Do You Think There's Enough Starbucks?

Let me start off by saying that I LOVE Starbucks.

Truly, I do.

In fact, if it wasn’t for my daily dose of Starbucks coffee I don’t think my circulatory system would circulate.

There is nothing on this planet more “life force giving” as when Starbucks coffee hits my bloodstream; making my heart race, my hands shake, my teeth chatter, and my pupils dilate, right before my eyes start spinning around in my head like a slot machine in Atlantic City.

I feel renewed and totally rebalanced.

And I think it’s actually caused me to grow more hair on my chest, so now my pecs look like a double-dense furry futon mattress.

Starbucks brews coffee the way I like it…

…strong and delightfully EVIL.

However, I don’t know about where any of you live, but here in Philly there is a Starbucks located on every corner.

* ok, that’s a slight exaggeration, but there’s at least one on every fifth corner.

God forbid you have to walk more than two feet to find a Starbucks.

I googled the city with the most Starbucks and Vegas was #1. Seattle and Portland were 2 and 3.

I’m not surprised that Vegas is #1, considering that caffeine must make people gamble faster.

Now, my question is this…

…how the HELL do all these stores make a profit by flooding the market with too much availability?

Oh, that’s right I forgot…

…they charge $4.95 for a venti Frappuccino.




One of life’s luxuries

46 comments

  1. peet's is very slowly making a dent in starbucks here and some have closed...i happen to not drink coffee now and think they make terrible coffee but their chais are pretty good but not as good as mine ;) maybe i am just a little teeny bit picky...

    anyway, glad you have some every foot or so as you don't want to have to walk too far for it...why don't you make some at home and save yourself some cash, serious cash, it really adds up and they charge way too much for such dregs as they serve up...i am convinced the reason they have all those sugary drinks is because they are trying to cover up that coffee...

    did i tell you i don't like their coffee? ;)

    have a great week, been missing you but did appreciate your coming by with your usual sweet comments on my posts...so thank you much, dear man that you are with fuzzy double pecs or whatever you said you now have grown! ......... ♥

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  2. First, love the Escher take on Starbucks. Way to go.

    Second, I really don't like their hot coffee. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but it's too strong for my liking.

    But, you have found my Achilles' heel -- the Frappuccino. Oh how I love the decadence that is the Frappuccino. That's on my Christmas list -- a gift card to Starbucks because I cannot part with a fiver every time I need a fix.

    Quick! Listen. Did you hear that? That was the sound of my purse strings snapping shut.

    Between you and me, I go to Costco and buy a $1.65 Mochacino at the food court. Not quite the same, but it works in a pinch.

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  3. I kept the one in Vegas going in 2002. Two things you wouldn't believe:

    1. Lots and lots of people gamble at 3 in the morning, me among them.

    2. The lines at Starbucks are loooong at that hour.

    Craziest thing I've ever seen.

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  4. Yup. I indulge. Now, granted there's no Starbucks in this bitty town--for that I'm grateful.
    I do, however, have bags of their coffee....which I consider a treat in my home....mostly.
    Much more of a treat when it's made FOR me, truth be told.
    And himself makes a mean cuppa French Pressed coffee.

    Yup....think I'll go steal a cup! LOL

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  5. I think I'm the only one who doesn't drink coffee but we do have a ton of Starbucks and Caribou Coffees here.

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  6. I have spent many wonderful hours in and around Starbucks. The aroma of the coffee and the warmth of the place is great when you want to chill out or have a conversation with a friend. There in nothing that can compare to sipping a Mocha Grande Fatte Latte in that paper cup that renders you hands in operable because of the three degree burns on your fingertips. And the whipped cream on that Verdi Latte Hooray Cappucinno ~ Bellisimo. Then when you bite into that biscoti and crack your two front teeth because it is like bitting down on a sidewalk ~ Ah, just the thought of that conjures up the phone number of my dentist. The dark rich color of the coffee makes one starts to salivate just looking at it.
    It is then when I reach into my pocket and notice that I do not have enough even for the down payment for this caffine fix. That is when I head south out the door and go to the next most popular Coffee Haven in the Northeast.

    Dunkin Donuts.

    Pass the cruller.

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  7. Ron: It's good to be here again! And to read yet another compelling post. Ah, Starbuck's, the ubiquitous scourge of Americana. I remember going to a Seattle strip mall and finding a SBUX on each end! Funny, both of them were crowded (I had to check). You can imagine what foreigners think of this phenomenon...yet another disease from the New World....Best to you, my friend. EFH

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  8. My daughter now has her own Starbucks routine...thanks to her father. When she spends the night with him on their way to school in the morning they stop at Starbucks.

