Weekly Coffee Date

View from above the table of people eating. photo copyright Goir

Happy Friday, friends! We made it. How was your week? Tell me what’s new!


Decluttering tip: If you’re not sure if you can part with something, ask yourself, “Is this beautiful or useful?

Don’t ask me why, but Daniel and I are in love with The Rock. So, here’s what happened when a some guy ate the same diet as The Rock for a whole month.

What’s the food holiday on your birthday? Mine: National Irish Coffee Day

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For everyone who, like me, has a million reusable bags and has never once remembered to bring them to the grocery store: 5¢ Fee on Plastic Bags Is Approved by New York City Council

When London-based Nicola Thorp was sent home from her temp job at financial company PwC for not wearing high heels, she started a petition online to bring attention to the ludicrous expectation that women be physically uncomfortable throughout the length of the workday. According to the petition, the ultimate goal is to “Make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels at work.”



20 thoughts on “Weekly Coffee Date

  1. Beth R.

    There’s an unwritten rule in my office that women are expected to wear pantyhose or tights under their skirts/dresses between Labor Day and Memorial Day. (I’m actually breaking it right now….!)

    1. Sandy

      I haven’t been in the workforce for many years, but when I was it was always expected that ladies wear pantyhose (stockings, whatever) and dresses/skirts. I did temp work for several years and one day was working in the office of the temp agency and wore a denim skirt and got in a lot of trouble. I had worn pantyhose, very nice blouse and shoes, but that didn’t matter. The man that reprimanded me kept mentioning it all day long, he just wouldn’t stop, but I lived too far away to go all the way home and get back without missing most of the day. I think he actually wanted me to go home and change clothes. I NEVER made that mistake again, didn’t care for being humiliated. The gal that was in charge of my schedule, sent me on assignments, etc felt so bad for me and kept apologizing all day.

  2. amanda june

    andie, how’re you doing? i’ve missed hearing about you (the “coffee date” part, right?) the last couple weeks! :)

  3. amanda june

    empanada day, by the way, which is pretty disappointing. maybe i was a day late — coffee cake sounds better.

  4. Cathy

    Yay! I got National BBW Day. It’s one of my favorite things. Would love to do a BBQ crawl thru Texas.

  5. Jaclyn

    National Indian pudding day… Wait what?
    If only I was born a day later, the day after my birthday is national guacamole day which is INFINITELY cooler.

    As much as I love a high heel, being required to wear ANYTHING thankfully ended for me after catholic high school uniforms. It’s unfortunate to hear that large corporations like that still have such outdated ideals about the meaning of “appropriate” business attire.

  6. Hootie

    National Pumpkin Spice Day!!! Tell me you are using Rock Clock?!!!! It’s the best app ever!! I only use the actual alarm clock feature when travelling but I watch his videos every day :)

  7. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    Hahahahha SO, I’m dying laughing over here because I am in love with the Rock. I grew up with no TV, so I had no idea he was anything other than a hunky actor. When we were talking about celebrity crushes once I told him mine was the rock, because duh, and he burst out laughing and told me about his wresting past and showed me pictures – it was hilarious! His diet and lifestyle are intense!! Loved your coffee date :)

  8. Emily

    In the peninsula in the Bay Area grocery bags cost 25 cents! I was shocked when I moved here…and quickly became much better at remembering my reusable bags!

  9. Jessica

    Gingersnap Day here – not surprised it’s a cookie ;)

    Holy intense diet, the Rock! It reminds me of when I read an article about how many calories Olympic athletes consume in a day. Depending on the sport and the amount of training, some of them were consuming 8,000 calories a day!

    Hope you’re having a great weekend! :)

  10. Judy

    National hard candy day and National Oatmeal muffin day. I would have really liked National Pastrami day.

    Besides your site my favorite is http://www.dianecarbonell.com/ and I also like to follow plantfueledtrucker on Instagram. He cooks healthy out of his truck while on the road.

  11. Sandy Gray

    Mine is National Bittersweet Chocolate day! Which couldnt be more fitting. My Birthday is January 10th. Do you know how many people are on diets then?? This is why I want balance! So I can treat myself on my birthday even though we just made it through months of holiday parties :)

  12. Linsey

    I have been completely inspired by you. I purchased both of your books (and read your entire memoire in one night), and have lived by your mantras for a week. A real accomplishment for me. I even have a little chalkboard by my sink that says “cultivate discipline”. I have a significant amount of weight to lose but this time feels real, different, permanent, and just an all encompassing life overhaul. For the first time in my life I feel like I’m allowed to have cake. Not because I had a bad day and “earned” it In front of the tv, full of guilt and shame and overstuffed to the point of disgust, but because I’m doing freaking awesome most of the time and I’m savoring the moment during a celebratory moment. I have you to thank…you are a hero to gals like me!


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