Tuesday, February 16, 2010

replacing my soul with coffee


This strip popped up on Countrymouse's page-a-day calendar the other day. I had originally come across this Dilbert cartoon a few years ago.  The middle panel is actually on my fridge.  My unequivocal love of coffee is the stuff of family lore.  It's okay, I proudly own it.  My mother was a tea drinker and my father has always been a coffee drinker.  That made perfect sense to me as a little girl.  My mother's tea was always sweet and creamy and my father's coffee strong and black.  It just kinda summed up who they were.  As kids, we'd share a little of my mother's tea but never Dad's coffee.  Even now when I am feeling the need for comfort, I'll have a mug of tea with honey and cream.

I started drinking coffee in college.  At first, I drank it like my tea... half cream and a ton of sweetener.  It gives me the heebie jeebies to think about that now.  I soon ditched the sweetener and eventually the cream. I cannot tell you how thankful I am that I like my coffee black... which means it's pretty much calorie-free.  (Although, calories never seem to stop me when it comes to wine.)  My one weakness is Caramel Macchiatos .  At a whopping 340 calories for a whole milk Venti Caramel Macchiato, they are truly a treat and I savour every sip.


I don't have time this morning to work on a coffee playlist to share with you (although, I'm definitely adding it to projects list).  However, I will share just one song by the wonderful Sarah Vaughn.  Enjoy!



10 comments:

  1. It's all yours - I can't stand coffee!

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  3. I started drinking coffee when I became a temp secretary! It was the only excuse for leaving my desk! Now, I LOVE a hot mug first thing in the morning!

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  4. I gave up coffee six weeks ago 'cuz I was sleeping so poorly. Now I am sleeping like a baby all night long but my body is being pulled to Starbucks like I am a compass and it is the North Pole....

    my fav part -- the last panel "oh I thought you meant MY goals." My goals indeed.

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  5. I wished I like just black coffee - that would make my life so much easier at the counter ;)

    Love the comic.

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  6. I see you like your coffee like your heart... black and no sugar....

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love new followers :)

    I love coffee AND tea. Unfortunately, I can't handle coffee that well. It upsets my stomach and makes me anxious. So, I switched to tea (2 bags black). Gotta love caffeine!

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  8. Yep, you're right. We must have been separated at birth. Nice to meet you!

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  9. Not a coffee drinker myself, but I love the smell. Luckily, my husband drinks it (a lot); so I sniff his.

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  10. I liked the nods to your parents and their hot drinks of choice. Like you, I love coffee and my love for it grows with every year. I still like the comfort of milk, however. A tall nonfat latte is my fav.

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