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The Misadventures of Mrs. B: Intervention, Party of One

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Intervention, Party of One

It snowed yesterday - our first measurable snowfall of the year.  Of course it was, like, a coating.  But that was enough to make life sorta miserable when it came to commuting.  Especially when it's the first snowfall of the year and everyone's super uber overly cautious because of it.  But that's neither here nor there, and not the point of this post.

The point: I was walking rather cautiously to work from the train, knowing that there was still a slick coating of snow everywhere and knowing that I am, in fact, the Klutziest Person in the World.  This has been proven by a crack team of medical specialists and will soon be reported in top medical journals. 

So I wasn't in any hurry. 

On my right shoulder was my enormous and completely packed bag.  A bag which contained among other things my wallet, phone, journal, makeup, train passes, pasta salad for today's holiday luncheon, and my contribution to a gift exchange*.

Notice the placement of the cup next to it so you can get a sense of scale and the sheer enormity of this beloved bag.  That's how dedicated I am to reporting hard-hitting issues.

In my left hand was this:

That's right.  A venti non-fat, no-whip peppermint mocha.  Nectar of the gods.  And only one sip had been stolen from its papery vessel at this point.

And as I walked, I had one thought:

If I go down, I have to save the coffee.

Yes.  The coffee.  Not the bag, containing most of my life.  The coffee.

And now I'm thinking I have a real problem.

But you know what? It's all good.  Because one of my New Years Resolutions is...

Going cold turkey on Starbucks and, in fact, coffee in general.  I know I can do it because I have in the past, and the longer I go without it, the less I want it.  All I need to do is decide, every morning, that I'm going to walk right past the coffee stand.

Hold me.

*A $15 giftcard to...Starbucks.  Intervention, anyone?

Funny thing: Two friends happened to post about their relationships with coffee today as well.  The Empress is giving it up after a long affair, and Jenny has been a little, well, jittery lately.  Check them out and get ready to laugh and empathize!



Blogger KD said...

Have you thought about just switching to decaf? You gotta keep the love in life! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

December 17, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Blogger MrsJenB said...

Ha, KD - you have a point. But then again, as delicious as most coffee is, it seems like a waste if I'm not gonna get my caffeine. I might switch to decaf dreen tea or something - you know, trying to be really healthy. Or something. ;-)

Thanks for becoming a follower!

December 17, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Blogger Megan, Maggie, Mama said...

I had a coffee problem. Big time. Switched to tea, and now I only drink coffee on the weekends, and only one small cup. I love the taste of coffee, and now I get to enjoy it instead of thinking about how much I can consume before my bladder explodes and my eyes pop out of my head.

My favorite teas are from two local tea shops - one is a cherry marzipan green tea and the other is a black tea with cinnamon and orange. Give it a shot, and have fun finding some teas you like!

December 18, 2010 at 2:09 AM

Blogger Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Don't like coffee. At all. Tried it many different ways. I am a Pepsi girl. Full Pepsi. So I was not impressed with my new internal medicine doctor said that I should seriously think about deleting it from my life. Not impressed at all!!! I have cut back, but completely letting go of it ......MERCY!!!

December 20, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Blogger MrsJenB said...

Thanks, Megan! That cherry marzipan green tea sounds awesome!

Cheryl, I seem to remember you telling me you were a Pepsi person! I know how it feels to try to remove something completely - maybe we can "go off the sauce" together! haha

December 20, 2010 at 8:15 PM


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