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For one day only

Have you enjoyed your free cup of McDonalds coffee today?

Your free curly fries from Arby’s?

Or shredded documents (up to five pounds) at Office Depot…for free?

tax day freebiesThese are just a few examples of the Tax Day Freebies that companies around the country are offering today to ease the squeeze on your bank account.

Well…isn’t that special.  Or is it?

Are these retailers — like Great American Cookie who is giving away free chocolate chip — doing this out of the goodness of their hearts (and love of free publicity)?  Or is it for the tax break they can take for offering these incentives?

I would guess the latter. (And really, who can blame them?)

Oh, and if you’re looking for me this evening, I’ll be ‘singing for my supper’ at Hard Rock Cafe — sing a song, get an entree.

Do re free!

Perhaps I’ve had too much caffeine

As many of you know, I live in New York City, land of the ‘Outlawed Big Soda’ — courtesy of Mayor Bloomberg.

The man hates sugary drinks.

I get it.  And I know that when people want 32 ounces of ‘sugary drink,’ they probably buy two 16 ounce sodas…if they can do the math, that is.

But has Mayor Bloomberg gotten wind of Starbuck’s new coffee cup size — the Trenta?

starbucks trenta cupIt holds 31 ounces — or roughly 900 ml — of coffee and whatever mixings rock your world.

I don’t drink coffee myself, but I know some people put as much flavoring in the cup as they do coffee.

How many calories is that, Mr. Mayor?

Are we gonna go after the coffee drinkers of New York now…and one of the most prolific franchises in our city?  I mean, that new coffee cup size can hold an entire bottle of wine.  That’s how huge it is.

To be honest, I’m not even sure who’s side I’m on in this fight –

I just feel like starting it.

I take it black bear

I’ve never liked coffee.

But this blend is beary, beary tempting.

bear coffee

Branded

You can tell some folk’s politics by the signs in their yard.  But the logo on their coffee cup?

Wake up.  It’s true.

A report by Buyology, Inc., a New York City firm that measures the unconscious
decision making that drives brand preference, links consumers’ politics to the brands they buy.

For example, Democrats are more likely to buy Starbucks coffee.  Republicans prefer Dunkin Donuts’ brew.

No beans about it.

Partisanship also rears its ugly head in folks’ choice of car, insurance, sport and gaming system.  Democrats prefer Jeep, Progressive, NFL and Wii; Republicans go for BMW, Allstate, Major League Baseball and XBOX.

But both parties agree on Coke, Google, VISA, Apple and Olay.

Wha?  The Democrats and Republicans agree on five whole things? This is either a sign of a huge turnaround…

Or the end of the world.

Morning joe

I’ve often said that coffee tastes like poop.

Turns out some of it — the most sought after, in fact — really is.

It’s called Kopi Luwak, or wild Thai civet coffee.  At close to $160 a pound, it’s the most expensive coffee in the world.

What makes it so pricey?

This blend comes from coffee berries that have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet, a cousin to the mongoose.

Once the beans are partially digested and passed through the digestive tract — that’s pooped out, people — they are harvested by workers with particularly horrific jobs and then roasted.

Reviewers on Dean & Deluca compliment civet coffee on its lack of aftertaste, smooth flavor, and rich aroma. They even love sharing the story of how it is made with their family and friends.

Clearly, the shit affects your brain, too.

Speech, speech

It’s awards season.  And guess who won??

ME!

That’s right.  The Sticky Egg has won its second Versatile Blogger Award, courtesy of fellow blogger — and no doubt awesome human being — Hyperactive Inefficiency.

Thanks so much!

When I received my first nod last year from The Word Nymph, I didn’t pay it forward as is every winner’s prerogative.

Not this year.

Therefore, I hereby bestow The Versatile Blogger Award on the following blogs that I have recently discovered and find interesting and fresh:

  1. http://justachitowngirl.com/
  2. http://purecomplex.com/
  3. http://blackcrowwhiteowl.com/
  4. http://larasbookclub.wordpress.com/
  5. http://ratedyoung.com/

Congratulations!

And, in keeping with another awards rule, here are a few things about me that you might not know:

  1. I once had a dog named Booger.  And my best friend in college?  Had a dog named Booger.
  2. I was a member of the original Steve Martin Fan Club — arrow-through-the-head, certificate, you name it.
  3. I keep three calendars.
  4. I love buying purses but hate carrying them.
  5. I have a habit of living in cities for seven years, then moving.  (What’s that about?)

I’m also supposed to write a blog post about at least one of these facts in the near future, so stay tuned.

And thanks, as always, for reading The Egg!

Refreshing, ya’ll

Happy National Iced Tea Day!

Today we celebrate the official drink of summer, that mother’s milk of the South — iced tea.

I grew up drinking my iced tea brewed with boo-coo’s of sugar, but today I prefer it with a just a touch of the pink stuff (Sweet ‘n’ Low).

Now, I know there are a lot of coffee drinkers out there who have never tried iced tea, or who simply consider iced tea the ‘second-class citizen’ of caffeinated beverages.  If that is true, I ask you this:

Which drink is so popular it has it very own piece of flatware?

Iced tea 

(It has its own long-handled iced tea spoon.  Coffee?  No such utensil.)

So, when the next heatwave leaves you feeling parched, consider a tall, thirst-quenching glass of sweet iced tea.

If you’re lucky, you might just pick up a sexy Southern drawl along the way.