I like small business. Non-chain restaurants. Places that make a town unique. (Come visit Colorado Springs for a sampling of every chain restaurant known to this country - and nothing else). I am opposed to corporations that tout us into frequenting them by their recognizablitiy and ubiquity.
And I was sitting there, finishing the book The Omnivore's Dilemma which advocates thoughtful eating and consumption (things I think Starbucks diminishes in us) and so was really feeling the resentment.
However, not only did Starbucks satellite delight me with artists like Nick Drake, Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel, but they were not playing Christmas music! The were LULLING me! And I enjoyed it. Sigh.
This is my puppy who wants nothing more than to be cuddled all day.
And yet, In other news:
I will no longer be using the phrase "word to the wise." Though I am told it is derived from the Latin phrase which translates "a word to the wise is enough," (which makes way more sense), nobody uses it that way and so I have struck it from my list of accessible phrases I might be heard to use.
AND Lindsay Lohan is still a loser. Or so I read.