Friday, June 23, 2006

Wonderful, Beautiful Caffeine Talk

One of my favorite Simpson episodes has Homer pondering the magic of “drunk, talk…wonderful, beautiful drunk talk.” The same can be said for “caffeine talk.”

As I sit here taking my last sip of my Rao’s Caramello (compare to Starbuck’s Caramel Macchiatto, only better), I am pondering the wonders of caffeine. How can something that makes us feel so good not be illegal or bad for us?

Although the medical establishment has run test after test trying to find something bad about caffeine, they keep coming up empty. The latest news is that caffeine might actually protect the livers of heavy drinkers. The worst side-effects researchers can come up with are irritability and insomnia.

Since I’m so laid back I’m practically laying down and I sleep so hard that I actually didn’t wake up when there was a train wreck practically right outside my front door (I remember bouncing about an inch off my bed and going right back to sleep), I don’t see either of those things as a problem.

Mmmmmmmm, caffeine.


Anonymous said...

I just wish something could protect the brains of heavy drinkers ;-)

Oh, insomnia can be deadly, good thing you are a good sleeper. I used to be one too until I broke my neck, oh well. At least there are lots of interesting people on line in the middle of the night and other none sleeping friends to talk to.

Anonymous said...

that's nonsleeping friends, sorry I am a bit sleepy ;-)

Laurie said...

Susan (Part 1) - I would get a lot more done (and books read) if I were an insomniac. I actually like it when I have to take certain meds that allow me to get by on 3 or 4 hours of sleep a night and still feel perky the next day.

Susan (Part 2) - "...sorry, I'm a bit sleepy...." That's funny!!

Lorna said...

Nothing that references Homer simpson and Caramel in the same sentence can be anything but good, good, good.

Anonymous said...

I heard that coffee can reduce your chances of heart disease - also red wine and dark chocolate. Good news!

Gina said...

Well if red wine reduces heart disease my heart will be fit for the next 50 years! Over here in the land of light I find it difficult to sleep. The birds literally begin to sing at 2 am...
ps..And Steph says thanks for the festive photo birthday greetings!

Laurie said...

Lorna - I'm with you sister.

Sheila - Mother Nature is amazing.

Jersey - Damn perky birds.