Thursday, November 17, 2005

When did this happen?

I remember as a child thinking my parents were nuts for the amount of coffee they drank in any given day. My mother can throw back a cup or two right before bed and it not affect her at all. I vowed that I would never be that person.

Katie this is kettle calling and you are black sister.

Yep, I am now an official coffee drinker.

It happened slowly, over time. First, there were the few cups when I was freezing, because, well, coffee is hot and when you are cold you want something hot (guess I should have tried the hot dr pepper with lemon instead). And then I was sucked into the whole commercialism of Starbucks and had to try their fancy smancy drinks that you have to learn the secret code words to order. So it was only a “cold weather” event and then somehow it became an "all weather" event. Then the green circle with the weird Starbucks girl began to draw me in (much like the Target target does) and I could speak the secret code and I was selling my plasma to keep up the fancy coffee fix. And now I rush in every day to work and make the coffee waiting expectantly for the first cup – because the first cup is always the best.

When did this happen?

At least I can rest in the knowledge that I have NEVER drank?, drunk?, ok well consumed TWENTY cups of coffee in one singular day.

Nope, I’m not that gone.


Blogger steve said...


I get it.

Make fun of the addict.


11/17/2005 10:20 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

wow, you're up early, must be all the coffee

hee hee hee hee

and you know you can't fight with me for too long

11/17/2005 10:24 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

So, I wouldn't know anything about coffee. My dad drank coffee every single morning with no breakfast.

My sister and I thought it would be a good idea to chew the grounds; why wait for the machine to work? Plus, we weren't allowed to actually run the thing, so we were at our wit's end how to enjoy a fresh cup of steaming coffee.

Instead, we sucked on the grounds and pretended we liked it.

Come on down, K-T, the water's FINE!

11/17/2005 10:31 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Yea KT! Just one more thing to add to our eery list of similarities.

This particular morning, since it is colder than the North Pole around here, I took a travel mug and coated the bottom with Cinnamon Hazelnut creamer and took it to work with me: filled it with folgers and now I am a happy (luke warm) coffee addict.

11/17/2005 11:06 AM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

I'm not there yet, but every once in a while I teeter on the edge. I actually still have at least one drink left on my gift card from August 19th when we won our Tiara Prizes at Eddo's! So yeah, I'm not an addict. Like Brian's aunt - 17 cups a DAY!!!! AUGH.

Eddo asked me to order his drink at Starbucks this weekend and it was so complicated! Lemme see if I can remember - Grande Triple Macchiato updside down with an extra shot. Is that right? Probably not. I'll stick with my Tall Coffee Frap. Or that new Gingerbread Latte I sampled. YUM.

OK, enough coffee talk. I'm forsaking my British Tea side!

11/17/2005 11:20 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Eric - suck on the grounds, ok I'm off to vomit now

Stephanie - Yes I am convinced that you are me and I am you and we are living in some alternate reality but connected by the internet (man that may be the newest sci-fi book waiting to be written)

JCol - Oh I sucked that card dry in a couple of weeks (Sad). Oh and I'm a grande non-fat no whip mocha, unless I'm really digging the coffee and then I'm a triple venti non-fat, no whip mocha, but that is ONLY in extreme life or death moments

ooohhhh I forgot they had out the seasonal drinks, the eggnog latte made me about pass out one night as I drank it, way too rich for my blood, but the gingerbread latte sounds really good

Ok, yep, I'm officially Starbucks new whipping girl - they drew me in and now I'm addicted

11/17/2005 11:26 AM  
Blogger jes said...

i STILL think that people who drink coffee are nuts. at least if they are drinking black coffee.

i'll drink coffee only if i'm super-cold, and even then it's 1/2 c. coffee with 1/2 c. milk and about 1/4 c. sugar. sometimes more.

11/17/2005 11:28 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

I guess that means chewing coffee grounds is right out.

First, whatever concoction you just described is NOT, I repeat, NOT coffee. Second, it defies possibility, since you have included 125% worth of ingredients - I am strongly suspicious that you actually put 1/4 coffee, 1/2 milk, and 1/4 sugar.

11/17/2005 11:47 AM  
Blogger krisT said...

I guess the apple didn't fall far from the tree.. or nut?? I know Starbucks is brainwashing people with their fancy smancy coffee beverages.. Their marketing skills sure pay off, someone really listened in college..

11/17/2005 12:19 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

Is it possible to not turn into our parents?

I think children have been trying to avoid this for centuries.

11/17/2005 12:43 PM  
Blogger Brian Gardner said...

What's worse than passing two Starbucks on your way to work? Passing them up because your work brews fresh Starbucks for free.

A good thing, yet a bad thing.

11/17/2005 3:53 PM  
Blogger Katie said...


Are ya'll hiring, I can commute if need be.

11/17/2005 3:56 PM  
Blogger jes said...

Eric, you must not have correctly read my statement. I said I fill my cup with half coffee and half milk. And then I put in 1/4 of a cup of sugar. Sugar dissolves!

Therefore, entirely possible. :)

11/17/2005 4:40 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

I drink coffee...not a whole lot mind you, but I never thought I would. I tried it and really didn't like the taste...took me awhile to get used to it.

I'm with Steve on this addict thing...though I'm not fighting lol

11/17/2005 6:07 PM  
Blogger Jayleigh said...

I too wonder when it came down to me making A WHOLE ENTIRE POT of coffee just for myself, and telling Rob that he needs to make the next pot.

And I feel like a sell-out for this, but I am so in love with Starbucks. Except the cost. Ooooh try their ginger loaf with cream cheese frosting!!

11/17/2005 8:11 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

Jayleigh, I tried the ginger loaf at a Starbucks in NYC. They had free samples of that and the Ginger Bread Latte. My sample was almost all frosting so it was too much for me, but Eddo got a slice and ate it at the airport. I even have a photo of him eating it. SHOCKER!

11/18/2005 7:31 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Shelley - Steve knows that I would never make fun of an addict. NEVER.

Now making fun of my friend who drank an extraordinary amount of coffe in one day - yes that I will tease them about, but all in love.

11/18/2005 8:20 AM  
Blogger Brian Gardner said...

If you want to commute to Chicago, I'll see if there are any positions available. Although I want to mention our parking lot doesn't have a place to park a horse. (fun jab at Texans.)

11/18/2005 8:22 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

BG - My horse goes where I go so there has to be room in the office. Don't worry he's real good about the elevators, he can even hit the buttons himself if you tell him what floor you want.

(Smartmouthin from a Texan)

11/18/2005 8:26 AM  
Blogger Tony Myles said...

Come back from the dark side...

add some cream.

Actually, I don't drink coffee. Just total up how much you spend in a week on the fancy schmancy drinks, then see how much you're spending in a three month period. Find something else you want to spend that money on (like a trip to Hawaii) and let that be your motive to quit.

That, and the fact that Starbucks owns several small countries.

11/19/2005 10:51 PM  

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