Pretty bitchin', right? Hah, I knew you'd love it. Anyway, per usual, I've gotten off topic for love of my stuff (get used to that). So, for the past four years, Bonster has been imploring me to cut back on my caffeine. You drink a pot of coffee in the morning, he'd tell me, then you drink Diet Coke at lunch, then more Diet Coke at dinner, then more coffee after dinner. Where's your water??? Coffee is made with water, I'd reason, but that fact that he was: (A) that concerned (aww), and (B) not exaggerating, finally rang a bell recently, and prompted me to undertake THE GREAT COFFEE CHALLENGE OF 2012! I've spent most of my coffee-drinking life (since I was 8) kind of resenting my everyday coffee routine (dark roast and lots of it, with a splash of skim, with a 3-year long love affair with Splenda that still gives me nightmares). It's boring and kind of gross, and I will not stand for it any longer. I decided that in the spirit of self-improvement and my love of things that taste good, I can have exactly ONE cup of caffeinated beverage per day. It's almost always coffee, and here's the kicker: I can have whatever I want in it. If I want tar-thick espresso with real cream and sugar, it's mine. If I want iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk, done. The possibilities are limitless! The idea is if I have one cup per day, and have it how I want it, I'll be more satisfied and less likely to indulge in other things that I don't like as much as coffee but still eat because I live in constant fear that they'll go out of style (womp womp). So this was the first week and it was a resounding success! From Monday-Friday, I drank a range of coffee-ish things, from cafe au laits with real milk (not skim) and real sugar to espresso with SCM to black-and-white cappuccinos with loads of cinnamon. I've never been so satisfied with my coffee. AND! I've lost five pounds. What what? Do this. Do this also, do this now. It's the best minor decision I've made lately.
So! Pretty soon, get ready for some badass pictures. Bestie, Bonster, and I are answering the fact that we never get to see our friends on major holidays with A Very Cajun Fakesgiving! It's tomorrow (Saturday), the weekend before Thanksgiving, and it's basically a Bacchanalian potluck-style feast with games and a photo booth. All the food must be inventive (think traditional Thanksgiving fare with a Cajun twist), and it will inevitably become a yearly tradition. Pictures and results to come! Happy Coffee-ing!