up Time

Tonight, while sitting around the production table with my magazine students, I noticed that the editor in chief had wrapped around his thumb what looked like a white bandage.

"Oh, did you get an owie?" I asked him, without thinking -- and without even the smallest trace of irony.

Stunned, he giggled, unraveling a plastic bag containing a small sandwich that had partially wrapped around his thumb, giving me the impression that he was sporting a bandage.

"Oh," I giggled, trying not to blush. Attempting a graceful recovery, I countered with, "I bet you can tell that I just spent the entire day with a four year old and a one year old."

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So it is on that note that I officially proclaim SPRING BREAK '07 for Double Duty Diary. We're off for a little grown-up R&R time and will be back soon with pictures and stories.

And hopefully full, cohesive *adult* sentences that don't include the words potty, boo boo, night night, or the ever-dreaded owie.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Won't You Join Me For Coffee?

One thing you may already know about me concerns my adoration of coffee. It's my life's blood, and I seek its warm comforts every morning, even though I've recently switched over to making myself decaf (gasp!) whenever I'm at home.

Something else that's equally innate to my personality is my love for a good bargain. I can work a thrift store like a bloodhound on a budget, finding treasures buried among disasters.

So I present to you the perfect storm of two of my favorite things colliding into one, perfectly caffeinated, wallet-friendly indulgence: Free coffee.

As I discovered at the
Buzz Off, Starbucks will be doling out free 12-ounce cups of coffee this Thursday, March 15th, between 10am and noon.

Not to be outdone by their grungy competitor, Dunkin' Donuts will be chilling their true opiate of the masses next Wednesday, March 21st, offering
free 16-ounce iced coffees all the live-long day.

Imagine what I'll do with all my newfound exuberance after participating in both caffeine giveaways! Write a novel? Disinfect the entire house? Tackle those six loads of laundry that have been glaring at me all week?

Who knows? Maybe I'll even start blogging a little more frequently. (Ha! If only there were enough coffee in the world for that one...)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007