    She orders a tall hot chocolate at 130 degrees.

    Yup.
    Great.
    Starbucks AND cashmere.

    I've gotta figure out how to make more money...

    :-)

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  9. "One of life's luxuries, indeed!"

    I remember when my mom and I were planning our trip to Vegas, we had to Mapquest where all the Starbucks were. The woman canNOT be farther than a 12-foot radius from that place.

    I don't like their plain coffee (too strong!) but I lurve the milky, foamy, creamy, sugary drinks. Their new Caramel Brulee is right up my alley, but I also love the Caramel Macchiato and any latte. As long as it's made with whole milk and whipped cream!

    And they ARE a luxury. I can't afford those fancy drinks more than once or twice a month. My mom, however, despite living on a fixed income, drinks one EVERY DAY. She'd rather go without food than her beloved latte.

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  10. there are only 2 Starbucks nears me, but then again I live in the bowel section of NJ

    one is inside Barnes & Noble which I love but since they're in reading/library mode they're slow as shit

    the other is in a tiny strip mall (aren't strip malls lovely? all the crap of a mall with no protection from weather) - it's way too small for the number of people it attracts and getting out of the parking lot is a bitch - I have to be careful not to spill my precious liquid as I hold it and the steering wheel while giving someone the finger and cutting off a landscaping truck

    we do have a Dunkin' DoNuts every 10 feet - they're getting so packed in that you can go thru the drive thru of one and arrive at the door of another!!

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  11. Hiya Linda!

    Yes, I've also noticed that a few have closed here in Philly too! I honestly think it's because they open them too close together.

    did i tell you i don't like their coffee?

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I know SEVERAL people who feel the same about Starbucks. They feel it's WAY too strong. And it is!

    I make French press when I'm at home, however, while I'm at work I have my second cup of the day at Starbucks. But, my god...their medium size is over $2.00!!!

    Oy chee mamba!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear Linda!

    I'll be back to my regular posting schedule after the holidays. For the next two weeks I'm going to be VERY busy, so I may be a little more scarce.

    Happy Monday to you!

    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  12. Hey Cardiogirl!

    Great to see ya!

    Yes...I agree, I love the Escher photo too! When I saw it online I NABBED it - it was perfect for what I wanted to say with this post.

    MANY people feel the same way about Starbucks coffee - WAY too strong. I had a friend who would ask for half coffee, half hot water to help dilute it.

    Can you believe I've NEVER had a Frappuccino??? I hear they're FAAABULOUS! I only drink straight coffee. Yesterday, while I was at work I noticed the unbelievable price of one, so I had to post about it. OMG...I can get a complete lunch for $5.00!

    That's on my Christmas list -- a gift card to Starbucks because I cannot part with a fiver every time I need a fix.

    HA!...you GO, girl!

    I feel the same way about certain things.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by today!

    Hope you're enjoying this holidays season!

    Have a great Monday!

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  13. Howdy Kathy!

    I kept the one in Vegas going in 2002.

    HA!

    I lived in Vegas for a summer and I was AMAZED at how busy the casino's were 24-7!!!

    Both my parents were HUGE gamblers and my mother always said her favorite time to hit the casino's was early in the AM.

    The lines at Starbucks are loooong at that hour.

    SEE!...I guess caffeine does make people gamble faster!

    HA!

    ALWAYS great seeing ya, Kath!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Have a great Monday!

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  14. Hiya Mel!

    aaaaahhh....I knew you would share my passion for java!!!

    I do, however, have bags of their coffee....which I consider a treat in my home....mostly.

    A few years ago, I bought myself a pound bag for my French press and it was HEAVENLY! It's probably a lot cheaper to drink it that way, but I'm like you - my second cup of day, I prefer having it made for me!!!

    Yup....think I'll go steal a cup!

    HA!....enjoy, dear lady!!!

    Thanks for dropping by, today!

    Happy Monday to ya, my coffee-loving friend!

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  15. Hiya Chrissy!

    I think I'm the only one who doesn't drink coffee.

    naaah....I know a lot of people who don't drink coffee. Some people prefer tea. I sometimes drink herbal tea in the evenings - Chamomile.

    I've never heard of Caribou coffee!?! I'll have to google that.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

    Hope you're enjoying your Monday!

    Hugs to you and Bern!!!!

