Friday, November 21, 2014

A Visit To The Corner Bakery And Feeding My Day

Yesterday I had the day off from work, so I decided to spend part of the day outside relishing the gorgeous fall weather. After several days of rain, it was so delightful to enjoy a dry, crispy-cool and sunny Thursday.

I had several errands I needed to run, but I also wanted to relax and take time to feed my day with a visit to one of my favorite cafes; grabbing a sandwich while sitting outside eating it.

For those of you who might not have a Corner Bakery where you live, it's a faaabulous eatery that offers a delicious menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. OMG...the bread and pastry menu is to DIE FOR, especially if you're someone like me who worships bread (carbs) and has a sweet tooth that doesn't end. Anytime I stop at the Corner Bakery, it takes me at least 20 minutes to decide what I want because it all sounds so good that my conclusion is to order EVERYTHING on the menu.

Me: (standing there and staring up at the menu) "Ooo...I think I'll get that, no wait, maybe that, no wait, that sounds good too, maybe that, no wait, oh shit, I think I'll just order one of each!"

This is the Corner Bakery I went to, which is located on the corner of 17th Street and JFK Boulevard.

I just so happened to go during the city lunch hour rush, so I had to take a number (90) and wait for my order, which I finally decided on the California Grille on Harvest Bread Panini:

a vegetarian mixture of grilled zucchini, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted tomatoes and pesto with fresh spinach and provolone cheese. 

And here it is....
I was so famished that I ate the whole thing in about 6 minutes. And the entire time I was devouring it, I kept making erotic moaning sounds and saying, "Oooo, love to love you, baby!"

And just about the time I was getting ready to put the last piece into my mouth, I turned my head to the right and saw this...

Adorable little sparrows EYEING me and tweeting, "Oh, can we have some too? We love panini's."

So of course, I torn the rest of my panini into tiny pieces and shared it with my fine-feathered friends.

But as you can tell from this next photograph, ONE of the sparrows ate MOST of it...

*I nicknamed him, FULL-FIGURED FREDDIE.

After lunch I took a walk over to Trader Joe's to do some grocery shopping, while snapping a few photographs of various buildings in the business district of Center City, Philadelphia.

A cathedral.

Window reflections.

Top of the Cira Centre building.

Yesterday was one of those days when you say to yourself before going to bed, "Man...this was an exceptionally great day. Thank you!"

Have a beautiful fall weekend everyone!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Let's Share Our Pet Peeves

Today I thought it would be kind of therapeutic to vent some of our pet peeves.

You know what I'm talking about, don't you? Those annoying little things that drive you insane and make you want to SCREAM.

Okay, I’ll start…

  1. Slow walkers on a city sidewalk.
  2. People who not only walk slow, but also don’t know how to walk in a straight line on a sidewalk, and swerve from right to left so that no one can get around them. OMG!!!
  3. Abled people who use the elevator when they live on the second floor and then complain when they get inside the elevator that they had to wait TEN minutes, when they could have just WALKED DOWN TWO FLIGHTS OF STAIRS.
  4. Rude customers in restaurants who treat servers as if they are beneath them.
  5. People who are habitually late.
  6. People who fling their cigarette butts onto the street or sidewalk after smoking.
  7. Wobbly table legs.
  8. Having a conversation with someone who is on their speaker phone.
  9. People who stand at the bottom of an escalator so that no one can get off.
  10. Customers who come into my store and ask me to assist them, and then TEXT on their cell phones the whole time I’m talking with them.
  11. People who are not aware of other people around them.
  12. The sound that flip-flops make.
  13. People in Starbucks who stand at the condiment station and take TEN HOURS to put cream and sugar in their coffee, as the line behind them gets longer and longer and longer.
  14. People who tell me to calm down when I’m FREAKING out. 
  15. The sound of someone who continually moves the plastic straw up and down through the lid of a soft drink because it sounds like two people screwing on a squeaky bed in a cheap motel.

Okay, I’m done.
Your turn…