Things To Do With A Starbucks Cup: Weekly Recup


Strictly speaking this isn’t a Starbucks cup, but lets not let that hold us back. Ironically it seems as though every time I arrange for a meeting at a coffee shop these days it ends up being a different coffee shop than Starbucks. I have been to a Peet’s Coffee and Tea, a Graffiti Sublime Coffee, the Beachwood Cafe, an Intelligentsia, and a place called The Bourgeoise Pig, but no Starbucks. I suspect it is because I have a Starbucks gift card burning a hole in my pocket.

But I digress: I got this particular cup while I was meeting with a college friend and aspiring film actress and then re-used it later for a meeting with a film composer at a second coffee shop in a different town. We’ve been through a lot together, this coffee cup and me. I think I’ve grown rather attached to it. I decided to chronicle my adventures from the week on it: think of it as a cylindrical comic strip.

Tuesday: Visit the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Secretly covet the giant Emmy out front.

Tuesday: Visit the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Secretly covet the giant Emmy out front.

Wednesday: Take sister to try on wedding dresses at Glamour Closet. Secretly covet wedding dress.

Wednesday: Take sister to try on wedding dresses at Glamour Closet. Secretly covet wedding dress.

Also Wednesday: Meet with friend for coffee at Graffiti Sublime Coffee. Acquire coffee cup.

Also Wednesday: Meet with friend for coffee at Graffiti Sublime Coffee. Acquire coffee cup.

Also Also Wednesday- Meet a film composer at a Peets Coffee and Tea. Use new GPS to get there. Re-use old coffee cup upon arrival.

Also Also Wednesday- Meet a film composer at a Peets Coffee and Tea. Use new GPS to get there. Re-use old coffee cup upon arrival.

Thursday: Dinner with awesome special effects artists Monkey and Noreen. Eat pork chops and watch Archer.

Thursday: Dinner with awesome special effects artists Monkey and Noreen. Eat pork chops and watch Archer.

Isn’t it funny how something can be trash one minute and a work of art the next? Though I hardly expect that this will ever be the kind of art that collectors will ever pay millions of dollars for: it is a used coffee cup, after all. Twice used, in fact. Although considering the warped priorities of the art world that might just add to it’s value. It is literally a piece of trash that I got creative with. Anyone can make art out of art supplies. Go on- just try and make it out of trash.

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~ by Gwydhar Gebien on January 19, 2013.

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