Willie Geist Is Not Proud of His Morning Joe Beverages

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) 2010 Civilian Service Award Winner, CEO Entech Solar, David Gelbaum, 2010 Veteran's Leadership Award Winner, and best selling author Wes Moore, MSNBC's Willie Geist and ounder of IAVA Paul Rieckhoff attend the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Annual Heroes Gala at Gotham Hall on November 10, 2010 in New York, City. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images for IAVA) Photo: Joe Kohen/2010 Getty Images

"I'm not a coffee drinker, so my drink is kind of like a girlie skim chai latte. I'm not proud of it, but it's really good. Whatever those big, tall sizes are. I refuse to use the language. The XL. That’s 5:30, when I have to be on the set of the show. Then around 7:15 it gets more girlie. I have some type of smoothie situation. Strawberry. Or sometimes it's a mango smoothie. I love a woman's beverage, what am I gonna say?" —Willie Geist, panel member on MSNBC's Starbucks-sponsored Morning Joe, at Tina Brown's party last night for 'bucks CEO Howard Schultz's new book, Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul.