Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.

5/20/2005

Starbucks Demystified

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Dog and Pony Shows,Fun,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is terribly early in the morning or 6:40 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

I usually just take my coffee strong and black.
Generally, I’m baffled by the fancy coffee shops and their selections of various sizes, flavors, additives and Italian nomenclature. I’m more of a diner kind of guy, not a “café” type of person. But, I do like a good cappuccino and, I have to admit, Starbucks specialty iced drinks are very good. I especially like their Frappacinos and DoubleShots. That being said, however, I’ve always been terrified of going into an actual Starbucks store and ordering a coffee. So many options, so many decisions, and so many ways to make a mistake and look like an uncultured goon. Thankfully, there’s help for the fancy coffee impaired: Starbucks Drinks Simplified.
This Jim-dandy site has all the answers to your embarassing Starbucks questions. At least, it had all the answers to MY embarassing Starbucks questions! Now, if I can just get over my social anxiety, I might just get myself out to a Starbucks for coffee. I wonder if I could bring Hilda? (My dog, not a new girlfriend.) Maybe if they had an open-air café…
Well, while I dream of meeting the future Mrs. Network Geek with Hilda, I’m off to get some regular, black coffee.

You, on the other hand, should click on the Fun Friday link and find out more about how to order a Venti Caramel Macchiato Half-Caf with a Ristretto, Upside Down. Yes, you can actually order that. I think.


Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"Forewarned, forearmed; being prepared is half the victory."
   --Miguel de Cervantes

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