Friday, August 3, 2007

Ode to Starbucks

It has been four months since I have had a cup of coffee, not that I wanted it. The bleah of morning sickness really deterred that desire. Then, after I started feeling better, I still stayed far away in fear. That is, until today. I just had to take a chance.

I popped into the Starbucks next to my office. I used to go there all of the time. When the cashiers know your drink, you visit too much. :) I got a wide mouth smile, "Hellooooo" from one this morning.

I ordered my drink, tall vanilla mocha, and waited. I know I must have looked like loon when I took it off the bar and smelled the cup. I just LOVE that sweet creamy smell. MMMMM! I held it for a few minutes before I took a sip. I'll admit it; I was scared. I waited until I got to the parking lot, just in case I had an upset. :) Talk about HEAVEN ON EARTH! I felt like pulling a Julie Andrews right there in the parking lot. Picture it: There I am in my favorite jeans, which are starting to look ridiculous on me, and my blue sweater twirling in the parking lot with my cup singing, "My mouth is alive with the taste of coffeeeeee!" Okay, so I won't quit my day job.

So, I've been sipping my wonderful cup of heaven for the last half hour and it is almost gone. What a treat for a sunny Friday!

What makes you go Julie?


Ruhiyyih Rose said...

I am amazed that you were able to make that coffee last an hour and a half! I gulp mine down...I do need to slow down and enjoy it more :) Coffee always tastes better to me when you are sitting down talking to a friend, too :)

Tiburon said...

I have never been a coffee drinker but I LOVE the Vanilla bean creme frappaccino!

It is my most favorite.

As a matter of fact - I got a $5 gift card to Starbucks for filling out a survey and I plan on using it tomorrow.

I am glad you had a little treat :)

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

i love me some caramel apple cider. but not in the summer. perhaps i'll take tib's suggestion and try the vanilla bean creme frappaccino. that sounds deeeelish!

rachd said...

Jess, you are a HOOT! Thanks for the laugh!!

And, yes, I can see where that drink was God's gift! :o)

Jess said...

I am a caramel macchiato made with soy and decaf at the moment- and no whipped cream if it is hot. In the summer I get it iced.

I also really like some of the seasonal latte flavors and I love steamers (just steamed milk and a shot of flavor) in the winter. I think almond is my favorite.

So glad it made you feel good and not bad! I am still having teeth brushing issues in the morning but that is it. My appetite is insane during pregnancy and I have been eating like a horse. It would probably be a good thing if something didn't appeal to me so I wouldn't pack on 50 lbs. again this time around!

Jess T said...


Steamed Vanilla! :)MMMMMM!

I'm so excited because this weekend I found two partially used gift cards in my (ahem) junk drawer. Come on! You have one too! :)

Bonita said...

My kids can put a cup of Starbucks Doubleshot in my coffin when I head for the 'happy hunting ground' - I am truly addicted to everything coffee. Ha! I KNOW you enjoyed that coffee!

JustJamie said...

I found out I was pregnant with #3 when I went to drink my usual Frappaccino and it about made me hurl. After two days of this, I tested. Sure enough. It took me 7 months before I felt ready to try it again. I have been going everyday since. LOL After 7 months I should have just stayed away, but I was curious. And once you go back, there is no stopping. LOL