Monday, January 28, 2013

Are you supposed to enjoy beverages?

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. - Abraham Lincoln

I've come to the realization that if you put a drink in front of me I will drink. I will drink it relatively quickly. Sometimes I feel like I'm doing it wrong. Give me a glass of water. Gone. Give me a milkshake. Gone. Give me a cappuccino, latte, or tea. Gone. Give me a soda. Gone.

I had this habit working from home that I would have an empty glass in front of me and then go fill it with an americano, coke, something, and then give it fifteen minutes and it would be gone. My first step to avoid having an empty cup was to brew a pot of coffee (instead of making an americano). This was a bad idea. You know what happens when I have a pot of coffee available to me? Yeah, that's right. Gone.

Now I've got myself on a beverage regiment at home to keep myself from going overboard. One cup of coffee in the morning. One "something" for lunch - could be coffee, tea, soda, or other. One more "something" at 3pm for afternoon tea. Dinner is an non-caffeinated something. I've mostly been having water. Then I usually treat myself in the evening to one last non-caffeinated beverage.

All drinks beyond that are just water. Water water water. I feel like other people don't need to regiment themselves like that, but if I didn't, I would drink a pot of coffee, a two-liter of soda, and who knows what else - every single day. Because if it's there, I drink it. YUM!

When I go to work - things go out the window. I drink a LOT of coffee. But hey, that's only two days every other week.