Trick or Treat
My new job starts tomorrow, so I have the day off. How fun is that?
I started my morning by sleeping in until 10. Not terribly late, but my puppy Louis kept jumping on me, so I couldn’t go any longer.
Then I made a trip to our local coffee shop for a cappuccino. When I think of a cappuccino, this is what I think of. Obviously I’m not in Italy, so I didn’t have that high of expectations. But what I did expect was some coffee. When I picked up my cup, and it felt empty, I was concerned. I went to add a packet of Splenda, and realized there was absolutely no brown surfacing as I stirred in the faux sugar. I approached the unfriendly barista and said “trick or treat” thinking he would think it was funny. He didn’t. Then I asked him if he could add just a little more drip coffee, as this cappuccino didn’t seem to have any coffee in it. That isn’t rude or unreasonable, right?!
He sassily replied “It is a one shot cappuccino, so you get one shot of espresso and equal parts steamed milk”. Um. A whole 12 oz cup of steamed milk is not “equal”. I hate to pull the accountant card, but I know my ratios.
He reluctantly added about a tablespoon of drip coffee to said “cappuccino” and I was on my way. I wanted to say “I don’t come here for the steamed milk”, but I didn’t. I guess I’ll be stopping for coffee later this afternoon. At Starbucks.
At least once I’m pregnant, I know exactly where to go to get coffee that won’t cause any danger to my baby.
Now that I’m home, I have a whole day of nothing ahead of me. I have never been a fan of scary movies because quite honestly they scare the crap out of me. Even the stupid totally not plausible ones! Given that it is Halloween, and since I have nothing else to do (and it is still light outside ) – I’m challenging myself to the Halloween marathon on TV today. I think this experience might make me a more well rounded parent. No? Can’t let my children know I fear things.
So bring it on Michael Myers. I heard you don’t even make an appearance in Halloween III. You and the coffee in my cappuccino have that in common.