Tuesday, January 29, 2008

To Caf or Not to Caf... that is the question

Right before the holidays I gave up caffeine. I was finding myself loading up my coffee cup throughout the day and ending up so wired I was cleaning my keyboard, refiling papers, running to the printer without printing anything and sending e-mails in which I referred to coworkers as illiterate and resembling animals. I figured, I needed this job and it might not be a grand idea to piss others off around me.

So I ripped the band aid off called caffeine. First week, I had an annoying headache. Then it vanished and I have been fine since. It has been kind of scary I must say... now I am wondering what I was doing drinking so much coffee when I am doing better without it. Now I just drink decaf coffee every morning. I know, you are saying....what is the point? Isn't that like drinking O'Doul's? Why don't you drink tea? The point is, is that I actually enjoy the taste of coffee...I add my coffeemate and I am good to go. On Fridays, I swing by the ol' Starbuck's as my end of work week treat. Unfortunately, with this whole no caffeine thing, I am starting to sound like one of those people at the coffee shops we all ditest... yes... I am one of those "non-fat, decaf, sugar free, no foam, cinnamon, dolce, latte" kind of person. I could sound more annoying if I through in a "soy" and "double shot"... but I have got to move into the whole annoying category gradually.

Oh well... we only live once, might as well have our coffee made for us the right way... they would not give us all of those options if we weren't supposed to pick one (or all) right?

1 comment:

Christy said...

Although I don't like coffee, I do love large amounts of chocolate and Coke. Since I am nursing, I try to limit my caffeine for the baby's sake, but damn its hard.