Monday, November 20, 2006
Another piece of
priceless valueless wisdom from the 3vil g3nius:
(funny how price is a subset of value but priceless and valueless are completely different)
IF YOU'RE ADDICTED TO SOMETHING DON'T TRY TO GET OFF IT*
(*conditions applied see
in store the end of post for details)
My gentle readers can trust me on this, I've found it out the hard way and as another piece of my wisdom goes:
THE HARD WAY IS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN **
(** more conditions applied see the end of the end of post for details)
I am, as many know, a caffeine addict. I drink just to stay awake. And since I need to stay awake during the school year I drank coffee everyday like clockworks. I'm not the only one in my family who is addicted to such devastating drug as caffeine. I am well aware that something bad to my health in the far future, thank you very much! What exactly is that something, I don't know and I don't wanna know. My health-conscious tooth fairy sister keeps telling me so and somehow I kept tuning out right at the moment she told me the what devastating effects of caffeine are. Oh, this brings me nicely to another piece of my wisdom:
IGNORANCE IS BLISS
This one only works for stuffs my sister has to say about certain food. I know eating chips is gonna increase my cholesterol level but it's not like I have chips every single day, is it? This piece of wisdom certainly doesn't work for politicians. Otherwise, they'll be running your life for you.
Ok, I know that tempus is frakking fugit-ing. I'll get to the point. Where was I? Oh, coffee is bad for my health. So last week, I can't remember the day now since the caffeine withdrawal episode kinda muddied my memory, in an attempt to rid myself of my addiction and follow, albeit from a distance, my sister's clean, health-obsessed and calorie counting way of life (I have nothing against living clean and a little bit of obsession), I went cold turkey on my daily dose of caffeine.
Let me tell you, it was a bad idea from the start except for the middle part when I slept for 4 hours in the middle of the day. Well actually it started out well until the middle of the morning. That's when the yawning started. Followed right after the yawning was the eyelids-getting-heavy and feeling-like-a-zombie. After that there was the eyelids-couldn't-stay-up. And finally the sleeping in the middle of the day like a baby.
You might say that it wasn't bad at all. I suppose you're right to a point. I have a flair for overstatements after all. However, you have to consider that all this happened when I was reading a fantasy book. I only fall asleep reading some academic books that use 10 complicated sentences with big words written in tiny writings to describe what they could have summed up in a few uncomplicated words. I never fall asleep reading fantasy, with the exception of The Two Towers when Frodo and Sam was crossing the whatever field.
So there, that was the first and the last time I'd go without coffee. And don't even think about telling me what it's gonna do to me when I'm 60.
* with the exceptions of illegal drugs (heroin, cocaine, speeds, etc..), alcohol, cigarettes.
** with exceptions of stuff that can be done with the easy way (ex: factorise complicated equations with a calculator instead of using your brain + pen + paper)