Even though I am posting daily for the 365 Day Art Challenge, I am still going to join in some photo challenges, so bear with me if it seems like a lot of Priorhouse on some days. 🙂
“What is conceptual photography? It is photography of a concept that is illustrated and conveyed through a photograph. It is more about the message of a photo than about what is in the photo. Some artists intend to be clear in their messages, in illustration of their ideas, and some do not care if they will be understood or misinterpreted. You have seen conceptual photography in advertising, in social critique, in political messages, but it is also used in contemporary conceptual art.”
Okay, so here is my entry:
The concept is that coffee cup sizes are always getting bigger.
Now the back story:
My niece was here and I told her I would take her to Starbucks on the two-hour drive to bring her back to her grandmother.
It ended up taking three hours – there was holiday traffic and we stopped for gas (and she also was able to experience a toasted sub from Wa-Wa which she was also asking about).
Now back to Starbucks:
My niece asked/reminded me numerous times, “Are we still going to Starbucks?”
“Yes, but I want to go to one that is close to the highway, ok?”
few minutes later:
“Still stopping at Starbucks, right?”
“When are we going to Starbucks, Aunt Yvette?”
we were only 20 minutes into the trip…. but I decided to pull off at the next exit because there was a Starbucks one block down the road.
The Starbucks stop was a few extra (extra) minutes out-of-the-way, but this girl needed to get her Starbucks …. and hey, it was also “time together.”
Side note – it is very interesting that Starbucks gift cards are still a cool gift to give a teen… just like it was in the 90s…. really good gift!
She ordered a peppermint cold drink concoction.
She then enjoyed her drink for at least 15 minutes on the ride – it was huge. The size of it was just the new Trenta – but rather ginormous at 31 oz. I had a black grande coffee…. 16 oz.
I remember in the 1980’s when a satisfying “large” coffee was 16 oz…. and for Starbucks this is just the next one up from small…. but hey, this is what people want – a good size for their dollar!
Another side note, back in 2013, “M” saved over 800 dollars a year when she stopped having her daily latte at the Starbucks in the mall up North. Instead of spending $3.50 to $4.00 per day – she had coffee at her shop; when I saw her in October, she now buys Starbucks’ VIA ready brew and makes those at the shop – excellent taste and excellent price.
Me? I am not a huge Starbucks fan, but I do like their sumatra and house blend. Oh, and I used to like their (now gone) London Fog tea latte (earl grey with vanilla).
What about you?
Are you one with a Starbucks card or not?
Hope you have a nice rest of your day.
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