Friday, August 29, 2008


Starbucks coffee is expensive and over-hyped. When we are on road trips I get Senior Coffee at McDonald's in the morning but on a long, hot day we'll look for a Starbucks in the afternoon for a cold Mocha Frappaccino to split. With extra whipped cream, of course. (Driving is hard work!)

Every now and then we buy a 24-pack of the small bottles at Costco. We'll keep a few in the refrigerator and share one in the afternoon. To compensate for getting less than the promised calories since we share it, we'll add a spoonful of vanilla ice cream to it.

Yes, Starbucks coffee is expensive and over-hyped and we do consider it an extravagant over-indulgence. Except for one fact. Starbucks puts those labels on the bottles with removable glue. You know how some labels will never come off unless you soak them in Goo-gone? These labels will peel easily off and the inked-on date comes off with a little scrubbing.

So it isn't an extravagance if you recycle all those classic looking bottles. Candied ginger pieces? Salad dressing? Screws? Buttons? Stones? Marbles? About 20 other bottles are scattered around our house, holding all sorts of stuff or just waiting to be used.

Susan wasn't crazy about this picture because if you enlarge it you can see all the dust on the shelf. Her basic theory is that you don't dust until you need a snow-blower to do the job. Fine with me because I'm definitely not doing it.


Erin said...

LOL! I love the bottles! I agree with Susan's dusting theory, why dust when we can be creating? =)

Robyn said...

Exactly! Dusting takes up valuable art time and besides if you leave it settled on the shelf it doesn't worry your sinuses as much as if you flick it about with a duster. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.