Monday, December 10, 2007

My de facto mother-in-law gave me a $15 Starbucks gift card for my birthday. I can only imagine that she somehow wound up with said card and had nothing better to do with it (maybe she intuited that I have a penchant for the jolly green lady in a circle ... is development of one a requirement of turning 26? Because nothing could be further from the truth.)

How to best redeem this ? I browsed through my local Charbucks for options:

1. Starbucks advent calendar.

2. James Taylor's "One Man Band," DVD that captures the enduring onstage appeal of a performer who transcends genres and generations.

3. Mug with depiction of the Orange County, California skyline.

4. Collectible ornament shaped like bag of coffee.

5. Mitch Albom's "The Five People You Meet in Heaven."

6. Starbucks-brand espresso machine for $584 instead of $599.

Any ideas? I think I may find myself having a feast of Cranberry Bliss Bars and individually wrapped slices of pumpkin bread.

5 comments:

Mechuahua said...

7. Donate to coffee-addicted, chain-loving receptionist.

Kate said...

Only if you promise to buy coffee made in a third-world country.

B said...

8. REgift.

Kate said...

Good call, B. Hey, maybe mechuahua will have forgotten about this post in two weeks.

B said...

Thanks Kate-but if you decide to go with something form the original list, I suggest the advent calender-it's fun to be really bad and punch all the days open at once. I'll bet Starbucks puts relatively good treats in theirs, too.
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