the whole purpose of places like starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. so people who don't know what the heck they're doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: tall. decaf. cappuccino.

joe fox  ::  you've got mail

such a classic line.  such a classic movie.  such wisdom.  gotta love nora ephron.  gotta love the shop around the corner.  gotta love parker posey.  and, quite frankly, gotta love starbucks.

my current favorite is a decaf americano with a pump of sugar-free cinnamon dolce.  sometimes, i will splurge and make it a nonfat latte.  i wonder what the baristas think of me?  the only way that it could get worse is if i added to that list, half-caf dry cappuccino with a temperature specification.   what does my order say about me?  i suppose that i am a complex, persnickety, preggo.

but that is for fall...whenever the temperature spikes back above 100, my go-to is a venti iced decaf americano.  plain jane and oh-so-yummy.  that perfect coffee jolt.  all robust flavor.  no fuss.  and of course, when i am a non-preggo, i just strike-through that decaf to really give it some get up and go.

what are you currently sipping? 

do you switch it up with the seasons? 

how many syllables is your order?

what does your cup say about you?

do tell!