In an effort to combat sleepiness at work, I’ve taken up drinking coffee. I’m not a coffee drinker. I’m a tea girl all the way and pretty much mainline the stuff. But tea doesn’t have enough caffeine to ward off the afternoon slump that seems to be hitting me pretty hard these days.
Coffee smells wonderful but tastes like bitter ass. However, I’ve learned that if you dump enough milk and sugar into it, it’ll taste like sugary bitter ass with the appearance of hot chocolate as long as you cross your eyes and already have crappy vision. This would be an improvement. Barely.
However, I don’t want to be a slave to the black brew anymore. In fact, I even want to cut down on my tea consumption. In my early twenties a lump was found in one of my breasts. I had to see and get felt up by multiple doctors who finally figured out it wasn’t cancer. I just had lumpy boobs, or fibrocystic breasts if you want the technical term. Although it’s not been proven conclusively, caffeine is believed to exacerbate the condition, making a good reason why I should cut back on my caffeine consumption. Also, I don’t want to be known as the twitchy girl at work who’s constantly in the kitchen taking hits off the coffeemaker.
And in fact I have made progress on this front in the past. Up until a few years ago I used to drink soda on a daily basis. Now I drink it only very occasionally, usually just at the pub. But living in the tea culture of England, I’ve seen my daily consumption of tea shoot from 1 or 2 cups a day to at least 4 or more. Add in the coffee drinking and that’s just way too much caffeine.
My sister Z suggested I drink fruit juice or eat an apple in the afternoons to keep me energized. Do you guys have any suggestions?
And I can’t sign off without leaving you all with this.
I thought of it as soon as I came up with the post title for today. No need to thank me.