About a week ago, I was wasting time in the office by complaining about my blog. The blog wasn't the problem really, it was the clear lack of comments that I felt I was due.
I came up with nothing that needs repeating, but I did stumble upon No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog. And as I was nosing around the reviews, I caught one of the 100 ideas. One of Margaret Mason's tips for interesting blogging is to conduct unnecessary experiments and then (duh) blog them.
And this is where I will tell you about my current experiment.
BUT I will first tell you that I completely planned this experiment before I ever thought about blogging it.
AND it's not at all unnecessary, but I guess you'll find that out momentarily.
My plan is so far unnamed, but I have some possibilities:
Operation Coffee Deception
Project Java Confusion
Dunkin 'n' Deceivin
Here's the dilemma. I have about $72 worth of giftcards for Dunkin' Donuts. Dunkin' Donuts makes spectacular coffee.
Okay... I see the problem; so far there isn't one.
Starbucks has a wonderful cafe ambiance. Dunkin' Donuts does not.
Good, free coffee?
Why can't I have both?
Here's my plan to get both. I'm going to buy a Starbucks mug. I'm hoping for this one:
I need the mug to be very overtly Starbucks.
Once I buy the mug, I will then buy the oh-so-tasty Dunkin' Donuts coffee and classily pour it into the Starbucks mug. Then, I'll drive to Starbucks - mug in hand - and sit, happily sipping, and grade student papers.
If I'm ever approached, I'll blame the economy and they'll just have to assume that I brewed my Starbucks coffee at home.
However, there is a hitch in this plan. When I went to Starbucks tonight, they didn't have any of the super-Starbucks mugs. Hm. I'll find one though, don't you worry.
And... to keep Ms. Mason happy, I'll update you as the project progresses.