Self: You are convincing. But don't believe you.
Thursday, March 18, 2010

This the the conversation I have with myself once every four or five months:

A cup of coffee this fine evening sure would be nice.  Jonathan's not home...the kids are in bed....it would be ever so lovely to sit and enjoy this television programming with a hot cup of coffee.

[Walks happily to kitchen.  Lovingly gets out the french press and coffee grinder.]

Hmm....out of  decaf.  Okay.  Better not have any.  It's after 8:00 and it might keep me awake.

But then again..... [conversation with self takes a nasty turn at this point]

"Self, in college you drank pots and pots of coffee!  And still managed to drift off to dreamland the minute your head hit the pillow!  Self - don't you remember!?!  Caffeine had NO effect on you!  If you could drink a whole pot at 22, surely you can drink one cup at 32, right?  Right? Right?!?  Come on!  Just do it." 

And then I stupidly agree with self, and just to prove to self my infinite trust in her, I drink not one, but two cups of coffee.



Then I lay awake at 4:00am cursing self for being so presumptuous.




Oh the things you think about from midnight to 4:00am.

I quiz myself, seeing if I can remember the names of all my Elementary School teachers.  (RichardsonHooperMendenhallAndersonStephensMcAlister.  I can.)

I try and remember every address I've ever had.  (Can't.)

I try and remember my first private phone number.  (245-1500.  Can.)

I try to pray for everyone I love, but oh my is the caffeine is making it difficult to concentrate.  (Sorta can.)

I think about waking up Jonathan to discuss politics.  (Don't.  But find it difficult to resist.)

I try to figure out the plot to LOST.  (Can't.  Get mad at self for continuing to watch that show.)



After a long night of tossing and turning and mind racing, I promise self that I will not listen to self again when it comes to coffee consumption.

But self can be so darn convincing.


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coffee bean photo via refracted moments on flickr






11 Comments:
Blogger Lori had this to say:

I am thinking it is a good thing I don't like that stuff. But I must say it sure does smell good.

March 18, 2010 at 11:31 AM 


Blogger StephCliff had this to say:

I agree about watching Lost. I'm so glad this is the last season - I just want it to be over already. It's just too much! Oh & if they advertise "The time for questions is over" one more time, I think I'll scream. I still have plenty of questions, thank you very much! :)

March 18, 2010 at 11:35 AM 


Anonymous jonathan had this to say:

For the record, you don't turn 32 until March 28th. You're just 31.

:)

March 18, 2010 at 12:39 PM 


OpenID vanebrown had this to say:

I'm in the same boat ... could drink coffee whenever I wanted. Not so much anymore. :(

March 18, 2010 at 1:24 PM 


Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

Thank goodness it wasn't, say, vodka that u downed by the gallon in college

cheri

March 18, 2010 at 1:30 PM 


Anonymous Sara had this to say:

Good thing you can drink another cup or two this morning to help you stay awake today after a night like that. :)

March 18, 2010 at 4:33 PM 


Blogger Gombojav Tribe had this to say:

Herbal tea next time?

:-)

March 18, 2010 at 11:46 PM 


Blogger Cash Clan Japan had this to say:

I love it when you post something that is exactly what I'm thinking. There are totally a million reasons why you're my favorite, the comedy of this blog being one of them. (By the way, I'd tell you to just take one of Jonathan's Amdiens, but I recall what those do to you, And I have audio evidence I'm still holding hostage.)

March 19, 2010 at 1:01 PM 


Blogger Cash Clan Japan had this to say:

Oh, and by the way, the LARGE cup of coffee I had on the coffee date I mentioned in my blog I JUST wrote? That's why I'm up at 2am. We could be the same stupid girl.

March 19, 2010 at 1:02 PM 


Blogger Cash Clan Japan had this to say:

Did I spell Amdien right? Or is it Ambien? Why can't I ever remember that one?

March 19, 2010 at 1:03 PM 


Blogger Geela had this to say:

That was FACINATING!!! I love how you write. It's so spunky and cool. I wanna be like you when I grow up!

March 26, 2010 at 5:47 PM 


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