It isn't cheap, but I love Starbucks. There I said it. An admission to the world. I am not a wealthy person. For me, Starbucks is a treat. It is a comfort place. It is a happy place. If there is one day of the week I am more likely to get a Starbucks, it is Friday. Happy Friday! And if it is payday Friday? Oh yeah. I'm there.I have a friend that loves Starbucks, too. She was forever talking about being in Starbucks. I said "how do you afford to go so often?" She started telling me about Starbucks card program- how you register a card and your purchases start to build towards free stuff. There is a nifty meter on your page that shows your progress. After a certain point you become a Gold Card Member. Status.
|Holiday cup makes me happy|
and helps me get into the holiday spirit.
Starbucks has been around since 1971. Through the years they have changed the logo on the cup. This past March they unveiled a new logo, retaining the siren, but dropping the name. The logo says it. They don't need the name. It is like my referring to it as Starbucks. You don't need to say coffee. It is like someone asking for a kleenex and you know they mean tissue. Or when someone orders a coke and you know they mean soda or pop.
The siren is seductive. She beacons and calls. Originally the thought was that she would be as seductive as coffee is, itself. More on the siren logo here. She has been controversial and pared down more and more through the years, first covering her bare breasts and then covering her navel. A siren is thought to lead to a bad result by legend. Some argue that the symbol is not a siren, but a melusine, which is a female spirit of fresh water. I feel she is a siren and yes, she seduces me. I keep an app on my droid so that when I travel I can find Starbucks. And Starbucks in Barnes and Noble? My idea of heaven. It is a treat that I can give to myself. I'm not a Starbucks whore, but rather one who flirts with the siren. I visit at least once every two weeks and at most, once a week. And do I have a card? Yes. I like free stuff. I want my purchases amount to something. I recently changed jobs and there is a Starbucks across the street from my new building. People take breaks and go to Starbucks. People have meetings in Starbucks. More interesting Starbucks information found here.
Do I hoist my cup? Yes. I don't want to spill and I have to wonder if a little bit of me is saying look at me I'm drinking Starbucks.