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Damnit. I thought I had a frozen dinner in the breakroom freezer, but I don't. Well, actually there's one in there that I'm like 50% sure is mine, but I don't want to risk stealing someone else's food. I don't want to go out and buy more food, because I already got Starbucks for breakfast and that set me back like 650 calories and a good chunk of change (though not really because I had a gift card). Also, I'm eating out for 4 meals this weekend! So while I'm excited for the yumminess, I am not excited for the price tag (probably going to spend like $150-$200 on food) or the calories, especially since all I've been eating for the past week is garbage. I think a caramel apple was the most healthful thing I've eaten all week. I need to get back on track before the holidays kick in for real.

So Starbucks! They have their holiday beverages out. I don't know why that doesn't bother me at all, but yet I'm irate about the decorations that have been up at the mall for the better part of a week. Go figure. They seem to be changing it up this year... I don't see any eggnog latte, and the gingersnap latte has replaced the gingerbread latte.  I think the only difference is they top it with crystalized ginger.  It adds quite a nice kick, until you get to the chunks of ginger at the bottom of the cup.  Then those are kind of gross, but by then the small amount of latte I have left is usually cold and nasty anyway.  I want to try the espresso truffle but it's sort of terrible for you, just like all the signature hot chocolates.  Maybe one crappy afternoon as a treat.

You know what else Starbucks has now, a rewards program!  It's called Starbucks Gold and for $25/year you get 10% off on pretty much everything, a free beverage when you purchase the account, a free drink on your birthday, up to 2 hours of free wireless at participating locations, and other discounts throughout the year.  I mean if you spend more than $250 annually at Starbucks it's a good deal.  Sadly, I am definitely among those who spend well over that a year (hell, I spend that almost quarterly), so I think I'm definitely going to go sign up.  Maybe tomorrow... I don't want to go twice a day.  Which still begs the question as to what I'm going to do about lunch... The answer is probably going to be nothing considering I'm leaving for the day in less than 2 hours anyway.  Mid-week flying, yay!  But crap, I have less than 2 hours to get all my shit done.  Yikes!  Later, skaterz.



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Nov. 6th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
Starbucks has the eggnog late (and eggnog chai late), just ask for it. I don't think it's on the menus yet, I'm not sure why. But then again I don't look at the menus since I'm facing the other way, haha.
Nov. 6th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Good to know! My coworker will be relieved. He was distressed when I told him earlier I didn't see it on the menu.
Nov. 6th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Yea all the oldies are back. Just spiced up a bit, though there are ways to get the old favorites.

The only thing that's 100% new would be the Espresso Truffle spring boarding off the Fall line of Signature Hot Chocolates.

Nov. 7th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
Yeah everyone has been asking what the Espresso Truffle is, it's the Signature Hot Chocolate with shots of espresso in it.
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
That sounds kind of intense actually... maybe I'm good with not trying it.
Nov. 6th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
Hm...the eggnog latte is at least on the Seattle menus. But, we don't have any peppermint drinks on our menus D:
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
If we can't have unity amongst our Starbucks stores how can we ever expect to unify as a country!?
Nov. 6th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
I luuuurv the hot chocolate! I don't drink coffee so I luuuurv the hot chocolate...lol
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
Have you tried the new fancy signature hot chocolates?
Nov. 6th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
ZOMG I had the espresso truffle the other day and after a couple sips I wanted to barf. It was like eating melted chocolate!!! Very tasty for a bit, tho. :)

Also thanks for the heads up on the Starbucks Gold. I think I need to become a member. Spend way too much moneys there.
Nov. 6th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Get the Gold Card and then register it like a normal gift card. Depending on your drink choices one can be a better deal than the other and you can't use them simultaneously.

If you're getting any unmodified drink the the flat 10% is better. But if you get a milk and syrup modifier than the normal registered rewards are better.

Complicated but worth it!
Nov. 7th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
OMG you've thought this THROUGH lol! Thanks so much for the tip. I shall take it. :)
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I'm so impressed that I have so many friends that are authorities on Starbucks on my flist.
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Me, too. Way too much money. But now thanks to spirituus I'm not sure which is a better deal because I usually get soy beverages, though not so much extra syrup shots. It would probably break about even considering all the times I'm too lazy to reload my giftcard. Besides, Starbucks Gold would make me feel kind of elite. :)
Nov. 6th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize there were ginger chunks in my latte today. Quite good until the bottom, omfg. I think I had the same experience as you.
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
I knew they were on there, but I thought they would've dissolved by the end. They definitely made the last few sips of my latte way more disgusting than usual.
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