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And the winner is...
Posted by: Emer (---.as1.cld.dublin.eircom.net)
Date: July 10, 2004 08:26AM

Congratulations to john paul and his suggestion, 'Obsession'. It's the only one that really fits. Well done dear!


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: July 12, 2004 09:35AM

Prize should be a botle of Calvin Klein Fragrance


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 12, 2004 12:56PM





For our friends across the pond, Obsession is a brand of perfume:

[www.free-web-counters-online.com] />

Les


Edited 11 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2006 03:22AM by lg.


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Talia (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: July 12, 2004 01:32PM

Don't they have Calvin Klein over there?


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: July 12, 2004 01:35PM

In China they have Calvin Klone


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: July 12, 2004 03:26PM

Yes, we do.


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 12, 2004 03:38PM

I was erring on the side of caution. Starbucks coffee houses are numerous here in California over 1450 in the state, but only 25 in all of Canada.

Les


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Emer (---.as1.cld.dublin.eircom.net)
Date: July 12, 2004 04:06PM

We have it over here too


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: July 12, 2004 04:11PM

Lucky Canada.

pam

My sister was amazed that she couldn't get iced tea in the UK- not even at Starbucks there!


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Emer (---.as1.cld.dublin.eircom.net)
Date: July 12, 2004 04:16PM

You can get iced tea here in Ireland, and there are ads for it on UK television channels, so you can get it there now.


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: July 12, 2004 04:17PM

Probably because she ran all over London demanding it last November!

pam


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 12, 2004 04:22PM

My point with the ad was that we Americans tend to assume that every where in the world is pretty much the same as here. Which of course is not the case.

With the Starbucks, they're like McDonalds. They're seemingly everywhere. There are 4 Starbucks within the city of Turlock, population 65,000, and 10 within 20 minutes of where I live.

Pam, I'm proud to say I've never stepped foot in any of them.

Les



Post Edited (07-12-04 17:01)


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Emer (---.as1.cld.dublin.eircom.net)
Date: July 12, 2004 04:26PM

That's a hell of a lot of bad food.


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 12, 2004 04:34PM

Yeah, with all the McDonald's around I guess we do need some chintzy coffee to wash it all down.

Les


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Talia (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: July 12, 2004 04:49PM

What do you mean by chinzy? I have to buy my coffee at McDonald's too. Who can afford Startbucks? Maybe that's why there are so many in the US.


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Emer (---.as1.cld.dublin.eircom.net)
Date: July 12, 2004 04:52PM

We have loads of good coffee places here. Trust me, I'm an addict. Mmmmm, Butler's hazelnut mocha...


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: July 12, 2004 05:39PM

I spent 10 years being a McDonald's manager in one of my previous lives. "Would you like fries with that today?"

pam


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Gwydion (---.bchsia.telus.net)
Date: July 12, 2004 09:42PM


Les said: I was erring on the side of caution. Starbucks coffee houses are numerous here in California over 1450 in the state, but only 25 in all of Canada.

Les, oh man, you need to come on over and visit us; I live in Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. I work in the center of the downtown core, there are (and for once I am not exaggerating) literally 5 Starbucks in a 3 block radius...and I'm sad to say I worked as a barista at a Starbucks...Seattle is a hop skip and a jump from Vancouver.

Blenz are THE Canadian coffee houses, mind you we are also partial to our Tim Horton's coffee and donuts shops too.

Personally, Iím a non-fat vanilla latte girl.


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: northcountrywoman (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: July 12, 2004 10:18PM

I demand a recount and a frappuccino, with sprinkles and extra whipped cream.


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 12, 2004 10:42PM

Gwydion, I stand corrected! There are over 400 Starbucks in Canada, mostly in Ontario, and B.C. The following sites have info. :

[www.starbucks.com] />

[www.starbucks.com] />


Les


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Gwydion (---.bchsia.telus.net)
Date: July 12, 2004 10:49PM

LOL, right on Les! Did yah check out Vancouver?

Not including North Vancouver there are 60 Starbucks in Vancouver, even I'm surprised at the high number.

And hey, BC has more Starbucks compared to Ontario, now that's a wow! Oh wait, probably cuz the East really, and I mean really like their Tim Hortons. Have to admit, a cuppa timi's is like drinking liquid gold...mmm, time for coffee!



Post Edited (07-12-04 21:53)


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 12, 2004 11:05PM

Vancouver, about the same size as Seattle where there are 135, but that's their headquarters.

Hey wasn't this thread about poetry, or something?


Les


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: July 13, 2004 09:36AM

When the talk's of other stuff
we never think it rhymes enough
plutonic friends and rocks and lava
lively beans and molten java
philosophies of hell and heaven
and coffee at the 7-11
so i must say before you go nuts
the best is found at dunkin' donuts !


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: July 13, 2004 12:05PM


Poetry, right.


Here's a Naiku (not really a haiku, just a short short poem) that I wrote about my neighborhood in Seattle (where I lived from 1985 to 1996). Broadway is the main drag in a neighborhood a little bit like Brooklyn Heights:


    new Thai restaurant
        on Broadway
            serves espresso



And here's one for Starbucks. Don't get me wrong -- I actually like Starbucks coffee, and its chairs and decor, and oatmeal cookies (which are often available if you ask, even when they're not on display), and their employment practices and their corporate politics. This is just a comment on their omnipresence:

    Cappuccino
    Frappuccino
    Schmappuccino


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: July 13, 2004 12:10PM

Good one.....not Crappuccino at all !


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Emer (---.as1.cld.dublin.eircom.net)
Date: July 13, 2004 02:44PM

See, this is how a discussion should go. It should develop and evolve. I like coffee.


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: July 13, 2004 02:58PM

Thank you Emer !

Marian, there's a kosher Chinese restaurant by Times Square which has Pastrami Fried Rice !


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: joseph r. torelli (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: July 13, 2004 05:58PM

While searching for coffee delightful,
I discovered a truth quite insightful,
Starbucks', I must say,
Has by far and away,
A taste that's decidedly frightful.

My dad used to pour ground coffee beans directly into the bottom of an old blue and white enamel pot. He never measured the amount: "I just eyeball it," he used to say. He then filled the pot with tap water, brought the concoction to boil, and poured the first cup through a wire strainer. Best damned coffee I ever drank!

joet


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: July 13, 2004 06:07PM

Joe......I agree.....I despise the taste of Starbucks!

Only tried it twice......the second time to confirm that the first was really that bad


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 13, 2004 06:23PM

Joe, I'm happy to see I'm not the only one here who will risk a limerick within the shadow of Hugh's impeccable presence. I think our dads used the same measuring cup. My pop used to say, "Hey that's close enough" to practically everything he measured in the kitchen and out. Miraculously, it usually was close enough. I walked away wondering to myself, "How does he do that?"

50 years later. I still don't know.

Les



Post Edited (07-13-04 17:24)


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: July 16, 2004 09:25AM

Les, measuring that way is a talent. You either have it or you use a measuring cup.


Re: And the winner is...
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: July 16, 2004 12:48PM

The trick is that for most things in cooking- close enough is fine.

pam




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