It started in December. I don't know why, but I couldn't get myself to wake up in the mornings. Work was so busy and I had things I needed to write. Lots of things. My normal morning beverage of organic green tea spiced with lemon and spices just wasn't getting me going like it had since I broke my lifelong addiction to coffee (in 2005? 2007? I can't remember).
Lifelong? Yes. My grandfather used to spoon feed me coffee from his cup when I was an infant. Not even kidding. When my Mom and Grandma finally figured out why I was this screaming, caffeine-withdrawn baby and yelled at him, he said, "I had to give it to her. She wanted it." Oh, Grandpa. Oh, Grandma's egg cofee...
Anyway, December 2011. It began innocently enough. A styrofoam cup half full of crappy office coffee at work once in a while. Just for a little buzz. Maybe a chaser of decaf. It didn't mean I was a coffee drinker, though. Nope. Because I'm one of those healthy, eat-organic, don't devastate the rainforest kind of people, right?
Yeah. This isn't even a week's worth of coffee cups.
That is one tall stack of environmentally unfriendly coffee cups.
I do like how the colors complement the Roget's Thesaurus that's always out on my desk, though.
For the caffeine and makeup addicted, here's the lipstick breakdown, top to bottom...
1,2: Chanel Rouge Allure #17, "Emotion"
3: Smashbox Legendary Lipstick, "Mandarin"
4: Chanel Levres Scintillantes lip gloss #158, "Braise"
5: Revlon ColorStay #320, "Dreamy Dusk" - tragically discontinued
6: Chanel Levres Scintillantes lip gloss #4, "Spark"
So I gave in. I made it official. I bought myself a cute coffee cup to use at work. No more ruining the environment with 10+ styrofoam cups every week. No more lying to myself. I've cut back to decaf, but still. I'm in. I'm doing it.
I'm Amy. I'm a coffee drinker.