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  16. Coffee and I don't get along very well so I have to say that I've never been in a Starbucks. XD Where I live we don't even have one. The nearest thing to a Starbucks here is a Tim Hortons and that was just put up last year. I don't go there either. My pocketbook won't let me. XD Some may say I'm missing out, but if I need some caffeine, I'll find another way to get it into my system. XD

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  17. Bwhahahahahahaha Dave!!!!

    OMG...YOU KILL ME MAN!!!!

    There in nothing that can compare to sipping a Mocha Grande Fatte Latte in that paper cup that renders you hands in operable because of the three degree burns on your fingertips.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I SO know what you mean because the same thing happens to me whenever I get just a plain cup. Last week they were out of cup guards and I burnt the shit out of my palm!!

    Then when you bite into that biscoti and crack your two front teeth because it is like bitting down on a sidewalk.

    Bwhahahahahahhaahhaha!

    OMG...their biscotti's are one of my favorites (especially the caramel ones), but BROTHER...are the HARD or what????? You have to dip them for an hour to get them soft!

    It is then when I reach into my pocket and notice that I do not have enough even for the down payment for this caffine fix. That is when I head south out the door and go to the next most popular Coffee Haven in the Northeast.

    Dunkin Donuts
    .

    tee, hee, hee, hee, hee....

    You're right...DD is so much cheaper!!!

    Thanks SOOOOOOOOOOO much for stopping by and sharing your brilliant wit, my Libra friend!

    ALWAYS enjoyed!

    Have a great Monday, Mr. Cruller!

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  18. Howdy Expat!

    Grrrrrrrrrreat to see ya, bud!

    Ah, Starbuck's, the ubiquitous scourge of Americana.

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha!

    OMG...that's SO FUNNY!

    I remember going to a Seattle strip mall and finding a SBUX on each end! Funny, both of them were crowded (I had to check).

    I bet Seattle is LOADED with them!!!

    Amazingly enough, when I did a google search for Starbucks worldwide, Europe and Asia have a TON of them!!!

    And as you already know, Japan has some of the most DELCIOUS Turkish coffee - yummy!

    Thanks for stopping by, Expat!

    Hope you're enjoying the holidays!

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  19. Hiya Nancy!

    SOOOOOOOOOO great to see ya, my turtleneck lovin' friend!

    My daughter now has her own Starbucks routine...

    OMG...so do I!

    I swear to god...Starbucks lovers are like a CULT!!!

    She orders a tall hot chocolate at 130 degrees.

    HA!...aren't they the hottest coffee's????

    Yup.
    Great.
    Starbucks AND cashmere
    .

    hahahahahha....too funny!

    Maybe we should consider opening a Starbucks franchise $$$$$$

    Thanks for stopping by, Nancy!

    Hope you're enjoying this holiday season!

    Have a great Monday!

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  20. Hiya JD!

    we had to Mapquest where all the Starbucks were. The woman canNOT be farther than a 12-foot radius from that place.

    She'd rather go without food than her beloved latte.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    OMG...that is HYSTERICAL!!!

    I'll tell ya, Starbucks fans are DIE HARD!!!

    Their new Caramel Brulee is right up my alley, but I also love the Caramel Macchiato and any latte.

    I saw those two items on the menu yesterday while I was at work, whick is why I shared this post. When I saw the price - I DIED!

    Can you believe I've never had anything other than just plain coffee at Starbucks???

    I know...their coffee is VERY strong and not a favorite of MANY people, so I can totally understand.

    I may have to treat myself this holiday season (after working 9 hours a day) to one of life's luxuries, just to say I had one!!!

    Always so great seeing ya, JD!

    Hope you're enjoying this holiday season!

    Have a great Monday!

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  21. OH how I love.love.love Starbucks!!!
    Except I don't go there for the coffee. It's wayyyyy tooooo strong for me. My heart races just smelling it from the parking lot. LOL
    But how I do enjoy the hot chai and hot cocoa drinks. Venti of course! Mmmmm.
    Here in South Jersey we have... 1 Starbucks about 10 mins. drive, 2 within 15 minutes, 2 within 20 mins. and that's just off the top of my head. Some of them are inside of Barnes and Noble, some just the individual store but they are all wonderful. The staff for the most part are very friendly, altho I do find the actual Starbuck store employees to be a little faster workers. But it doesn't matter as much because I usually like to sit and read anyway so am there for awhile.
    The prices though! OMG! I dare not even try to add up what I have spent on drinks. But we all have things we splurge on. I don't get my hair or nails done at a salon so the books and the cocoas are a trade-off I guess?
    Awhile back, a blogger in Texas, who also adores chai from Starbucks said they were running a promotion that if you sang your drink order to the barista you got it for free! How funny!

