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Java Jive

Written By: Jenn - Jun• 05•09

So I’m on a mission to start drinking coffee.

You might ask why, at almost 42 years of age (next month, on the 22nd – mark your calendars! Remind my husband!), I’d even bother with it? I mean, I’ve clearly managed to live this long without risking jitters or caffeine withdrawal. Some might even venture to say I’ve done so happily.

Confession time. I have caved to peer pressure. It’s all ShaMoo and Doodlecake’s fault. Yes it is. Ok, no it’s not, but even though I’m secure enough in my dotage to give a big PASS on things like tattoos, beer, and even wine… Frankly, sometimes, depending on where you are, all there is to drink is coffee, and I’ve gone thirsty on more than one occasion because I didn’t want the stuff.

I’ve finally come to realize that coffee is a basic element. Something that enhances social experiences, and binds people at a molecular level. Or not. But still… it smells so good! How can something that smells that good taste so damn bitter?? As you can probably tell, I’m not 100% sold on it. Yet.

So yesterday when I was off to my pedicure appointment, I realized I hadn’t had anything to eat or drink, and I was actually a bit shaky from low blood sugar. The only thing close to the salon was a Country Time coffee shop – and it had a drive through. So I swung in there and the first thing I saw on the menu was “Ice Cap”. Hrm. “Why not!” sez I. So yesterday I had my very first iced cappuccino… complete with whipped cream and caramel topping.

Oh. My. God.

It was almost a sexual experience, I kid you not. Now, I could not have one or more of those every day, because, well, I’d end up weighing 300lbs, that’s why. That concoction was sweeeeeeet. I begin to see why my girlfriends are hooked though.

The fog is lifting. The java experiment continues.

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  1. Doodle Cakes says:

    Teehee…. ;) Those Iced Caps are wonderful…IN the winter, I do the summer..I do Iced Caps..and I just love them. It’s nice in the evening, to sit on my back deck with my hubby, drinking our iced caps or iced coffees and watch the kids (furry and non) run around in the yard. It makes up some of my fav moments..and one evening..after a nice BBQ when you guys come over..we’ll have that..get the firepit heating..have the mosquito zapper thing going..and enjoy some Iced Caps, chat and have the kids run crazy! :) Doesn’t THAT sound amazing?? Maybe not..LOL But for me, that makes up the BEST summer evening memories.. LOL

  2. Jenn says:

    Sounds like a plan! What time do you want us ;)

  3. ShaMoo says:

    Well, see, here’s the thing… For me, Iced Capps are more of a daytime summer drink (yes, I’m aware that I’m a total DIVA). The whole setting you described there, Natalie, wouldn’t be complete without a glass of Shiraz…. I was never a red wine drinker until I joined a book club, sigh.

  4. Doodle Cakes says:

    Well…Even though Jay and I are not “drinkers” We ALWAYS have wine and beer and “special smoothies” that Jay makes for our friends that pop over. So..that being said..there would be all kinds of beverages that would apeal to everyone…EVEN Shiraz..My trainer makes his own..and it’s very good! :) Now how does that sound??? LOL