Thursday, September 09, 2010

Odd Milestone

In an effort to win the Inane Trivia Award, I am now abusing my keyboard to inform you of the significant milestone that I have reached. To wit: I have been drinking coffee for a whole decade now.

I don't mean that I have been drinking it nonstop for ten years, barely coming up for breath, although that would really be worth posting. Rather it has been a decade since I decided that I was old enough to consume such an adult beverage.

We had been out west, and I sometimes felt a bit out of it when people in my company were socially sipping their java whilst I twiddled my thumbs. So in September of 2000, I decided to overcome my distaste of the brew and do what decent folk everywhere were doing. Up until then, I had only bothered to taste it a few times, and one sip had been sufficient. I didn't even like the smell of it. Nevertheless, I purposed to grow up.

I began by adding lots of cream and sugar: triple-triples in Tim Hortons parlance. Then it became double-doubles before I settled in at double cream. And that's the way I continue to have it although I suppose that I slide toward triple cream some of the time.

Most days, I have one mug in the morning, occasionally one and a half but seldom two, and that's usually it for the day. Only infrequently I will drop into Tims for an additional jolt.

Come to think of it, I haven't been indulging in that other adult beverage — beer — for so very much longer. What can I say? I guess some of us take longer to grow up.

Aren't you happy that you stopped by for such earth-shaking report? Carry on.

16 comments:

Diana said...

I didn't start drinking coffee until I was in my twenties. A bit unusual for the U.S.
My grandmother and mother drank it black! Yuck!!!!! But I do love it now even though I only drink two cups a day. The rest of the day I drink green flavored teas.
In the summer I enjoy iced coffee in the afternoons. Have you ever tried an iced coffee AC?
Love Di ♥

Anvilcloud said...

I've had ice caps Di but not just cold coffee. Of course, my cold drinks generally come in the form of Diet Coke.

Ruth said...

I don't drink coffee at all. But my pot of hot tea with a spot of milk is essential twice a day.

Mary said...

AC, I began drinking Grandma's coffee at age 12, the age of consent in her opinion. I always smelled so good as it perked on the woodstove.

Today I drink coffee in the morning and tea the rest of the day. I'm a big tea drinker, but don't particularly like the flavored teas...just good old fashioned Tet*ley.

I like the occasional Tim's double cream, double sweetener. Until I got diabetes, it was dd. There's no coffee like it. I used to drink a lot of soft drinks but don't touch the stuff anymore.

Enjoyed visiting with you this morning.

Blessings,
Mary

Loner said...

I nearly spit my coffee on the keyboard when I read the part about not having drunk the coffee continuously for the last ten years! When I read these posts, I think I would love to take a roadtrip and have coffee at Tim's one morning...

Anvilcloud said...

How synchronous it would have been to spit coffee while reading this particular post. Tim Hortons is quite the Canadian success story. The lineups both inside and out are quite remarkable on most mornings.

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

A/C I am so proud of the way you have matured. Just came right along into the grown up life. We always drank tea, especially for breakfast when I was growing up then went to work and it became coffee. Love it. 2 cups a day is all I allow myself. Just water thank you, the rest of the day. If I ever get the chance I have gotta go to Tim's.
QMM

Donna said...

LOL...I have been sufficiantly, shaken!
Only ten years? Oh my...this Could bring me to tears....:o()
hughugs

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Heck, my mother started putting coffee in my baby bottle at 3 months old. NOT KIDDING. That's Cajuns for you.

I can handle coffee but your other beverage of choice -- beer -- just can't get it down! I'm wondering if they drink it warm like in Britain up there in Canada? Maybe it's better warm...

Mara said...

I do like my coffee, but my coffee doesn't like me: giving me very bad migraines. So, I've been drinking decaf for years now. Which is annoying if you just need a little booster to wake up in the morning...

Anvilcloud said...

We're more American than British in our tastes, so we like beer cold. I'm not a huge fan, and I usually have it with food if I have it at all -- pizza, chips etc.

Mary G said...

Reading this post and have to trundle off to get a cuppa java. Back soon.

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh my, AC - I have been a coffee drinker FOREVER! LOL - Does that mean I'm more grown up than you?? :) I don't think so...judging by the kind of stuff I blog about!!


Junie Rose

Kila said...

I'm 40 and still don't drink coffee, though recently I have sipped mugs of hot tea.

Garnetrose said...

I was also well into my twenties when I started drinking coffee on a regualar basis. Now I have one drink in the morning and that is about it. I do not think you are more grown up if you drink coffee but my little one likes to call her chocolate milk coffee so she is having her 'coffee' when I am having mine. *s*

Norma said...

Interesting--and I remember when I started too. I was 13 and our 8th grade class was going on a trip to Chicago by bus. I decided to order a cup of coffee black at a restaurant. Tasted awful, and sometimes still does, but it is definitely an acquired taste.