I got up this morning, all set to fix my coffee and climb back into bed with the laptop. I was wearing my Hello Kitty pajamas, the ones with the fleece pants, and I was so happy I have the sort of job where I could sit in my bed with my coffee and work while still in my pajamas. Heaven, I tell you!
But then I remembered, as I took my Let It Snow coffee mug down from the shelf, that we'd used up all the cream yesterday. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth, friends. The choices before me: drink my coffee black; have tea; skip the morning beverage.
Those are not choices when you really want coffee. So I had to pull on clothes and drive a mile to the grocery store. I was the woman with bedhead who grabbed a bag of cat food (they're out after the morning meal), two pints of organic half and half, and a box of Weight Watchers turkey sausage breakfast sandwiches.
I did all that so I could go back to bed with a cup of coffee and a computer. 😉
Tell me what lengths you've gone to for your coffee (or tea). I'd love to know. I might give away a prize to the best story. How about a $10 Starbucks card and a signed paperback?
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Well we dont have many Starbucks where I live but I love costa which is the same just a different name but anyway I made my kids late for school just so I could drive to the coffee shop which is about 15 mins away from my house and the school but was great when I got to drink it
I’ve been to Costa! Love their coffee. 🙂 I totally understand why you went out of the way for your coffee. It’s a necessary start to the day.
I’m not to bad about that but my daughter has been known to get out in the middle of the night to pick up creamer for the next morning. My 3 year old grandson is bad about drinking the coffee creamer.
Ha! What a little rascal, Linda! Got to have that creamer, so I sure don’t blame your daughter for going to get it. 😉
I’m new to the “coffee” world and don’t really like the taste of it black. I’ve figured out I like latte’s and fraps. I was half asleep driving to work and when I finally got to work, I clocked in and begged my coworker to stay an extra 10 minutes (we work 12 hour shifts at a hospital) so I could run to the coffee bar in the lobby and grab a much needed caffeine fix. Bless her heart, she stayed!! And of course I bought one for her too!
Good story! I love an eggnog latte this time of year. 🙂
I absolutely love my coffee first thing in the morning. It is totally necessary to start the day off right! I would drive to Starbucks if need be and get a coffee. 🙂
I’d have gone there if it was closer than the grocery store! I wish we did have one closer. *sigh*
Hilarious!! I don’t drink coffee or tea but I am addicted to Dr. Pepper! When I have no cash to get a soda from the machine, I will walk in the rain/snow to the gas station down the street just so I can use my debit card to get one. 🙂 I’m glad you got your Monday started off with coffee, even if you had to make a trip to the store first!
I love Dr. Pepper too! I limit myself to one on the weekends these days, sigh.
I’ve walked pretty far to get caffeine before. I absolutely need a fix in the morning. I haven’t done anything too crazy yet to get my fix though
Give it time. 😉
I’m not a morning person so I definitely need my coffee. I went downstairs to make some (we have a keurig) So I go to grab one out of the box and that is all that is there. Well my husband is more of a coffee drinker than I am (sleeps later than me) so I made the one cup for myself drank it and when my husband asked if there was any coffee I said no (since I drank the last one technically there wasn’t any) He was not a happy camper. I looked at him and said ” Hey I didn’t get any either and you don’t see me pouting” I left to take a shower and starting laughing because I had just told a little white lie to my husband and I thought I should have felt bad, but no I didn’t because I needed that cup of coffee!
Oh, LOL! Can’t believe you said it with a straight face!
Well, I wanted a Gingerbread Latte and asked my Marine son who was home to meet me there. I totally forgot that I wasn’t able to drive because of the big walking boot on my right leg. Well I did so anyway, had to have my latte….so I almost rear-ended the person in front of me because my leg was getting tired on the brake. It was quite fun with the revving and braking. At least it was before the snow and ice hit, that would have been disastrous! If you like tea, order a steamed blackberry izzy add chai…it’s yummy!
Now that’s dedication! Glad you made it safely. 🙂
I have never taken a sip of coffee in my life – because I have been addicted to Pepsi instead (and never liked the smell of coffee – please don’t hold that against me!). Mind you, I went two years without a Pepsi (or a pop, other than when mixed with something in a drink at someone else’s home or establishment) and started up again this year (and quit again last week and have the withdrawal headaches to prove it) … but I digress.
A few years ago … I wasn’t feeling well … so was all curled up in my chair … in my nightgown … watching my favorite recorded shows on television … on a cold Saturday night in the wintertime … at 10:50 pm … when I really really wanted potato chips. So I did the honorable thing … and put my long fake fur coat on over my nightgown … threw on some boots … put an ugly hat over my dead-head hair … and drove to a convenience store several blocks away … before it closed at 11 pm.
