1.15.2008

My love/hate relationship with Starbucks...


New Rule: The more complicated the Starbucks order, the bigger the ass hole. If you walk into a Starbucks and order a "decaf grande half-soy, half-low fat, iced vanilla, double-shot, gingerbread cappuccino, extra dry, light ice, with one Sweet-n'-Low and one NutraSweet," ooh, you're a huge ass hole. - George Carlin

I love George Carlin-he's so bitter!! (Kind of like the coffee at Starbucks!) But seriously-I DO have a love/hate relationship with Starbucks. Whenever I see one I feel like I HAVE TO go in and get a $10 latte. I usually don't like it and end up tossing half of it into the nearest trash can.

Sometimes the simplest things are the best-which is why I love my skanky 7-11 coffee with just a little half and half and a Big Gulp chaser-yummy!!! (Can you say WHITE TRASH!!!?) And I never have to stand behind some poser who takes 10 minutes to order one high maintenance cup of joe!!


CHEERS!!


19 comments:

Traci Anne said...

I'm with you, I always feel the need to spend way too much money on overly exotic coffee creations, when really? I love a pot of Chock Full O' Nuts at home.

Although a grande triple soy caramel macchiato makes everything better. :)

suchsimplepleasures said...

finally...someone who appreciates the fine point of 7-11 coffee!! i love their coffee bar...and, if i throw out 1/2 the cup, i'm not sickened by my wastefulness!! not to mention...i love slurpees...the crystal light kind...yummy!!

Kate said...

7-11 coffee is fantastic! I don't have one close by right now, but all through high school, college, etc. in CT it was my 1st stop in the morning.

Totally agree w/ the love-hate with Starbucks too. I refuse to try anything new there - I always end up hating & throwing out!

WSU Laura said...

My favorite: behind the person that orders their coffe a certain temperature along with the half soy half decaf half sugar. WTF!? Do you carry a thermometer with you?

The 5 Bickies said...

I get totally overwhelmed with the options at Starbucks and end up with something average at best. And so many calories...not worth it! I'll stick to my IllY and nonfat coffee mate at home. And if that's not available, WAWA is my 7-11. Cheap, easy, and pretty good.

suburban prep said...

Not a coffee person myself. But I will go into the Caribou's around here and get a lite vanilla cooler when the mood hits me.
I usually try ti keep a bottle of water in the the car though.
I know boring.

Impoverished Preppy said...

Alas for my bank account - mine is a love/love affair with Starbucks. Toffeenut latte... yum!

Caffeine Court said...

Okay-I have to admit-a toffeenut latte sounds pretty darn good!

Avery Gray said...

I don't drink coffee, so I am immune to the Starbucks phenomenon. But, living in the Pacific Northwest, I have had to order it a lot. So, yes, I think if you have to use more than one comma in your order, you are a huge asshole. Especially if you are not the one doing the ordering.

Tara R. said...

Makes me glad I never learned how to drink coffee... But I do like a nice cherry Icee.

NWO said...

Here's a tip: if you pour the crappy coffee into a Starbucks cup, it tastes great!

prepinparadise said...

Lol! I've never tried 7-11; maybe I'll give it a shot.
Dunkin' Donuts is really good too, and half the price of Starbucks.

Candace said...

not fond of "four-bucks?" I'm actually there more than britney spears lately. it's all in the marketing...
their new skinny mochas.....
and I love me a drive-thru starbucks when ya got kids in the car....

Momo Fali said...

You're my kinda gal! Give me my home-brewed Chock Full o' Nuts and I'm happy. (Though rarely...and I mean like twice a year...I'll get a Chai Tea latte, because they're just so good.)

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

I don't love Starbucks coffees either- I do like an occasional latte or frappacino from there though! My MIL gave me a Bunn coffeemaker several years ago and I swear it makes the best coffee ever, so I am perfectly content with what I make at home!

Mom on the Run said...

There's no possibility that I would ever be civil (or dressed, for that matter) before I drank an entire pot of coffee (Krups Grind 'n Brew with thermal carafe), so by the time I'm out and about I'm ready for a diet coke.

Quik Trip has a yummy coffee bar on the rare occasion that I should need a jolt away from home. The only thing I like at Starbucks is a Peppermint Mocha when I'm Christmas shopping. I don't like their burnt roast flavor....I'm much more a mellow coffee girl

Leendaluu said...

I thought *I* was the only that thought Starbucks coffee was bitter. I think they make it that way so that you gag on the plain coffee and have to order the 10 buck latte.

AFRo said...

Thanks for stopping by, I had to do the same because let's face it, we are all internet stalkers. Thank you for this blog. I am so happy to know that I'm not the only person in the world who has this relationship. For now, I'm just sticking to my truck stop coffee. It's definitely the best.

bwilsonbp said...

Whether you love or hate Starbucks, know that there's a bigger issue heading to your local store...Bluetooth Neuron Disease.

n a recent study, researchers observed cell phone bluetooth users at 50 Starbucks in Silicon Valley. Over 75% of BT users were talking to themselves and staring into blank space as they imbibed latte's, capuccino's and "Grande Big Gulps," 36 ounces of Starbuck's daily coffee blend.

The full story on Mobile Telephony Innovations:

http://innovativemobile.blogspot.com/2008/01/bluetooth-neuron-disease-spreading-fast.html

 
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