BEDA 27: I Wrote This In...Dunkin?

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you're all having good starts to the week. It's hard to believe that BEDA is almost over; I want April to last much longer, guys. That's probably because Finals Week officially kicks off on May 1st, which I'm dreading more than you know. The good news is the heavy lifting will be done a week from now. There's always enough coffee in the world and there's always enough time to get things done. Speaking of coffee though, I have a confession to make...

I love Dunkin Donuts. I love Dunkin Donuts iced coffee, I love Dunkin Donuts doughnuts (as the name suggests), I love the study environment...there's one thing I don't love, though. I don't love that I feel like a traitor. As I sit here, in Dunkin Donuts, I'm writing a post for a blog entitled "I Wrote This In Starbucks" on a laptop with a Starbucks sticker on it. I have my Starbucks Gold Card in my wallet and a bag of Starbucks coffee in my dorm room. I feel like the green Starbucks girl is looking down on me disapprovingly as I order yet another Dunkin iced coffee.

Listen, I can't help it that Dunkin is both cheap and delicious. I can't help it that it appeals to my super basic side. I can't help it that I gravitate toward the pink and orange color scheme. I promise I still love Starbucks, but there's just something about Dunkin. There's something about not being judged for getting cream and sugar in my watered-down iced coffee. There's something about listening to Top 40 music over the speakers. I love Starbucks, but Starbucks can make me feel inadequate. Starbucks is your cool, hipster friend who listens to  bands you've never heard of and rolls their eyes if you don't take your coffee black. Dunkin is your fun, bubbly friend who's down to talk about Zayn leaving One Direction over a box of jelly-filled doughnuts. And one isn't necessarily better than the other, but you need both in your life. At least I do. I need Starbucks to feel sophisticated and elite, as I hand the barista my members-only Gold Card and order straight espresso, but I also need Dunkin to boost my mood with a sugary iced coffee that was less than three dollars. I don't know, guys. I'm thinking too deeply about this. After all, it's just coffee. Wow, there's never something I thought I'd say.

That being said though, that's gonna do it for today. I'm going to get back to studying for my science class. Maybe tomorrow I'll go do work in Starbucks. I've been meaning to start working on my poetry portfolio, which is obviously much more of a Starbucks-esque activity.

x,
Lauren

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