Eight Ways I Get My Day Off To a Good Start


What are some of your best tips for getting your day off to a good start? First on the list is a consistent sleep schedule. My goal is to be in bed by 11 PM and wake up at 7 or 7:30 every day, seven days a week. If I cheat and either stay up […]

Review: Keurig 2.0 Is Even Less Eco-Friendly Than The Original

Keurig 2.0

Last week, I received a Keurig 2.0 brewing system to review. I hadn’t signed up for it and have been pretty vocal about my opposition to the Kcup mentality in the past. But I decided to try it myself and see if the loyalty and hype really offset the environmental concerns. Unfortunately, I think the […]

My Signature Beverage(s)

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Captain Picard was into Earl Grey tea; mention the Dude and we think: White Russians. What’s your signature beverage — and how did it achieve that status? I have two and both are pretty boring. First, there’s dark roast coffee with cream. This is what I order 90% of the time in a coffeehouse, restaurant or anywhere. I’ll take “normal” coffee and decaf […]

The Art and Science of Unmaking Friends

Pittsburgh friends

Do you find it easy to make new friends? Tell us how you’ve mastered the art of befriending a new person. The fastest way in the world to shed yourself of a friend is to tell them the truth – the truth about your diagnosis, the truth about your needs and expectations, the truth about […]

National Week To Make Good On Your Promise To Grab Coffee

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Did you know this is a thing? Did you know that we have a Facebook list of Pgh Coffeehouses? You can follow it!  We also have a Twitter list. Follow that here. 

CoffeeHouse Tour 2014: Delanie’s Coffee on the South Side

Coffee House Review

Part of my 2014 Adventures in New Experiences is a little mini-resolution to try at least one new coffeehouse each month. For January, I chose Delanie’s Coffee on the South Side. It in the 1700 block near our favorite restaurant (Cambod-Ican Kitchen) so we’ve walked by a dozen times. Usually a soon to be expiring […]

Five Things In My Fridge Right Now

The Prompt: Name five things inside your refrigerator right now and how you feel about them. I selected the first items I noticed when I opened the fridge. Hummus – I <3 hummus. I’d say we keep it in stock, but that’s not accurate – we eat it as fast as we bring it into the […]

Eco-Wednesday: Eight Facts About Travel Mugs & GIVEAWAY

There is so much awesome green information available and I miss blogging about it. So because a greener lifestye is part of our lesbian household mantra (albeit slow to be fully adopted), I’m going to incoporate the topic into this blog. Each Wednesday, I’ll write about a green topic. Big, small, little, etc. And feel […]

Sunday Energy NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo: Coffee

Caffeine is an artificial stimulant. But aren’t all stimulants artificial?  I love coffee. Didn’t have a taste for it until I lived in Baton Rouge in 1993 – that was my first experience of the “coffee house” experience – chicory coffee and beignets. I gained 30 lbs. Then I moved to rural Kentucky and basically […]