Friday, April 20, 2007

Cup of Cheer

I had something kind of serious I was going to post today, but I just don't feel like it. Here's why. I am way tired. Yesterday, I cut three lawns, watched a long-ish movie, and then engaged in other physical things before actually being able to retire.

I guess it is good kind of tired, though. Today in Kentuckiana is a sunny delight of a day. Clear skies and 70 degrees. I don't have a lot of real work to do on a Friday, today, so I am in a pretty good and relaxed mood.


There are a couple of concerns I have on my mind, though. One is my coffee consuption. I may be an addict. I remember a time when coffee was just an option. I would get a cup if it were handy. I would only sip on it for a while and rarely did I finish one cup. Now, I slurp it down like Kool-Ade. I even think about how I can get coffee. For instance, last night I thought that when I go to check on my mother late at night, I can prepare her coffee maker so I will have some when I get there in the morning. I did and it was good.

I don't really know what it is. It isn't the caffeine as that drug doesn't effect me. Last week I went to a bachelor party at a local bar. I drank two caffeine-laden diet cokes and then six (count 'em) SIX coffees. Then, at only about midnight, I went home to bed - fell asleep in seconds. Plus, I usually drink de-caff at work, so . . . I don't know.

The other thing on my mind is that I am sitting here hammering out this post at my office and I am STARVING! I even had breakfast today! Why am I so hungry? Because this weekend is Tri-Fest in this town. There are blocks of food booths about 50 yards from my location right now. Somehow the smell of food is getting into the ventilation system in my building and it is working on me! I will be down there at lunch trying to find the 5% of the total food options that my diet will allow. What is Tri-Fest you may ask? I have no idea, but there is food involved. Hmm . . . I wonder if anyone is selling coffee down there.

10 comments:

Sayre said...

Acid reflux took care of my coffee addiction just fine. I'm down to one or one and a half cups a day now. Used to do it from the time I got up to the time I went to bed with no ill effects. I think things are starting to catch up with me now...

Vancouver mermaid/Montreal photographer said...

I too, was going to post a serious topic today but I was too tired. It seemed easier to post something lighter.

Cup of coffee...the only way to get through the day.

Tigger said...

I honestly don't like coffee. But I do have a caffine addiction. I find if I eat late at night no matter what time I wake up the next morning, I am STARVING. Or as a friend of mine put it" I could eat the ass out of a bear." I know, who would want to? But it would make you REALLY hungry if you wanted to.... Hahaha. Tawnya

Two Write Hands said...

Well, maybe your addiction isn't to the caffeine--it's to the self-indulgence. Looks to me like coffee is your only outlet for such tendencies considering your wacky diet. Your mind says "By God, if I can indulge in coffee, I might as well do it right." Your addiction center was getting lazy, and Command Central would have none of it.

Mr. Spin said...

Do kid yourself -- it's the coffee you're addicted to. It's the taste -- once you aquire it, you might as well just accept it for the rest of your life.

Jeff said...

Sayer: Sorry about the AR. I wonder if I am wondering down that path.

Mermaid: Yep, it gets me through the day - or at least, I think THAT is what gets me through the day (even without the caffeine).

Tigger: I used to not like coffee. I guess I developed a taste for it. I hope I don't develop a taste for bear rear end.

Two Write Hands: It is kind of indulgent, isn't it? There is something about it that sounds right.

Mr.Spin: Good thing I never acquired a taste for beer, then. I think it is hops urine.

Mr. Spin said...

I think the urine smell of a nice Wan Valdez -- Columbian mountain blend -- my favorite is Breakfast blend -- scents the lavitory just right.

Better than Sam Adams.

Jeff said...

Mr.Spin: That's lovely. You should write for Hallmark. ;)

kristarella said...

Ya, I think you should cut it down... six cups is a lot. I drink 1-2 cups per day. I think that is well enough :) Do you have sugar in your coffee? It could be that that you're addicted to, the sugar rush.

Jeff said...

I don't usually have six cups, I just did that one evening. I usually have on or two per day and no sugar!