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I feel an urge to add the mayor to a really annoying group chat

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I'm so excited to know -- sorry, my phone just buzzed. Hold on a second! -- that I'm not only one who -- ooh, my turn to play Scrabble. Be right back -- who tends to wear the same -- oh, gosh, I totally realized I never checked the CU Buffs score yesterday. Yay, they won! -- now where was I? Oh, yeah, I totally think multitasking is terrible!

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Sep 18Liked by Anne Kadet

If the Mayor’s bracelet says, “hustle,” then what would the Cafe Anne bracelet say?

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Sep 18Liked by Anne Kadet

“I’ve conducted many experiments on myself over the years in hopes of finding a better way to do everything.” I LOVE the illustration!!

OMG!! I do that every day!!! For example, shaving. I started shaving my upper lip in 7th grade. I was shaving my entire face by 9th grade. I have been conducting experiments-in-shaving, daily, for at least 55 years. Changing razors, using two or more razors at a time, changing shave creams and gels, using a brush, changing the sequence of where to start (under the neck, above the jaw?? So many permutations!), going against the grain to begin or going with the grain and THEN going against the grain and, heaven forbid, I give in to the sin of sloth and use an electric razor (wet or dry??). Right now I have 5 razors lined up on the counter and foam and gel; I bought a small silicone facial scrubber that I apply a dollop of Anthony Logistics Shave Gel, AFTER wetting my face; every time I think I have it figured out, I don’t. And that just my experiment with shaving!!!

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Your experiments speak to me!! I’m all about incubating a little laboratory for myself! And research even shows that monotasking is better for us, so let’s keep it up!

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Yessss I’m all about 30 day experiments!! Random acts of kindness | mini art projects | doing something that scares me | submitting a new review daily on google maps and of course my fun practice come to mind!

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I took all social media apps off my phone as an experiment, to see if only checking them on my laptop would reduce my usage. It did! And it stuck, OKAY FINE except for TikTok. Look, sometimes I need to scroll through five hours of skateboarding dogs and dancing toddlers. I’m only human!

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Anne you say in today’s Cafe Anne post that ‘Somewhere between solitary confinement and a blurry life of fragmentation and distraction, there’s an ideal balance’ and you are experimenting with ‘one thing at a time.’

The good news is that it works for me and has done so for sixty years. I live a life of serial priorities. I was reading Cafe Anne and I saw what you said, but I continued reading, only now can I offer this advice: now that you have found the answer stop looking. OLO Bunny aka Kevin 🐰

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Oh no, I led you astray! Maybe the obwarzanek was just a little too authentic for the PGI enforcers and they shut them down.

Eric Adams Watch never disappoints. Has me rethinking my negative take on dining sheds.

Also, Cameo is the best. I've gotten cameos from competitive eater, Badlands Chugs and Oompa-Loompa Deep Roy - two of the greatest gifts I have ever given. I'm surprised you've never interviewed the Green Lady!

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Sep 19Liked by Anne Kadet

OMG, I didn't know the Green Lady of Brooklyn had a Cameo! And *of course* the proceeds go to charity, she is just the purest being on earth. <3

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"Hot Off the Press: A Boatload of Nonsense!" 😂🤣😂🤣

So true.... but very important NONSENSE!🙏

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No multitasking-- that’s essentially the same as saying you’d like to live like it’s 1975 again. I’m in. I miss the simpler days when a phone had a cord. I’ve never been a multi tasker-- I think it’s an ADD thing. I get hyper focused. Good for writing.

As for the empty sandwich place I wonder if it’s a mafia front. I have a friend who worked at a “bagel store” on Staten Island as a teen and often heard the sounds of groans and human flesh being punched in the back room. The owners warned my friend not to burn the bagels. He quit soon after using whatever excuse he could muster.

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Sep 18Liked by Anne Kadet

I gave up multi tasking years ago. I found that it took twice as long to multi task, as I wanted to give each activity the proper amount of detail it needed while doing them both simultaneously. So now I only do one thing at a time. Walking while having a phone conversation is particularly dangerous in New York as you can't hear people sneaking up behind you. So if you need to start running away, you won't have a head start.

As for Cameo, do they choose the personalities? If so, that takes a lot of time to track down all of those listed. It is a strange world out there and it seems to only be getting stranger. Do you think that AI will be part of Cameo's list? I bet that AI could come up with some great birthday messages.

As for personal experiments, the ancient Greeks said "Moderation in all Things", which seems to make sense to me. Of course, the ancient Greeks are no longer with us. It still seems to be a good rule of thumb to follow. Irene

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Ooo I love these experiments! I’m really excited to hear how the No-multitasking one goes. I think it’ll be amazing!

Also- I saw the Mayor/Anna heart photo and wondered if it would make an appearance on Café Anne! It’s just too perfect for your Mayor watch series!

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ugh, the mayor’s voicemail has been changed to some prerecorded bot message. i want to hear him say he’s getting STUFF DONE!

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Sep 18Liked by Anne Kadet

“Aharon, of course, immediately threatened to sue.”

Well, if Aharon’s case comes before this Judge, I think he’s gonna win.

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