Coffee and a Book


I’m back in New York and it feels great! I loved my trip, but I love New York, it is my home and I love coming home. πŸ™‚

I just thought I’d post a picture that I took in Paris. I was in a Starbucks getting “un grande caramel macchiato. Froid, s’il vous plait?” when I saw this sign… It basically says, “A coffee and a book. This library is here for you to read a good book while having good coffee. If you like the book, you can continue reading it at home. You can bring it back when you are finished, or bring another book in its place. Another reader might enjoy it as well.”

I’m in love! Where in NY can I find a Starbucks like this? πŸ™‚

Zombies vs. Unicorns

I walked into Starbucks in Barnes and Noble and saw these, just in time for Halloween. Zombie plushies! They look kinda cute. I wanted a boy and girl zombie, but then I stopped myself. Not only can I NOT give this to any children I know – imagine the angry parents! – I have absolutely no use for plush zombies!

Unicorn Meat on the other hand, now this is a product I can use.

actual amazon review

Though, I have to admit, that Amazon review was a bit off putting…

At least it was until I realized I had Leprechaun Sauce in stock! Speaking of Unicorn Meat …

I’m very happy to announce that Think Geek has done it again.Β “Done what?” you might ask… well, nothing really, but in case of a Zombie Emergency I can now identify the zombie that’s coming after me. If it’s the Thriller Zombie, all I have to do is blend in with my thriller moves.

And with that I leave you with … Pink, fluffy, unicorns dancing on rainbows.

Vanilla Rooibos Tea is Heavenly

According to its Wiki page, the rooibos bush looks like a broom. The plant is used to make herbal tea. It has high levels of antioxidants.

Rooibos is pronounced ROY-boss.Β Rooibos is naturally caffeine free.

This week I discovered the Vanilla Rooibos Tea at Starbucks. A few of us were out to see movies (yes, plural) and someone wanted aΒ decaffeinatedΒ drink, so we went to Starbucks and the barista suggested the Vanilla Rooibos Tea. Apparently it was good, so I decided to give it a try.

Starbucks describes it as, “an herbal blend of botanicals including rooibos, vanilla, sweet blackberry leaves, apples and peaches.” I think it’s heavenly.

Even the tea bag is pretty …Β I’m usually a fan of theΒ Refresh Tea, but, if you want to change things up a bit, a little less minty, a little smooth, then the Vanilla Rooibos is the tea to drink. What’s a smooth drink you ask? Well, give it a try and you’ll see.

[this post is not sponsored by Starbucks, though, I’d gladly accept free drinks!]

Dear Dunkin’ Donuts

Dear Dunkin' - Goodbye.

Dear Dunkin’ Donuts,

I’ll admit, I am a Starbucks girl. However, there is a drink that you carry that I love, it’s called the Dunkaccino and it’s the perfect blend of chocolatey goodness. Your Dunkaccino is a bit of a treat to me, so today, as I was on my way to get my car cleaned, I decided to go to the nearest Dunkin’ Donuts and get myself a nice, large, pipping hot Dunkaccino.

As I waited to get to the front of the line my thoughts turned to my tasks for the day, I’d get my hot Dunkaccino, fill up my almost empty gas tank and take my car to get washed. Sipping the hot beverage to keep warm as I wait. It’s very cold today, rather windy.

I stood at the front of the line and placed my order, “A large Dunkaccino please” as I handed a twenty to the cashier. Then, disaster!

“We don’t have change for that.”

I looked at the cashier, looked at the bill in my hand wondering, did a magically hundred dollar bill appear in my hand? Surely I took out a twenty, after all I only had two twenties in my wallet. No, it’s still a twenty dollar bill.

“Are you serious?” I ask him.

“Yes, we don’t have change for that.”

“I don’t have any change! I only have a twenty!”

I rifled through my purse trying to find anything to make up the $2.27 charge.Β “I don’t have any change!” I said, hopelessly.

“Do you have change for a twenty there?” the cashier asks the man standing next to me in line.

I look at the customer, he looks at me, he smirks, checks his wallet and pulls out four fives.

“Do you have change for a this?” another cashier asks, pulling out a ten dollar bill.

We exchanged another look, he smiled, shrugged, then said, “No.” to me he said, “I’ve never seen this before.”

“It’s the Customer’s Bank for Dunkin’ Donuts!” I replied. Thankfully they finally had change and I could now get my Dunkaccino.

Five minutes ticked pass until the cashier called to me from the machine, “We don’t have any Dunkaccino.”

“Are you kidding me?!” I was shocked, my eyes widen in amazement, is this real life?

“No, I’m not joking.” He replied.

So you see Dunkin’ Donut, I left without my Dunkaccino and went to Starbucks, where they were able to provide me with change and a hot chocolate.Β I’m sorry it didn’t work out between us today, maybe another time.