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  22. Hiya Dianne!

    there are only 2 Starbucks nears me, but then again I live in the bowel section of NJ.

    hahahahahahahahhha!

    OMG...I LOVE YOU WOMAN!!!

    one is inside Barnes & Noble which I love but since they're in reading/library mode they're slow as shit.

    OH. DEAR. GOD. I sooooo agree with you! The one we have in the Barnes & Noble here in Philly is the same way...SOOOOOOOOO SLOW! I feel like screaming, "DRINK SOME COFFEE!!"

    I have to be careful not to spill my precious liquid as I hold it and the steering wheel while giving someone the finger and cutting off a landscaping truck.

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha!

    You sound just like me when I use to drive. My middle finger was forever being flung!

    we do have a Dunkin' DoNuts every 10 feet.

    Same here! We have them EVERYWHERE. I like their donuts and stuff, but I prefer Starbucks coffee. However, Dunkin' DoNuts is cheaper.

    DoNuts...love it!

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your wonderful humor, dear lady!

    You always brighten my day!

    Hope you're enjoying your holiday!!!

    Love to you and Hope!

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  23. Afternoon Gavin!

    OMG...you don't have a Starbucks where you live?!?!?!?

    I would die from withdraws!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Coffee is definitely not for everyone, so I understand. I work with several people who don't drink it.

    I've never heard of a Tim Hortons?!? I wonder if we have any here in the suburbs?

    Some may say I'm missing out, but if I need some caffeine, I'll find another way to get it into my system.

    Absolutely! There's always chocolate!!!!

    HA!

    Thank you for dropping by, buddy!

    Happy Holidays to ya!

    Enjoy your day!

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  24. As a resident of the Portland, OR area, I can tell you finding a cup of hot Jo is as easy as touching the tip of your nose. It's unfreaking believable how may Starbucks there are around here. Not just them, but plenty of other coffee houses too. From the Peet's and other such big companies to many, many smaller independents.

    I'm convinced if you drew blood from the majority of the population around here it would come out of the veins brown.

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  25. Howdy Jeff!

    I'm convinced if you drew blood from the majority of the population around here it would come out of the veins brown.

    hahahahahahahahahahaha!

    OMG...you have no idea how much I was thinking of you when I saw that Portland was #3!!!

    You, being so close to Seattle I figured Oregon would be WAY up there in the listing.

    It's unfreaking believable how may Starbucks there are around here. Not just them, but plenty of other coffee houses too.

    Same here, Jeff! We have coffee houses everywhere. And they're alway packed with people drinking coffee and using their Wifi! However, I've notice that many of them close within a year because of the bigger coffee chains.

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy!

    Always great seeing ya!

    Hope your enjoying your work break and the holidays!

    Later gator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. Hiya Crystal Chick!

    The staff for the most part are very friendly, altho I do find the actual Starbuck store employees to be a little faster workers.

    OMG...that's too funny because Dianne and I said the same thing! It must be something about the Starbucks inside a Barnes & Noble that makes them slower.

    Except I don't go there for the coffee. It's wayyyyy tooooo strong for me. My heart races just smelling it from the parking lot.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I know....so many people say the same thing about their coffee. And it IS strong, so I can totally understand. I'm like most Europeans...I LOVE strong coffee. I also prefer my wine red and heavier - like a Cabernet.

    Must be the Italian in me!

    I agree, M...I don't spend money on a lot of things, so my indulgence in coffee is something I really enjoy. Coffee is such a passion for me.

    Starbucks said they were running a promotion that if you sang your drink order to the barista you got it for free!

    Oh....that's too funny! I need to try that tomorrow, while in a Starbucks!! Hey...I may even find work as a singer - HA!

    ALWAYS so great seeing ya, M!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by today and sharing our love of STARBUCKS!!!!

    Happy Holidays!

    And Happy Monday!

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  27. Psssst... I'm gonna tell you a secret Ronnie.......I've never had a coffee of any description from Starbucks!

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  28. Hi Akelamalu!

    Psssst... I'm gonna tell you a secret Ronnie.......I've never had a coffee of any description from Starbucks!

    OMG...OMG...OMG....OMG!

    NEVER?

    Oh, that's right....you enjoy drinking tea, I forgot!

