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Monday, March 7, 2011

dear starbucks...

Dear Starbucks Coffee Company,

I love you. Oops! Was that a bit too forward? Was it a bit too soon? No? I didn't think so. See we have had an ongoing relationship since 1998. I still remember the first time that I ever met you. I was in Ashland, Oregon with my Aunt Barbara. We were in town to attend The Shakespeare Festival. It was a cold night, and we were in the outside theatre so we decided to hook ourselves up with some warm beverages. We somehow wandered into your store. It was there that I first consumed my Starbucks drink of choice, a grande hot white chocolate mocha, no whip. From then on out we had a great love affair. I visited you often, even though for many years your nearest location was 45 minutes away from where I lived. My love for you grew so much more when you relocated to my hometown. Now I get to see you every day, sometimes more than once a day, and we are no longer in that horrible long distance relationship we had for years.

Over time I switched my Starbucks drink of choice. After awhile I decided to ditch the calories that were contained in my beloved white chocolate mocha, although I do still indulge every once in awhile. My daily drink became a delicious iced green tea. It was half the price of my mocha, and less than half the calories. It is basically an amazing beverage. Now whenever I visit you, dear Starbucks, your employees greet me by name and they honestly don't even have to ask what I am ordering (well...they ask if I want one or two because coworker Tania, shares my drink of choice). Then around Valentine's Day, you surprised me with a way to make my drink even better. You introduced a new size...the one, the only, Trenta. Holy mother of all things delicious, I was so excited to see the introduction of this ginormous new cup. Now I get to say these lovely words to you every weekday, "I will have a Trenta iced green tea, no water, extra ice, and four Splenda. Thank you!"

Starbucks you are my one true love. A constant in my never ending hectic life. Here is to our our twelve year long relationship! May the joy just keep on coming.

Forever Yours,

Always Alexandria



Kate said...

Oh girl, I too share your love for Starbucks--don't worry, there's no cheating involved, we're just platonic.

Problem is I also have a problem of being, well, a cheapo. This means if I can semi-do it at home, I will. I drink like 8 cups of tea a day (summer or winter! iced/hot) and so I feel dumb buying tea there, even if it's cheap. And now I've learned to re-create other dirnks as well. Of course, this doesn't stop me from going there because it's honestly something social to do as well when I'm home in my boring hometown. I just could never have a daily habit or I'd go broke.

So please, enjoy the Sbux for me. Especially since I have only had access to it 4 times in 8 months! (Oh I didn't put this in my trip posts but I TOTALLY hit up the Starbucks in the Malaga airport. It was as sight for sore eyes.)

Elysie Piecie said...

Mmm, Starbucks. I first met Starbucks in elementary school when they built a Barnes and Noble in the next county over. I was hooked on their yummy icey, chocolatey, coffee drinks. Then as I grew older my friend became the white chocolate mocha. I recently made the switch to the skinny caramel lattes and their light caramel fraps. I also love their sweetened black tea lemonade. Have you tried that with the green tea. We should start a letter campaign to Starbucks...maybe they'll send us free stuff ;)

Allison said...

Haha, YES! I love it! Especially that Trenta! Girl, you got skill! I can only drink a Tall... and even then I have some trouble finishing sometime. :) I love this!

Heidi said...

Yum I love their passon fruit lemonade iced tea! 2 shots of rasberry and 2 of classic!

KatOfDiamonds said...

hahaha this post made me LOL fo realies. i mean, first there where giggles, and then when you mentioned that the employees KNOW your order....
Well I might generally avoid Starbucks (with the exception of a double chocolate chip frap that sends me into a happy chocoaholic coma), the half the staff at the coffee shoppe next to my movie theatre greet me with my order.

KimCandis said...

I love you. Seriously. You are my drink twin! I to have an on going relationship with Starbucks! At Christmas I received several starbucks gift cards totaling well over 200. I have 7.97 on the last one.