The Silver Lining

It’s been a crappy week, I have to admit. The final project for my Ruby on Rails class is due today and I’ve been working on it for what seems like forever. The past two nights have been near sleepless and this past weekend I slacked off more than I should have. While I continually edit my application as it seems like I find a problem with it every time I look at it. I just count the hours until I pass it in and breathe a sigh of relief.

Then I was met with the most pleasant of surprises.

This morning, as I grogily pulled open the door to the Starbucks on my walk to work, the only thing I could think of was how much espresso can actually fit into a venti cup. I was standing in line to order, and the woman in front of me stepped away from the glass case that held all of those delicious sweets and I saw it. Four of them actually. The Starbucks Vanilla Bean Cupcake, in all its sugary glory. Suddenly, I was filled with energy and fully awake. I could taste them almost immediately. I promptly order 4 along with my ventri skinny vanilla latte and darted off to work so I could eat one immediately.

A little back story on my history with this particular cupcake… Over a year ago when I was still working in Back Bay, I was a regular at the Starbucks around the corner from my office. When these cupcakes first appeared, I immediately tried one and loved it so much I’d get it almost every afternoon. Then sometime last summer they didn’t have them anymore, and when I asked them why those delicious bits of heaven were gone they told me that they weren’t selling. Of course I knew this was complete BS since I personally purchased half of their inventory daily. But alas, I couldn’t find a Starbucks in eastern Massachusetts that had them. A dark cloud has followed me ever since.

Back to the present. Yes, I had a 400 calorie sugar dripping (literally) cupcake for breakfast at 8 a.m. but you would too if you only knew. It tasted just like it did when I unknowingly had my last one oh so long ago. It was just the pick-me-up I needed to get me through this day, pass in my assignment and relax.

It looks misshapen because I have already eaten the backside :)

It looks misshapen because I have already eaten the backside :)


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