Some people are born to greatness while others have greatness thrust upon them. Neither of those describes me. I'm more of the hermit/crotchety/Pastafarian/mediocre type carbon life form. I keep living my life until I have wealth thrust upon me which will happen when I find that cached pirate’s booty that has been buried in the back forty. (Don’t ask me how, or why, pirates would bury their gold miles from the ocean and in the bush, they just did okay.)
Monday, November 19, 2012
Coffee the Elixir of the Gods
Why oh why
does coffee have such a hold over me?For
the life of me I do not understand it.I
remember vividly how much I despised the stuff as a child.Of course truth be told it was probably
because of the way my dad use to drink it, two heaping spoonfuls of instant
coffee, five heaping spoonfuls of sugar, and a dash of milk.It was disgusting, repulsive, revolting, and
nauseating.It was also yucky.For some reason the sweet tea he drank wasn’t
nearly as gross to me so I was okay drinking that.The irony of it is that because of my dad’s
hot beverage preferences today I drink both without sugar.
As I sit
here typing and sipping on my coffee, which I can’t seem to get enough of, I contemplate
why it has such a hold over me.It is
bitter, although not as much since I started using cream in it again, it makes
a fidgety person even more fidgety, and anyone who knows me knows that I do not
need help with my fidgetiness.It makes
me want to eat cake, or at least a good chocolate chip cookie or twelve.And seeing as I managed to put on twenty one
pounds while stress eating through my mom’s illness, and then death, I’m pretty
sure that my cake and chocolate chip cookie days should be left well behind
Yesterday I was
sitting in the living room trying to warm up in front of the fireplace and
playing a bubble game on my iPad when it occurred to me that I had been playing
that insipid game for almost an hour and a half and was wasting valuable
time.My best friend had been down the
month before for my mom’s memorial service and showed me the game. It looked
like fun so I loaded it up.Unfortunately
I’ve been playing it almost non-stop since then, so I decided to stop myself.I certainly don’t want to develop another bad
habit, so I deleted the game from my machine.Problem solved.
course leads me to the thought that if I can be tough on myself with some
things then why can’t I do it with others?Such as coffee?Even if it is the
elixir of the gods.Dam Flying Spaghetti
Monster and his twisted sense of humour.Obviously the answer is that I can.According to Eckhart Tolle it is my ego that is trying to control
me.Dam ego; the insidious bastard!So I have decided, starting tomorrow, I will
once again be off the bean for two months.I can’t start today because I just brewed this pot of coffee and I don’t
want it to go to waste.;p
Bess Rules for Going Beanless
1.Coffee will be permitted one day a week.
2.On those days where Bess drinks coffee it will
be limited to two cups (not pots).
3.Tea will be an acceptable substitute for hot
4.Allow myself one regretful thought about not
drinking coffee, but follow it up with five thoughts about how much better life
is without it.
in the fact that I control my ego not the other way around!!!!!!