Dear Beautiful Existence [yes, that's really her name],
First of all, bitchin’ name, sister.
Second of all, I am not entirely sure you are not a Starbucks plant. But nevertheless, your goal to spend the whole of 2013 only eating and drinking food and beverages from Starbucks leads me to believe we should be best friends.
You see, Beautiful Existence, I’m a bit of a Starbucks aficionado myself. Some might say “addict.” I’m there once, twice, sometimes three times a day. Baristas know my name and my order. And yes, I spend a lot of money there. Perhaps, too much.
Oddity Central claims you’ve spent an average of $18.79 on Starbucks food and beverages so far in 2013. If you continue apace, you will spend $7,000 a year on their offerings. The USDA suggests the average woman spends about $3,000 a year on groceries. But can a regular grocery store get you a morning bun and a mocha Frappucino? I think not. I just hope you’re grateful you even have to ability to reach into your privileged pockets to finance this little experiment.
Your friends are concerned you might gain weight from your Starbucks experiment. With 27 grams of fat in an “old fashioned glazed donut” and 9 grams of fat in a Double Chocolaty Chip Frappucino, I don’t blame them. But because we’re BFF now, I’ll share a little hint: a skinny peppermint mocha is only 100 calories.
Your new friend,