So here is Rule #1 about how to live in the Northwest: you got to learn to drink the hot brown stuff. I was never a coffee drinker before I moved to the NW. I drank Diet Coke by the bucket and supplemented with sweet tea from Sonny's - it was hot outside nearly all the time, so why would I want to drink something hot? (Side note: If I were going to do a series on How to Live in the South, Rule #1 would be that you have to go to Sonny's on Sunday after Church. Don't worry about the calories, that's what your long runs are for!)
Anywho, about a month after I moved here, my dear friend wisely said that she knew I'd be converted to coffee in due course, and low and behold, she was right - I'm not firmly in the "coffee is delicious" camp! And, to make things even better, the NW has tons of funky little coffee shacks with their own flavor and devotees.
Now, I still drink and love my diet coke and coke zero, but I've cut back and here's why I think coffee>diet coke:
- More caffeine! yay! who doesn't want to be more productive?
- Warm drinks really ARE better on frosty mornings - and we have frosty mornings up here from September to May!
- love that delicious smell of coffee when you wake up!
Have a blessed Thursday.