Starbucks Fail

I haven’t written anything for two months. I’m surprised that I was prompted to write by a FAIL… courtesy of Starbucks’ new Rewards program. Here is how it was laid out, in an email earlier this week… Dear Dan, We have exciting news to share. This April, My Starbucks Rewards becomes Starbucks Rewards, a new program that…

Latte vs Americano

Way back in 2010, while working at the Olympics, I got into lattes. Usually from Starbucks, but not always.  Before that I was dedicated to Tim Hortons… medium, one milk, no sugar please. Their coffee started to taste different, somehow worse, I couldn’t explain it. A good friend suggested lattes and I’ve never looked back……

Starbucks Controversy

By now you would have heard all the hoopla over Starbucks’ decision to remove all Christmas related ornamentation from their annual Christmas cups. However, it is still red, more or less festive. Being agnostic is one way of handling this growing trend not to offend anyone. Personally, I have yet to find anyone, anywhere that…

Road Trip

We’re on the road today… heading to Ottawa. This time for fun… not work. There are a few small road trips planned over the next couple weeks. A couple parties to attend and some more backyard planning to do. I’m looking forward to it, the road trip I mean. Nothing like a good road trip…

Opposite Direction 

Travelling again but in a completely different direction… and I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been to Ottawa so much I feel like an MP (Member of Parliament). Definitely making the trip more often than our Senators. See story on Senate Attendance courtesy of Huffington Post. Today I’m Windsor bound… Windsor is the gateway to…

The Venti Incident

A lot of excitement at Starbucks yesterday morning… There was a long line-up with people ordering very complicated beverages. Something like the order below found on the Quora page: Quad venti half caf breve no foam with whip two splenda stirred skinny three pump peppermint mocha I don’t mind waiting when I get to hear orders…

Checking Out

Checking out early! I was supposed to be in Ottawa until Friday but was able to rearrange some meetings and get them done a day early. Stopped at the front desk to give them the good news… for me, not them. Tried to get everything in order the night before but was too tired and…

Where I Write

Came across an article called; Creating a Writing Environment and started to think about my own writing environment. The quote below, from the same site, implies variety: Ask 100 writers what the perfect writing environment would look like, and you’d no doubt get 100 vastly different answers. However all the responses would have one thing in…

Nothing!

   I gave myself a challenge to find something funny to write about after my workout at the gym.  I found nothing! Absolutely nothing!  I was pretty shocked to be honest, I can usually find something funny to say or write about. There was a seagull standing, on one leg, on a small car, like…

Family Day

Today is Family Day in Ontario. A day to relax and spend time with your family. Many people will no doubt be weary after yesterday’s Flag Day celebrations. Not all of us have the day off though. This is a provincial holiday and I work at a federally regulated company. We don’t qualify. Off to…