Caffeine, Sweet Nector of Life

As usual, I stayed up later than I really should have last night and it was making it hard to concentrate on the defects I’ve been testing this morning. I checked my IM list and all my break-buddies* are out of the office today. I said to hell heck with this and trotted over to the Terrapin. I knew they’d been doing good business but usually my timing it better and all the customers already have their coffee and are sitting down drinking it, rather than standing 10 deep in line waiting to get served. I finally get up the counter and order my regular, the Grand Canyon (2 shots of espresso, steamed milk, a dash of chocolate syrup and a a dash of mango syrup). I had to wait a few minutes to get my drink and as I’m standing there; I can feel myself relax as I’m inhaling that wonderful fragerence of fresh coffee. Ahhhh, life (with caffeine) is good. 🙂

After a few minutes, –mostly spent avoiding the 3 year old running around playing with a straw while her mom was yakking away on the phone– my Grand Canyon was ready and I went back to work. At first I was slowly sipping the coffee, trying to make it last, but before I knew it I was taking full swallows and now I’m reduced to licking the remains out of the cup. *sigh*

Oh well, at least I no longer feel like I’m going to fall asleep over my keyboard and should be able to get some real work done. Speaking of which, it’s time I got back to it.

* Break-Buddy -ies: (noun) A co-worker who you are willing to spend time talking to or just hanging around with during your coffee and/or smoke breaks.

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