January 27, 2005
Grounds for Coffee
As another sign of my gradual slide into adulthood, I noticed I've started drinking more coffee than I used to. Up until college I wouldn't touch the stuff. Even then I only drank it for the caffeine. Once I started work, I had it occasionally in the morning, and maybe after dinner at a restaurant. Now I'm up to every workday.
When we registered for our wedding presents, my wife and I debated whether or not to even put a coffeemaker on the list. Yet last weekend -- just two years later -- I found myself in the kitchen, grinding my own beans to make a pumpkin cappuccino, wondering how this dramatic change had happened.
Charts have been so useful in the past, so I'll again use my pirated copy of Excel again to help illustrate the change:
|Yuckiness vs. Time|
You can see that only girls have experienced a similar drop in dislike over the course of my lifetime (another year and I think I'll be completely over the whole "cooties" thing). Fascinating, really. Maybe that explains in part why I picked a wife with a resume which includes two jobs making coffee.
P.S. Thanks to our friend Katie for the coffee/espresso/cappuccino machine, and to my office, for giving out free coffee. Without either of you, I wouldn't be waking up on Saturdays with caffeine withdrawal headaches. Thanks also to my brother for the coffee bean grinder, which I have yet to stick my finger in.Posted by Kevin at January 27, 2005 11:27 PM