And I wouldn’t be surprised if I do it again some time soon, as I try not to have chips in the house. (If you don’t buy them, you don’t eat them, right? Not always apparently.)
Ha! If my coat was long, I might have worn my Hello Kitty jammies to the store. 😉
Well I don’t drink coffee or tea. But I gotta have food in the morning, and well we were so busy we didn’t have time to go to the store Saturday. So I wake up tell my five and six yr olds to get dressed. So were all wearing our pjs going to Waffle House, 10 min away, just to eat breakfast cause we got nothing at home. LOL we looked crazy!!!
LOL! Well, it’s breakfast — so why not have it in your pajamas? 😉
Well,first thing in the morning when i wake up.need a nice hot cup of coffee.My coffee is not like regular coffee.My coffee is made Italian,because my parents are both Italian.I lived in the states now Husband after 20 years retired from the US NAVY and got back to states side..So i brought with me my Italian coffee maker but cant find Italian good coffee here in the states i’m living in so i use Colombian,taste almost the same cause Italian coffee is very strong so this one works..I have to use also Italian cup,they are tiny and that is the only way you frink it..(they look like tiny tea cup)so when i go to starbucks i ask them to use a simple cup(tiny one)or if they have a porcelain cup for tea….that is how i get my coffee plus its all day long coffee…Even with all this coffee,i still go to sleep at night…LOL
That sounds yummy! But I don’t know how you sleep. I made the mistake of drinking far too many espressos in Italy once. I could not sleep at all!
You know that I just migrated to the US this year, right? Well, anyway, I found it hard to believe that the groceries here do not sell 3-in1 coffee, if at all. I really need my coffee esp when I go on a 12-hour night duty. So what I did was I improvised and prepared my own 3-in-1 coffee ar home by mixing the coffee granules, sugar and powdered creamer in a little container so that I could take it to work with me. Well, I guess I bought the wrong type of coffee after the first container ran out. I was at work
& badly in need of my coffee. So I poured my “mixture” in a cup of hot water and stirred. . . and stirred and stirred some more but the coffee would not dissolve!!! I found out when I got home that the coffee i bought was for brewing. It was not instant
Ha! Have you discovered the Starbucks Via coffee? It’s very, very fine and dissolves easily. I bet if you mixed that with your sugar and creamer it would make great 3-in-1 coffee.
So just on Saturday I was scheduled to meet up with some women I had never met to go to the Southern Maniacs Readers Luncheon in Chattanooga. I was on 280 and was in desperate need of coffee. So I cut down three side streets to get get to Starbucks cut three people off to get my parking spot. Ran across the street slam into a women who was jogging and her destination was Starbucks. She proceeded to yell at me for not looking where I was going and I was like “Well if I had my coffee already this morning I would have seen you.” All because I only had 10 minutes to get back to 280 to meet my group outside the Hampton Inn. I had to stand in line with her and if looks could kill I would have been dead. Was it worth it? Hell Yeah! I had a three hour drive ahead of me.
I have not heard of this luncheon, Kelley! But yes, coffee is certainly necessary for a 3 hour drive!!
Once I’m up,
unfortunatelyI’m up. So if I have to go to the store, I’ll end up sitting on my couch, watching TV. But I have gone so far as to ask my roommate to get me tissues so I didn’t have to get down from my bed and walk two steps to the tissue box :3
We need room service, Arely. Every morning. 😉
😛 I have went to the store to get soda in an ice storm before in PJ”S thanks for the give away if i would win i don’t have a starbucks here .. But would love a signed book 😆
Wow, you must have needed that soda! 🙂
I am reading all of your stories, and I am drooling! I love coffee! Early this year, my gastroparesis progressed further so I can no long have coffee at all. I am heart broken that I can`t drink it so I have candles that smell like flavored coffees all over the house. Y’all treasure every drop!
Aw, I’m sorry you can’t have coffee, Julie. :/
I LOVE coffee and am well known for my inability to function properly without it. I even make a pot in my classroom and drink it all morning. Some days when I am having trouble getting going (really, really, not a morning person) my students will even offer to work at their seats so that I can drink some more coffee.
Alas, this morning my coffee pot broke as it was being filled with water. I was able to get coffee from the lunch room but it wasn’t the same. 🙁
I am feeling a little out of sorts since we ran out of coffee filters, yes we still use our 15 year old coffee pot and it brews a great cup of Joe. I’ve never really done anything outrageous for coffee. Today it’ll give me an excuse to go to the “Raff’s Cafe” a local cafe and have breakfast out. 😉
I have a stomach problem so I can’t drink both tea and coffee 🙁