Yes, it is National Beverage Day and I'm more than a Fan - I'm an ADDICT!
My beverage of choice is a Starbucks Iced Grande Toffee Nut Latte -- EVERY MORNING. And my family knows that it is not wise to try to converse with me until I've had mine. (Because I am NOT a morning person it seems . . .)
So great is my need for this particular latte that I google Starbucks locations when we go on vacation. We never stay in a hotel if I can't walk to one (because no one wants to vacation with me when I'm off my Starbucks).
In 2004 I added up all my Sbux costs at the end of the year and immediately knew I needed to buy an espresso machine! So I have made my Sbux latte at home every morning since 2005. Suffice it to say, the espresso machine paid for itself very quickly!
I can't say for certain, but I am pretty sure my lattes are a weird, but tasty, form of hormone replacement therapy. With each passing year, I get grouchier if I don't have my Sbux as soon as I rise.
My family has noticed. First I was like "Shhh! Don't even speak to me yet . . . Just let me have my latte first!"
Then, over time, I simply gave a death stare and my family members were like, "Oh sorry. You haven't had your Starbucks yet."
Then I was in a restaurant one day and I saw one of those signs featuring a 50's housewife saying "I haven't had my coffee yet, don't make me kill you!" and I was like, "I have to buy that sign!". But my waiter informed me that the sign wasn't for sale. "If only I had a photo of myself looking like a 50's housewife!" I thought to myself, "Then I could make my own sign!"
Later I remembered that I had a photo that might work. But only because I was a BIG Fan of the movie Blade Runner when it came out in 1982. I loved Ridley Scott's future world-scape and most of all, I loved the costuming. So I did my best to emulate the futuristic-but-retro style with clothes and a Sean Young forties hairdo; which I wore to work as a waitress in an all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant in South Carolina at the time. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if the hair helped regarding tips . . . People may have feared that I was a replicant. They definitely pegged me as a Yankee.
Anyway, I dug up my old Sean Young-ish photo and created my very own warning sign for my family.
Below is the warning sign that I created and parked beside my espresso maker on the kitchen counter.
It's just one more example of how Fangirl antics can help you stay sane!
And maybe protect your family!
PS: I am not holding a real cigarette in the photo.
It's rolled up paper, just so you know.
Smoking is bad.
But lattes are good.
And so are most Ridley Scott films.