Bucking Starsucks

There's a downed power line in the vicinity of the Potrero Center Peet's. I wish I had known that before I left my house this morning. After paying $12 for a parking spot that I could keep all day, I jumped into the TechTV van and came to the studio. So close, yet so far away. I started to run through today's show and decided to give Starbucks a shot. “It can't be as bad as I remember it.” No, it was far worse. Five sips from a Venti later and I've come up with a list of things I'd rather drink than another drop of Starbucks coffee: (1) camel piss; (2) anti-freeze; (3) melted crayons; (4) amniotic fluid; (5) mayonnaise that's been sitting under direct sunlight all day; (6) tripe puree; (7) tobacco juice; (8) an entire vat of fry oil from Burger King; (9) formaldehyde; and (10) sulfuric acid. What the hell was I thinking?!