Thursday, April 8, 2010

A student asked, "Why do Seattle people love coffee so much?"

I thought about it for awhile and responded, "Because the sun rarely shines there, so we replace it with caffeine. Coffee is a sun substitute, I guess."

This week I've really needed some light in my life, but, for some reason, the sun is playing coy with me.
Luckily, I have a place to borrow a little sunshine.


  1. I'm pretty sure you're right about the coffee as sunshine substitute. That could explain why people can live here and still be happy. :)

  2. Yes. Quite true. We do substitute sunshine for coffee. However, that would not explain why the sunnier it is outside, the busier a starbucks gets inside. It's true. Sometimes we have slow rainy days, but we rarely have a slow sunny day. I like this blog post of yours:)

  3. Ooh insights from a barista! That's fascinating...
    Maybe they are so sun-deprived they can't even appreciate the real thing anymore! The substitute has become the substituted!!
    Oh noooooooooooooooooo!!!!

    Or something. :P