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Starbucks: Myth or Mouthgasm?


I have to write this right now, because it’s skinny-vanilla-latte-therapy for me.  I keep breaking up with Starbucks and then keep taking it back.  I NEED HELP!  Or do I?  Is this such a bad addiction, an ongoing affair, that me and the rest of America have?  I may sound like a crack addict, and I am.  I don’t drink these beverages, I slam them.

Five minutes ago I had packed up my laptop, etc and was headed out the door of my home away from home, when the tall clear to-go cup with the peppermint straw caught my attention.  I had to have it!!  Someone stole my last one, and this one was even more delightful.  So I found myself back in line, ordering another decaf (no latte), water and buying that damn cup.   So far today my Starbucks bill is $26.37.  Not good.  I’m a walking Starbucks commercial.   Some of you reading this right now and are shaking your head in total agreement, I know.  I hear ya sister!

I pretend like I can get over it, and move on, but who’s kidding?  I love the music, the coffee, the people, and the barista know how to put a smile on my face almost every single time.  And there isn’t a better atmosphere for writing, people are getting stuff done in here!  It’s total motivation.  God, they should just hire me for PR.  Although, I think they’ve got that covered.

Last night on Facebook I posted this:

Shannon Dolly Coombs:  I’m hating that I ended my love affair with Cappuccino’s, the break up is killing me….I miss my hot, steamy, foamy friend….

Here were the responses:

Jen B: Oh, take ’em back!! I couldn’t live without mine!! 😉

Susan: But why’d you do it?

Jen K: Don’t drink your calories!!!!

Susan: Duplicate using fat-free, zero calorie and skim stuff! An imposter cappuccino will fool you into thinking it’s the real thing if well-made I bet. Will be in touch…

Tim: Your ass could use a few calories. Drink up and enjoy!

Karen: Coffee is GOOD for you girl!! Slap in a splenda and some skim and keep movin!!!

My husband: I thought I was your hot, steamy friend (and yes, sometimes foamy). I am not gone, I just went to work early!

Me: I was doing skinny Capps and skinny sugar-free vanilla lattes…the problem is that I was drinking 3 a day! That’s 300 extra cals a day if you’re drinking a latte.(100 per each)..& 180 extra for 3 skinny Capps…(80 per each) oh yeah and a $18/day habit..oh my…maybe I’ll just cut back to one lol

Then my friend wrote on my wall later:

Heidi:  I need to say goodbye to Chai Lattes. You know it is time when a grande is not enough!

When I walked into Starbucks this morning and saw Heidi, I think there was a moment there when we both felt embarrassed.  It was the feeling you get when you run into your preacher after not being at church for a year.  But we got over it quickly, laughed and moved on about our conversations.

Starbucks, here’s to you, and your next ten million frothy capps you serve!  Keep ‘em coming…time for a third…

ME: Did I really just see you at Starbucks! We are completely lying to ourselves!! LOL!!

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I'm a entrapeneur, working-mom, fashionista, health freak and go-to-girl. I tell it like it is. I blog about family life, diet and exercise, traveling and fashion while raising a beautiful family and learning to laugh at the many twists and turns my daily life gives birth to....I'm also turning 40 nine months from today... let's see how this journey goes.

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