I've decided it's time for a little detox. For the next few weeks I'm going to give up Coffee, Beer, Wine, and Hard Alcohol. I'm not really sure why or where I got the idea, but I figure it will likely be good for me. I wouldn't go so far as to say I've become dependent on these things, but they've definitely become a regular part of my daily routine. When I'm at work, I like to start the morning off with a few cups of coffee and, since I sit right next to the coffee pot, that few often becomes many if there's no one else in the office to finish it off. I'm not even sure the coffee wakes me up in the morning. As far as I can tell, it makes me more tired and just forces me to use the restroom more often then normal.
Additionally, as a sort of Yin to my morning coffee ritual Yang, I generally like to enjoy a cocktail, beer, or glass of wine during the late hours of the night. It's usually just one, maybe two at the most. I just like to put on a television show, movie, or video game and relax with a drink before heading off to bed.
For obvious reasons I think it's probably be pretty good for me to just flush all this out of my system. So for the next few weeks I'm going to be drinking nothing but water and maybe some tea (if I get my lazy ass out and actually purchase some). It will be an interesting first few days, but I don't think it will be that hard. You still might as well wish me luck though.
posted by Christopher Schnese