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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

xoxo

6 comments:

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.
#facepalm

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.