Thursday, May 31, 2007

I was on cloud nine when all the rumors were put to rest last night as I was driving home from the grocery store...there will be a Starbucks walking distance from our house. The open soon sign was in the window of the new building with the promising picture of that wonderful mermaid.

I must confess, I feel guilty everytime I go to Starbucks (and Walmart for that matter). I feel like I am the type of person who would regularly support small businesses...and the artist in me LOVES all the funky coffee houses that are out there.

But Starbucks makes me so happy. I love that I get to know the people working there. I love a good Caramel Macchiato. I LOVE all the mugs and festive holiday stuff. I LOVe that I was introduced to Blue Note music there. I love the smell. I am so happy.

Also, on another happy note, I just finished reading "The Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life", by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.(buy it here) It is brilliant and funny and brilliant again! Loved it. But that's not the happy thing. I emailed Mrs Rosenthal to tell her how brilliant she was (just in case she had forgotten that day) and SHE EMAILED ME BACK!!!!!
Is that happy or what?!

1 comment:

Vik said...

Can you believe the closest Starbucks to me is 1 1/2 hours away!?! The other day I was so hard up I put a few caramels in my coffee, stirred it up, added some whipped cream and splenda and came somewhat close to a Caramel Macchiato!