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Thursday, June 13, 2002

Well there isn't nothing much going on in my life right now. The class I'm taking just took a strange turn. Mr. Paulmeats of lanceandeskimo.com fame has joined my class. This marks the first time in our decade-spanning relationship that we've ever been in the same class together. It's great because we can make fun of all the people in our class together.

I guess that's not a very sufficient update to make, but what do you want from me? I'm busy working on several top secret projects (seriously). I've got big plans in store for my future. Money may be sparse but dreams don't come with price tags. Oops, the Detroit Red Wings just won the Stanley Cup. Maybe dreams are for sale. Man, I need some of that money stuff that I've been hearing about.

Posted by chefelf @ 10:47 PM EST [Link]

Friday, June 7, 2002

In February I had the brilliant idea that I would stop drinking anything that contained bad chemicals, whether they were natural or not. This meant that I could no longer consume soda, alcohol or coffee. I figured that the problem spot would be the soda. I had been consuming somewhere in the area of 3-6 sodas daily for the past 15 years. Alcohol was an occasional indulgence and I had only been drinking coffee for about three months.

The first three days I spent on my caffeine free diet I experienced splitting headaches and misery. After time the headaches subsided but I was left with nothing but unhappiness and crusty eyes. My eyes felt heavy as if I were a tired cartoon dog animated by the Warner Brothers. People around me were all drinking alcohol and soda and I didn't care at all but every time someone sipped a coffee in my presence I felt a craving that I could barely control. I managed to go a full three months before I finally gave in and had a coffee.

The feeling was exhilarating! I found myself feeling genuinely happy for the first time in a long time. There is no doubt as to how incredibly addicted to coffee I had become in such a short amount of time. I could care less if I never have a beer again. Soda can go to hell. I just want my coffee. I love the java jive and it loves me.

There is no doubt that there is heroine in coffee, that much is clear. The real question is this: Do I care? Of course not. Even if I knew for a fact that I could only live another six months if I continued to drink coffee I would still drink it. There is no possible way I will ever be able to lead a happy life without coffee in it. If you are reading this and you are NOT a coffee drinker then you may be currently leading an unhappy life and not even know about it!

If there is a Dunkin' Donuts in your neighborhood, simply drive past it to the Honeydew and get yourself a large coffee, you'll be glad you did.

Posted by chefelf @ 08:43 PM EST [Link]

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