I realized late last night that I had went through the entire day without having so much as one sip of coffee. That’s highly unusual of me, as I’ve been drinking coffee for as far back as middle school. I can still picture setting up a pot of coffee on the weekends in our very small, but adorable apartment next door to my grandma.
And you know, middle school wasn’t the first time I’ve ever had coffee, but that’s another story.
Fridays are days that I typically love to have coffee, not because I need it… I just want it. I work at the school on Fridays, editing for four hours in the morning then every other week or so we have a show to tape in the studio, so I tend to enjoy a coffee or two from Dunkin’ while I’m working.
Yesterday was weird though, instead of coffee I was in the mood for tea all day. It might have been a combination of stomach cramps and my throat hurting that brought on the urge to have tea, but I can’t say for sure. After all, sometimes I just really want to have tea.
What I found interesting was that there was no coffee withdrawal. Many times if I have tea in place of coffee for the morning, by that afternoon I usually have a headache that only coffee can get rid of. It didn’t happen yesterday though, which is probably why I didn’t notice my lack of coffee until late.
I wasn’t sluggish at all either. Then again, coffee doesn’t have that type of affect on me. I don’t feel more awake after drinking it and I don’t get tired if I don’t have it. It’s just a beverage I really enjoy during any time of the day, and I usually have it every day. So it is an odd occasion if I don’t have at least one cup during the day.
How does coffee affect you? Are you sluggish without it? Or like me, is it just a drink you enjoy?