The other day I decided, for some unknown, completely ridiculous reason, not to have coffee in the morning. I have coffee every morning, so really, I don't know what I was thinking. And it's not like I have tons and tons of coffee every morning, either. Just a moderate cup or two, and since I rarely drink soda, I've never really felt bad about my caffeine habit. Am I addicted? Maybe. I've never suffered headaches, or had monumental temper tantrums (minor ones, sure) due to lack of coffee, so while the need for coffee in the morning sometimes feels, upon first waking up, like a life or death situation, I've realized it's not. Not entirely. It's just something I love. I love everything about it. I love my husband, who makes the best coffee, in the very nice coffee maker we got for a wedding present. I like sitting around drinking coffee before work, those moments of quiet before the day begins. Point being, on the day I decided not to drink coffee, for whatever reason, somehow believing taking a day off now and then might make me "a better person," I decided, instead, to drink green tea, because what on Earth could make me a better person, I thought, than a nice cup of healthy green tea? I feel like we're constantly bombarded by the health benefits of green tea and wouldn't it be great if I started drinking some now and then, and reaping those benefits?
It WOULD be great, if green tea wasn''t the most vile substance in the history of the world. I can't even begin to explain how much I dislike the taste, and the amazing thing is that every time I drink it, I re-realize this very fact, having somehow, inexplicably, forgotten since the last time. I guess it's all the brainwashing. From the health nuts. The crazy green tea enthusiasts.
I know my dislike of green tea isn't likely to raise any eyebrows, but I did want to point out, for the record, that it's disgusting. And I won't ever try it again. Let this post serve as a self-reminder. Luckily, I love coffee. I kind of don't understand people who don't drink it, I'll tell you that much, but as long as they don't get in the way of my having any, they're alright with me.