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Saturday, January 21, 2006

This is a little ditty about me and caffeine...

Anyone who knew me at uni, would be aware of the large amounts of coke I consumed (no, not *THAT* sort of coke). I drank on average, about 1.5 litres of the stuff per day (about 4 cans). I was always high on sugar and caffeine.

When I got sick, I stopped drinking any sort of caffeine. It was the hardest thing I've ever had to give up. I went through withdrawls, I felt sick & headachey for about a week. After that, I had trouble staying awake as much as I had, I didn't need to sleep, I just felt sluggish and not quite with it.

After a while, this all went away, and I was functioning normally without any sort of chemical help.

This week, because I have been working all of the time and not sleeping I decided, on tuesday, to have a coke to try and get myself reved up in the morning. By thursday , I was drinking 3 cans by midday. I was shocked to see how easily I fell back into old habbits. I mean, as far as addictions go, coke isn't a bad one, but I have never thought of myself as having an addictive personality. So it scares me to see how easily I can do something like that without thinking about it.

Friday I went cold turkey, felt a bit crap (mostly cause I was so tired), but I am glad I did. I don't want to go back to my university days for any reason.

On something more positive. An albumn from 2005 that I haven't mentioned nearly enough. Magic Dirt - SnowWhite, this isn't a seminal albumn or anything like that, it's just normal magic dirt. Feel good rock/pop with a hard edge. Really recommend people give it a listen. Shove it on while your driving and you'll slowly see the needle creep up, just don't blame the tickets on me :-)

[ Magic Dirt - Sleep ]


At 4:39 PM , Blogger Majick Gypsy said...

Dude, fully agree on the Herds 'I was only 19', I'd never heard the song before (tho I've gone out and found the original since I heard the cover) and it blew me away. Just had to comment on the coke, I dont know what it's like in the US but I've gone right off coke ever since someone pointed out to me that I had paid more for a CUP, yes 250mls of coke, than I would for a litre of petrol. After that, it's Fuck you in the arse, coca cola amatil. Right in the arse. Anyway, stick with it, dont go back to your evil old ways, you'll lose your teeth or something.


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