"The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you have got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ~ Julia Child

Wake me up

by Julie Tilsner on February 15, 2007

in Caffeination

This is picture of my morning cup of coffee. I tried to add a little sugar but dropped the packet in by accident. It floated for a moment, then sunk to the depths before I could save it. I had just taken the trash out, so I couldn’t follow up on my first impulse to plunge my hand in after it. In the minute it took for me to go wash my hands and find a fishing implement (my toothbrush), the packet melted open and all the sugar seeped out. So mission accomplished after all, I suppose.  But by then the coffee had cooled, and I kept imagining that it tasted…grainier…somehow, and the end result was a wholly unsatisfying morning cup of coffee. I’ll try again later, when I’m more awake, and not so hung over.

Lessons learned from this exercise:

One should try to go to sleep before 2 a.m., especially on school nights.

One never needs the better part of a bottle of Two-Buck Chuck to accompany Valentine’s Day.

One should always keep a pair of chopsticks handy. Maybe in one’s pen basket.

One probably doesn’t need sugar in one’s coffee anyway.


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenorama February 15, 2007 at 12:04 pm

That doesn’t count as a cup of coffee. That sucks! Pauvre cita!


Susan February 15, 2007 at 12:25 pm

I accidentally dropped two packets of Equal in my Diet Pepsi last night.
It tasted pretty good, actually.


AT February 15, 2007 at 1:11 pm

A tragic morning indeed. The toothbrush as shown in your cup is a piteous display. May I make it up to you with a latte at “Say Cheese” in Silver Lake? Hope you had a nice Valentines…


Stafford February 19, 2007 at 8:23 am

Only Coffee short of Peet’s RPM needs Creme and Sugar. I like my coffee like I like my men: Black and Bitter!


janelle February 23, 2007 at 4:06 pm

Yesterday sucked specifically because the entire morning…noon…evening went without coffee. How did that happen? Nothing is worse than a bad cup of coffee; I love my coffee.
Hmmm, agreed if ever I stay up so late on a school night I seriously pay for it:).


BaddAss MisterJ February 24, 2007 at 10:52 am

I know it was early, but why didn’t you just use 2 spoons or a spoon/fork combination to pick it out? Most people would simply pour the contents into another cup, being careful not to get the sugar packet into the new cup. Who keeps sugar packets at home anyway?


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