Starbucks, I Am Your Bitch

I am dreaming of frappucinos. As I barely stay awake at my desk, only the thought of having a creamy, icy, lovely fat/calorie/caffeine-laden frappucino in my hands by about quarter past four is keeping me going.

This is insane. This is even worse than the skor blizzard habit I cultivated during my pregnancy with Bee.

This morning as I was walking into work, I spied someone’s half-empty, discarded frap on top of a garbage can and, I shit you not, I almost took a swig.


This is going to be a long pregnancy.


Yes, after not posting for a week, this is all I got. I might do better once I get my fix.


  1. blah, blah, blogApril 30, 2007

    I know, I know.

    There is a brand-spanking-new Starbucks in the next building over. It opened about a week after I learned I was pregnant.

    My office has a little corner, behind a filing cabinet, which no one can see from the doorway. A couple of weeks ago, I unfurled my yoga mat, curled up under my coat, and had a glorious nap until someone came in looking for file...

    But as bad as the fatigue/lack of caffeine combination may be, my dreams are haunted by Harvey's veggie burgers. I can't get enough of them. Grilled with cheese and topped with mustard, lettuce and extra dill pickles on that bad, white, over processed bun.


    Right now, for whatever inexplicable reason, Harvey's (and, yes, it must be Harvey's) veggie burgers remain the only thing that I find remotely edible.

  2. omg - Sooz, I'm SO on the Harvey's veggie burger! I had to have one in Chatham a few weeks ago. I'm pretty sure I'm the only person that ever ordered a veggie burger at the Harvey's in Chatham.

  3. Dammit, now you've made me want one too! I've been watching people drink them for the past few weeks, and wondering if my attempt to cut back on the caffeine is really worth it..?

    My weakness is the mocha frappucino "affogato style" - which means the make the drink and pour an extra shot of expresso and mounds of chocolate sauce on top. It's not fattening at all. Nope.

  4. I've never been a coffee person, but my pregnancy has heightened my desire for the Starbucks Chai Creme frappuchino. Frozen chai tea and cream...yum!

    Damn, now I'm going to have to go to the one nearby and get one before I leave work today.

  5. Crap. I had not yet had the urge, but now.... Thanks. Thanks a lot!

    I was a total whore for the skor when I was preggy, too.

  6. i never gave up caffiene.

    god, is that why M never sits still?

  7. I'm with Jen...I never gave up coffee. Life's too short.

    I'll buy you a decaf one...or caf if you want. anything to get together with you and talk baby bellies and stuff.

  8. Funny, I was just saying yesterday that the only thing I can stand at Starbucks is their hot chocolate (it's the only not-sickeningly-sweet hot chocolate in the chain places) and then you went and reminded me of the drink that has more calories than a Big Mac.

    You have an excuse, you're pregnant.

    And I'm still offering you bagels, but like crazymumma, I'm just doing it to buy some time with you.

  9. I gave up coffee with Julia but not with Oliver. I often wonder if that's why he just doesn't stop. But, like...decaf just ain't the same.

  10. So now I need a Harvey's Veggie Burger, a starbucks hot chocolate and a blizzard. Thanks for the tips everybody.

    Kgirl you cannot fight with baby #2. Just give it what it wants. I have totally had that same urge to consume somthing like the discarded cap just because I NEED IT NOW. You are defenseless.
    How am I going to get to Harvey's when I can't see properly?

  11. Would a Grande Decaf Mocha Frap with extra Whip do the trick!

    My doctor told me I didn't have to give up caffeine but told me to stay away from Daddy Starbucks as there is more caffeine in one of their cups than all other coffee chains. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

  12. All I can say is I'm sitting at my desk laughing - out loud, and with you! I'm not laughing at you, cause I know when my time comes, there will be a frappucino-esque habbit waiting for me too!

    This too will pass!!!

  13. I'd like to tell you that there is a good substitute, but whatever it is, I have yet to find it.

  14. I altered my diet with my wife during her pregnancies, although I never gave up tea.

  15. I live an hour away from the nearest Starbucks, so it's probably a good thing that I don't yearn for anything from there too mightily.
    When I was pregnant with the Boy, I wanted beer. And cigars. That was a miserable nine months!

  16. Me? I wanted a smoke, baked brie and an entire shrimp ring with sauce. And let's not forget the hot dogs (I don't even want hot dogs). At least your forbidden craving is classy (b/c hot dogs are never classy - even when disguised as cocktail weiners).

    Be strong kgirl, be strong.

    Oh and my word verification is nyphoptmx - very close to nyphomanic don't you think (or am I the only one with a dirty mind around here?)

  17. i don't drink coffee so on the weekends i always have to run out and grab J an extra large from tim's. if i don't then we never get the ball rolling on the weekends.

    you've been tagged btw... or should i say C has!

  18. All this coffee talk is keeping me awake. I don't actually do the coffee thing, but I thought I'd come by to say hi.

  19. I was a total skor blizzard girl during my first pregnancy too. But half drunk fraps -- you crack me up. Hope you get yoru fix K girl :)

  20. I will never forget when the doctor told me to give up caffiene to see if it was affecting my heart. I gave it up (after all, it was my heart! LOL) but I looked longingly at people walking by with coffee. I considered mugging the little old lady with the Tim Horton's cup in her hand. I wanted to jump on the next person who passed by with coffee and sit on them while I drank their coffee. it was a bad time. Thank god I have my sweet sweet coffee back now!

  21. I think you're awesome!

  22. Halloooooo?

    Are you ok?

  23. I LIVED on Starbucks decaf lattes during my pregnancy.

    BUT - HELL - how did I miss the pregnancy announcement holy fack! There should be some rule that once a blogger announces a pregnancy she must append a preggo-button or something to end of each subsequent post so that late-comers won't be caught unawares. ANYWAY. My bad. CONGRATS!!!

  24. Baby Boo got the short-stick pregnancy ... and probably a future love of diet coke as a result. I so needed it to keeo going!

    Hang in there!


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