Wednesday, June 07, 2006

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Thirteen Good Thoughts about Our Trip to Starbucks on Wednesday:

As I mentioned in my last post, Les and I have a few days off together this week. We're not going anywhere, just getting things done around the yard and spending some time together, but we have made allowances to take a few trips to Starbucks together this week, so here are some good things about Wednesday's trip...

1. As we worked in our yard in the morning and early afternoon, planting trees and painting the deck floor, the thought of going to Starbucks when we were finished was great motivation!
2. When we got there one of the Barista's, who was on her break outside, got up and walked toward us to tell us that the other day when we had popped by and found that that they were temporarily closed due to a pipe break, that they were still able to take business by the drive-thur and that when she saw us pull up, she had started to make our usual orders. When we had seen the sign about their problem though, we had carried on, not thinking the drive-thru would be open, but it was so sweet that they had actually started to make our order. I apologized for the inconvenience, and the Barista responded that it was ok, she loves my usual so she drank it!
3. When we went inside, several staff greeted us and asked us how we were:)
4. I ordered my caramel macchiato with no fat and s-f vanilla (mmmm:)
5. Les had a venti sumantra, some skim milk and an expresso brownie...which I got a bite of:)
6. I dipped a low-fat vanilla almond biscotti in my macchiato (mmmmmm:)
7. We got to sit in the big comfy green armchairs (I even curled my feet up:)
8. One of the Barista's came over and asked if we would do a coffee sampling with her.
9. We said sure and it turned out that she was sampling the new Brazilian blend that Les and I had been talking about on the drive over. We had just been saying that we wondered what it was like and that if we didn't notice it as one of the brews of the day soon we might ask them to make a french press of it so we could try it.
10. It had a wonderful nutty flavour and no bitterness. We'll definitely be buying some beans for at home.
11. The Barista made it in a french press, which is our favoured method of brewing regular coffee at home.
12. We enjoyed relaxing in our cozy chairs with our beverages and talked away!
13. Les says we're going back tomorrow! :))



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16 comments:

Lazy Daisy said...

I love it when a plan comes together. Going to Barnes and Noble and ultimately starbucks (in the same store) is one of our favorite dates!

EmilyRoseJewel said...

I can almost smell the coffee from this post-I love their cold drinks the best with whipped cream and chocolate syrup, yum! My list is up!

Tänia said...

Sounds fun! I don't get to go very often! Great T13!

Peri said...

ohhhh yummy! that biscotti sounds right up my alley.

Denise said...

I L-O-V-E Starbucks!!!! I don't get to go very often...well, I do but it's only through the drive-thru. I much prefer to go inside and lounge around....hard to do with 3 little ones.

Fida said...

Starbucks... mmmm... orgasmic

Geggie said...

I'm tellin' ya....it's the small things that I love so much! Glad you had fun!

FatedHearts said...

I love starbucks and coffeebean, my fave would be the ice blended especially on a hot day!They have big red armchair in there and yes it's nice to curle our feet while enjoying and relaxing, how sweet The Barista.

Happy Thursday! mine is up.

Melanie Morales said...

I'm glad you can tell me about Starbucks - I'm not a coffee or tea drinker - so I don't go there!

My TT is up!

Wystful1 said...

I know someone who has stock in Starbucks.....now, I'll just say-----"keep going there" hehehehehehe

Great list.

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Carmen said...

I love starbucks, but I almost missed the days where you just went into 7-11 and ordered a coffee. It's way more complicated now! I usually get a hot chocolate, extra shot of chocolate, skim milk, whipped cream, extra hot. ha ha

Susan said...

I don't like Starbucks...not a coffee drinker. But, I LOVE going places where people know you and your "usuals"...how neat.

My TT is up here.

Ardice said...

We don't have a Starbucks here but when we go to the big city we try go. I love their coffee. I'm glad you had a wonderful time.

My list is up. Happy Thursday...

PixiePincessMom said...

Now I'm thinking I need to pack the kids in the car & go to Starbucks! I love the iced coffees but last year had a green tea lemonade & it was sooooooooo goooooood!

Butterfly Kisses said...

How awesome that everyone at Starbucks knows you and your usuals.

*~Tey~* said...

There are quite a few starbucks near my work. But can you believe I've only ever been once. I'm a hot chocolate person. But I'll have to go again sometime. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog.