Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Joys of Coffee

Was a time, not too long ago, that I'd given up on caffeine.

Despite a (somewhat crippling) addiction to the restorative powers of that wonderful, crystalline xanthine alkaloid (thanks, Wiki!), I decided that it was in my best interest to lay off the black stuff, and instead rely on the old-fashioned restorative powers of a beautiful morning to wake me up and get me through the day.

That worked, for a little while at least. And then I met Mr. 14 Hour Day. He was not so kind, let me tell you.

So I once again decided to make a change in my dietary habits and now I am happily caffeinated thanks to a double shot of espresso each morning. Sure, it's more than what I was consuming daily for the past couple of years, but a double shot a day is nowhere near the amount of caffeine that I would put away at the height of my Caffeine Haze.

Which is a long, roundabout way of me justifying my new coffee habit.

I know it's a slippery slope for me, but I truly plan to limit my caffeine consumption to just the double shot in the morning. I don't drink soda, or tea, and I don't eat chocolate or anything else that has caffeine in it, so it's really and truly just that morning fix.

Used to be, that morning fix was Part One in what would undoubtedly be a near-hourly exercise in self-caffeination. I'm determined to not let that happen again, as I was simply consuming too much of the good stuff.

By now, you're all wondering why in the world I've decided to use this space to talk about espresso. The answer to that is quite simple. It's Tuesday, and since last Thursday, I've woefully neglected my responsibilities on this blog.

Coffee, obviously, is on my mind. And if Nathaniel gets to write about pie...well, I get to write about coffee.

Also, on a completely unrelated note, I purchased a new computer this weekend, and I am currently sitting outside doing some work on it. And, as I'm looking up at a rather large tree directly over my head, I can't help but wonder if the Apple Care Protection Plan I bought covers me against Dive-bombing Squirrel Attacks.

Meh. I'm sure it'll be fine...

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