Thursday, February 28, 2008

never thought i'd be that person---

riding my bike with a cup of coffee...... this morning i couldn't help myself.

so yesterday after a meeting, i really wanted some coffee. i love coffee. but like all things i love, i think it is important to deprive myself of them....cause i grew up in the church and am into flagellation and all that shit. some (loosely followed) coffee rules:
  • coffee is best had on monday and fridays only, unless their is social coffee hangout, in which coffee on saturday and sunday is okay
  • coffee during or before biking should only be had if people buy you coffee (like the old men alameda boys). it is okay afterwards
  • coffee had on tuesday, wednesday, thursday is okay on occassion. but if you have it on both of those days, then no friday coffee.
  • coffee will be had black or with cream. no sugar, ever.
  • coffee should not be drunk past 3pm, ever, unless you having an espresso/beer simultaneously...which you can do this up until 6pm.
  • as for espresso drinks, americanos or espressos are only what to be ordered. those milky drinks are just too much
  • coffee should not be drunk until at least 2 hours after waking up, and at least 8 hours before bedtime.
  • most of all, coffee should be enjoyed always and never needed
these are the very important rules i give myself, depriving myself of the beverage i love so i do not get addicted to it. i love being a coffee lightweight. i am very caffeine sensitive and love that feeling of being overly alter and getting all twitchy and having huge sweat stains on my underarms of my shirts.

well, yesterday, i had a meeting and really wanted some coffee. i am flexible, and so long as things don't become habits, that is okay. i stopped at a little place in alameda between my meeting and going to my office. and that double americano fucked me up. i sipped it all day and by 5pm i was twitching at my desk. it was awesome. i love that feeling. but it was so so good, it was all i thought about this morning.... that amazing feeling of being overly alter. i left my house early and got onto the alameda island quickly, and it was just a short detour..... and then i was biking to work with coffee cup in hand.

now, having a full cup of coffee and biking is a lot harder that i thought! how do people do it with such grace? i need to ride my rollers more often, cause i certainly have not perfected the smoothness of coffee cup and bike ride. at every stupid pothole a little more of my beloved beverage popped out the top, dribbling right on my head tube. when i got to work (albeit, i had drank some on the way), i had just over a half a cup left. :( in the scheme of life, this was probably a good thing. i feel twitchy right now and i still have lots left. that dude at the coffee shop is messin' me up. i cannot succumb to going there anymore. just on special days.... cause otherwise, i am dead meat.

yes, i am slacking on my blog. the pressure of production is getting overwhelming. here are some quad updates for the last two weeks. todays quad measurement will come tomorrow, where i promise i will finally write all about the roller races. i know all of you have been waiting anxiously.
Feb 14th: 59.5cm
Feb 21st: 59.5cm

5 comments:

privateer said...

First!

I've been trying to replace some of my coffee consumption with green tea. It's OK, but just not the same. (Duh.)

lauren said...

that's all well and good until you hit 35 or 40 and have kids and then you NEED a cup of coffee everyday when you wake up.

it's as simple as that.

i used to work at a cafe in college and one time i somehow gave a decaffer a cup of caffinated.

he came back about 2 hours later with his eyes bulging out, almost foaming at the mouth and he yelled at me for screwing with him.

like i did it on purpose.

so i have him his .60 back.

twinkiepatissier said...

it all sounds like the "sex" rule...just substitute coffee with sex, it will still make sense.


cause i grew up in the church and am into flagellation and all that shit. some (loosely followed) sex rules:

* sex is best had on monday and fridays only, unless their is social sex hangout, in which sex on saturday and sunday is okay
* sex during or before biking should only be had if people buy you sex (like the old men alameda boys). it is okay afterwards
* sex had on tuesday, wednesday, thursday is okay on occassion. but if you have it on both of those days, then no friday sex.
* sex will be had black or with cream. no sugar, ever.
* sex should not be had past 3pm, ever, unless you having an espresso/beer simultaneously...which you can do this up until 6pm.
* as for espresso drinks, americanos or espressos are only what to be ordered. those milky drinks are just too much
* sex should not be had until at least 2 hours after waking up, and at least 8 hours before bedtime.
* most of all, sex should be enjoyed always and never needed


yeah, just like that.

WarrenG said...

Trying to recognize all the metaphors in these posts makes me think I'm back in freshman english at UCONN.

And then there's all this stuff about quad size-it does matter, it doesn't matter, it's not how big that matters, but how fast you can make them go, and what affect does coffee and Friday sex have on all of this, yadda-yadda-yadda, I'm confused.

So, if Beth drinks a beer and then sprints without puking, does that mean she has unresolved issues about her first boyfriend, or does it just mean that she's a good digester?

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Travel mug in your seat-tube bottle cage. Gets all your bevvie to your destination!

I switched to mostly decaf last year without feeling any effects, except that I'd totally crash after I had a cup of coffee. But now, after a year, I get WIRED! So great. Wheee!

Hope you had a great rest of your ride last night -- I'm sure I'll be seeing you down there again!