Wednesday, September 20, 2006

It is officially Fall

I had my first Starbucks pumpkin spice latte of the season and it was just as tasty as I remembered. Kate and I are in a "no spending mode" right now so there hasn't been many luxury items in the last couple of months for either of us. Yesterday in the mail I received my whopping $5 check from Pine Cone research for the monthly survey I fill out for them. (This last one was on beer, I tried to get them to send me samples on that but they wouldn't. Sure I get the samples on toothpaste but not the beer, what a rip off.) Anyway I took my big check to the bank and cashed it for Lincoln. Abe and I drove over to one of the six Starbucks close to my work and I traded him for a Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte. The air had a chill in it and the wind seemed to whistle through the door as I left with my frothy beverage in hand. There was something right and true about that beverage and this day, and as I sipped my first taste I was transformed. Gone was the weariness of work and the coming cold. I think I smiled as I sipped the coffee. Smiled like a little nancy boy with new ballet shoes. I can't even wait for the peppermint mocha that comes in November.

2 comments:

bing said...

Yeah, I can't wait for my spice delight this morning. I'm going down to the shop here toot sweet and kiss my neice and get a drink. soon it will be christmas day.

jamie said...

Now I'm freaked a little because Debbie said those exact words when we were shopping and she bought a pumpkin spice latte. Can't wait to see you!!