Wednesday, November 12, 2008

tooooo-morrow

Hopefully my local barista was NOT mistaken and tomorrow is indeed the Day of the Red Cup and Christmas drink release at Starbucks. I know it is a little silly, but that red cup and those seasonal drinks just warm my heart so. Usually the release of the red cup marks the day (or week) I'll put the Christmas music back onto my ipod, but I think I'll wait at least another week...maybe even until December 1st.

Regardless, I'm quite excited at the prospect of an Espresso Truffle in a red cup tomorrow. It is a new drink and I'm feeling a little strange about my first red cup of the season NOT holding a gingerbread latte, but they've changed that to a gingersnap latte this year (though it still looks delicious and will be my second red cup drink) so I figure I should try something new.

Happy "Red Cup Season" to you all!

17 comments:

Heather said...

I get very frustrated every time I come to your blog these days because I'll be a couple of sentences into reading a post and that video will come on automatically "it definitely hasn't hit me yet..." and I go "arrrrg!' and have to scroll down, stop the video and then find my place again.

Sorry, I just had to share.

lu said...

haha, i didn't realise you had posted this yet when i sent you that message while standing behind a lady with a red cup at old navy!

'tis the red cup season!

Kirst said...

Chris was able to charm the barista into making an eggnog latte for me. It makes up for the day I've had. Now I can't wait for the cup and to try the gingersnap latte.

K said...

H-mo- it usually scares the crap out of me because my volume is up pretty high. Just a couple more posts and it will be gone!

Lu- I enjoyed your text though. And I got it RIGHT before my phone died.

Kirsten-glad you got the latte even if it was without cup.

Reverend Joyleaf said...

How do you all afford to buy those fancy drinks?

S said...

You scared me for a minute with that gingersnap latte change, but the description doesn't really sound too different from the gingerbread latte, so I'll just assume it'll be fine.

I don't want to brag or anything, but we've had the red cups and Christmas flavors for several days now. I tend to hold out and stick with the Pumpkin Spice latte through Thanksgiving, though.

Devo said...

I had an eggnog latte today, and unlike Chris I didn't have to use any charm, unless you call my chiseled good looks charm.

K said...

Steve- I don't have one every day. Just once (sometimes twice) a week. So those are expenses I can justify because I enjoy the fancy drinks so much.

Devin, definitely the chiseled good looks.

And thanks for rubbing it in about the US getting the christmas drinks first :( Y'all get everything first.

S said...

you guys get snow first :)

Randy said...

December 1st is a very good day to start your Christmas music.

kris said...

I hold off on Christmas stuff until after 11/11. After that I like to hear those sleigh bells jingle-janglin'.

Have you tried that hot chocolate with salt on it? It's really good.

And I think you meant to say Irregardless :)

Anonymous said...

Is irregardless an actual word or is it something we have become used to saying?

K said...

Irregardless is not a word. Irregardlessly however...definitely a word. (no, no it isn't)

It is possible, however, that "irregardless" may (or may have?) sneak into the dictionary one of these days due to the frequency of use. Just like how "impacted" (as in "it impacted me greatly" instead of "i have an impacted molar") has.

lu said...

ahhhhh....... impact as a verb, such a pet peeve of mine!

and i saw the ad for that salted hot chocolate, i am curious even though i've never ordered a hot chocolate anywhere but at a hockey arena. good marketing, i guess.

kris said...

It's sweet and salty, you can't go wrong. I'm not even a huge fan of SB hot chocolate (it's too chalky).

I was just bringing up 'irregardless' b/c I know its a pet peeve of yours.

However, since the can has been opened, I would argue that it is a word. Primarily based on the fact that I outright reject the authority of anyone named Webster or Miriam and refuse to allow them to dictate what is or is not a word. Also because I'm a pragmatic and if you had used irregardless everyone would have known what you meant. It carries meaning so it's a word in my books. Not that I would use it or encourage its use, but still.

S said...

Lu, everytime I hear about how such and such "impacts" something, I scream, "Impact is not a verb!" Thank you for sharing my peeve and therefore making me feel normal. At least closer to normal.

K said...

oh yes. impacted as a verb is terrible.