(I shoveled about 6-8 inches of this wet, sloppy mess yesterday. It was like shoveling a driveway full of Slurpees. I still hurt.)
I want to comment on what terrific marketing Caribou Coffee has. Their motto is "Life is Short. Stay Awake for it." I love it. Granted, as part of my One Little Word for the year, Reduce, I've cut back on caffeine almost entirely, but I still love Caribou's marketing strategies. Evidence:
1. Every day they have a quiz question, where you can get a dime off if you answer it correctly. I bought something once just so I could say the TV show set in Sunnydale and perched over a Hellmouth is...Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Ta da!
2. A while back they covered a cup with life truths. I picked my favorites from them (after I bought every size cup--there were different sayings on each!) and made this page:
(Click on the image to see the life truths.)
Design-wise, I added some grunge textures to my photos, then reduced the opacity. I like how it warmed my photo. I also added a digital frame I got taking Jessica Sprague's Good-to-Great Workflow class. (Might have been the photo effects class. Don't quote me.)
3. They recently started a new cup, this time with customer contributions answering the question "What do you stay awake for?" Note what's in the upper left:
Yes, that would be my top answer too.
Here's some of my other favorites:
- Walking down #18 on a cool fall evening with my Dad--Joel S.
- The pitter-patter of little feet as the sun rises--Abby M. (That one may not be a good one)
- Extra innings and overtime--Dana F.
- Vampire love stories--Terri B.
- Velociraptors lurking in the shadows--Mike D.
- My 3-yr.-old asking "Mommy what letter does S start with?"--Lisa G.
- Another episode of Bones
- Domimic and Rowan climbing on my lap to hear a story
- A really big thunderstorm
- A cup of hot tea
- Baking chocolate chip cookies
- Dominic chattering to himself in bed (this is the only not-so-good thing on my list--he can do this for hours, which means for a grumpy tomorrow for him)
- The next chapter in a mystery book
- A cat purring by my ear
- Popcorn cooked on the stove
- Warm summer nights with a warm breeze to keep the mosquitoes away
- The smell of lilacs
- Family movie nights