Daily Prompt: How do I live without you? My Luxury
Oh sweet, wonderful Starbucks coffee. Yes, I am a stereotypical writer who you will find, on occasion, sitting in one of the famous coffee house’s locations typing away while sipping a coffee that many say is over priced.
But I don’t care.
I was introduced to this amazing place via one of my favorite book stores when I would visit my then boyfriend (Now husband) over a long weekend every two months. It was a must visit, and then became a regular weekend trip when I moved in with him. I then invited my best friend to join me, and then our tradition of meeting there every Sunday to catch up, shoot the breeze, and do writery things began. That went on for four years until I moved to Montreal.
It was a sought after fix, a treat that once took us 10 minutes to get to suddenly took 40 in our new city but we simply didn’t care. I would pack up my stuff once or twice a week and write away from my home office just to be accompanied by a good cup of coffee,
Then four months after the birth of my son they opened one a ten minute walk away from home, and right next door to the Grocery store I go to daily. A dangerous combination. Even more so now that it’s fall and they have yet to figure out how to make that wonderfully delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte “skinny”.
I have given up catching a quick lunch, or having a rich decadent dessert every night just to be able to afford (both monetary and calorie wise) a wonderful, Grande, Skinny or None fat/no whip latte on a daily basis.
It is my luxury, my addiction, my fuel.
Don’t judge me, I grew up in a small town with one coffee shop and the only thing they made right was tea. Sometimes.
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Posted on September 7, 2013, in Being a Mom, Being a writer, Daily Prompts and tagged addiction, daily prompt, food, friends, Halifax, husband, luxury, montreal, pumpkin spice, restaurants, Starbucks, stereotype, stereotypical, weekend, writer, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.