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(Coffee) Shop Talk

Welcome to the shop where I talk about things that go well with coffee, which is almost everything.

I have so many mixed feelings about Christmas. I love carols, but I don’t believe in the messages behind them (peace on earth, sure, but not the religious part, which is most of it). I love the huge, electric snowflakes lighting up the streets and the festive store window displays, but the sheer commercialism behind it makes me a little nauseous. I’m not hating on capitalism or anything, I just don’t like the hijacking of happiness and innocence for sales purposes (ahem–Macy’s–ahem).

The list goes on…I like snow but hate the melty slush, I like winter beverages but don’t understand why Starbucks needs to charge $5 for them, I love my Christmas tree but I’m afraid my cats will choke on the needles, I enjoy family get-togethers but the travel logistics are a pain, and so on and so on.

I’m not sure what my point is. I guess just that Christmas used to be my favorite holiday, but the older I get, the more dark sides it seems to have. I guess that’s why they invented egg nog. 😛

*Note: I don’t actually intend to drown my troubles in ‘nog, and I don’t advise it to anyone else. Delirium Noel (TM) is a much better choice.

**Kidding again.

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