caffeine: easier to homebrew than meth!
I have been happily stickin’ it to the man for over a week now. After a friend showed me the travel mug that had become part of their daily morning routine, I was curious, but not sold. Then I priced it at Target and quickly did the math in my head of what I pay each morning at Starbucks vs. what I pay for coffee pods for my Keurig and the choice was clear. Still, my friend has a car and cupholders and can take a little extra time to get ready in the morning. I, on the other hand, ride that fine line between “Oh, I don’t need any time at all to get ready” and “Oh my god, is that the time?!” Thankfully the Keurig has a built-in timer and the mug does a really good job of keeping the liquid hot and sealed inside.* Once I learned to balance it all with my lunch stuff, it was all good. Plus I’m saving at least $5 a day on my morning beverage.**
When I had a “Monday lapse” yesterday, however, I did have the joy of re-discovering the difference between a coffee kick and an espresso kick. I had the jitters well past lunch.
* I’ve always had the worst luck with travel mugs. Poor seals, too large, never keep things warm or cold. And there ain’t no cupholders on metro!
** I know, I know, it’s an expensive habit. But once you get hooked on 4-shot lattes, it’s hard to want anything else.