starbucks – yes, movie – no

...on the twenty-eighth day of december...

backtracking to wrestling boxing day!

we had the busiest boxing day of my career at the store! it was a fun work day – zero returns (just easy exchanges), money card redemptions, and shoe sales! the day sped by and before i knew it, it was time to go to…


…and meet up with dad for our december outing of the month.

here we are!

we got to the buck just after 4:30 p.m. the place was packed! just as we were thinking we’d have to stand squooshed in a corner, a guy left a table, and we nabbed it lickety-split.

except, there were no available chairs anywhere! so dad and i both had to squeeeeeeze onto the banquette. my backrest was a tower of boxes!


good thing dad and i get along! our conversation time was just as great as always. i can’t believe this outing concludes all of my coupon-of-the-month projects for 2011!


i got four votes via blog comments, and mom telephone-voted in regards to whether i should un-decorate (de-decorate?) the condo casa or watch the time traveler’s wife boxing day evening – it was a unanimous decision in favour of the movie night. i was only too happy to go along with that decision. however…(long story short) when i tried to play nicole‘s dvd, i couldn’t because i needed a security code to play it via itunes, (insert much messaging with nicole here), then the security code would not work, then i got the message the offer had expired!ย  [the good news is that nicole has access to a regular dvd version, and will lend that to me, asap!].

“someone up there” was sending me a message, i would say – i guess i was meant to keep up my christmas dis-mantling tradition, after all! so i put on some christmas tunes (last chance!) and got to work…

i like putting stuff OUT a lot more than putting it all AWAY! what a downer of a task.

see you next year wise men/snowmen/jingle bell! (and it will not be before november 11th!)

when will you/did you de-christmasize this year? i realize not everyone does it on exactly the same date every year! like some of us.

last time you were at starbucks? our uptown location was even open christmas day!

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  • Dorry  On December 28, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I love those busy days at the store that fly by! There’s a Starbucks right down from the lululemon where I work, so I’m there every now and then….sometimes just to sit and eat a snack on my break. They know us all since we work in close proximity. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love that you and your dad have these special outings. It’s such a great way to schedule in some one-on-one time. I need to do that more often with my dad! I talk to him regularly, but don’t see him as much as I’d like.

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      isn’t it super fun to have that connection with neighbour-retailers/coffee shops etc? that friendliness just adds to the community feel! too bad we all can’t give each other discounts, haha! i’m glad you’re in touch with your dad regularly, dorry. that connection is awesome in and of itself. i was thinking of you and your family today, auntie dorry! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stephanie  On December 28, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Honestly…it’s not a very good movie. (Although most women would probably disagree with me.) So maybe you didn’t miss out on that much after all!

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

      haha! well thanks for your honesty, stephanie! i will still check it out as i want to compare how similar/different it is to the book.

  • Zo  On December 28, 2011 at 9:27 am

    That’s too bad about the movie! Everything is so complicated!
    I would guess we’d dedecorate by the end of next week.
    It’s actually been a while since I’ve been to a starbucks…I was in one in October and that may have been the last time. I live in the burbs and the nearest starbucks would be a 15 minute drive.

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 28, 2011 at 9:45 am

      i know!!! and i was quite in the mood for a movie – ah well, work before pleasure, i guess! october!!! wow! and now that you have your keurig, you really will not be needing a starbucks visit!

  • Lisa  On December 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Hmmmm….I was last at Starbucks a week ago. I went with my lil bloggy friend, Chef Katelyn. We had 3 Starbucks in close proximity so we picked the biggest one with the comfiest chairs (which were not available, so we sat by the window at a table and soaked in a few random sun rays).

    I didn’t put out much for christmas—lazy! So all we have to put away is the grapevine tree and one lone santa … oh and some dishes. I bet it happens this weekend. I hope next year I put in more effort!

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 28, 2011 at 8:34 am

      oh yes! comfy chairs at starbucks – hard to get. we have two, and they’re almost always taken. glad you got to visit with chef katelyn! well, at least you had a santa on display…and the good thing is that your take-down is going to be a snap!

  • Johanna B  On December 28, 2011 at 8:16 am

    We have an official Starbucks and an unofficial Starbucks. The unofficial one is located inside the Barnes & Noble. I’ve been to it – couldn’t avoid it since I worked there part-time for 3 years. I’ve never set foot in the official one. Found out that a lot of their coffee drinks aren’t gluten-free so I avoid them for health reasons.

    As for Christmas decorations – the take down day is January 6 – Twelfth Night.

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 28, 2011 at 8:27 am

      i like that you have a set take-down-the-decorations date – and a meaningful one, too. you still get a week and a bit to enjoy the festive decor! we have starbucks inside chapters (that book store chain we were talking about). i like your terms “official” and “unofficial!” in our local hospitals, there are tim hortons (ubiquitous canadian coffee shop!).

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