All posts tagged: Starbucks

Sounds Like Target

(Photos from left to right: Margit Brandt, Fashion Designer. Photo courtesy Ilovebeauty.dk; Margit Pearson Gray, Margit’s Grandmother. Photo courtesy Margit Detweiler; Saint Margit of Hungary. Photo courtesy Wikipedia.com; Margit Detweiler. Photo courtesy Margit Detweiler/TueNight.com; Margit Mutso, Architect. Photo courtesy Wikipedia.com) “It’s Margit. M-A-R-G-I-T,” I say. As I always do, I emphasized the “I.” The barista doesn’t look at me, but I watch him scrawl out “M-A-R-G…” on the familiar white cup. He pauses for a moment. He continues with his Sharpie, “A-R-E-T.” It happens almost every single day, but for some reason, today, this misspelling seems hilarious. A little blip in his brain told him, “No, what you’ve heard her actually say is wrong, go with what you know.” Hi, I’m Margit. It sounds just like Target. In fact, that’s the only word that rhymes. Or I might say, “It’s Margit, like Supermarket, but with a g instead of a k.” I actually love my name. It’s weird. It’s funky. It makes people stop and scrunch up their nose. It’s a cross I have to …

Margit’s Note: You Can’t Call Me Al

“That’s not my name. That’s not my name.” That punchy ditty by The Ting Tings is popping around our office. We, too, get irked when you don’t call us by our proper handle. (TueNight is pronounced TOO-night) This week, we’re all about the monikers we love and loathe — the name our mama gave us; the nickname that makes us cringe; the way we designate our kids or our company; and why the barista misspells us. Every. Single. Time. It’s a big issue — because, well, this is a big issue — all about how we dub ourselves, which ultimately shapes our identity. But as W.C. Fields once said, “It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” We’re also having a Talk TueNight party TONIGHT that is a benefit for the children of Nepal. One hundred percent of our proceeds will go to Save Our Children, an organization that has been on the ground in Nepal since 1976. You can hear some of this week’s storytellers LIVE — as well as a special …

Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Coffee can become a big part of your life when you quit drinking. It certainly has for me and many of my sober friends. Surely you, too, have coffee lovers in your life. Here, I’ve rounded up some snazzy gifts for them, from a monogrammed mug to an amazing body scrub to a fancy-schmancy French press, there’s no shortage of goods for the caffeine-inclined. 1. Death Wish Coffee For the seriously addicted. Behold: the world’s strongest coffee. $20, deathwishcoffee.com 2. Monogrammed Travel Mug This sturdy, stainless steel mug is perfect for those who take their coffee on the road. The monogrammed top adds a nice personalized touch. $30, gifttree.com 3. Starbucks Home for the Holidays Gift Basket Give that Starbucks-obsessed best friend a huge holiday treat with three blends that can be enjoyed at home. It’s also packed with gingerbread biscotti, a caramel wafer, hot cocoa and more. $50, ftd.com 4. The World’s Finest Collection of Coffee Beverages Poster A really cool poster that’s perfect for the kitchen (it includes quick recipes!). $25, etsy.com 5. Cool Beans Cube Ice Tray This …