Tuesday, July 31, 2007
good *hiccup* mornin'
I'm not much of a coffee drinker.
I can admit that now that I'm not managing a coffeehouse.
I used to put my diet Pepsi in a coffee cup so I did not frighten the customers.
The coffeehouse opened at 6:30, so that meant stumbling in to work by 6:00 to make the coffee.
I got in the habit of drinking a soda first thing in the morning.
This morning I followed my usual routine of grabbing a diet Pepsi on the way out the door.
At the first stop light I reached down popped the tab and took a big swig of….Miller Lite.
Nothing like a big gulp of beer at 7:30 in the morning.
I'm glad that I have a toothbrush at work.
It was also problematic about what to do with leftover beer (no, I did not finish it) and can.
So many of our students are in addiction recovery programs and we are super careful about having alcohol in the building, so I didn't haul it in with me.
All day I was afraid that someone would walk by the truck at see the can in my cup holder.
Plus folks think I'm goofy enough as it is (I prefer to think that I'm just quirky).
I never thought that I'd be worried about beer when I was 46 years old.
I do drink a little bit of coffee now -- that it is not free.
I had good coffee on tap for seven years and did not take advantage of it.
I used to joke that I had a clean palate and was not drinking up the profits.
I was always making myself some fancy drink and putting lots of stuff in it, trying to make myself like it.
Last year I discovered that I like plain old black coffee.
The good thing about drinking black coffee is that you can leave it in the car all day and it is still fine -- unlike beer.