March 9, 2015

SOL 9: My Favorite Drug

I'm not typically a coffee drinker. I will drink it on occasion, but only under the right circumstances.

Hot during winter, usually from Dunkin.

Iced in the summer. McDonald's is my favorite (don't shoot me).

ALWAYS flavored, preferably french vanilla.

None of that dark roast, French press stuff that Joel drinks. Yuck! It tastes like battery acid! I don't really enjoy the flavor of coffee itself. Hence my preference for that french vanilla creamer!

Thank you, Dunkin Donuts, for providing my much-needed caffeine fix this morning FOR FREE!

This year's birthday perk came at EXACTLY the right time!

I managed to finish my cup before the end of second period, which is extremely unusual for me. I usually sip on my beverages until lunchtime, but today, I would have preferred my caffeine in IV form.

I'm insanely jealous of those on spring break right now. I would LOVE a week off to adjust to this time change. Until then, I shall be relying on caffeine to get through my mornings. It's a good thing Starbucks also sent me a free birthday cup!

My students, however, don't seem to be having ANY difficulty adjusting to Daylight Savings Time. Aren't adolescents supposed to need more sleep than adults? Not one of them appears groggy today. Not one.

They should really work on bottling "YOUTH" and offering that intravenously. That's kinda like caffeine, right?!


  1. I loved this. I was staying up late slicing away, and then I realized it was almost midnight. Midnight! I didn't stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve. And then my mid was still active so I couldn't fall asleep. My students all seem fine too. My favorite paragraph is the one about the dark roast. I don't know who Joel is, and I don't need to know.

  2. I love when you compare yourself to your students. I share in this realization as I am struggling to get to the end of the day with some meaning for me and them.

  3. This slice really made me smile. It's so clever, funny and original. Shows you what you can do in spite of your grogginess....become creative! Nice writing.

  4. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who would rather fall back than spring forward! I really enjoyed the subtle humor in your piece, and I certainly can relate.

  5. I could sure take a dose of "youth"! My students were extra chatty today. They will probably crash tomorrow when the lack of sleep catches up with them.


  6. I started the morning with two chocolate Krispy Kremes and a diet Coke, and I'll probably do it again tomorrow :)

  7. I started the morning with two chocolate Krispy Kremes and a diet Coke, and I'll probably do it again tomorrow :)

  8. My mom also doesn't like the taste of coffee but has it often because of memories of her Granny giving her sips when she was younger.

    My favorite line other than your reference of not liking the taste, was your line saying none of your students are groggy, followed by "Not one." for emphasis. Thanks for the slice.

  9. I saw they were giving it away for free yesterday AFTER I did my morning coffee run. Maybe I'll catch up with them next year. :)