Monday, September 12, 2011

It's Definitely a Monday.

Well, today is Monday... And there's really nothing interesting to say, other than I am definitely addicted to the Peach Black Iced Tea from Caribou. It's definitely extremely delicious, and I love it. :) I know I didn't post about coffee this weekend like I said I was going to, but as free as I thought we were going to be... we weren't. We did all fun stuff, though! Eric and I went to a wedding on Friday night, then on Saturday we went to our friends David and Lindsey's place for dinner, then we went to a 40's swing night with them! It was so legit. It was in an airplane hanger, and it was definitely a lot of fun. :) Sunday we had a potluck at church and then we watched the Vikings game with Eric's parents. So, all in all, it was a good weekend!

I'm definitely determined though to write a post about the origins of some coffees. I'm really interested in researching them... I just haven't done it yet.

Well, that's all I have for today! Eric and I are gonna watch the Bronco's game at Applebee's tonight, and I'm suuuper excited about that. I haven't watched one of my home team's games in a long time. Yay! :)

Go get a Pumpkin White Mocha. :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Weekend and Craziness.

So, it's the weekend, and this has definitely been an eventful week at work. I worked a lot which wasn't a big deal (since I enjoy it so much), but the past two days have been very eventful.

Yesterday morning I burned myself on our oven, and that HURT. The spatula-type-thing that we use to get sandwiches out of the oven has its handle broken, so unfortunately right now our hands and arms are much closer to the heat than they normally are. Because of this and because I wasn't watching what I was doing, as I pulled a sandwich out, my arm came down and landed on the inside door. It proceeded to hurt like none other, even though I put it under cold water multiple times and for a long time. *sigh* BUT. Kelsey (my boss) has magic lotion (lol) and after a couple times of rubbing it on there, it felt a lot better! Now it's bandaged up and is healing.

...I feel like this isn't going to be the last time that I get a battle scar from working at Caribou. Oh well. It's totally worth it.

Also, the reason that I didn't update yesterday was because I ended up having to go home sick in the afternoon. :( I have no idea what happened, but I started feeling weaker and weaker (even though I ate), started sweating, getting dizzy, and shaking. Thanks to my wonderful co-workers (Rachel and Casey especially), I was able to go home and lay on the couch all afternoon. I absolutely hate being sick because it makes me feel useless and I feel like a baby, but my wonderful hubby brought home flowers and took care of me all evening, so I went back to work today, ready and able to work! :)

Today was also a crazy day, even though I only worked two hours. So, I'm excited that it's the weekend, and that I get to spend some more quality time with the hubs! We're going to a friend of Eric's wedding tonight, and then we'll see what happens the rest of the weekend! I'm sure some lovely Caribou Coffee will be involved in some way. ;)

Oh, speaking of... We have a new promotional coffee! You guys should definitely buy a pound and try it - I'm excited to drink it at home. It's called Hojas del Otono, and it's gonna be really good. It's dark-chocolatey, nutty, and kinda molasses...y... :) So, go to your local Caribou and get some!


So, a couple posts ago I talked about how I'm being promoted and my training is starting soon. It's just now starting to become real to me how I need to emotionally and mentally adjust to my new role, and it's definitely not going to be easy. I'm really comfortable when I know what I'm doing and I can be confident at that, but when it comes to changing how I'm supposed to act and respond to situations and moving into leadership... It's definitely harder for me to adjust. I'm really learning a lot through it, and like Kelsey told me today - I'm uncomfortable right now, and that's a good thing. It's allowing me to learn and grow in areas that I need to be stretched, and it's (hopefully) making me a better worker and person because of it. We'll see how it keeps going and I'm sure I'll be updating you once I start training! :)

That's all for now - I think I'm going to do a little blurb on one of our coffees tomorrow. Yay! :)

Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Autumn! :) :)

Leaves changing, cooler weather, apple picking, pumpkin carving.... These can only mean one thing:

It's officially fall at Caribou! :)

Yesterday we started our new fall line-up. We have two new drinks, and a whole-lotta food! :) For our drinks, we have our Pumpkin Latte and Pumpkin White Mocha, and the food items are Cinnamon Apple Scones, Maple Walnut Scones, Caramel Apple Crisp Oatmeal (I think I'm wrong on the name) and Pumpkin Bread! I may not like the season of autumn, but all these new things actually make me excited about it!

So, because I work at Caribou, I have the horrible job of having to try everything. ;) I've tried everything but the Pumpkin Bread so far, and it's all tasting really really good! I'm not as big of a fan of the Pumpkin Latte, but I highly suggest that you all try the Pumpkin White Mocha. And in honor of fall, for my shift drink I got a Pumpkin White Mocha Cooler! I was a little iffy about it, but it was DELICIOUS! I will definitely be getting that drink again.

As far as the food goes, the scones are definitely a little dry, but they are cute and small, so they go perfect with a cup of coffee. I'm even tempted to get a coffee just so I can dip the little scones in. :) They're a pretty good deal, too! For one it's $1.25, but we have good deals on getting 2 or 3 of them, so check 'em out! :) And then... there's the oatmeal. Oh my goodness... If you like oatmeal, then you have to try the Caramel Apple Crisp! (Again, I don't know if that's the right name, but it's the promoted oatmeal right now.) It's sooo good. If I could, I would get it every day. Not everybody at my store feels the same way that I do, but that's because they don't like oatmeal in general. It's definitely sweeter, but it's soooo good. :)

So anyway... I think that's it. The weather is perfect outside, and it's going to continue to be that way for the rest of the week here in good ol' Minnesota (you betcha!). I think I'm going to open my porch door and let the cool breeze in tonight. :) I may not like autumn because it reminds me that winter is coming, but I gotta say... Minnesota autumn is making me happy thus far (Eric will be happy to read that).

Okay. NOW I'm done. Have a great evening everybody, and don't forget to check out the new stuff at your local Caribou Coffee! :)

PS - Thanks again, Bethany Johnson, for visiting my Caribou today. I love seeing friends there! :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

It's the Weekend! :)

Yay, I'm so excited about the fact that it's the weekend now. :)

So, for the past couple of days I've forgotten to look at the survey, and thus... I haven't tried anyone's drinks. However, I think I'm running out. Anyhoo, yesterday I got a Campfire Mocha Cooler with dark chocolate and loved it! The dark chocolate isn't my favorite, but it was still really good. Today I got a Vanilla White Chocolate Mocha Cooler and it's delish. Definitely very sweet, but very tasty. :) For all of you who don't know what Coolers are, it's the Caribou equivalent of a Starbucks Frappacino (sp?). Only... It's better, because:

1. We have more flavors.
2. You can actually pronounce and spell our drink.
3. We're just cooler than Starbucks anyway.


Well, I think that's all I have for today! The hubs and I are going camping for Labor Day weekend, then to the State Fair on Sunday! Have a great weekend everyone, and be safe!