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September 26, 2006

No class at Starbucks (Olympic & Sawtelle)

I walked into Starbucks and ordered the usual "medium Mild". I have to admit to asking for mild for hot coffee instead of the usual coffee as mild isn't overburned like the regular roast. No frills beyond "mild"

The reply from across the counter was "Grande Mild" to which I said "Yeah, a medium Mild." They can't handle that.

The guy then apologized that they didn't have "grande" cups and was it OK if he gave me a "venti". Large for the price of a medium? Sure. The guy behind me was thrilled at the option.

So I took my large coffee to get cream and sugar (I blame my mother for getting me hooked on "coffee regular" as she brought that to California from Brooklyn. This may be one of the reasons people accuse me of being from New York.

Back to Starbucks. When I opened the lid, it was half full. The guy gave me his estimate of a medium coffee in a large cup. How stingy is that?!? Coffee is cheap. This showed absolutely no class.

I'm going to Coffee Bean tomorrow!

September 27, 2006

Coincidence at Coffee Bean (Santa Monica & Sepulveda)

I went to Coffee Bean today as promised. I prefer Coffee Bean's hot coffee. Unfortunately, Coffee Bean doesn't put coffee in the refrigerator to make iced coffee and insists on making Iced Americano which isn't the same.

As I was standing in line I looked around at all of the folks there. Ran through all of their stories in my head (we should start writing those). Noticed a woman at the condiments stand (can I call cream and sweetener "condiments"?) who was commiting the usual faux pas of wearing a shirt that was cut too high. Enough said on that.

The odd part was that when I parked in my building, she was getting out of her car in the space next to me. The building is more than a mile away. What's the chance of that?

September 28, 2006

Talking while Ordering

I stuck with Coffee Bean today. I was on the phone in the middle of a conversation I couldn't get out of. Do I wait outside, jonesing for a cup of coffee or do I go inside and talk while ordering. I have a headset which seems like it makes it OK, especially since it's wired and not a Borg bluetooth headset that makes people look like they're talking to themselves.

Yes, I went in. I talked less and more quietly until I could get out with my medium coffee.

Kelly on My Mind (Century City Mall)

We went to a movie at Century City Mall, er the Westfield Shoppingtown at Century City. There is a new "French bistro" (it's from Orange County... need I say more?) Actually, the food was pretty good. We'll go back. Of course, good food means I need coffee. Rushing out to catch a movie after dinner after works meant no coffee in the restaurant.

Good news. No, GREAT news. Kelly's is finally open. I got my decaf and made the movie on time.

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