Coffee Talk

Saturday, August 9, 2014 | Stamp in My Passport| |

Saturday, August 9, 2014

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Happy Saturday! School is almost back in session and I'm not searching for the best prices on textbooks, or trying to solve the tetris game that was fitting all of my clothes and things into my two-door car to make the 12 hour drive to Arkansas. And since the summer like weather continues until Thanksgiving (at least) in Florida, I will continue pretending that it is still summer until fall actually comes. 

What I wouldn't give to enjoy my morning coffee on a sailboat along with a good book and views of turquoise water for miles in all directions. What about you? Where do you enjoy your morning latte, or where would you love to enjoy it?

If you haven't browsed Anna With Love's photographs from Paris, then stop what you're doing and do it now. I'm having a hard time narrowing down my favorites to purchase.

Whitney just launched the Heart & Arrow shop! If you are searching for a to-do list that is also pretty, then she has just what you are looking for. It combines two of my favorite things, staying organized and paper products.

I love Kenzie's series on writing. As a PR major, I had a love/hate relationship with copy editing. The phrase "I could care less" drives me absolutely crazy. Do you not stop and actually think about what it means? The correct wording would be "I couldn't care less." Think about it.

On the same topic, the AP Stylebook has always been my go-to source for all questions grammar and spelling. But I'm starting to reconsider their judgement and standards. First, they deemed it acceptable to use the word 'over' in reference to countable objects (i.e. I have over 20 dollars to spend.) Now they have found the correct word for a group selfie, like the one taken by Hollywood's royalty at the Oscars. Can you guess what it is?

Do you find it a little daunting to put together an editorial calendar? These tips can help.

Some names for common objects need a little sprucing up, am I right? How about "water with corners" for ice or "sugar bagels" for doughnuts? For all of the Parks and Recreation fans out there, this will automatically remind you of Tom's terms for your favorite apps and zerts. Chicky chicky parm parm, anyone?

Posts from this week:
Fall's new political drama TV series
Plans for the end of summer
My must have items for an organized desk


Erika said...

Oh boy, I do wish I was enjoying a coffee and a nice book surrounded by the ocean right now. Lucky for me, I don't have to go back to school either, and my "summer break" is just getting started. Thanks for the awesome links!

Mar said...

If only I could be on that boat right now!

Caity @ Where The Heart Is said...

I JUST read something else on 'I could care less.' I can't remember where, but it was on the same frustrations of people using it wrong. I mean, it's pretty clear what you are saying - how don't you know that it's wrong?

Kayla @ Sealed With a Kay said...

That picture is heaven. I want that to be me! :D Great post, you should turn these into a link-up!

Amanda Greer said...

While I've been home on summer vacation (from my teaching job in Beijing), I've been drinking my morning coffee with my Nan on her back deck. I'll miss that when I fly back!

Jess said...

Awww that sounds lovely! I'm sure it's amazing being home with family when you're that far away from each other the majority of the year. It's best to make the most of the time you have together. And coffee always seems to bring people together.

Jess said...

Thanks for the idea! It started out as a way for me to keep track of all of the interesting things I read throughout the week and since people seemed to enjoy it, I've kept it around.

Jess said...

I know, right? Although for a while I was one of those people saying it...maybe trying to cut out the extra syllable made it sound better? I have no idea...

Jess said...

You and be both. Although since it is Shark Week on Discovery Channel, I'll probably want to stay out of the open seas for a while haha!

Jess said...

Enjoy your time off!