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Starbux Diary, is an ongoing personal journal I have been keeping for seven years. Once a day, I jot down my musings about life, love and art on a Starbucks customer comment card just as I would make a diary entry. I copy each letter for my own record and mail the original to Starbucks Customer Relations department. In this performance, I read notes I have sent to Starbucks interspersed with their responses as if we are having a conversation. My intimate letters, when counter-posed with the company’s polite but formal responses, create a strange synergy. By not taking an adversarial stance to Starbucks, I hope to engage them on a more oblique plane while calling attention to the absurdity of corporate culture.