Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Coffee me silly

I must admit I love coffee. Unlike most people, I can have a cup before I go to bed and I am not effected. I used to have my own pot at my desk and sometimes had to say— "looks like it's a two pot day" after I finished off the first by myself. If anyone is familiar with Radiskull they can appreciate the affection that I have to the stuff— in fact I'm usually saying in a Radiskull voice: "Ahhh, hot brown liquid that makes my heart beat faster" whenever I see a new pot being made in the break room.

Much like the year I gave up soda, one year I decided to give up caffeine— not because… but just because I could. One would think that giving up caffeine I would go through withdrawal symptoms, but I didn't. I did falter unknowingly while drinking a Barq's Root Beer only to read the label and see that it had caffeine in it. Interestingly that same year was the year that Jolt Cola came out— so instead of toasting with champagne, we toasted with Jolt.

I never got much into energy drinks and the like, I just am a traditionalist and I stick to coffee. There is something I like about the bitterness in the taste that I find unique to coffee. However, there are those times when you get that burnt coffee taste when the pot has been left on too long— Yuck. And perhaps it is a Cardinal rule that church coffee never taste good— I never remember there being a time I just sat there during fellowship and commented "boy, this is a great cup of coffee".

I fear the day my doctor decides to tell me to stop drinking coffee… but until that time I'll just have to enjoy my two cups.


Claremont First Ward said...

I think there is something so soothing in the ritual of drinking a warm drink that you enjoy......:)

Anonymous said...

I've never had coffee. It's against the health code I follow. BUt I love the scent of it. I always walk extra slowly through the coffee section of a grocery store so I can breathe that in. Also, when I was in high school, a friend had these little hard candy "coffee shots." Maybe that was also bad, but I did eat a lot of those. They were awesome.

Cajoh said...

The smell of cooking bacon is also one of those smells that everybody loves— even vegetarians and vegans will say "that smells sooo good".

Deb said...

church coffee and don't forget hotel coffee. yuck.

i tried to decaffeinate my life a few years ago... i think i lasted a little over 24 hours. i am pretty sure my family held me down and forced me to drink it after being a psychological disaster. ugh, the headaches, the moodiness... it was awful.

Wendyburd1 said...

Never had coffee but LOVE the smell, reminds me of my grandparents house a long time ago. It's like mmmmm memories, I love going by the Coffee Beanery at the Mall, it is like MAXIMUM coffee smell!

Jo said...

Before I became a Mormon I used to love coffee too. Had to give it up. I did the whole non caffiene thing for a couple of decades, but the last few years have seen me more tired than I have ever been in my whole life. Sometimes Mountain Dew is the only thing standing between me and homicide. We have a joke in Utah. "How do you tell the Mormons from the Non Mormons?" Ha ha, by the temperature of their caffiene! Thanks for the comment on my blog, I will be checking in on you.

Unknown said...

I love coffee-and I love that I found another coffee lover like me:) I love the title. It's true-church coffee never really does taste great:( why is that? oh well, I will surely enjoy my coffee too! Thanx for passing by my blog. don't forget to stop back by and follow=D


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