Tuesday, August 22, 2006


okay, you know the other thing I love to collect lately? that I just LOVE? Starbucks Coffee Cards. Told ya I had collection affliction. My friend Robbie came through mega*bigtime with Hawaii. It's awesome.


JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

20 comments:

PDXPup said...

***JEALOUS!***

Okay, i have to catch up on commenting here. Way too busy these days.

First off, someone jacked your quarters?!? What jackass thought that quarters kept in the ceremonial dish could be used to feed the meter downstairs?!?! I was wondering what happened when I got the quarter call. You are going to have to start roping everything off, like a museum. What a putz.

Second, Sticks rocks. ALLLLLL the cool people have Sticks. I am still slightly devastated that the Christ Child was included in the conference table design, but I was conspicuously left out. Office-Schmoffice...he's not called the Christ Child fer nuthin'. Whatever. I get the scarves, right? RIGHT?!?

Third,...wait, I forgot what I was going to say...oh yeah: THE GENERAL! Makes an appearance! You should tell Christ Child to put the video he made on You Tube and then the Chows can get it up on the blog!

Okay, that's all I have for now. Carry On!

the psycho therapist said...

Stumped.
Starbucks has collectible cards?

What's a Starbucks when there is Caribou?
Who buys coffee anyway, sheesh.

Too much money, I say, too damn much disposable income. Where's Green and his environmental grief when I need 'im?

Hello Schmeebsie the Younger.

jb3ll3 said...

HRH Princess Peedy. Lovely to see you, dear. I have been oppressed, sorely oppressed, in your absence. The suffering here is real and palpable; so, in fact, I think I better go to London, say the end of October. Wanna come?

curtcon said...

I'm a collector myself..Guess you guessed by the stamps...Since I was 12...Yes they had postage stamps back then:-)

jb3ll3 said...

I wondered about those stamps! But I knew anybody could corral that many quarters that fast had collection affliction, too....

green libertarian said...

Starbucks is freaking evil. Support your local fair trade coffee pusher, errr, vendor, if you must. Frankly, Americanos consume too much caffeine, make your cup or two at home for 10 cents a cup, and then get the monkey off your back for the rest of the day.

And never forget, Red bull gives you wings. Sucker.

curtcon said...

Starbucks is a marketing jugernaught...To take something that was as one dimensional in it's sameness as the 'cup o' coffee' and turn it into an experience that people will pay obscene amounts of money for is sheer genius...(and freaking evil..h/t to Green)

Me? I am that guy Green talks about..I make the coffee at home and I make the coffee at work...Black, strong, everyday Columbian...All the rest is commentary.

If I want something exotic to drink I will find it in a barroom thank ya vury much.

JBelle...My boss always seems to have a Starbucks card...I never really looked at them but if you want I can send you one of his after the card runs out...Are they all different?

Anonymous said...

This is a good blog, I nominate its author as a Huckleberries guest columnist...

jb3ll3 said...

Thanks, Anonymous! I am not much of a writer like some of those who blog over there at HBO. Read today that he's going to take a different direction for this week of vacation, anyway. :) It's all good, huh.

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jb3ll3 said...

Curt, the cards are really quite interesting. Starbucks is essentially out of the business of selling coffee one cup at a time. Now they sell it by the $25 worth or whatever you load your card with; can you imagine the how cash flow spiked when the cards were introduced? Throw in different designs that are sure to become collectibles and bang, you're in a whole new segment of your business.

Yeah, I make it at home, too. With coffee I get at Costco. :)

curtcon said...

wupiI thought a cup of coffee cost about $25 at Starbucks...Oh unless you want a cinnamon stick with it for an additional &8.95... :-)

Mommy Dearest said...

I have a holiday starbucks gift card in the depths of my purse. Probably has about 24 cents left on it. If you ever drop by the s-r for a visit again, it's yours.

brur brur said...

you have a very nice and sweet blog... (2 thumbs' up!!!)

green libertarian said...

All of those prepaid cards are evil. Financial marketing gimmicks, almost as bad as derivitives.

the psycho therapist said...

Y'hear that? (spit) Someone here tinks youse got a sweet blog (spit).

Oh it's sweet, alright.

Julie said...

Wasn't it so long ago that Starbucks was selling mugs? Was it different cities or different states? I simply can't recall - most likely because I don't even like Starbuck's Coffee. However, I will admit to simply loving their hot choco and scones. Whenever I get the opportunity to visit the local Barnes & Noble, I always find a good read, the Starbuck's hot choco and scone and spend the afternoon.

Unfortunately I don't get there as often as I would find pleasurable.

PDXPup said...

***Stepping in for JBelle who is currently on tour***

Julie, you would be correct in the Starbucks mugs department. JBelle, as most of you know, has collection affliction. So, adorning the high-up places in her office is one of her most prized collections--not left carelessly to the masses like the state quarters or Joseph DebitCredit. No siree, this collection is one of the most complete Starbucks mugs collections you will find anywhere. New Yawk, Boston, New Delhi, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Portland, London, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Roma, and yes, of course...Spokane, among the multitudes of others.

I swear, my mom's office is one of the coolest museums I have ever been in. I don't know what the admission is, but I'm pretty sure anyone can get a guided tour if they stop by during business hours.

jb3ll3 said...

aw, Pup. What kinda life is it when your daughter is among your biggest fans? I am rich, rich, rich.

the psycho therapist said...

/looking under all the piles of accumulated memorabilia, quarters, cards and "touch-me" artwork

Where is she, damnit?
I hope I didn't throw her out with the rest of this trash.