Thursday, May 14, 2009

It is crack.

Ah, that first sip was delicious. It may be hard to believe, but the first time was less than a week ago. I can still taste it. Trying to savor the aroma, the flavor, the pure enjoyment of the entire cup, I nursed my beverage. After one cup, I'm addicted.

There's a reason why people call it Starcrack, right? While food shopping last week I ran into a friend. She was going to purchase a tall, non-fat latte at Starbucks, which is conveniently available at a kiosk in the supermarket, so I decided to try my very first one. I'm not a big coffee fan, but occasionally have a cup. Wow! From the first sip, I was hooked. What do they put in their coffee? I consider myself a non-coffee drinker, yet after having that cup, I craved another one ALL friggin day long! Like a drug addict, I kept thinking of reasons to leave the house and "happen" to drive by a Starbucks. The desire pulsed through my entire body making the temptation difficult to resist. Nearly a week later, I still find myself desiring another one. I suppose I could consider it my "little" treat once a week, while doing a necessary chore. Or should I save the $3.25 a week and at the end of the year still have $169 in my pocket?

Even for a "saver" like me, the choice is not an easy one...

11 comments:

Momisodes said...

Ah yes. StarCrack indeed- I know the addiction all too well.

It's not easy when there's a dealer on just about every corner.

Suzanne said...

Believe it or not, their coffee is not appealing to me. You know I like my coffee, just not that stuff.

Sounds like you're ripe for a Keurig, too!

Kelley said...

the closest one to me is over 2 hours away, so I have yet to try the crack.

And now I don't think I want to.

four hours is a long way to drive.

LceeL said...

Oh YES! get yourself a Keurig! We have one that 6 of us went together on at the office. I have 6 different varieties of coffee available to me - I went to Costco and bought some - and there's a place online we order coffee from - And at less than .50 per cup it's cheap enough, but the real benefit is that it is GOOD coffee.

Joyce-Anne said...

Momisodes- I think I could easily go broke feeding this addiction.

Suzanne- I'd like to win a Keuring. Are you going to have a giveaway soon? lol

Kelley- It's just easier not to get started. And, I'm NOT a coffee drinker.

Lceel- Fortunately, neither my husband nor I drink coffee. Actually, he never touches the stuff. But, if I could win a Keurig, that's another story.

Natalie said...

Give your self the treat, Joyce - Anne! Grocery shopping is a drudge and if you get some pleasure out of it, then DO IT!!!!Go on, you know you want to..... :D xx♥

Tara R. said...

I have still not gone down that road. There are at least four Crackhouses within five miles of me. It would be too easy to go broke.

Grandy said...

NOOOO!!! Say it ain't SO Joyce-Anne!! You have joined the dark side??

Joyce-Anne said...

Natalie- It's not the treat I worry about, it's the addiciton.

Tara- Stay away...far away from those Crackhouses.

Grandy- I've visited the dark side a total of two times (now). Since then, I search for reasons NOT to go out and happen to drive by one. This is a powerful addiction.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

You've been converted! Ah, one of life's indulgences. It's a treat for me too (decaf nowadays) -- I probably have one once a month.

Joyce-Anne said...

Holly- Thanks for stopping by. The trip for me will be not to let the addiction consume me.