Thursday, February 26, 2009

Have you ever noticed that coffee and coughy sound the same?


I wonder if people didn't know much about me, and I don't know, used some of those handy dandy internet sites to get to know more about me, what they would think. Well if you look around the interests and activities section of my facebook, it pretty clearly displays my love for coffee. On my myspace you don't have to read anything, just a quick glance identifies that I like coffee and that goes for my blog and twitter also. In fact, even my class production blog. Lets face it, it is well known knowledge to anyone who interacts with me that I like coffee. Some people might call my love an addiction, but let yourself not be fooled, it is LOVE! I love the way it smells, I love the way it tastes, I love the way it makes my body feel, my mind feel, I like the culture that surrounds it, it legitimately make me happier, I love ordering a cup of coffee and when they ask if I want cream or sugar, saying no, I love tiredly making coffee in the morning as my precursor to life, I like going out to diners and cafes, I like making movies about people drinking coffee. I am in love with coffee. 

That being said, from this point on I will not drink another sip of coffee or caffeine* until Easter Sunday. 46 days! I am doing this as my own personal fasting during the season of lent. Today was Ash Wednesday, the start of lent, and throughout the day I was trying to figure out what I needed to give up, and well whether or not I want to admit it, all signs pointed to coffee and caffeine. If I am particularly irritable, aggressive or tired in the next few weeks either you have offended me horribly or I am just detoxing. 

Matt Louv had a cup of coffee at my house today. It made me so happy, like I was in some small way helping him see a greater truth. 

I won a free pound of coffee yesterday. It was the first rally I've ever won at the Capitol.

I'm making a movie that includes a lot of coffee consumption.

I usually drink on average 6/7 cups a day.

I usually spend anywhere from 1 dollar to ten a day on coffee.

There is no where in Olympia I like to hang out that I can't get coffee at. 

Lets just say this is going to require some serious life changes.
Also, I mean I am like totally physically addicted to caffeine, so like I'm probably going to feel awful for a week for just that reason, not to mention the emotional trama.

One last thought: I have absolutely and positively no intention to give up coffee permentantely. This is purely for lent. I don't even want to enterain such an awful idea and neither should any of you.


*I still have every intention of eating chocolate. I know it has a tiny bit of caffeine, but I just honestly don't care.


Charlie said...

hahahahahAHAHhahahah you are going to be so much more stressed out and grumpy while making you movie.

i Do Not support this idea, but will support you.......i guess.

Natasha Norton said...

thanks Charlie!

Rutzville said...

Well it's great to hear that you're giving it up for a good reason! I wish I had kept up with lent, just because. But dannggg. That sucks. You can still get decaffinated tea?