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The site I found that explained Starbuckese is here:

http://www.quicksilverweb.net/sbucks/sbcharts.htm


Of sizes, it says:
Sizes

Short 8 oz. The smallest size Starbucks offers, but you'll probably only get this size if you ask for it by name; anyone asking for a "small" will get a Tall, which is the smallest size for which the prices are actually on the menu. Only hot drinks can be served in the Short size.

Tall 12 oz. This is what you'll get if you ask for a "small" drink.

Grande 16 oz. This is the "medium" size. Pronounced "GRAWN-day."

Venti 20 oz. hot, 24 oz. cold. For some reason the iced Venti cups hold four more ounces; for this reason, Venti espresso drinks have an extra shot of espresso in them, and cost a few cents more than their hot equivalents. Pronounced "VENN-tee," and reportedly means twenty in Italian.
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I was looking up why the largest drinks at Starbucks are called venti, and one thing led to another and I found this paragraph about my fav burger joint:

"In-N-Out Burger, which is privately held, has maintained a cult following, in large part because it has insisted on not turning burgers into an industrial process, all while expanding gingerly in California, Arizona and Nevada. As a result, it remains a destination, a privilege, a brand that is owned by the minority of Americans who have regular access to it."

Strangely, I do feel lucky to live where these are available. Huh.
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You know that bag of cookies that has the pink and white iced animal crackers along with chocolate sandwich and a chocolate chip cookie? That company that's been around for 92 years and was probably your favorite cookie when you were a kid?

They went out of business on Monday. If you want to munch down memory lane, you should go out and buy a bag while they are still on the shelves.
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It was trash day and between yesterday and today, I filled three large trash bins with plant pruning/trimming/hacking. As a reward, I made myself an iced coffee and put a couple of scoops of Butter Pecan ice cream in it. VERY, VERY delicious! Mom and I gobbled it right down so I made a second batch. Just as delicious but now I'm wired--even though it's six hours later. I think I'll make decaf tomorrow.

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