Thursday, November 30, 2006

Caffeine rush

Over the two months that I've been working in Cebu, I've gradually developed a daily routine and learned to make the most of the perks that come with the job. Among these is the use of the free coffee in the office pantry.

Although "Coffee" is the screen name I've often used for myself on the internet, I don't think I drink coffee that much more than the average person. I adopted the alias for myself at GameFAQs around 1999, when I was just 14 years old. Sometimes I tell people that I came up with the name because of a coffee mug that happened to be on the computer table at the time... though that would be a cute story, it's probably not true. I just chose it because it sounds like a nice, friendly name-- and also because I prefer a simple screen name without numbers and stuff. When I registered at Wikipedia it evolved into "TheCoffee" (because "Coffee" was already taken).

Anyway, these days I generally have one serving of coffee per day, usually in the morning. And when I say one serving, that's probably more like 1.5 to 2 cups due to the rather large company mug we're given here (all part of their sinister plan). It wakes me up when I'm feeling sleepy, heightens my senses, and keeps me alert.

Trouble is, although the caffeine rush keeps me moving, it doesn't make me any more willing to do what I'm supposed to be doing. So here I am, wide-eyed and tapping my feet, surfing the internet and passing the time and generally procrastinating at a frenzied and furious pace. Vvroom!