What Ever Happened To Old Fashioned Dating?

Hooking up. That seems like all people have time for and dating apps like Tinder, OkCupid, etc. are keeping the hook up culture alive. What ever happened to dating? To meet cutes? To locking eyes with strangers across the room and to someone asking you out?. Picking you up and handing you flowers?  Everything in today’s society is too fast paced. We all suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out) when it comes to dating and are constantly looking for the next best thing.

We need to slow it down. We need to know that we can still date without feeling like we have to take our clothes off.

Harlan Cohen, the author of the Naked Roommate, wrote a book titled “Naked Dating: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed and Totally Sober).” In his book, Cohen talks about ways to find the love of your life without having to hook up.

Here are five steps to finding happiness with yourself and to find a significant other.

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Sharing the Love: A Q & A With Terri Bakes

Terri Kullerd Fontenot, a Moss Bluff native, wears many hats. Fontenot not only works on the Calcasieu Parish School Board, but she’s also a certified Wilton cake decorator and teaches classes at Michael’s, the Moss Bluff Senior Center, as well as private lessons. “Even Superman had a day job,” Fontenot laughed.

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How To Order Coffee In 15 Countries

How To Order Coffee In 15 Countries

Hey, Caf-Fiends!

This Thirsty Thursday we’re going to learn how to order a coffee in 15 countries around the world. I know I have a lot of international readers and if you’re from one of the countries in this post and the wording of your language is wrong, please let me know! Also, my keyboard doesn’t have all the accents needed so my apologies for that.

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Coffee Lingo Everyone Should Know

Coffee Lingo Everyone Should Know

Hey, Caf-Fiends!

If you live in the United States in a good sized town, you can probably find a Starbucks on every corner. In Chicago, you certainly can. And while Starbucks may speak with terms like tall, grande, and venti other coffee shops don’t. Also, a Starbucks macchiato isn’t the same as a coffee shop macchiato.

Want to learn what those fancy Starbucks terms will get you at a regular coffee shop? Read on to find out!

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Kopakama Cooperative

Kopakama Cooperative

Hey, Caf-Fiends!

I wanted to bring to you all two things–a life update and a story I recently read about the Kopakama Cooperative. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you already know that I’m a barista at Stellar Beans in Lake Charles, LA. I know, first I drink the coffee then I write about the coffee then I became a barista (Gilmore Girls reference anyone?).

Anyway, I’m currently living at my parent’s house in Lake Charles, LA while I try and save money to move to Austin, TX where in two or three years time I hope to one day open a coffee shop!

Well, that’s my little blurb about me, let’s move on to the real story–The Kopakama Cooperative.

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Calvary Catholic Cemetery—Evanston

Calvary Catholic Cemetery—Evanston

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Excitement coursed through our veins as music poured out of the car’s speakers. The right turn signal blinked slowly as we made the sharp turn into Calvary Cemetery.  The late afternoon light peeked through the orange and yellow leaves of the old trees. I pulled Phantom, my baby, over and grabbed my purse before locking the doors behind Emily and I.

We had decided to ring in the start of fall with a walk around the oldest existing burial grounds established by the Archdiocese of Chicago. We had heard that the cemetery was haunted by a spectre of a man, covered in seaweed. This freaky phantom, nicknamed “Seaweed Charlie” has been seen crawling from the lake, crossing Lakeshore Drive, and heading towards the graveyard.

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