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1 spyderkl { 03.09.07 at 4:05 pm }

Oh, how I hate Starbucks. I sympathize. *But* you finally did get your drink!

I heard an interesting statistic last night: 7–10% of women who adopt later become pregnant naturally. Just as 7–10% of women who stop fertility treatments later become pregnant naturally.
I’ve always found that amusing in a bitter sort of way. Everybody and their next-door neighbor is *way* too excited to let you know that their brother/sister/best friend/whatever got pregnant right after they adopted…you’d think the percentage would be higher.

2 Watson { 03.09.07 at 4:49 pm }


Thanks for including me in the roundup, it’s an honor!

And I’m glad you got your white mocha because DAMN, GIRL, you are worth it!


3 DD { 03.09.07 at 5:30 pm }

About that stat that spyderkl quoted: that means that 90-93% of women who adopted did not get pregnant on their own.

Tell that to all of those well-meaning friends and family members.

Thanks, Mel, for the nod. Do you know how much I’ve been hoping to make it to the Round-Up? I can now quit trying and go back to stye gazing and nose picking.

And hey! Where’s the badge for the Round-Up? You’ve got to have a badge!

4 sariel & shlomit { 03.09.07 at 5:41 pm }

Did I write this????

This is how it works: you tell yourself that a coffee drink will make up for the fact that you can’t get pregnant naturally, you go and order the drink, it comes exactly as you expected it to come, and you drink it–feeling no different emotionally than you did before you received the drink, even though you were convinced that a cup of coffee would somehow make bad news more palatable.

ohhhhh… i know those thoughts too well….glad it all worked out and you got to here the entire reading, albeit coffee-less….

i’m off to peruse the other blogs now…
shabbat shalom

5 Sunny { 03.09.07 at 8:43 pm }

Oh I had a white choco mocha just the other day as a treat after my pap and upcoming hsg. Today was a Mint Condition as a treat for taking care of a 3 year old and driving to crap town to drop him off.


6 Isabel { 03.10.07 at 1:56 am }

Wow I used to work at Starbucks and that is like, a terrible story. ‘My’ Starbucks was pretty awesome, so I guess I assumed they all have to be. I mean we were graded and tested and had mystery shoppers all the time!

I would totally complain. From my experience (which is way different than yours), complaints do get heard. Don’t complain to that store, though: use the mail-in cards. That’s why complaining about the stupid latte cups is so important. They *will* listen, they *love* our money.

The average Starbucks customer is a customer for 9 years. They want you for all 9! They want to make it 100!

7 Bea { 03.10.07 at 6:37 am }

“The world may owe me nothing, but Starbucks owes me an iced americano if I pay $2.42.”

Darn tootin’.

I don’t know if you want to hold off on the caffeine, if the Film thing is making you want to vomit. Thanks for mentioning it, by the way. Oh, and me, too, of course – definitely the week to have some extra support.


8 Tina { 03.12.07 at 6:46 am }

Thanks for giving my home a little nod this week. 😉 I like dd’s badge idea!

Love the Starbucks story….only proving that kids should not ever be considered barista’s at these places. How can floaters make a espresso?

Love the statistics…I think that is my odds of ever getting PG on my own with my ovulation pattern. Oh, wait! I think I used up my 7–10% already in my first miscarriage. Crap!

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