Thursday, October 05, 2006

Espresso Anyone?

Okay, we’re back to the subject of the unbelievable amount of choices in the USA again. This time? Coffee.

Tonight was girls’ night out. A rare night when I got the change to laugh with my mom and sister over coffee. The talking wasn’t the issue. Bring in the Barnes & Noble coffee choices and I stood out like a glazed over, wide-eyed giraffe.

My sister was my translator. “The difference between a cappuccino and a latte is foamed milk verses steamed milk. . .”

I raise my eyebrows, but the choices only continue.

Tall, grande, or venti.

Regular or decaf. (Okay, I get that one)

Latté, Cappuccino, frapuccino, or espresso.

Whipped cream or non-fat. . .

And wait! There's more. Now we move on to flavors.

Pumpkin spice, cinnamon spice, mocha, raspberry, almond, vanilla. . .

Choices. Choices. Choices. Don’t you love them?

So, if you happen to see me sitting in the back corner of a bookstore, I’ll be the one drinking plain black decaf coffee. . .with a dollop of whipped cream on top.


Lisa (who won’t even begin to go into the trials of trying to buy a pair of jeans. . .)


  1. yes that's pretty funny! I go for a double tall soy latte almost every time. Yum!

  2. Oh, my!! Starbucks and you're having plain black coffee?? ICK! :-D Try the pumpkin spice next time--it's my favorite, both as a frappuccino and a latte (it's way too warm in TX still for latte LOL).

    Oh--and I bet that coffee was GREAT in your new FRIENDS tumbler. LOLOL

    Miss you sooo much girl. Congratulations on your new book contracts!!