Let’s us talk about coffee for awhile.
The nectar of the gods, y’all, I swear.
I gave up caffeine a few months ago for a couple of weeks. I avoided the whole detox thing by popping Advil every 6 hours I was awake for, for 3 days. On the 4th day, I went without and miraculously woke up feeling great.
I grew up with a dad who worked for Coca-Cola. So to say I was raised on soda is an understatement. For the longest time, the position he was in meant free Coke products all the time. When he switched positions, not so much, but we still got them at such a deep discount, it’s all we ever drank!
So when I set out on my fitness journey (not going well yet) a few months ago, I realized the first thing I needed to kick were sodas. And sweet tea. The only way that was happening was to drop caffeine all together.
So I got through that, and for awhile, I felt great! But after a couple weeks, I just wanted to go back to the Starbucks down the street, so I could catch up with Deb the Barista and get my grande Blonde roast with a little half&half and 4 Splendas (omg don’t judge me. I know they’re terrible for you. I’m working on it!). Deb knew my name too. Goodness I go there way too much. But people keep giving me gift cards!
ANYWAY. I wanted coffee! It wasn’t the buzz I was missing from the caffeine, it was just the taste, and the warmth. And partly I missed my morning chat with Deb.
So I started drinking it again. But this time, with a vengeance! Naturally, I have found myself addicted to caffeine again, but this time it’s about 95% in the form of coffee.
I wake up in the morning, want some coffee.
Get home from work, let’s make some coffee!
Time for a snack after dinner, ‘Hey Brad, you want a cup of coffee?’
Since I’m on vacation, I find myself staying up later than usual. And I’m using this time to write. So here I am, sitting in front of my laptop, strongly considering brewing up a cup of coffee.
Perusing Twitter lately, I know this is a problem lots of writers have. Something about piping hot beverages sparking our inner muse. I don’t get it, but I like it.
I need to buy one of those reusable pods for my Keurig, because I’m running through K-cups super fast! And these darn things are expensive.
So in conclusion, coffee is great. And as long as it keeps not affecting my sleep cycles, I will continue drinking it whenever I feel like it.
Oh, look! Keurig is calling my name!
Do you drink coffee? Tea? What’s your favorite way to dress them up?