Starbucks is probably my favorite place to pay way too much money for a mediocre product. If my stomach didn?t reject milk I would never step in there, but alas, they make a decent soy latte. Since graduating college, I have reduced my coffee intake by approximately 3000 percent. This was not an easy journey, but I am finally at a place in life where I drink coffee for the mere pleasure of it instead of counting down the minutes and wishing that I could just insert an IV in my arm and happily wait for caffeine to jolt its way through my bloodstream and into my brain. These days, exercise takes the place of my morning cup of Joe, but that does not mean that when I?m having a rough week I don?t saunter into my local Starbucks and order myself an unsweetened grande soy latte. And yes?I saunter. I don?t enjoy straight up coffee, and I don?t really like iced coffee, but there?s something comforting and satisfying about a steaming cup of soy-infused caffeine. Do you have to wait an eternity for your coffee because every human being on the island of Manhattan happens to be at YOUR particular Starbucks at the same time? Yes. Will you pay five dollars for your coffee when you refuse to spend more than $1.29 for a box of pasta and/or a sponge? Yes. Has Starbucks completely warped our minds into thinking we cannot live without them? Yes. But who cares! You?ve definitely spent your money on worse. The only thing that I would want Starbucks to advertise (besides the caloric content of their pastries, which stops me dead in my tracks as a reach for a blueberry scone) is your soul mate. You know how in movies the main couple always seems to meet waiting in line at a Starbucks? If that were true, I would spend way more time rediscovering my caffeine addiction.