    Well...if you and MWM should ever decide to stop in a Starbucks, they have some wonderful regular and herbal teas. Very yummy!

    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear!

    Always great seeing ya!

    Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

    HAPPY MONDAY!

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  29. "hits my bloodstream; making my heart race, my hands shake, my teeth chatter, and my pupils dilate, right before my eyes start spinning around in my head like a slot machine in Atlantic City."

    you've just desribed the way premo dope feels after injecting it straight into a throbbing vein! I've missed you my Philly friend!

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  30. Hi Burndoutw8ress!

    you've just desribed the way premo dope feels after injecting it straight into a throbbing vein!

    OMG...how funny!

    Well...

    ...caffeine is definitely my favorite drug!

    HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, my PA friend!

    ALWAYS sooooooooo great seeing ya!

    Hope you're enjoying the holidays!

    Have a wonderful Monday!

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  31. OH dear, Ronnie, don't start singing tomorrow... that promotion was in Texas (I guess, as she was from Texas) and it was many months ago. Altho who am I to tell you to not sing! You've been in show business. Maybe you'll confuse them, they'll think there really is a promotion they weren't told about, and you will get free coffee!! YAY!

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  32. Hey Ron!
    Missing you!

    Great post...love the visual of you with your eyes rolling back after your first cup 'o Star-Joe!

    And you love it soooo much, you even Googled it to see what city had the most of them? Are you disappointed that Philly wasn't in the top 3? Well, NY wasn't either. Those ppl in Oregon have to do SOMETHING to stay awake...with all that dreary rain and fog....and...rain.

    That photo at the top made me a little dizzy...like a funhouse mirror.

    I'm still surprised when I see the Starbucks and Dunkin coffees in the market. I can't imagine how it could taste the same...don't they use some magical, addictive, unknown-additive to keep us coming back for more?

    Funny post, as always...my love.
    Don't work too hard. And don't forget to eat.
    xoxo

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  33. I loath and despise starbucks with every fiber of my being.
    Love a good cup of coffee though..
    I don't like them for to many reasons to list, but I shall simply say that there immoral and disgusting buiness practices are repulsive to me. So they might make a good cup of joe, I am one of those dumb ass people who shops by my morals and not my taste buds.
    and I only know of one ( thank god) starbucks in a 45 mile radius from me.
    Them cows don't drink coffee...
    dontcha know!

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  34. Howdy Crystal Chick!

    OMG...thank you for letting me know about that because I totally misread your comment!!!

    And how funny that would have been if I started singing!!!

    Altho who am I to tell you to not sing! You've been in show business. Maybe you'll confuse them, they'll think there really is a promotion they weren't told about, and you will get free coffee!!

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    Yeah...and maybe I'd get a FREE Frappuccino!!!!

    Thanks for stopping back, dear friend!

    Hope you had a great day!

    X ya!

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  35. Helloooooo Kathryn!

    And my eyes really do roll around in my head after a cup! I feel totally REVIVED and HAPPY!

    Are you disappointed that Philly wasn't in the top 3? Well, NY wasn't either.

    I was more disappointed/shocked that NY wasn't, because whenever I visit the city it seems like I see them everywhere! I've never seen more Starbucks anywhere in my entire life!!

    I can't imagine how it could taste the same...don't they use some magical, addictive, unknown-additive to keep us coming back for more?

    HAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAA!

    Yes...I truly think they do!

    I mean, look at me...I'm addict!

    Don't work too hard. And don't forget to eat.

    Funny you should be saying that because I went to the grocery store today and bought a TON of food because I have no idea when I'll have the time to get there next week. Starting this week, I'm working my double hours. Next week I have no days off until Christmas day.

    OY VEY!

    Thanks for stopping by, my NY friend!

    Always so VUNDERBAR seeing ya!

    Hope you had a great day!

    xoxoxo

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  36. Good Evening Lady Sorrow!

    OMG...I LOVE YOU!!!

    I loath and despise starbucks with every fiber of my being.

    Yes...I DO know people who feel the same way!! In fact, they wouldn't drink it if they got it for free!

    I personally don't know much about the companies business practices, but I do know they are FLOODING the market with too many, and their prices are getting way out of hand. I also noticed that each Starbucks charges different prices!?!?

    Them cows don't drink coffee...
    dontcha know
    !

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing, dear lady!

    I ALWAYS love seeing ya!

    Hope your enjoying the holiday season!!!

