Sunday, September 24, 2006

Everybody Knows

Okay, I'm not sure what Everybody Knows, but I'm listening to this specific song right now (at least the Rufus Wainwright cover) and I figured it might be a good title, because I quite enjoy titles and I can't think of anything else to write as a title. I suppose this song is kinda relevant. This song has I kind of rich get richer, poor get poorer feel to it. Which fits appropriately with my topic of Starbucks. It's not about how I never go to Starbucks because I think it's immoral (that's a dead lie) or how a love Starbucks, think it's great and go there every day (not a huge lie, but it's definitely untrue). If you hate the fact I go to Starbucks sometimes once a week, just don't read this.

Anyways, I sometimes I go to Starbucks once a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. Point is, I go to the exact same Starbucks and I'm pretty familiar with the Barista's. One of them has blonde hair, one played the Smiths for me once, and there's one with short hair and stubble and a round face. So my mom was there the other day, and Mr. Shorthair starts talking to her, something like this.

B: So is your daughter back to school?
M: Uh..yeah?
B: What grade is she?
M: She's in grade 9.
B: Oh really, I thought she was in grade 10 or 11, she's so mature.
M: Nope, grade 9.
B: So, what does she like to do?
M: She loves music, she likes art and current events and stuff
(Where my mum tries to tell Barista-man about Sounds Like Canada or at least Jian Ghomeshi, obr something about me being interviewed on CBC)
B: Wow, sounds really cool.
M: Thanks for the tall decaf.

I actually didn't remember which Barista this was until I went today on a quest with my friend, to find the Barista who knows me. And he was there! Yay. I remember him now. Come to think of it, he's the one I thought was gay. Anyways. He's always been really nice, I don't know how he connected me to my mum. He was sweeping up some spilt cheerios, when I asked him if we could sit on the chairs. So Barista man's like:

B: Yep, they're all yours!
H: Oh, thanks.
B: Yah, I wanna put a sign on the door that says "no kids under 5".
H: Haha, yeah, did little kids make the mess?
B: Yes, they had cheerios.
H: Oh. I didn't know they had cheerios at Starbucks!
B: No they don't, they brought 'em.

Yay! I accomplished the mission of meeting the barista who I didn't think I knew but who talked to my mum. Now if only I could finish up my Humanities and Math homework. Is anyone really good at factoring special quadratics?

And here is my song, the campy, quirky Rufus Wainwright version of Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows". You'll probably love it or hate, or it might just make you dizzy.

P.S. I only have the URL cause I'm ignorant at posting sound clips from Bolt. Click if you want to:
http://www.bolt.com/hilarym/audio/2279373

5 comments:

Allison said...

LOL...that was a funny story. I don't care for Starbucks, but don't bother those who do!
Your talk of the quadratic formula reminded me of a nightmere I had in first year uni, I was taking my psych exam and they kept asking us to recite the formula, it was horrible. Very 1984 as we filed into the arena. In case you didn't guess, highschool math and my didn't mix.
But I hope you are more successful than I, as you are quite the mature gr. 9 :)

Ariel S. Hyre said...

To be sung to the tune of "Pop Goes the Weasel:"
X=-b±√(b^2-4(a)(c)) all over 2a!

I like math. So sue me... I'm not that good at factoring though. =(

I like coffee shops. Not Starbucks, for reasons relating to my union-izer heritage, but it's always nice when the barristas know and like you. ^^

hilary m. said...

Yeah, I have a lot of friends who don't go to Starbucks. It's kinda like me being a vegetarian, I fortunatly don't bug them about not eating meat.

Oh, so it was a quadratic formula. I knew it. That's really scary... whenever people make me repeat things more then once I get worried. I'm not too pro at math either. But it's kinda fun. Polynomials are fine, but I get lost past difference of squares and special quadratics. =)

Ooo, super fun Ariel! I enjoy the odd math. Until I don't understand it.

I like coffee shops probably more than Starbucks. But, the other place close to me has snobby employees and bad coffee. Barristas are hilarious. That would be like... 5th on my job list.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I like the Rufus song! He can totally pull off a Broadway-type song. I understand he does a show of all Judy Garland songs. He's so fabulous!

hilary m. said...

Yay for liking the Rufus song!!

I know some people can't take his fabulousness (is that a word), but I certainly can. Unless I'm grumpy or tired.