Thursday, July 30, 2009

whew, I got it.

So I drag myself home today after running around town, patronizing many shops in an atmosphere THICK with heat and humidity.
My head was pounding and I wasn't sure if it was due to the heat or dehydration or if it was my 4 pm caffeine withdrawal hitting harder than usual. As soon as I drank a glass of water and washed my hands I began fumbling..(yes fumbling and shaking) quickly getting my dirty coffee pot pieces out of the dishwasher and quickly hand washing them. As I dug my still damp shaky hand into my HUGE costco bag of dunken donuts coffee to locate the buried scooper, cursing it for being buried, it occurred to me... THIS must be what a drug addict feels like as they are desperately awaiting that next fix! I didn't care that the grounds of coffee were sticking under my finger nails and onto my rings. I didn't care that I was making a coffee mess on my counter. I didn't even care that I hadn't Thoroughly washed my electric pots basket and cover. I was only focused on the perk. Get it perking. Get it in my blood stream. Get rid of the headache. Get it Get it Get it. My infusion of caffeine will Cure the headache, Cure the exhaustion, cure the dragging and Allow me to get that second wind to prepare dinner. Ahhhh the darkness of the full bodied rich roast! My knees weaken as I pour and savor the distinct, intense premium bean aroma!
Then the sip! Piping hot, strong, robust flavor with a bite to it! I close my eyes, feel it enter my veins. The hectic day of running errands drains away and I Thank god my drug of choice is legal AND sold in bulk. Care to join me for a cup?


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12 comments:

ThomG said...

I would love to. I'm a coffee junkie as well, buying my beans fresh from a local roaster (free-trade Nicaraguan French roast) and use a French press. Yummy. Thanks for the fun post.

Tumblewords: said...

You bet! Coffee is my choice, too. Love the playful/serious tone of this - know the feeling for sure!

MichaelO said...

Sounds delightful!

Bobbie said...

Such a fun read! I'm in the mood for coffee now lol.

forgetfulone said...

You make it sound so delicious!

anthonynorth said...

You make coffee inviting, even though I'm a tea drinker :-)

pia said...

I fully identitfy--though I have been buying decaf beans which do smell and taste good--but lack that second of clarity

Thanks for the wonderful comment

Old Grizz said...

Old Grizz took his name because of his demeanor before a morning cup of coffee. I am looking for your house right now because I need that cup of coffee.
One more thing we have in common. Caffeine headaches are a bitch.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I don't even want to talk to anyone until I've had my first cup of coffee! Nice description of caffeine-rela!ted urgency

keith said...

Confession time - I have 5 cups before I go to work in the morning. I have been known to stick a slug of brandy in the last one just to give me an extra boost!

Bone said...

That kinda sounds like how I am when I really really really really have to pee.

Nothing else matters.

Dee Martin said...

This made me giggle - I am so with you :)