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#244690 - 08/15/08 11:21 AM Quitting Coffee
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I've heard enough comments from, ummmm, certain people, (you know who you are) about coffee tasting like bitter wood chips and another person (you know who you are) about the time wasted in the morning by a certain coffee drinker (me).

I've been thinking about what these guys have said, and you know what? They're right. Why do I make this holy ritual of making coffee in the morning, and skipping breakfast? Why? It's just plain silly.

For the last.........4 days now, I've only had one cup of coffee PER day. I was drinking 3-4 per morning.

This is my first day totally without it. Instead of using coffe to "get me up and going", I'm going to eat REAL FOOD (oatmeal) for energy.

I just hope the headaches don't come on too bad. Maybe I should go to the store right now and buy an economy sized bottle of Advil.

Wish me luck?

I've lived with about 6 different people in the last 2 years, and NONE of them drunk coffee, especially in the morning. They just "get up" and function. I once thought that that was impossible for me to do, but it was silly to think that. Of COURSE one can function without coffee, it's just a matter of choice. That's all it is.


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#244696 - 08/15/08 11:43 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Hauser]
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Hauser,

I'd continue weaning yourself off of it if I were you. When I quit drinking coffee, the headaches were brutal for more than a few days. It takes the body a while to adjust to the caffeine withdrawal; it will, it just takes time and can be unpleasant. I do drink coffee now, 1 small cup in the morning and another between 2-3p.m. I enjoy my coffee, but I'm not dependant on it and since I don't have any other caffeine intake (no soda, tea, etc.) I don't feel badly about it at all.

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#244699 - 08/15/08 11:46 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Trish4850]
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I could never give up coffee!! I do love it so. I drink it black, No sugar. Love it!

And yes, the caffine that comes with it is nice too ;-)


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#244705 - 08/15/08 12:01 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: JustScott]
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I tried to quit caffeine once. Two weeks later, I still felt like I had the flu. I had a can of Mellow Yellow without thinking, and that was the end of that.

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#244715 - 08/15/08 12:17 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Hauser]
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i think the general rule in recovery literature is that it takes 72 hours for both the physical toxins and psychic residue to leave both bodies. after that, the memory is weakened but not totally dispelled. you have to remain on-guard against counter attacks.

when i tried to get off of nicotine 15 years ago, i had a brain storm that i would trade a bad habit [smoking] for a good one [joined a gym]. that gave me a built in method for choosing a whole new lexicon of behaviors where there were no associative triggers waiting to derail me.

after the 72 hour period i was freed.

this was the first time in all the years it attempted to quit that it worked. and i think what really sealed it for me, was that that notion in my head that continually reinforced the thought "i'm a smoker....i'm a smoker' was finally snipped in the bud when i realized that for the first time in a long time, i realized that I COULD BREATHE!

i never went back to smoking, but it did manage to just trade it for involvement in an unnecessary relationship that i finally felt 'worthy of'.

so be careful, that not to substitute something that will not contribute to your health and well being as the forum suggests.

good luck hauser, you can do it, and get on with your life, post coffee!

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ps, just think of all the extra money you will have for disposable income!

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#244731 - 08/15/08 12:40 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Sans Logos]
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My doctor actually stated that physical withdrawl from caffeine can take up to 10 to 14 days because of the fact that the body has to learn to re-stimulate itself in the absense of such a drug. However, he also advised that since I have been actively addicted to caffeine since I was an embryo, it would be wise for me to continue using it. There are no medically certified negative side effects associated with daily caffeine intake used moderately.

Bryan

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#244732 - 08/15/08 12:41 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Sans Logos]
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Hauser,

I support your choice to quit coffee. I hope you succeed where I failed.

For me, I choose to acknowledge my dependence on caffeine. I drink my coffee black and barefoot. Strong as I can make it, too. During the day, I switch to soda. When I am on here late at night, it's back to coffee and soda.

But yes, I wish you luck. I hope you see the savings in your wallet too!

Brian

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#244750 - 08/15/08 01:34 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: LN3(SS)]
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Hauser,

My digestive system has improved as I have cut down on coffee.

I also decided that part of my craving for coffee in the morning was simply thirst. I drink a pint of cool water as I walk the dog. Often I don't want coffee, unless I wake up feeling tired.

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#244805 - 08/15/08 04:52 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: pufferfish]
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Back in my trucker days I was a Gevalia Cafe Sperl man at home, and ingested as much as several 20 oz. car cups daily along with assorted cans of Red Bull or other energy drinks, plus several 32 oz. sodas, and have also been on a pre>
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#244981 - 08/16/08 11:52 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Trucker51]
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Good fuckin' luck! Better you than me. There's only three liquids I put into my body, coffee, beer, and Irish whiskey, and usually in that order, although I do drink 5-8 pots of coffee a day, spread throughout the day.

