I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with coffee. For about 9 months in 2008 I was nearly completely caffeine-free and it was a liberating experience having zero chemical dependencies. With the colder weather and the busy work schedule, I’ve started to slowly succumb to the Brown Horse again, though I’ve been pretty successful at keeping it at the ‘decaf’ level with the occasional Coke slipped in. I still don’t get the whole three-to-five dollar drink thing that everybody else around me seems to love to do.

What’s your favorite warm beverage in the winter?

§513 · December 12, 2008 · Life · Tags: , , , · [Print]

7 Comments to “Back in the Saddle Again”

  1. Phil says:

    Sorry to post off-topic, but your feed always freezes Opera. I think it has been doing this since you updated your site to use SMIL. The site works fine, but when I open the feed, it feels like Opera is taking 100% CPU.

    As for hot beverages in winter, I guess I don’t drink hot beverages very often, but my favorite for winter is probably hot chocolate with marshmallows. I tend to avoid drinks with caffine in them. I prefer water, milk, and orange juice.

  2. Mauriat says:

    Hmmm, not sure if this counts. I like to take about 1/2 cup of water with a few tblspoons of honey and heat it in the microwave. Once its warm, I make sure the honey is totally mixed and diluted. Then I pour in a few ounces of brandy. Tastes great, modify amounts of water/honey/brandy to your liking.

  3. Steve says:

    Ah yes, I remember now, we met after you had dismounted the “brown horse.” You’re probably working with the wrong group of people to avoid coffee altogether ๐Ÿ™‚ My strategy is to avoid coffee in the mornings, and then go for a “coffee run” in the mid-afternoon as a social thing. I don’t really need to be sharp and alert for the train ride downtown, but sometimes a pick-up in the afternoon helps. Especially after having too much Indian food for lunch! Avoiding soda is also a good idea… I favor diet sprite and ginger ale myself, and water with my meals. No caffeine there ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Michael says:

    Mostly, I drink a diet caffeinated soda year ’round (Diet Dr. Pepper being my favorite, but store brand is cheaper ๐Ÿ™‚ However, when it’s cold I sometimes have this tea that my wife makes. I think it’s called friendship tea. Basically it’s a mix of Lipton tea powder (so it’s not tea leaves), Tang (or other instant orange drink), cinnamon, and red hots. Pretty good!

  5. Martin says:

    leftover beer.

  6. Martin says:

    happy new year, btw.

  7. Thanks, rocker dude, you too!