I had friends that talked about it. Loved it, enjoyed it, revelled in it (ok maybe not that far). What, you ask, am I talking about? Becoming a "regular" at Starbucks. Yesterday, I walked in, sat down, opened up my lap top, pulled out my stack of law materials and began to work. Last semester, beginning in Sept., i decided I liked studying at Starbucks (Sbucks if you will). So I went every Sunday night until the 25 member bible study decided to meet there, so then it switched to mondays and an occasional other night. I began to notice in about October/Nov early that I recognized all the baristas. Not only did I study there, but it also helped curb my addiction when I dropped in 1/2 times a week on my way to school or work for a pick me up. Come december when finals hit, I studied there a lot becuase it was a nice break from the monotony of school. Well back to yesterday, I got up to get a Grande Latte (a break from my normal Grande Caramal Macchiato). Well I have great luck and ended up being stuck behind a lady asking for directions around Houston. It was taking forever, but I continued to wait patiently. Then the guy behind the counter, a barista i recognized, asked me how I was and then asked me what I wanted. I told him my selection and then he motioned for me to come over to the other side of the coffee bar and handed me my drink, and this is the best part, for FREE. I became an official regular. Especially after I thanked him and he responded with "no problem you are in here enough" (not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but atleast I'm helping pay their paychecks). My day was going badly and it definitely made it better!
Yay: Grey's premiering this week
Dang: Not getting to talk to someone for over a week :(