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#245052 - 08/16/08 04:55 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Stretch73]
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Long Tall Slim 73:

Ah, but you are quite a bit younger than I am. I was a very close associate of Jack Daniel's at one point in time too, before I became a high-end bourbon and vodka collector. Wait until your metabolism slows way down and you just can't seem to keep the pounds off. And then there is that go-go-go thing with all of the deadlines and all of the stress, and all of the cigarettes, fast food on the run, and high-speed driving too. Come age 47, at 350 lbs, you'll go in to your doctor for persistant heartburn, and your blood pressure will be 180 over 125, like mine was. I found Protonix 40mg to be an effective acid-reflux medication, if you can handle the $125 monthly cost without medical insurance. Blood pressure pills should only run around $100/month without insurance, and Cialis is $14/hit here in the US at Walmart. No insurance company currently pays for Cialis.

Like you said, "good fu***n' luck". Hope that there isn't too much inflation between now and then. Imagine triple the price by then???

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#245060 - 08/16/08 05:54 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Trucker51]
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Trucker,

Wait for it? I'm already there! Jack Daniels kept me alive at one point in time, so I guess I'm grateful to him in that way. But now, I'm right there with you about the metabolism slowing down and not being able to keep the pounds off. And I'm not even 30 yet!

Brian

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#245064 - 08/16/08 06:42 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: LN3(SS)]
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The worst problem with my metabolism slowing came just after I turned 40. I gained 40 lbs in one year, then another 40 lbs two years later. Just between the age of 40 and 43 I went from 235 lbs to 315 lbs. Over the last 8 years I have gained and lost as much as 50 lbs more, and am currently bragging about having just lost 35 lbs, down to 340 lbs.

I have always worked in a physically-active job, filled with deadlines, improper and rushed eating habits, and lots of stress. And Rich now owns and operates several small businesses, so I am just guessing that there is some fair level of ongoing stress there too, as I too have owned a small business with $300K in annual revenue, back in the early 1980s. And I am also guessing that the stress monster is already lurking in the shadows behind him somewhere.

Good luck with keeping the weight off and keeping your health and physical fitness up. Unfortunately, we are all human, and beyond some point, it becomes a loosing battle. Until then, the choices that we make in our 20s, 30s, and into our 40s will have a direct impact at what age we arrive in the also-ran category, and what kind of life is possible in our later years.

Oh, and by the way, sorry to borrow your topic, Alan.

Have hope,

Mark



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#245250 - 08/17/08 07:50 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Stretch73]
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Hauser,

I heard about this one guy who tried to give up coffee...he almost DIED!!!!! Well....not "almost," but pretty darn close!

K...he had a bitch of a head ache and WANTED to die.

May I suggest you take up something else while quitting coffee? Like smoking maybe?

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#245269 - 08/17/08 08:35 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Still]
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Update:

The dreaded headaches started, so I had ONE cup (kind of large cup) and ONE only PER day.

ONE (even a large) cup of coffee CAN'T be THAT big of a deal to quit, CAN IT?


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#245353 - 08/18/08 10:14 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Hauser]
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When I quit smoking I had to quit all or nothing -- as SUCKY as it was -- because I knew one would just lead me back to wanting another, and then I'd buy a pack. But it gets easier with time, although I still have cravings -- like yesterday, BAD -- after almost 4 months, it's a lot more easy to move on and ignore them than the first day of quitting.

My mom use to get headaches too after not having any. \:\(

I say just go through the headaches and they'll go away eventually and you'll be free. That one coffee maybe keeps them there. I don't know.

Good luck!

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#245363 - 08/18/08 11:07 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: AndyJB2005]
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I'm an addict to the cold caffeine. Vanilla Coca Cola all the way, but the regular will do in a pinch. Tried to quit a while back. When the headache started, I went straight to the vending machine.

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#245366 - 08/18/08 11:38 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: FormerTexan]
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why don't you try tea?

i will NEVER give up tea, i wouldn't know what to do with myself

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#245367 - 08/18/08 11:44 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: king tut]
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Tea is good, but it's not often delivered from vending machines where I work. I've substituted it from time to time when I could.

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#245372 - 08/18/08 12:06 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: FormerTexan]
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Lets all just chug straight up Red Bull! Wooooo! :: runs around in circles ::

lol

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#245414 - 08/18/08 04:16 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: AndyJB2005]
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Tea has as much, if not more, caffeine than coffee so there's no benefit to that trade.

