OK, today`s my day to chime in on the coffee conversation. Y`all were havin` TOO much fun in here without me yesterday!
Brian Cleveland, StartupNation Internet Manager extraordinaire, and I were up late last night creating these new categories that you see on the forum today. It was actually a full team effort that has been evolving over the past week, but last night was the moment when it went live. So, when the migration was completed a little after 11pm, I was wired & wide awake.
Winding down with ESPN highlights and the end of the Detroit Tigers game didn`t get me sleepy, but the beer I swilled (medicinal) at 12:30am did the trick. Only problem was, Moses the cat decided to pull his first all-nighter of the spring season. I waited til sometime after 1am & finally put my head on the pillow, only to check on him again at 2:38 (yes, I looked at the clock - my cell phone - & remembered the time. It was important that I tell Moses when he finally came in for breakfast at 6am how inconsiderate he had been before I praised him for patrolling the kingdom that is our neighborhood and keeping it safe from dragons & such.)
Which brings me to my coffee choice of the day. I normally wait until I get to StartupNation HQ before imbibing in the Starbucks blend that we sport here. But today I just couldn`t hold out. I actually NEEDED caffeine to get through my 10 minute commute! Oh blessed day, there is a Starbucks right on my way.
"Venti Hazelnut no-whip Mocha for Joe please."
My local Starbucks always asks for your first name so that they can call out ...
"Venti Hazelnut no-whip Mocha for Joe!" when your drink is ready.
Joe Jackson is my pizza-ordering name and it`s become my coffee ordering name too. I think it started years ago when people just wouldn`t hear the `l` in Joel when I`d order pizza over the phone because things are always noisy in the kitchen (where apparently they answer the phone) of a pizzaria. And Shoeless Joe is my favorite baseball player of all time.
Ok, the fancy Starbucks drink is gone - time to hit the StartupNation kitchen for some Starbucks House Blend - medium in a StartupNation mug.
It`s gonna be an outrageously spectacular StartupNation day!!
Joel Welsh2006-4-20 7:57:33