February 8, 2013
February Secret Subject Swap Take 2
Welcome to Take Two of February’s Secret Subject Swap. This week, 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read ALLLLL the Secret Subject Swap posts!! You WON'T be sorry!!!!
My SUPER DUPER SECRET SUBJECT this month is
"What it was like to grocery shop without a Starbucks in every store" submitted by The Mommy Ref.
This secret subject hits SOOOOO close to home. You see I live in a town with *gulp* NO STARBUCKS! Yes!! You read that correctly! There is not a single Starbucks in this whole town! OOOOH! The HUMANITY!!!! It has taken me 3 months to come to grips with that concept. It hasn't been an easy battle. I thought for a while that I might have to check myself into a Starbucks Withdrawal Center, but I couldn't find one of those either. Most other people across America can HAVE their Starbucks any old time they please. But NOOOOOO, not me! If I want a super yummy peppermint hot chocolate I have to drive for 35 MINUTES! Yes! The closest Starbucks is 35!!! MINUTES!!!! AWAY!!! I imagine living in Alaska would be better. At least there you can watch the wildlife and enjoy the snow. SIGH....
Now that I've started my rant, let me tell you the OTHER things my town does NOT have....
TARGET!! Obviously, no Starbucks would also equal no Target. They seem to come as a pair these days. WAH!!!!!!!
NO Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts!!!!! We do have a small, locally owned doughnut shop but it just doesn't compare. Their doughnuts taste like cardboard! I didn't think it would be easy to mess up a doughnut... I was wrong.
NO books stores of ANY kind! GASP!! This one is even worse than not having Starbucks!!! I haven't bought a single book since we moved! My nerves can't take much more!
No Michael's, JoAnn's or Hancock's! Not even a Hobby Lobby!!! There IS a small, locally owned fabric shop and it's OK..... It will do in a pinch, I suppose, but the selection is not very large.
No mall, people! NO MALL!!!! No Yankee Candle! No Bath and Body Works!!! Not even a Sears!
I live at the edge of the world!!!
There is vast nothingness surrounding me!
Civilization is over 35 miles away!!!! The only store we have is WALMART!!!!
So, the next time you go out shopping and grab something from Starbucks, remember me! Drink one FOR ME!!! Remind me of what it is like TO have a Starbucks on every corner!
Also, I might have a list for Target...... ;)
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a Starbucks, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking in a Tornado
Sadder But Wiser Girl
Stacy Sews and Schools - ME! ;)
The Mommy Ref
Come Play In The Kitchen
The Family Pants
Adventures in Hickey Land
Sorry Kid, Your Mom Doesn't Play Well With Others
Black Sheep Mom
There you go!! I hope you check them all out! Believe me, it's worth the time! ;)