Tuesday, February 21, 2012

fat kid tuesday

Today is Fat Tuesday, or so the radio reminded me on the commute home from work today. Laissez les bons temps rouler, bitches! I am semi-Catholic [Tangent: My recognition of Lent is the only thing that takes me from not at all to semi.], so every year this day marks me scrambling for something to give up that will somehow test my resolve without making me a holy terror.  It blows. In 29 years as a half-assed Catholic, I am completely running out of options. 

For the last few years, my obligatory Fat Tuesday stop is the combination Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins that is near my workplace, but since I had forgotten about the holiday 'til I was almost home- I didn't get to go to town on a milkshake and some blueberry munchkins. 

It also meant I missed out on the crack and magic that is DD coffee.  Although this was upsetting, it was not crucial. By 3:00 PM, I was still riding high from the four caffeinated beverages imbibed during my work day- making my speech akin to Sixx from Blossom. [Tangent: Drinking this much was not my brightest decision. In its resting state, my heart rate is Sonic Hedghogian; After all this beverage, my hedgehog heart was grabbing chaos emeralds and power rings and amping himself up into oblivion- but it was TOTALLY worth it.] You see, my office for whatever reason installed new coffee machines in the break rooms today, and seriously it made my week.
several photos of it were posted on facebook by various coworkers- the true mark of importance.
Let me break this down- my work environment is sometimes less than thrilling. Numbers....doctors....cubicles...medical codes...blah...blah...blah. Sometimes little tweaks like a fancy new coffee machine can give you a renewed sense of morale. Seriously, within an hour of its installation- I can say I had at least 5 coffee related conversations with coworkers.

 The vendor's name is Flavia [Tangent: Which to some may sound like labia...but I am a mature and educated adult so I would never mention something like that.] and it is all kinds of yummy. Even though I am in no way a coffee snob [Tangent: Fair trade or gas station...it don't matter. If you can drown an Oreo in it, it's all systems go.], I still must say that it is delightful. So many options: Kona, Cinnamon Chai, hazelnut latte....when did my workplace fancy itself beyond the coffee options of caf or decaf? I love it!

Because it is something that is thrilling to me, not unlike previous year's sacrifices of impulse purchases and cursing, I decided it is something I must give up. Coffee...its been fun, but my heart will be happy with the break. I will see you again in 40 days and 40 nights. [Tangent: Thank goodness that machine has tea and cocoa options, because I like to play with robots.]

1 comment:

  1. I have a flavia machine at work too! We had an office vote for a few machines we tried out and it won. I prefer the 'expresso roast' (dont' try til april, as well as teh green tea. No bag! genius!


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