Coffee scares me. Every time I have a cup, my heart races and I feel like I am moving faster than the speed of light. I always flirt with thoughts of having a heart attack on the spot. Expert coffee drinkers tell me that this has something to do with caffeine. It must mess with my brain as well as enhance my ability to run around faster than The Flash.
I’m much more of a tea drinker…all because of my mother. A staunch fan of Lipton Tea with 6 sugars thank you very much, my mother got me hooked at a young age. Bad parenting? You may think that. I call it delicious parenting.
As I’ve gotten older, the coffee monster has stalked me. People claimed it was a “must have” for those “late nights” in grad school. Now that I’m an “adult” working a “real job”, people say that it is a must have to help wake up in the morning. I prefer one stainless steel reusable thermos full of water. That really gets the Justin The Librarian engine moving! Nothing helps me say “let’s provide excellent service to my teen library patrons” more than this.
The downside to all of this: Justin The Librarian feels left out of the socializing that takes place around the staff coffee pot. I get sad. I sit with my water and tea and read about social networking on my Google Reader. I have a blast! But I still yearn for social interaction.
2009 has been the year of “Justin The Librarian attempts to come to peace with Coffee”. It’s been rough. The stuff freaks me out. I usually have one cup per week, make my social interactions, and then I’m happy. But this new thing just came into my life. They call it a latte.
HOLY CRAP THEY ARE SO GOOD.
The standard version comes with espresso and milk. People tell me espresso is like a high powered version of coffee. I DON’T CARE. MIX IT WITH THAT FOAMING MILK STUFF AND IT IS WONDERFUL. I also dove into the tea latte. I love this as well. 6 sugars, foaming milk, and Starbucks tea makes a boy happy. I may be behind the times with this one, but I predict this latte thing will be THE BIG THING IN 2010.