Well, Lent is upon us. I still have my shirt after yesterday so I figure it will be a pretty easy going Lenten season. I don’t typically give up stuff for it but my family does. You may remember last year that Isaac gave up farting on the cat and Abigail gave up wearing Mom’s sparkly eye shadow. This year Abigail is giving up chocolate…typical girl. Isaac wanted to give up school but I told him that was not an option. After much debate, he finally decided to give up graham crackers…way to go trooper!
Anyhow, I have had an ongoing struggle against caffeine which I won’t attempt to beat this spring. I think a big part of it is a correlated addiction to pop. So, this year for Lent, I am going to buck my typical lack of Lenten cheer and actually give up pop. So, without pop, I still need a caffeine delivery system (I’ll work on that addiction another time). The only other alternative to pop is coffee so I have been practicing drinking coffee and actually pretty well like it now. It’s strange that I had to convince myself that I like something but I suppose lots of things in life are that way.
So, for special occasions like delays from school, we stop by the local convenience store and grab a couple of cappuccinos (Isaac likes them a lot) so we can be fully caffeinated as we greet the day! Convenience store cappuccinos aren’t as flashy as “real” cappuccinos but at $1.29, I don’t really care…plus, they are just plain tasty…forget the purism!
At work I don’t (yet) have a cappuccino machine so I stick with the regular style coffee…strong, bitter and black…like my heart. Most regular men would be satisfied with a regular-sized coffee cup, but, because of my caffeine disability, I prefer to drink from a barrel. My barrel of coffee drains about half of the pot at a time. I believe coffee will do…
Not only is WV wild and wonderful, but Isaac and I are as well when we are fully caffeinated!