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Cuppa, Cuppa, Cuppa

Coffee.

Elixir of life, so I’ve heard. 

Lately I’ve been trying to ween myself off of the stuff. It’s been tough man.  I have a stunning coffee pot, a Keurig and a lovely espresso machine. None of which I have time to fool with at six am while I’m packing lunches (dog food sandwich anyone?) and screaming upstairs for everyone else to hustle it up.

A few years back, I quit my desk job to become a nanny.  Coffee was essential for one simple reason: I had forgotten how much work taking care of a little human required.  Holy hell I was exhausted some days.  I often tell my best friend (I was his nanny), that I appreciated the refresher course on parenting.  Once the Little Human headed into daycare to make friends and learn how to survive during playtime, I went back to work at a coffee shop.

Whew.

The first few weeks I was there, I couldn’t figure out why I was sweating like I was pulling landscaping duty mid August. Turns out doing shots of espresso every hour will do that to you.  Then I’d come home and crash, sleeping for hours.  Eventually I figured out a happy medium on how much I could drink (when really, shouldn’t it just be one ristretto and maybe a con panna after work?).

Now, I simply settle for a cup of coffee in the morning and one in the evening after supper.  I grew up with coffee on tap and spent a majority of my teenage years drinking coffee at Waffle House while smoking cigarettes and writing in the back corner booth.

I feel like I need to find that signature drink for myself though.  That one drink I can’t live without.  Is it out there? Will it come for me and wrap me in a warm, delicious, steamy hug that will make my brain zing and keep me happy?  Only time will tell.

Until then, remember to keep your drinks simple and effective!

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One thought on “Cuppa, Cuppa, Cuppa

  1. Yeah I never touch the stuff, never drank coffee at all except the few sips from my parents when I was a toddler. I still remember it. I was thinking; “What is this cardboard tasting liquid?”(and how do I know what cardboard tastes like?) Oh, Im a toddler….Anyways the elusive drink of choice CAN be found. It was called Corona Light. However, I quit drinking the frosty brew over three years ago, so now its Mountain Dew Livewire. However the only place you can get it is in a 20 oz. bottle at a gas station. (If they even have it) Now I am down to water and regular Mountain Dew with ice in a solo cup or my Tervis Tumblers to get the taste consistency right. I have gotta call the local Pepsi bottling place here in Cookeville to see where I can get canned Livewire again……

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