A Free Coffee and An Update on Yesterday’s Goals

So, today, I went to my favorite Madison-area Starbucks, the one on University and North Blackhawk. Since they were out of cold brew, I decided to get an iced East Timor Peaberry. About halfway through it, I realized that it didn’t taste so great. I told the barista that it didn’t taste quite right, and they said that it was towards the end of their supply. They asked me if I wanted it remade, but I just asked for a regular iced coffee instead.

While I was sipping the replacement iced coffee and writing letters 9 and 10 of my 16 Penpals for 2016, one of the head baristas came over to me with a gift card, saying: “you come here often, you appreciate good coffee, and you took a downgrade from your Reserve coffee to a regular iced coffee.” I told him it wasn’t necessary, but he insisted I take a $4 gift card.

So now I have a Starbucks gift card.

I had a somewhat productive day, with some of my goals accomplished, or started on, from my list:

  • Finished and returned 1 library book from the old stack, and 1 from the newer stack.
  • Exercised.
  • Wrote to 6 new blog friends.
  • Got 101 views on yesterday’s post.

Hey, it’s a start.


Random Thought Of The Day: Love Is…

Today, I gave chocolates and hand cream to my favorite Starbucks barista.

I mean, she smiles at me, tells bad jokes, and gives me caffeine, which makes her basically either my girlfriend or a secretary from a 1960s sitcom.

Happy Valentine’s Day, readers.

In other news, I just started writing my 16 snail mail letters for 2016, and I’m currently only at 9 takes. So, if you’re reading this, I’ve got seven more letters to send, so email me your snail mail address at jacobh1021 at yahoo dot com!

And if you haven’t yet, hop on over to my Terrible Hallmark Valentine’s Day Movie Generator and post a comment.