Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Addicted After All

Not long ago, I decided to give up coffee for a few months. I didn't drink that much to begin with - 16 ounces at the most, spaced out into tiny sips throughout the workday, thanks to my handy thermos. Usually I wouldn't even finish it. That's not much, right? So how bad could it be to stop drinking coffee for a while?

I kept a giant plastic bottle of water on my desk in the morning instead of a thermos. I sipped cold water and felt virtuous.

But it's now almost two months into cutting out the morning coffee, and you know what? I'm done. I'm so over the experiment.

I don't need the thermos, but I think I'm going to go back to coffee in the morning. It wasn't that I got headaches or got all Mr. Coffee Nerves on everyone (okay, maybe a little), but starting mornings without at least a few sips of steaming hot something just didn't feel right. I love tea, but it's more of an afternoon and nighttime thing, and hot cocoa is too sweet. Half a cup of hot, black coffee, on the other hand, is perfect.


  1. It's funny--I think coffee affects different people differently. There's a physical addiction and a situational one. I'm a lot like you on the coffee. I drink a cup or two every morning at work, but rarely have any at home on the weekends and never seem to notice it physically. But, it makes the workday go SO much better.

    Welcome back to Coffee Achieverdom!

  2. Oh, and I LOVE the cartoon.

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  4. So it is! Thanks for the heads up!