Yawning the 60 Blog

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A yawn is a silent scream for coffee.

On Facebook today, a friend posted a link to the Starbucks For Life annual contest.  One million dollars in prizes and plenty of instant winners.  I enter every year for a chance to win coffee every day for 30 years.  (That’s a fair amount for someone who loves Starbucks and just turned 60, but doesn’t seem fair for someone who’s 30!)

When you sign up, you get a free play on that day.  You’re also given challenges in order to earn more plays throughout the month of the contest.  I shared it on Facebook, and that’s one play.  Yeah!  But some of the other challenges?  C’mon.

When I was working, some of these challenges would have been fairly easy to accomplish.  Make a purchase five days in a row.  Check.  Make ten purchases from the same store.  Possible.  Make a few purchases before 7:00 a.m.  Not unless I’m up early for a road trip to Vegas; otherwise, no. Take a picture with your favorite barista and post it on Instagram.  Really?  Come in before 12:00 noon and after 12:00 noon on the same day.  Maybe.

Now, I plan my Starbucks around where I’ll be and what I’m doing.  Car wash next door to the Bucks?  I’m in.  On the way to a friend’s house for stitch-n-bitch tomorrow?  For sure.  Starbucks inside my Target store?  Of course.

I like the flavor of Starbucks and my particular drink of choice is not terribly expensive (in cash or calories), and at one time, I’d stop four or five times a week.  Now, that’s not necessary.  I have a good coffee pot at home (a Cuisinart Grind-n-Brew) and I can make my strong coffee any time I want.

It’s 2:30 in the afternoon.  Time for another cup.  (By the way, I dare you to look at the picture above and not yawn!)



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