or Negative Nacy…as long as it includes negative according to my friend Bob (names will be replaced on this blog with horrible nicknames or just acronyms- like the boyfriend will be…W…I think of him as W sometimes but not as in George W. Bush- Fing bastard!-I just love the letter). ANYWAY some people think I am negative and I admit it. There is usually a reason. I want to say there is always a reason but I’m human and occasionally crabby.
Being negative, I wish Facebook had a “Things I hate” section instead of just interests. Sometimes my interests directly stem from being negative about another thing. For example. I do not like Stumptown Coffee- I know !blasphemy! in PDX. I hate the attitude. I hate the coffee. I hate how serious it is. I hate the crappy-trying-to-be-edgy art (seriously go to art school or at least take a color theory class!). I should go to another roaster.
But here’s the deal- other local roasters charge for using your visa card. I hate that almost as much as I hate Stumptown because it costs about .05 to make a cup of coffee and .10 for the cup, so that plus the visa fee still leaves over 1.00 profit.
Why don’t I just go to Starbucks? I do (though I used to HATE Starbucks because they are an evil corporation but got over it because the offer fair/organic trade and a living wage and healthcare for employees) but their coffee sucks. There should be a good coffee shop, with nice people, and that doesn’t have a visa charge. Thus blooms an interest!
I LOVE looking for the perfect coffee shop. I have two near my work downtown. Coffee Plant with a nifty logo, serves stumptown (which is okay), skilled/friendly baristas, AND no visa charge. Also Spella the cart is now, also, Spella the cafe. I LOVE Spella and talk talk talk about how awesome it is all the time. I even emailed W a list enumerating the various reasons why he should love Spella too. They wear button up shirts with ties and serve coffee that is Italieny authentic. They are no-nonesense/almost no fancy pastries. They don’t even let you put the cream and or sugar in your coffee- they do it and it is amazing. At the same time, they are relaxed without the ‘tude or art. Their bags of coffee last for a month at least, not the 4-5days of Stumptown.
So that is it- I am negative and I love coffee. I am sure my opinionated negativity will pop up from time to time but, in the end, we are all a little critical- I am just not good at keeping my mouth shut…but that is a whole other post.