Friday, January 23, 2009

Need my Starbucks fix

Today was Starbucks Day. I love Starbucks Day.

Ok so I make it sound way more fun than it actually is.  Starbucks Day is actually Friday in disguise. 

Every Friday my coworkers and I head to the Starbucks downstairs to load up on our favorite drinks. It's our way to treat ourselves after a long work week. Sounds pretty lame, yes, but I get really excited about it every week.

When I first started working and realized that every day for the rest of my life I'd be forced to go to work (I had major post-graduation blues), Starbucks was my little retreat every morning. I didn't live in the city yet, so I had an hour and a half commute from my parents' house in the suburbs each day. I took cars, trains, buses and boats. Sounds like a blast, doesn't it? (Actually the boat was fun) So I used to go to Starbucks every morning and cradle my lovely, familiar caffeinated friend as I headed into the dreaded working world that awaited me.

And then I moved downtown. And I realized I had to pay for everything on my own. Groceries. Bills. Laundry. Lunches. And with all those expenses, Starbucks just couldn't make the cut. So like any addiction, I had to cut back slowly. From 5 a week to 4 to 3 to 2...and now to 1. 

So every Friday at 9:15am I march right over to Starbucks, clutching my little Gold Card (Thanks Santa!) and order my Skinny Vanilla Latte (I miss PSLs and GingerSnap Lattes SO much). Oh and good news! The barista knows my name now. Thank goodness I have my identity back.

Alright wow, I just wrote a whole post about Starbucks (not that it's a bad thing, obviously). I think I need some new material to write about. Does anyone have any questions? Things you would like to know about me? Stories you'd like me to tell? I'll go do some brainstorming...


Rachie said...

Actually I would love to get into Starbucks because it seems like everyone else is but I just haven't yet. YET!

I'm still in stock that you actually LOVE my blog. Heh. I love that you love it. I'm planning on putting the award you gave me up soon. Love you!

and her heart it is in ireland said...

It would be something to get excited about :) Even though I'm not a coffee fan, I've been doing the same and treating myself to my favourite hot chocolate in town when I run errands. Stuff like that can totally add up.

Thanks for all the recommendations for places in Galway, we were both pretty exhausted, her with the flight and I was up at 4am to meet her, so we just found somewhere for dinner and crashed!

Maris said...

My full time job is in public relations and one of my clients is Starbucks. So I liked your post :o) I've been a Starbucks fan since high school when my friends and I discovered frappuccino! Now I love skinny vanilla lattes!

Megkathleen said...

I feel the same way about the whole do I seriously have to work every day 9-5 for the next 50 years of my life? Coffee helps me deal every morning.

Andi said...

I LOVE Starbucks and cannot imagine starting my day without it!