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.

9 comments:

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Nora
I would liked to have seen your face when you took that gulp of beer.
Also read your post about Doris - she sounds laike an amazing lady.
Ralph

Tee said...

LOL!! Oh my gosh - I would have been horrified. Like an officer would *ever* believe you had you gotten pulled over!

Cliff said...

Ahhh, what a lovely post about Doris. I hope she can find some time to entertain you. I love the photo of you two.
Now, for todays post. Yeah, sure, you didn't know it was beer. *wink*wink*
Good idea having one open in the truck so you don't waste time getting started again right after work. Maybe you could find a real good coozie. You know, one that says Morrow K... oh, never mind. I just remembered I need to mail something.

Jerry said...

Nora,
My Dad has grabbed the Miller Lite before by accident. It does look like a Pepsi.

nora said...

Jerry, thanks for trying to make me feel better – but, ummm, your dad is blind.

Rachel said...

HaHa!! I'll bet THAT woke you up!!

Bella Rossa said...

Mmmm...beer.

Cliff said...

Nora, that was a funny comment to Jerry.

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm not a coffee drinker or a beer drinker.
I've tried to like coffee, but I just don't.
Beer tastes like horse piss.... not that I know what horse piss tastes like.
I drink Sprite Zero with some OJ in it.
It tastes good that way.

Nora...
Stay alive.
Don't drink and drive!!!!

You really should know better!