September 18, 2009

Two thinks about drinks

That's possibly the stupidest blog post headline I've ever written. But I'm too tired to care. Why? Possibly because I stayed up till 12:45 a.m. playing around with iTunes last night.

But more likely it's because I haven't had a cola* or a Starbucks chai tea latte in almost two weeks. (I tried this once before, memorialized for your entertainment here and here.)

Fortunately, I haven't had any of the withdrawal headaches you hear about, but I'm constantly sleepy and I've finished a 48-pack of Pepto tablets this week, often follwed by Tums chasers.** Also, I've realized that my recent blog posts are almost completely lame.

I'm blaming it all on my well-intentioned but possibly foolish cola-and-chai boycott. Essentially, I have decided that my body is rejecting the lack of caffeine. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but, as you might have read three seconds ago, I'm working without caffeine, people!

On a very loosely related note, it occurred to me this morning that if I lost some of my mojo, it would probably leave me with a mojito.***

Thank you. Don't forget to tip your servers.

* My beautiful wife made fun of me for using the term "cola" the other day, but the word choice is intentional. I did have about a liter of ginger ale last weekend and I was distinguishing that from Coke and its brown, caffeinated soft drink brethren. Now, having explained all of that, I realize I sound even odder, but whatever.
** This is probably not FDA-recommended.
*** I'm sure 943 million people have thought and/or said this before, but I've never heard it, so I'm just going with it.


bugs said...

caffeine in the a.m. gets me through the day. the withdrawal headaches are awful. so, two thinks about you...i'm impressed + i'm impressed.
if you visited baltimore, the headaches would come right back!! :)

Daddy Geek Boy said...

You are a stronger man than I.

Your escalator operator said...

B - Glad you're impressed. That will keep me going strong another 24 hours at least.

DGB - Thanks. It's killin' me, though! Kill-ing.

ZenMom said...

I don't drink soda, never have. But if I ever did try to give up coffee and tea ... well, I'm pretty sure my loved ones and co-workers would very quickly put together an intervention committee to force me back on the joe. It would NOT be pretty.

JBhumitra said...

i drank a cup of coffee yesterday. as you know, i have 1 cup of coffee approximately once every year or two. it was that kind of a monday. unfortunately, today (tuesday) is that kind of monday too.

Your escalator operator said...

JB - Oh, good. I feel better because I broke down and got Starbucks today. Which is sort of upsetting to me. However, I love your line - "Today is that kind of Monday too" - a classic!