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to caffeinate or not to caffeinate?

maybe it was all this talk of whiskey & coffee in steinbeck's "travels with charley," (my latest read), or the ever present earthy fragrance of chuck's freshly brewed grounds. i decided after a year of going coffee-less to give it another go. will my eyes begin to sting and water? will i feel irritable and bloated? these are the usual signs of my frequent food intolerances. maybe it wasn't the coffee i was reacting to at all..could it have been the equal packets or the rice milk i robotically dispensed in every mind numbing cup? only time will tell..


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Jan. 22nd, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
... keeping my caffeinated fingers and toes crossed ...
Jan. 22nd, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
the morning after
So how's your post-caffeine experience, any reactions my dear? Have we made a coffee ingesting monster out of you?
Jan. 22nd, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: the morning after
hoo wee, that 1/2 cup of java (with cow's milk and pure sugar..) sure did hit the spot! my eyes did suffer, but only slightly, and not only that, i slept like a baby last night. coffee monster, you ask? well, perhaps a gremlin..
Jan. 22nd, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
Re: the morning after
I thought I just heard a collective sigh of relief from the management of Starbucks.
Jan. 22nd, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
Oh my, you went a year without COFFEE?
I'm so glad you've shaken off that madness! hee hee

Was it making you sick though?
I have a weak stomach so it does get to me too but I've never been able to stop!
Jan. 22nd, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
ha ha!! i love your icon. chuck's one of those guys bowing to the coffee god, right? yeah, i average about a cup of coffee every year now. i think i'm still in denial that it rubs me the wrong way. i just love the flavor, so i try every once in awhile, just to make sure. my eyes get irritated mostly..first they get puffy, then watery, then i feel like someone's rubbing a low grit sandpaper across my eyeballs. just the price i pay for a good caffeine buzz, i guess. gonna see if decaf has the same effect. but, geez, what's the use of decaf?
Jan. 22nd, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
Oh really? I didn't know you got that bad!
Are you like that with all caffiene drinks though, or just coffee?

Sometimes I do need the flavor but it'll be like 10 at night... like if I'm just watching a TV show before bed and I neeed coffee, then I'll make some decaf. But I can't get through my morning without lots of coffee! :)
Jan. 22nd, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
i think it might be all caffeine products, unfortunately. i've wigged out after ingesting a single diet coke, too. and i've had the most freaky deaky midol induced dreams!

i thought it would be really hard to kick coffee, but after about a week, the headaches were gone and i didn't feel sleepy at all without it. now, giving up alcohol otoh would just about kill me!
Jan. 22nd, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
ha ha
That's so cute!
You won't go quitting alcohol anytime soon, I hope! :)
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