Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Nectar of the Gods, Double Milk, No Sugar 

Behold the Oracle of Starbucks -- it knows all!

Ran out of coffee yesterday, and the single just-for-emergencies Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino way back behind the old milk in the fridge just wasn't cutting it this a.m. Usually, this would mean a short jaunt to the local general store for some preground Green Mountain-brand French Roast.

Unfortunately, however, we're kinda cash-shy until Friday, due to a bit of financial mis-management buying groceries in the face of a closed- for-the-summer school dining hall.

You just can't get good local-roast beans by the pound with three and a half bucks.

What you can get is 14 ounces of canned non-instant Folgers. Bleah. If I didn't need the caffeine so much, I'd be throwing out a full can o' grounds right about now.

As with beer, I'm a local micro-brew (microbean?) kind of guy -- believing, in both cases, that the difference in flavor makes enough difference to justify the cost. The care a local brewer or roaster puts into their product is easily worth it. Green Mountain, for example, is a socially conscious organization, promoting fair trade and ecologically-sound choices for all your caffeinated needs. And supporting local economies while getting your fix feels good, too. Why pay the corporate middleman for an inferior product?

In an ideal situation, of course, I'm a 20 ounce double-shot vanilla latte. According to buttafly.com host and presumably creator Jennifer, the aforementioned omnicient Oracle of Starbucks "can tell you everything about your personality by what you drink at Starbucks." Here's what it has to say about me:
Personality type: Ass-clown

You tell people that you're an executive at your company. You think that your repeated references to being "addicted" to caffeine make you seem intriguing and dangerous. People think you're a sucker because you spend 60% of your annual income at Starbucks. Everyone who drinks venti double shot vanilla latte ends up addicted to crack.

Also drinks: Zima
Can also be found at: Karaoke bars

Zima? Karaoke bars? Uh oh. Looks like they've got me pegged...NOT. How about you?

posted by boyhowdy | 2:19 PM |

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