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This is my brain on no drugs [Aug. 4th, 2010|09:22 am]
Zoethe
Thanks to a work project that has bloomed into a much bigger ordeal that originally expected, I did not to bed until 3am. As of 9am I have emptied the dishwasher, put together a bread to rise, cleaned up the kitchen from that, and started a load of laundry.

This does not necessarily constitute A Good Thing. I planned on sleeping in this morning, but once Ferrett got up, I was awake. I still have a ton to do on this particular project, so it was weighing on my poor brain. But the higher functions of said brain are Not Happy with 5 hours of sleep.

I'm debating making myself some tea. Surely caffeine this early won't mess up my sleep tonight.

And then I realize with horror how far off caffeine I have gotten. I don't want to live coffee-less! Yikes!

I'm having to think about this way too much, and far too unsuccessfully. Tea it is.
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[User Picture]From: dragonsflame71
2010-08-04 02:00 pm (UTC)
Do you drink Celestial Seasonings? I think I remember some zinger teas I used to like... but I also seem to remember they do have caffeine in them.... but because its an all natural tea does that make the caffeine okay? Peppermint is my favorite...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-08-04 02:02 pm (UTC)
I'm actually a Good Earth Teas fan, myself.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-08-04 05:52 pm (UTC)
caffeine is caffeine. and there's caffeine in some herbal teas. and "caffeine free" doesn't always mean what it says. a lot of "caffeine free" beverages still have anywhere from a trace of caffeine upwards to 30mg.

i learned this the hard way.
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[User Picture]From: aiela
2010-08-04 02:59 pm (UTC)
I find that I can still have a cup of coffee/tea whatever if I finish up by mid-morning. I used to cut myself off at 2 or 3 pm, but I'm sleeping better and am not addicted any longer. (The early cut off also means I am limited in how much I can consume on any given day.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-08-04 03:22 pm (UTC)
I made myself one cup of weak tea, and that seems to be working well.
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[User Picture]From: teaa
2010-08-04 03:37 pm (UTC)
Hi! Only because I feel like I'm Beetlejuice and you said my name three times when you use that icon. :D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-08-04 03:53 pm (UTC)
LOL! Hi!
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[User Picture]From: roaming
2010-08-04 07:48 pm (UTC)
I turned to (really good) decaf long ago. I don't notice the difference, and I get to have the pleasure of the taste of coffee. Psychologically, it's same thing for me by now. Dunno, might work for you. Or not.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-08-04 11:02 pm (UTC)
I've had good decaf and that does work. I just feel such a dork for asking for decaf.
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[User Picture]From: roaming
2010-08-04 11:12 pm (UTC)
oh, no! I had no idea decaf wasn't cool! Damn! ;-P

Fug 'em. Order what you like. Dork is the new Awesome. Has been for a while, but you know, change is slow.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-08-04 11:38 pm (UTC)
This has my seal of approval.
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[User Picture]From: blessed_oak
2010-08-04 11:31 pm (UTC)
Just at the moment, half caff coffee with a touch of cinnamon. Mmmmm...

I drink way less than I used to. But I do notice it (in a big way) if I miss a morning.

But dang it, it's one of my constant pleasures in life!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-08-04 11:40 pm (UTC)
I don't drink coffee regularly, so it is a real pleasure when I do.
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