Thursday, November 29, 2007

3 a.m. til I come ... down from the caffeine!

Note to self: Do not drink a Grande Tazo Chai Latte at Starbucks unless you are fully prepared to be wired.
  • 100 mg of caffeine, check.
  • Time is flying by, check.
  • Can no longer focus, check.
Don't get me wrong, I love chai lattes. Not. At. 8 or 9 p.m. at night. I'm fine with it now. It's cool. No trippin'. Ok, a liTTle biT of Trippin'. Chill, Linda. Breathe!

In the short number of hours I've been home, I've watched House and Dexter (downloaded - no commercials), reviewed for the exam, knitted half of my scarf, tucked Tim into bed, cleaned the house, checked Facebook only once for 3 minutes (I deserve an award!), and I'm writing this blog entry. I rule!

This is what happens to a caffeine-sensitive person who woke up at 6 a.m., went to work, went to the gym, and reviewed stuff on the bus on the way home, and met up with Prisci in the evening. I should have been done hours ago! Usually by 1 a.m. I'm toast. But not tonight! ah! Did you know there is a Depeche Mode song called "But Not Tonight"? Didn't think so. I could most possibly do 50 push-ups in the state I'm in. I'm not jittery. I'm not headache-y. Nada. Not the name, but I mean not at all. This is the zone!

Why am I posting this? I simply want to warn you all about the affects/effects (or as I like to say "offects" because I can't figure out for the life of me WHICH is WHICH, so why not go with the "o"?) of drugs like caffeine in this instance on the body (nothing else, I promise). I feel like an experiment right now. I told myself that if I ever put myself in this situation again, I would blog about it. Why, because I can.

Sit back and enjoy the ride, Linda and anyone else that is reading this. The enlightening state of mind is a wondrous experience. I feel fully aware and pretty sponge-brained now. The benefit could be that I retain much of what comes my way; the detriment may be that I only remember the sopped up information when I'm in this state again.

How much would you appreciate me being hyped during the exam? Pretty distracting in fact.

Let's leave it at that. Thank you for not smoking.


Prisci said...

LOL!!! oh Linda!! you are one a kind!! lol Just out of curiosity, at what time did you went to bed??!

laulan said...

Oh 4 am-ish. I think the half-life of caffeine in my system must be more than 12 hours. I still feel the effects of it today. LOL

Kate said...

Wow - girl, you are hard-core! At least you've done a thorough review for the exam! :)