Wednesday, August 4, 2010


So, first let me start with saying I'm a bad blogger.  I had a feeling that would happen...but 2 months since my last post, I define bad blogger.

So Splits, what the heck does that mean.  It's my favorite coined term for how to enjoy eating out on the cheap.  I strong armed Paul into this along time ago.  My coworkers it took a bit longer.  I like to split things in large quantities.  Starbucks for example is the best split because it is for me a splurge purchase (I mean seriously who really "needs" a $5 cup of coffee).  What I've been doing for over 10 years now is getting a venti and having them "split" it into two cups.  That way you get two talls for $5 instead of 1 tall for almost $4.  It's a win win for both parties as long as you can agree on what you want and the other person isn't easily embarrased.

Sometimes as was the case today, the starbucks barista gives you the stink eye and tries to intimidate you, but don't let them.  I decided to blog today because the Barista was so ridiculous this morning.  I asked him for a venti caramel light frap split into two cups.  He gave me a look and asked why I didn't just get to talls and I said with a grin on my face (I mean, who can resist my big, big smile), because it was cheaper.  I wanted to insert a DUH (1990 Stephanie from Full House style) after, but I think he was just trying to see if I was going to own up and tell him I was cheap.  Not surprisingly, I had no problem doing so.

I felt like being fat today and since I left my lunch in the car, my coworker Humera and I decided time for another split.  We headed to Chipotle and split a chicken burrito bowl.  For 6 bucks, the both of ate and were stuffed!I'm not one to put something away for later, so splitting also helps my ass not be 10x bigger than necessary (I inherited as my Aunt says the "Willcher Can" that has been passed down to all the women in our family for several generations). 

So morale of the story, don't be embarrassed, ask for an extra cup or plate and you and your friend can be fat and happy for 1/2 the price!  Have fun!


anna see said...

Great advice!

Kitty said...

Nothing wrong with saving money & eating less!

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