Category Archives: Starbucks

The French Press

I thought the French press was something the French did in bed. Who knew it was an odd looking coffee pot. Certainly not me who spends a small fortune at Starbucks, which is why, I thought, I’ll just buy myself a … Continue reading

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Zeke and Al

Al is a mutt, and Zeke, a five year-old boy, with autism.  Think Timmy and Lassie, just a tad imperfect. Zeke’s mom has her hands full, which is why, when I see Al, tied to the no-longer-in-use phone booth in … Continue reading

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The Barista and the Paperboy

Love is in bloom, and at 5 a.m. no less. I’ve been watching it unfold for months now, like an exotic plant acclimating to a hotter climate. Charlotte, I’ll call her, is overweight, but so, so pretty, reminding me of … Continue reading

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A Little Diplomacy

It’s been, the First Day of School week, on the upper east side.  Kids of all ages, with parents, grandparents, nannies in tow, dressed like tiny cadets…boys in blue blazers and miniature knackis, girls wearing jumpers, tights and brand new … Continue reading

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Separates

 No, this isn’t about pants and crewnecks….it’s one of my random observations while sitting in Starbucks. It’s Sunday, so the crowd is different from during the week. I’m seated against the wall, watching as coffee drinkers file in. There are … Continue reading

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Pollyanna Snaps

I’m sitting in Starbucks at 5 A.M., when a young African American fella comes in with a filled up shopping cart.  He doesn’t look homeless, but it’s clear he’s been trash picking all night…bottles, bags, a pair of scuffed shoes … Continue reading

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Best Line Of The Week

 It’s pouring. A white lab is tied up in front of a Starbucks soaked. I stop to give it a little pet shielding him beneath my umbrella. Another girl stops, looks at me and says,”He’s still here? I went by … Continue reading

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A Three Dollar Bill

Starbucks  5 A.M. Believe it or not, there’s a line that luckily, is behind me. In walks Mr. Brooks Brothers, who I’ve written about (https://athingirl.com/2017/03/01/) perfectly pressed, in his usual hurry. He looks perplexed, with six customers ahead of him, … Continue reading

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The Hole In the Donut

I have a sweet tooth I’ve tried to tame, but we still arm wrestle, when he quite often wins the round. It’s how I met Aziz, the donut man on my corner: glazed, jelly, crullers a foot long, winking from … Continue reading

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Sniper Shootings

I must be giving off one helluva scent because anyone and everyone with a gripe or grievance has graced my path. Recently, when I was working, an older woman started to scream at me over something I had nothing to … Continue reading

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