    {{{{ Sorrow }}}}}

    xoxox

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  37. They really are invisible to me. A Tim Horton's, however, I could spot from the moon. It's a Canadian thing.

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  38. Hey Tattytiara!

    WOW...I had no idea Starbucks was not as predominate in Canada!?

    You're the third person to mention Tim Horton's!!!!

    I need to google that.

    Thanks for stopping by, Tattytiara!

    It's always so nice seeing ya!

    Hope work is going well and that you're enjoying your little break!

    Happy Holidays!

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  39. I must agree! I love Starbucks with all of my heart. But, it does freak me out sometimes when I see the money leaving my wallet for that cup of coffee. It's a good thing that it provides so much joy to my little overly caffeinated body otherwise it would feel like I was just flushing dollar bills down the toilet.
    I just hope it hasn't made you as furry as Robin Williams!

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  40. Morn'in Jen!

    I just hope it hasn't made you as furry as Robin Williams!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

    Noooooooo....not at furry as Robin Williams!!!

    *but close

    Don't ya just love that RUSH of Starbucks coffee? There's no other coffee that does it to me. I use to drink Dunkin Donuts coffee, but it's no longer strong enough for me - it actually tastes weak after having drunk Starbucks for years.

    I so hardcore!!!!!

    Thanks for dropping by this morning, Jen!

    Have a grrrreat week!

    And happy holidays!

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  41. Oh. My. Goodness.

    I was *just* talking about how there are TOO MANY Starbucks shops in our town.

    I live in a wee tiny town... we have about 20,000 people. And we have two count 'em TWO Starbucks!!! WTF!!!???

    I refuse to go there. But mostly because I'm cheap and reFUSE to pay $6 for a coffee. Yup. $6!!!! And THAT is if you don't want any of the special mumbo jumbo they try to upsell you with. Like... cream and sugar. lol

    Good grief. We have two of 'em and I have never given them a penny of mine. Woot! Talk about a righteous boycott eh? LOL I'm sure they're reeling over my lack of patronage.

    hehe!!!

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  42. I don't visit Starbucks too often, but I do like their lattes and mochas. That coffee they have would strip the paint off a '57 Buick! I'm surprised you don't have hair on your tongue!!!

    Their profits did slip, I guess, as they closed quite a few shops here in FL.

    Barney's had better coffee but Starbucks did them in!

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  43. Hiya Penny!

    Yup. $6!!!! And THAT is if you don't want any of the special mumbo jumbo they try to upsell you with. Like... cream and sugar.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    LOVE IT!!!

    I know what you mean! They are also now trying very hard to suggest something to eat with your coffee. By the time you finish paying, you could have used that money to buy a WHOLE dinner!

    We have two of 'em and I have never given them a penny of mine. Woot! Talk about a righteous boycott eh? LOL I'm sure they're reeling over my lack of patronage.

    HA!...you GO, girl!!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, Penny!

    ALWAYS so great seeing ya!

    Hope you had marvi day!

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  44. Howdy Nitebyrd!

    That coffee they have would strip the paint off a '57 Buick! I'm surprised you don't have hair on your tongue!!!

    bwhahahahahahahaha!

    OMG...that was RIOT!

    It's definitely one of the strongest coffee's on the market. People seem to either love it or hate it.

    I SO remember Barnes!!!! I use to LOVE that coffee. In fact, I use to cut the owners hair (Phil) while I was still a cosmetologist in Florida. I always enjoyed their Christmas blend during the holidays.

    Yeah....Starbucks did do them in. How sad.

    Thanks for dropping by, Sis!

    Hope your enjoying the holidays!

    I just got home from working ALL DAY and I'm exhausted. I can't believe I still have a week and half to go!

    OY!

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  45. We have some Starbucks in Michigan but I couldn't even tell you where the nearest one is to me. There was a rumor going around that we were going to get one in our little city but it never panned out. We just have 1 nice family-owned coffee shop.
    I love coffee-strong & evil just like you. My hubby doesn't drink it. Just means more for me! muahahahahaha

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  46. Hiya Collette!

    I love coffee-strong & evil just like you. My hubby doesn't drink it. Just means more for me! muahahahahaha!!!

    Bwhahahahahaaha!

    I just KNEW you and I had a lot in common!!!!!

    I love Starbucks, but I also enjoy going into little privately owned coffee shops because they seem to have more of a cozy and unique feel to them.

    ALWAYS so wonderful seeing ya, Collette!

    You're such a kindred soul!

    Hope you're enjoying this holiday season, my friend!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Cheers!

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