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Super Fat Tuesday

So it's not only Super Tuesday (GO VOTE!) it's Fat Tuesday AKA Mardi Gras. Lent is going to be hardcore this year. I'm going on the Skinny Bitch diet which means: no artificial crap, no sweets, no soda (diet or regular), no coffee (decaf or regular), no alcohol, no eggs, no dairy, no animal products, basically no garbage. Yeah, should be interesting. So yeah, for my Fat Tuesday celebration, since I've been pretty good this month about eating and have managed to lose about 5lb, I went to Starbucks and got a breakfast wrap and for the first time this year, COFFEE. It was effing delicious. The best toffee nut soy latte ever made.

However, my trip to Starbucks made me very sad, and some of you (foreverseenstar and uconngaz) may need to sit down for this.

So I approach the counter, and am waiting to place my order and I notice the display case is empty of breakfast sandwiches. I panic. What is the meaning of this?! I think, and I ask the barista rearranging things in the case if they are no longer carrying breakfast sandwiches. She informs me that they are, just they are no longer displaying them in the case. I breathe a sigh of relief. It was premature. She then tells me, "But we are phasing them out." Oh no! My life is over! How can this be?! I manage to hide most of my distress and calmly say, "Oh, that's too bad..." She explained to me that they're not phasing them out until September but the reason they are is that people thought the smell took away from the smell of the coffee, so instead they're going to have other baked goods that complement the coffee instead of distract from it. "Because burnt cheese doesn't really go with anything." YOU IDIOTS! BURNT CHEESE GOES WITH EVERYTHING! *sigh* I suppose it will be the better for my waistline and my wallet in the long run, but I will be sad to see them go. Enjoy them while you can, kids, because they won't be around much longer.

Okay, I'm taking a half day today so I need to actually get some work done before I peace out. Later, skaterz.



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Feb. 5th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
Did Lent start? Why don't I ever know when Lent starts? How do you know? Why didn't the nun who taught my confirmation class tell me this? Why didn't I ask??
Feb. 5th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
I always have to look it up every year. I added a "Christian Holidays" public calendar to my google calendar. That helps. But yeah, Lent starts tomorrow.
Feb. 5th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
I'm not Catholic, but doesn't lent start 6 weeks before Easter or something like that? Also, is it referred to as "ash wednesday?"

Feb. 5th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Lent
Yes, it is Ash Wednesday. And it does start 6 weeks (and 4 days) before Easter. Thing is Easter changes every year, too. Though, Easter, at least, is usually always marked on a calendar.
Feb. 5th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Phased out? SHUT UP. Oh man... *pout*
Feb. 5th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Depending on the area they will be out of stores starting Tuesday the 4th (today) and every store by September 2008. If you love them hardcore talk to your baristas, even the stores will keep them through September will be removing all signage and display.
Feb. 5th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
I am grateful that not only do I make *much* better espresso than Starbucks, (Yay, Ghirardelli powdered chocolate, Monin syrup, Trader Joe's rBGH free milk, and Cafe Feminino!) but I also probably make a much better breakfast sandwich.

Sucks for you that you are on the other coast. ;)

I love breakfast sandwiches. And breakfast burritos. In fact, anything that takes breakfast foods and has you getting a taste of each one in every bite is good for me.

Of course, what I should be eating is oatmeal and fruit...but I praise myself on not forgetting to eat breakfast in the first place.

Oregon doesn't primary until *MAY 20th* which means we either massively won't matter or we'll be the next Florida or Ohio. And, since Kucinich is gone, yay Obama!
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