Hauser, one large cup a day for a week, a medium cup per day for a week then small one per day for a week and then try to kick it. Mix up the times of day when you have it, but stay away completely after 5:00-6:00 at night. You don't need it to wake up, honest, that part is a habit. Puffer is right that a tall glass of water in the morning will quench your thirst and you won't miss the coffee.

The whole body revults against not having the caffeine, but the head suffers the most. It can be done, you just have to wean yourself off of it.

Andy, when I quit smokes it was all or nothing too, but the caffeine is a whole different animal. It's like some pre>
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#245445 - 08/18/08 08:04 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: FormerTexan]
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Tea is good, but it's not often delivered from vending machines where I work. I've substituted it from time to time when I could.


we have it in vending machines, but the vending machine in the department i am in at the moment has become a joke, sometimes it will just give an empty cup, or lots of the times it will give half a cup.

The tea is NEVER just tea, it is usually tea with coffee on the top lol, or sometimes you will get something that is just concentrated caffeine like an espresso, or sometimes it will be a mix of hot chocolate coffee and tea lol. Sometimes it wont take your money, or it will eat your money, or just take your money and give it back to you in change lol. It is quite funny.

i go to the proper dispensers when the little shop is open and they work fine

you would be surprised though, the days become so long that people happily sit down with these concoctions and drink it- just because it is a warm drink- i have done that- just sit down with half a cup of concentrated black liquid and try not to think what it actually is- clearly not tea lol

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#245446 - 08/18/08 08:05 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Trish4850]
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Tea has as much, if not more, caffeine than coffee so there's no benefit to that trade.


yes i think i read about that in national geographic when they had that issue almost completely dedicated to coffee ages ago, i can't remember much of the conclusions though

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#245492 - 08/19/08 01:11 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: king tut]
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Hershey's Chocolate Kisses are and excellent and safe substitute for any addiction. Betcha cant eat just 97!!

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#245495 - 08/19/08 01:29 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Still]
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I have found you can eliminate a couple of pots of coffee a day by simply adding a couple of scoops of hot chocolate.

I believe, I could cut down further, if I had some dark chocolate syrup.

This is such a great idea! I cant wait to tell my doctor about all the anti-occidents I am receiving...!!!


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#245496 - 08/19/08 01:39 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: 1islandboy]
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Alan:

How about trying Excedrin for the headaches? It has 60mg of caffiene included to speed the effect of the two active meds to your brain, and that might (or might not) help with the craving for coffee/caffiene.

Mark

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#245516 - 08/19/08 09:46 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Trucker51]
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Something nobody has said is, that coffee sometimes increases anxiety. I guess I'd say that is true for me. Try paying attention to anxiety as you reduce your coffee intake.

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#245520 - 08/19/08 10:09 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: LandOfShadow]
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I like the taste of coffee, but limit myself to 2 or 3 cups in the morning.
I used to drink up to 9 shots of starbucks espresso each day when I was on lattes.
You might find this interesting from an article on the web.

"The caffeine in tea also can be compared to caffeine in chocolate. Green tea is much lower in caffeine than coffee,
containing between 15-40 milligrams per eight-ounce cup. Black tea has an average of 50 milligrams of caffeine per cup.
Both green and black tea will have a higher caffeine rating depending upon amount of tea used and brewing time.

The average Hershey bar is approximately one and a half ounces of milk chocolate.
If one eats the whole bar, this translates to consuming about seven and a half milligrams of caffeine.
One would have to eat six bars in order to equal the caffeine in strong green tea, and seven and a half bars
to equal the caffeine in black tea.
To match a cup of coffee, one would have to eat approximately 20 Hershey bars."

The most used "drugs" in the world are sugar & caffeine in my opinion.

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#245524 - 08/19/08 10:43 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Trish4850]
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Originally Posted By: Trish4850
Tea has as much, if not more, caffeine than coffee so there's no benefit to that trade.


Actually pound for pound tea and coffee carry pretty near the exact same amount of caffeine. However, a pound of tea will create 4x as much liquid tea as the amount of coffee that will be produced from a pound of coffee. So in that right there, your average cup of tea will contain about 75% less caffeine according to those numbers.

Alan, have you ever considered trying eating normal food [oatmeal] along with coffee rather than skipping breakfast?

Years ago I had to quit caffeine completely. I stopped drinking coffee, caffeinated pop, everything. It was part of learning how to sleep again. Some of my favourite things in this world are caffeinated so its not an easy choice to make. I love green tea to a spectacular degree but alas I am sensitive to its caffeine content. I also love a nicely brewed pot of premium gourmet coffee in the morning (which I think I'll go brew after hitting submit).

