Tuesday, September 7, 2010

an off day

Today's been a nice day. Meego had the day off of school, so the teacher's could recover from yesterday's day off of school or something like that.

ANYWAY, it was just the two of us and we'd decided ahead of time that we would go out and use the gift card that we/I recently received. Of course the rule is that we had to bike ride there. The gift card was for Starb#cks and there such a one inside a nearby Bar&es and N%ble, so we headed for that.

I learned something. I learned that the Starb#cks within the Bar&es and N%ble is really a "Bar&es and N%ble cafe" that serves Starb#cks stuff. As such, they accept Bar&es and N%ble gift cards but not Starb#ucks gift cards. Oh well, so I bought our Starb#cks products at the Bar&es and N%ble cafe that serves them. In the meantime, I still have the fully loaded Starb#ucks gift card. It says that it never expires, so that gives us some time.

So it was a lovely day that included a lovely bike ride and some lovely non-gifted lounging. One thing that struck me was the number of adult people at the Bar&es and N%ble cafe that serves Starb#cks stuff. Just having a coffee, reading or glued to a laptop. I thought, "don't these people have day jobs?", but then thought, "well, maybe they don't. Best not to wonder".

As for me, I'm actually "working" right now. I'm giving a test to an online class. Are they cheating? Heck if I know. And they don't need to know that the teacher is blogging either.


  1. Mmmm, yummy! Starbucks! Have you tried the vanilla bean frappucino? SOOO good!

    I'm very impressed you managed to blog while giving a test. You are multi-talented!

  2. Was there a groupon you could have used?

    LOVE this site - my new favorite addiction!

  3. That's just plain confusing.

    All that said, I've never really understood the whole coffee-shops-inside-book-shops. They just seem like a recipe for stickiness and crumbs on everything to me. But I'm not a coffee drinker, so what would I know anyway!

  4. Not sure I have a comment about your post, but Judy is right groupon is sweet.