Most people I know couldn't start the morning without their morning cup of coffee. The morning ritual usually involves a visit to Starbucks. Unlike most people with normal names, mine seems to present a challenge for some baristas - who, I might add can remember the most complicated coffee orders. So, an (almost) daily game arose called 'The Daily José.'

The one rule for the game is that if they don't ask me how I spell my name, I will let them try to figure it out on their own. If they ask me, I'll tell them. Also, since I've been taking photos of the more creative solutions for far longer than I've had this website, I will occasionally post some of the golden oldies. Here are the first few nuggets.

I would like to add that I don't think that my name is particularly exotic in a metropolitan city like Calgary, and that I don't really mind that it's constantly misspelled. In fact, I'm rather amused. It gives me my morning chuckle before I start my day.