i am a firm believer in the coffee bean & tea leaf.
it's a southern californian staple that i have come to prefer over starbucks.
it being my birthday month, i was excited to get my free drink. today was the day. i'm sick (so i probably shouldn't be drinking coffee, and yet...), exhausted, and in need of some writing time at my favorite shop.
i ordered my usual small vanilla iced coffee with soy.
scanned for my free drink.
and then the barista asked if i'd like a larger size. the largest -- it being free and all.
so i said why not. i think that in my cloud of no-caffeine-and-it-being-four-thirty-pm, plus not feeling well, i had conjured up an image of a venti sized drink in my head.
what was and is placed before me is a 32 oz cup of iced coffee garnering all of the glances.
this is like the grocery store incident.
i am increasingly insecure about the excesses in my life.
now, coffee (of all things!) is on the list.
so, from a square table in los angeles, your girl writes you her embarrassment over her birthday coffee that is larger than her head.
i can't even begin to drink it i feel so glutinous.