You know what’s annoying? Having to get dressed in the mornings. Picking out clothes can be so ugh.
Don’t feel like wearing this. I wore this two days ago, will anyone notice? Is that a stain? …Great.
Well. Today you don’t have to do that crap. It’s National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day! Barring changing your underwear (always change your underwear) you can roll right out of bed and into work, no problem.
Or. OR. You can even change into other pajamas! The possibilities are endless! And hopefully your pajamas won’t give HR too much of a headache. I mean, we’re fine with you going to work in a teddy, but you know, some people have sticks up their butts.
Anywho, are you so excited? WE’RE SO EXCITED! We’ve opened up the day for our employees to wear their PJs to work so don’t call us slobs today, call us relaxed and pajama-ed.
Just for perspective, Emma Watson was 11 when the first HP movie came out in 2001.
She was 21 when the final HP movie came out in 2011.
It has now been 4 years since then end of the Harry Potter Movie magic.
And Emma Watson is now 25.
(Dear HP fans, do you feel old? I know I do.)
Personally, Emma Watson is kind of my hero. We all know that she’s a fantastic actor. And we all know that she never let fame go to her head. But Emma Watson has gone on to prove that she is actually an amazing and empowered woman who wants to make the world better for everyone! YAY!
I mean, if any of you DON’T know about #HeForShe by now.…. well, you might want to consider catching up.
Here are some super rad facts about Emma that will make you love her even more than you probably do right now.
–Early on in her role as Hermione, Emma was so determined to rock it that she may.… have also memorized Harry and Ron’s lines. You can see her mouthing along with them in this (adorable but awkward) clip on youtube.
–Emma is a certified Yoga instructor. CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE.
–She journals every night.
–Both of her parents are lawyers. Which is probably why she is SO dang smart. You need a good brain on your head to get out of doing the dishes with two lawyers in the house. Not that she would really try and do that.
–She has a degree in English Literature.
–She named her pet cats Bubbles and Domino.
–Emma once missed an Oscars after-party because she fell asleep in her hotel room. When she woke up she decided to just order a pizza. No, this was not when she was 11. This was in 2014.
She’s super the best, right? Happy Birthday, Emma! We’re so glad you’re you!
I don’t know if you know this, but we love libraries. I mean, we love books, so of course we love giant buildings that are dedicated to public access to said books.
Now if you’re like me, you are in love with ALL librarians. My dream job, once upon a time, was to work in a library. And then I found a website called Librarian Problems, where they basically explain all the horrible gross things that they have to deal with. That was the end of that dream. I super prefer to work here at this little bookstore where I don’t need to tell people how to use a computer every five minutes and deal with returned books that have unidentified sticky on them…
But seriously, whether or not you yourself are a Librarian, you should check out Librarian Problems. Here are some gems from the website:
A potty training book comes back with water damage.
When I see someone dog-earring a page.
If you’re like most of the people I know, you want to read more but can’t seem to find the time. Drop Everything and Read Day to the rescue!
The premise is simple — stop what you’re doing and READ! Plan free time into tomorrow and feel no guilt letting those dirty dishes sit a little longer, or putting off your laundry for some time. Pay no mind to your phone and simply sink into a good book. It can be hard to just be, but dammit, books are important! READING IS IMPORTANT!
So, if you happen into our store tomorrow, you will find all of our employees with their nose stuck in a book when they’re not helping customers. What could be better? Pop a squat on our couch, post up in Coffee Tree, or stay at home and enjoy your recreational reading time.
Channel your inner Belle and get to readin’, fool!
Forget everything you ever thought you knew about competitions, because you never knew what you were missing.
Fortunately, I am here to tell you all about it. First and very much foremost, there is such a thing in the world as the American Pie Council. Yeah. Just let that sink in for a minute. Are you imagining the best governing body of any organization in the history of the universe? Something like the White Council of Deliciousness? Yes. You are.
And the American Pie Council holds, every year since 1995, the National Pie Championships! Yes! Literally the best competition in the history of the world! The Trojan War? Please! The Summer Olympics? As if! The Superbowl? Don’t make me laugh! National. Freaking. Pie. Championships. That’s basically all you need to know.
So the National Pie Championships are on April 10th and 11th in Orlando, FL this year. If you need me during those days, that’s where I’ll be.
A good friend of mine once told me, “Paul Rudd is like ice cream.” And he was not wrong.
On April 6, 1969, one of the funniest men of our times was born. And his name is Paul Rudd. You probably know him from his roles in movies like Anchorman and The 40 Year-Old Virgin. My personal favorite of his is probably Role Models. But here’s an interesting thing about Paul Rudd: (And actually about the whole cohort to which he belongs) he’s literally been in everything.
Remember Clueless? (Lol, of course you do.) He was Josh!
Leo DiCaprio may have had the starring role in Romeo + Juliet, but Paul Rudd was there too! As Paris!
Wet Hot American Summer? Don’t pretend you don’t love it. And Paul’s character Andy kind of makes the film.
Oh hey, remember when he was Phoebe’s husband Mike on Friends? Yeah, that’s real life.
Basically what I’m saying is that if you like anything in television or film from the past, like, 20+ years, Paul Rudd (apparently) most likely had something to do with it because he rocks. Did I mention he’s also a writer/director/producer or that he’s hosted SNL 3 times? Well I was trying to avoid making people’s heads explode. Oh well.
This time of year always makes me so HYPER. .… and I swear to Glob, it is not the chocolate or the jelly beans.
It’s the feeling of life flowing back into the earth, the warmth creeping back into the day, the sun shining, the birds chirping, the frosty mornings that melt with the sunshine.
When I was really little, (before I became a heathen) my family used to go to a sunrise Easter service every year. We would put on these amazing lacy frilly, pink, blue and purple dresses, and these adorable big floppy hats. You know, the quintessential Easter outfit. And we would wake up ridiculously early and head out into the chilly air to go to church.
I don’t remember much about the services, but I do remember the feel of the air on those mornings. There was always something magical about the way the cool air met the dawn light, and the sky lit up with rainbow colors, that faded into a light blue sky. Sure, finding the Easter basket was highly anticipated, but that morning sky was actually my favorite.
So maybe you don’t celebrate Easter, or maybe you do. Regardless, I hope you have a moment to enjoy the warm spring air creeping back into your heart. Winter is over. The time of death and sleep and cold and dark has finally come to an end for the year. Embrace the new spring! Treat yourself to a cleansing shower and a new spring outfit, and make sure to wake up and see the beautiful sunrise this Easter Spring Season.
But also. Enjoy the chocolate bunnies. But not too much. Veggie Tales will tell you all about it.
If you Google ‘grilled cheese’ approximately one hundred million bajillion delightful images come up. Seriously.
Cheese and bread are my absolute two favorite things on earth (what up cholesterol, you can suck it because CHEESE). Put some butter on it and now you have Paula Dean involved, which is always tasty. Grilled cheese is absolutely delightful, and it’s so easy to make I’m not sure why I ever make anything else.
Grilled cheese has been around forev — think ancient Romans — but it didn’t start to get popular until the 1920s when processed slices of cheese and sliced bread became prominent. Once World War II was in full swing, so was the grilled cheese. It used to be just one slice of bread with cheese melted on top but it eventually morphed into the two slice sammie we all know and love today. I think it’s possible to say correctly that grilled cheese is the best thing since sliced bread. Eh? Eh?
So, in conclusion, grilled cheese is
- The best thing ever
- So easy to make
- Also easy to have your burner up too high and to burn the shit out of
- Not healthy in any way
- MY FAVORITE THING EVER!