Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life

I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume you all have seen Young Frankenstein. If you haven’t, you should. It’s one of the funniest movies ever and only gets better each time you watch it.

Remember the part when Madeline Kahn, delirious in the afterglow of her tryst with the monster, sings “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life”? That’s exactly how I feel at this very moment. (No! Not for the same reason!)

I am overcome with joy, bliss, ecstasy, rapture, euphoria and every other word that means the same thing. This feeling of complete gladness has only ever been superseded by a very few events in my life – my wedding day and the birth of my children.

“What,” you may ask, “is worth this fervor?” I’ll tell you! Not only do we now have a Target, an A.C. Moore craft shop and a grocery store near by, we have a —

**let me savor this moment and wipe away that rogue tear of utter emotion – *sniff***

— A Starbucks! Yes. You read it correctly. We now have a Starbucks within a couple miles of the house. So with this wondrous occasion in mind I have posted the words to the song, with a few little changes:

Ah! Sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found thee;
Ah! I know at last the secret of it all;
All the longing, striving, seeking, waiting, yearning,
The burning hopes, the joys and idle tears that fall!

For ’tis a Starbucks’ White Chocolate Mocha, and a Starbucks’ White Chocolate Mocha alone, the world is seeking;
And it’s a Starbucks’ White Chocolate Mocha, and a Starbucks’ White Chocolate Mocha alone, that can repay;
‘Tis the answer, ’tis the end and all of living,
For it is a Starbucks’ White Chocolate Mocha alone that rules for aye!

To celebrate the grand opening I am currently drinking a — you guessed it —
White Chocolate Mocha. Venti. With real cream. And double whip on top. Accompanied by their very delicious original coffee cake. Good thing I decided to stop dieting!


  1. JenniferTX on October 10, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    Can you believe I skipped my daily pilgrimmage to Starbucks this morning, Jen? I know, I’m aghast, too. I’m surprised they didn’t call me to see if I was okay (actually, Tan Man DID text me LOL). But never fear, I’ll be back tomorrow!! Great that you’re getting to savor one of the more important things in life once again. ENJOY!!Jennifer

  2. Bookwormom on October 10, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    LOLOL Jen~ I’m sure you’ll be one of their regulars too. BTW, love the new look. I’m too lazy to redo.

  3. Devonna on October 10, 2006 at 11:15 pm

    Oh funny. I try to limit my Starbucks visits to once a week ~ I have literally no metabolism. I’m a boring drinker too ~ double nonfat latte w/ sugarfree hazelnut. Oh, and lemon poundcake. Can’t forget the poundcake.

  4. Jenster on October 11, 2006 at 10:09 am

    No, Jennifer! Are you okay?? Or did you just do it so Tan Man would text you. ;-}Amanda – I have to admit, the only reason I changed my template is because I was bored and needed some kind of challenge. lol I probably won’t be bored again for a really long time.Devonna – I will also try to limit my visits to once a week. And I really need to quit with the real cream and double whip, etc. I should probably quit getting their scrumptuals as well. *sigh*Jen

  5. Anne Rainey on October 11, 2006 at 5:04 pm

    LOLOL!!!! I had all sorts of thoughts in my mind, and then you say, Starbucks…too funny!

  6. Kris on October 11, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    LOL that is too funny, you crack me up! Congrats on the Starbucks, I think my husband would expire with out Starbucks close by.

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