Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Enemy Is Here

For the first time in my life, I have an enemy. A tangible one, that is. There is a woman who was working the counter at a local Starbucks in a grocery store where I was buying a nice little giftcard for my niece. She must have seen the glint in my eye that flashed as I noticed the poster declaring the return of their beloved "Pumpkin Spice Latte." For the very moment I finished my transaction she added, "would you like one... free?" How could I resist? I'm a sucker for a bargain, but for me to like anything containing coffee or anything that tastes remotely like coffee would be a miracle of God. I have always hated the morning addiction and swore I would never fall prey. But here I am, I said "yes," to that woman.

Now, I must clarify, SHE is not my enemy. That would be unChristian-like. That unbelievably wonderful latte IS. All those delicious spices virtually cover up any molecule of coffee flavor in there. Although I seem to have just entered the world of "coffee" lovers, I must fight this battle looming ahead. A tall Pumpkin Spice Latte is a whopping 370 calories when ordered with whole milk and yummy whipped cream. That's enough to kill my 1/2 Marathon efforts coming in approx 8 weeks. Maybe I could have a friend stationed throughout the race to supply me with a P.S. Latte at various mile markers. Better yet, maybe it could be THAT woman from behind the counter.

3 comments:

hillenblogshappywife said...

I kinda feel this way about the strawberry frap. or the coffee frap with a squirt of hazelnut syrup. or a mocha frap with 1/2 the mocha. or vanilla frap in the bottle. or on an off day, tazo chai tea.

gina said...

Oh I'm feeling your pain. I love anything pumpkin, and I love almost anything Starbucks, so I'm in deep trouble! Thanks for the heads up to stay out of there for a while!

Jana said...

Ha! It's a cousin thing! I too am addicted to Pumpkin Spice Lattes - made a special trip to Starbucks this morning for one.

BTW I have a recipe for a pumpkin cake roll that is fabulous. Maybe we need another cousin get together with a pumpkin theme...

I love you all...Jana