Okay. I finished my NaNoWriMo novel.

WTF??? America! How do you do it? Rich is laughing at me but this is not funny. I’m dying here. By twitches and leaps and bounds.

As hard as it is to believe I have never ever had a whole cup of coffee in my entire life. I do not drink coffee. Ever. Until today. For reasons that entirely escape me now (all reason escapes me now) I had one cup before church and one cup after. Two cups. Of Rich’s Kona high test coffee. He ground up those beans and made extra for me. He’ll be lucky to survive the day.

How can you stand this? Eight hours later and I’m still shaking. My heart is racing. I’m on the floor twitching. You know the "Our Father Who…" part? That came out like a twisted Lewis Carroll verse about a Jabberwocky.

This is a bad habit you all have. Bad I tell you. C rhymes with T and so forth and so on. Grim. Indeed. Have we learned a lesson today? Yes, we have! Never again.
And another thing. Have you all had a burning pain in your stomach and diarrhea for the past 3 decades? Why isn’t this stuff against the law??

11 responses to “Okay. I finished my NaNoWriMo novel.

  1. I made it through med school and twenty-three years of practice without coffee. Then I found Creme Brulee flavored coffee. And now I am hooked. My brother tells me this is a sissy coffee and I make it weaker than his favorite, New Orleans thick chicory stuff. But two cups on your first day? What were you thinking?

  2. I used to drink upwards of 30 cups a day, in my twenties and thirties. Then a doc told my hub to go off it and onto decaf. We quit regualr coffee cold-turkey and started decaf. I slept for 2 (count ’em 2) weeks. After that, I was fine. I still drink about 10 cups of decaf a day and it doesn’t bother me at all. I love the stuff!

  3. I used to drink a pot every morning. I quit when I found out I was pregnant. I miss it! I want some right now! I can drink it at midnight and then go to bed. LOL

  4. I have given up many drugs in my time, but I refuse to give up the coffee. You are SUCH a lightweight!

  5. Mmmmmm…coffee. I just gave up soda but I’ll never give up coffee. Maybe it was just too strong. I make the yummiest, sweetest, creamiest cuppa you’ve ever tasted so next time your over here I’ll have some waiting for you 😉

  6. I am immune to it. It gives my brain the desperately needed jolt it needs to survive 155 teenagers. I only drink the one big cup in the morning though; if I did more than that, I would be too jittery.

  7. I don’t drink coffee, never have. However, I’ve been known to down ten cans of diet coke in one day. I guess we all get our caffeine one way or another.

    So. When can we chat again? It was lovely!

  8. I don’t touch the stuff. Earl Grey works for me.

    Count me in for the next chat too! Better yet, Jane and I are plotting a slumber party– wanna come?

    Bored, huh? Hmmmmm…. well, I’m working on spicing things up. I’ve got a little something simmering over at my place.

  9. If I don’t have my usual dosage, I get a hammering headache. Besides, I just love it. The brewing smell is just so heavenly to wake to. I long ago resigned myself to live with the assorted bad side effects.

  10. Well, that explains why you signed up to write a novel! Hahahahahaha, Vicki, don’t drive when you’re caffeinated, okay?

  11. It’s the smell. I think the aroma of freshly ground/brewed coffee more than makes up for any of its bad qualities. That, and it’s so magically addictive. Michele sent me.

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