Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It's Official...

I’m one of them. That’s right, I’m a decaf drinker. Pathetic, I know.

I’ve always chuckled when I heard people order decaf. Snickered whenever I saw the orange handled coffee pot. I mean the whole point of drinking coffee is the caffeine rush, right? Caffeine’s that pick-me up when you’re feeling down. The beginning to your day. It’s the afternoon jump-start, when your eyelids feel heavy as concrete.

Of course, there is the darker side of caffeine. The sweaty palms. The shakes. The heightened sense of dread. The churning in your stomach.

No more!

I’m now the poseur that I’ve always ridiculed, either that or I’m old.

9 comments:

Sean said...

I been doing decaf since I was a 7 year old. My mom used to give me Sanka every morn as a youth. I now drink it in the afternoon to trick myself into thinking I'm being awakened, however, still have the ability to sleep at night. I drink some regular coffee after 2pm and I'm wired until 4am, easily. Welcome to the club. Go Sanka, it's your birthday!

Lacy H. said...

Do we need an intervention? Leila...decaf? I thought you were better than that. *shamed.

Leila V. said...

Sean:
Yeah, I’m trying to trick myself too, but coffee never seemed to wake me up, only freak me out. I honestly love the taste, although I’m hooked on Millstone.

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Lacy:
We really do. I never imagined it would come to this.

Barbora said...

I'm so sorry, Leila. You have my deepest sympathy.

Sean said...

People, there's NOTHING wrong with decaffinated coffee. Try it. You'll see. It's just as bitter and fragrant. The trick is to find decaf made of arabica beans and not robusta beans. In other words, the instant decaf shit is a no go. Or you can just slowly sip some marijuana tea. It's all good.

Leila V. said...

Barbora:
Sympathy accepted.

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Sean:
I’ll give you this much, it does taste the same. But I’d never order it in public.

Lacy H. said...

Sean:

I've never really found a decaf that tasted as rich...any suggestions?

Leila V. said...

Lacy:
Millstone decaf tastes exactly like real coffee. It's made my transition very easy.

Debaser said...

Well, if you have any form of anxiety disorder caffeine is horrible. Trust me...haha