I decided to splurge this afternoon and I went to Starbucks.
When I got there, I stood at the cash register, stared at the menu and went “Hmmm.”
“What are you looking for?” the barista (a boy) asked.
“I don’t know…”
“Hot or cold?”
“I don’t know…” Pause. “Usually I decide by the temperature outside but today it’s right in the middle where you could go either way.”
I decided on a Chai Frappuccino (yum!) and a low-fat Cinnamon Swirl cake (yumyum!) which I decided was an excellent choice.
It’s probably upper 50s right now, so it’s not exactly warm outside, but it’s also not the friggid 20 degree weather that I came to know and despise during my first East Coast winter. It’s sunny, giving the illusion that spring is here.
I used to know that it was spring in Oregon when it was sunny one day, then rained for three days, then was sunny for a day, then rained for another three days… If you’re wondering what winter is like in Oregon, it just rains. No sun. We’re like the CNN of rain. All rain, all the time.
In completely unrelated news, I watched the movie Once this weekend.
So, the story behind watching this movie is that for the past four or five weeks, I have been seeing this movie title everywhere. I first heard about it when Bernard recommended it to me during out Diabetes OC Movie and Book List challenge. Then I saw Kerri talk about it on Twitter, and I think Karen talked about it on Twitter.
And then people who I didn’t really know started talking about it on Twitter and mentioning it on their blog.
And I thought to myself, “OK! OK! I’ll watch it!”
It was too late to get it off Netflix, so I actually went to the brick-and-mortar Hollywood video to check it out on DVD. I curled up on my (red!) couch with a bowl of popcorn (yumyumyum!) and was thoroughly entertained for the hour and a half. It was really a delightful little movie that I understood perfectly thanks to a little thing called English subtitles. No really. Even in a movie that’s in English, you can put it on English subtitles. It really works wonders for my comprehension. I put closed captioning on television sometimes too, especially for shows with heavy dialogue like The West Wing. Makes my head spin. But I digress.
Anyway, I decided it’s like a musical but without the dancing and the songs actually fit in context. So I guess that means it’s absolutely nothing like a musical.
You should watch it. Let me know what you think.