It’s officially fall, and that means I’ll be visiting Starbucks a lot more than I do in the summer! I’m not sure what it is about the slight fall chill that makes me crave coffee. I drink it more from September to November than I do even during the coldest winter months! With all of those to-go drinks can easily come a lot of paper and plastic waste. So this week’s resolution is to bring my own mug whenever I visit a coffee house! If I forget the mug, then I’ll just have to make do without coffee that day.
I actually went 3 times last week, and thankfully had planned ahead and brought my favorite travel mug each time. I adore the logo and saying on it (Hanson: highly caffeinated since 1992), but perhaps even more I adore that it was free! I won it during the spring leg of Hanson’s “The Walk Tour.” At each show, fan club members were able to get their membership cards scanned and entered in a drawing for free merchandise. After the opening act, the winner was announced. In Falls Church, I was that lucky winner! By that point I’d already purchased everything I really desired, except the mug. It was $25, and in my opinion that’s way too much! I’m thrilled to have it, and it reminds me of tour and especially that show every time I use it.
So this fall, not only will I be helping to save the planet, I’ll be reminiscing about a wonderful tour and advertising for my favorite band. Does life get any sweeter?