Once noon hits though, I'm off it completely.. I have to switch to herbal teas and such in the afternoon/evening otherwise I just won't get a wink of sleep. I am hypersensitive to caffeine so take it from me a cup or two in the morning ain't gonna kill ya. If you're like me, you absolutely love the smell of it brewing and the flavour of a nice rich brewed freshly ground premium coffee is anything but nasty...

Actually come to think of it -- what kind of coffee is it that you're brewing? Office coffee is usually horrible but freshly ground organic fair trade shade grown beans is a whole new world. I grind mine every morning \:\)

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#245540 - 08/19/08 12:00 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: ineffable]
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Originally Posted By: ineffable

To match a cup of coffee, one would have to eat approximately 20 Hershey bars."


And the problem with this is....??????


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#245541 - 08/19/08 12:10 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: frost]
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... freshly ground organic fair trade shade grown beans is a whole new world.


LOL...I had no idea coffee could be so political or idealistic.


Actually all, yer not getting real about your coffee until you shorten the time between the roast and the moment-of-brew.

Home roasters are a MUST for the new century!


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#245545 - 08/19/08 12:28 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Still]
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Originally Posted By: frost
... freshly ground organic fair trade shade grown beans is a whole new world.


LOL...I had no idea coffee could be so political or idealistic.


Actually all, yer not getting real about your coffee until you shorten the time between the roast and the moment-of-brew.

Home roasters are a MUST for the new century!


Yum, that does sound like pure coffee enhancement. Vacuum sealed packaging can only do so much. I bet a coffee roaster would smell fabulous too.

On a cost-effective note, however -- my wife works at Starbucks and gets a free pound of coffee each week \:\)

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#245548 - 08/19/08 12:40 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Stretch73]
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Originally Posted By: Stretch73
Good fuckin' luck! Better you than me. There's only three liquids I put into my body, coffee, beer, and Irish whiskey, and usually in that order, although I do drink 5-8 pots of coffee a day, spread throughout the day.


Stretch, you must have an amazing metabolism.

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#245576 - 08/19/08 02:48 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: pufferfish]
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Not sure if my memory is screwed up or if I really read this, but I think somewhere I read that Caffine is even more addictive than Nicotine?? Maybe? If not just tell me I'm an idiot and send me packin.

Dang, I could use another coffee. My 20oz'er is empty and It's only been filled 3 times today!!!! And the pot over there looks empty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#245588 - 08/19/08 04:23 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: JustScott]
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As someone who quit smoking, I find that hard to believe. LOL

Although I never got the taste for coffee -- tastes like boiled wood chips to me...LOL

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#245630 - 08/19/08 07:41 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: AndyJB2005]
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Originally Posted By: AndyJB2005
coffee -- tastes like boiled wood chips to me...


I still wanna know how you know what boiled wood chips taste like. Yer probly the type to say the sushi tastes like fish! AS IF!!!

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#245645 - 08/19/08 10:10 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Still]
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It's an IMAGINED taste -- not literal. LOL

Although, I guess I should've said "it's what I IMAGINE boiled wood chips would taste like." LOL

Sure tastes at least like tree bark smells. lol

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#245703 - 08/20/08 01:08 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: AndyJB2005]
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On behalf of Juan Valdez and the coffee growers around the world:





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#245757 - 08/20/08 10:12 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Still]
king tut Offline
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Smurfs?



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#245762 - 08/20/08 10:40 AM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: king tut]
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Registered: 01/27/08
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Goin... Through... Withdrawl....

We're out of coffee.....

The list is being ignored!!! (We have a list of who's turn it is to bring in more coffee.....)

Man I need.... caffeine! There, I admit it! It's the drug not the drink that I want!!!!

OH, and the Smurf Pic if awesome!



Edited by JustScott (08/20/08 10:40 AM)

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#245910 - 08/20/08 07:36 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: JustScott]
theatrekid Offline
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Registered: 06/03/07
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Loc: oregon
Guys coffee can have its benefits. I will never give up my coffee addiction.

http://men.webmd.com/features/coffee-new-health-food


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#246015 - 08/21/08 01:55 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: theatrekid]
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Registered: 05/09/08
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I hate coffee. I don't drink the stuff. Occasionally fools allow me to make coffee for them...<insert evil snicker here>.

I freely admit it, I'm a heretic here in the pacific northwest where Seattle's Space Needle has been turned into the most holy shrine of Starbucks! I'm always on the run...they're looking to deport me out of this area of the country!

I do like the smell of fresh brewed coffee though.

Mike

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#246017 - 08/21/08 02:12 PM Re: Quitting Coffee [Re: Barkabus]
dgoods Offline
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Loc: Richmond area
I do love me some coffee (as long as Barkabus/Mike's not making it, heh). It's funny; quitting booze and pot weren't nearly as terrifying as the thought of quitting smoking, or drinking coffee, is to me now...

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