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Fat Tuesday

Today it is Fat Tuesday and in honor of that we had King Cake at the cafe, a traditional Mardi Gras dessert. Yep, with a little baby inside of it. I tasted the cake (no baby for me) and it was delicious! We sold all the King Cake we had.



In fac we sold so much of everything today that it was our best day ever so far and yesterday it was our second best day ever, today topped yesterday. I am happy that I got to be a part of that, business is picking up, people are talking about the cafe - we are very popular.
Here are just a few of our latest reviews....."Love this place. Excellent coffee. Excellent in-house made pastries. VERY friendly staff. Very clean kitchen and cafe."
"Encountered a second culinary "la petite mort" mort moment. This place is awesome. The almond croissants are out of this world amazing. Love what these guys do here. I will remain a regular here for the rest of my life."
I had a pretty good tip day as well today. :-D



Well.....I have to be up early and I am tired. Still need to take Chhaya out before I curl up and drift off to sleep.

Hi Blog

Hiiiiiiii Blog! It's late Sunday and I want to show my Gideon Shiatsu Deep Kneeding Massage Pillows with Heat......in case anyone else is interesting in getting one.
I got two. A friend of mine was talking so enthusiastically about this item that I decided to get two. And they are OK.....not like going to my massage lady Cathy but not bad. Thank You Amazon!



I also got two new books to read the other day, they were both staff picks at Barnes & Noble and they seemed OK when I quickly scanned through the text at the back of them in the store, hungry for some new reading material......then the other night I attempted to read them and was disappointed with both.
So annoying, when you look forward to reading a book and then you just don't like it. That doesn't happen too often for me but these two books I don't think I will read, I guess I will just give them away. I need some new amazing books to read!
But I do read Adbusters. So a month into America's new POTUS.....how do you think he is holding up? I have not followed everything but there has been some cringeworthy moments. I hope Ivanka steps in some more to keep him in check. The pressure to perform well as President is on now and the World is watching, who knows.....he might not last four years? By the way, I love that picture of Ivanka sitting behind the Oval Office desk with her Dad and Justin Trudeau standing on either side of her. Did you know that Ivanka converted to Judaism when she married her husband and that they honor Shabbath?
I was trying to get out of work by telling them I had to observe Shabbath too and there was also the "Day Without Immigrants" a few days ago that I said I had to honor......yeah, they think that I am kind of crazy at work.
Anyhow.....since I have Adbusters in front of me I need to quote some stuff from it.
"Modernity and its ideology basis (individualism, liberal democracy, capitalism, consumerism, and so on) are the cause of the future catastrophe of humanity, and the global domination of the Western lifestyle is the reason for the final degradation of the Earth. The West is approaching its terminus, and we should not let it drag the rest of us down into the abyss with it."
It doesn't say who said this so I have no source for the quote......
"So the Americans want to be great again. But they have eaten all the bison and deer. Bumping off all competition, they have mined all the gold, pumped out all the oil, drunk all the water and sucked out the fertility of the earth, asset stripping an entire continent and bloating themselves with unreserved greed."
- Jane Swann, Trench, UK - The Guradian Weekly.
"When people become self-centered and self-enclosed, their greed increases.
The emptier a person's heart is, the more they need things to buy, own and consume. It becomes almost impossible to accept the limits imposed by reality."
- Pope Francis.
Ponder that for a bit.....ugh.....I don't want to have an empty heart. Ever.
Now from politics and world problems to something totally different, girls in bikinis. I LOVE Sports Illustrated but this 2017 edition is probably the worst I have seen. What happened to all the beautiful girls? Irina Shayk is pregnant so she can't do it and I love her but seriously Kate Upton on the cover....again? She is not, in my opinion, Sports Illustrated material, neither is Chrissy Teigen. Kate is large and flabby. Yes.....large for being a model of that caliber. Perhaps not large compared to the average girl/woman in the US but for modeling she is not in good shape at all. Hannah Ferguson looks good in the pictures and in the model search they had some very beautiful girls and my my fave was Barbara Palvin. Gorgeous face and body.
A couple of the models were very fortunate and got to travel all the way to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort up in Lapland, Finland. I want to go there too and meet Santa, steam in a sauna and sleep in a glass igloo!
Yes, Tati the connoisseur of beautiful girls have spoken. I have seen many so I know what I am talking about.....

Pink Latte

In honor of Valentine's Day I have been entertaining myself by making pink latte at work. Well.....pink foam latte. So pretty! ❤️️





I even got a new apron with hearts on it.



A latte with some red candy hearts on top of the foam.



Happy Valentine's Day to YOU from me and Chhaya. She got a pink pig but she tore the stuffing out of it in like one minute. I got some stuff too......I am very grateful. Now I am going to take her out for a late evening walk and then I am going to bed.
❤️️ ❤️️ ❤️️



Superfan

I got a surprise at work yesterday. A long handwritten, 25 pages long may I add, letter and a 1976 National Geographic were waiting for me. In the letter it says, "When I first read in your blog, 'Get ready to get addicted', I remember saying to myself, 'Wow, that's quite presumptuous of her to say'. I was addicted in one week".
Well.....thank you "superfan" for the letter, the magazine and your kind words.
I am glad that you find my blog entertaining, or should I say addicting....? I had no clue that you can have Siri read my blog out loud - wow.....now I know! I might have to try that myself one day.
And I am glad that I have influenced you in certain areas - you mention eating less meat as one and that makes me very happy. I have actually had two other people tell me the same in the past.
I love it when people read my blog and reach out to me to let me know.....throughout the years I've got quite a few emails from people telling me that they've enjoyed reading my ramblings.
Again.....thank you kindly for making the extra effort in letting me know that you enjoy the blog. :-)



The National Geographic has a long article about Stockholm, with great pictures of the city too - very cool. I grew up in Stockholm and I will save the magazine. TACK!

But now I am going to take out my contact lenses and call it a night. I have to be up early tomorrow again. I had a long but good day today. Me and Chhaya went for a long walk this evening. She is sleeping already. I LOVE the feeling of drifting to sleep when I am really tired......I love sleeping.
GODNATT to all my fans out there......wherever you are!

Pizza Time

Today I felt a strong craving for pizza so I decided I would have pizza time this evening. Well, one large pizza turned into two. I guess they burnt my first pizza, a Margherita and the manager decided to give me the slightly burnt pizza plus another large pizza and a $5 off coupon. Thank You Grimaldi's! So now I have food for the rest of the week, well not really actually......because I scarfed down most of the burnt pizza already.



Actually eating burnt food, certain burnt foods is kind of bad. Studies have linked burnt food to cancer, read up on it yourself. Look up acrylamide and burnt food.
And here are our cute cupcakes and Valentine's Day cake at work. We offer custom order cakes at the cafe.....



I am kind of tired, I want to hop in the bath and wash my hair before I get too comfortable and fall asleep. Last night I fell asleep with Chhaya on her bed, not the first time we fall asleep together on her bed (dog bed) although "my" bed is her bed too. Of course. Somtimes snuggling on a doggie bed feels very cozy.
Well, I have to be up at 6 15 am so I am going to say goodnight now.
ONE more thing before I go......I had a package waiting for me at work today with a magazine and a letter from one of my readers. More about that tomorrow.