It has now been 72 hours since I quit coffee. Today, I’m happy to report, has been better than yesterday. I’m still tired. Still slept for two hours after breakfast, but I did raise the energy to exercise twice today. The dysphoria has reduced to a low-grade despondency. I’m beginning to think that the worst of it may be over, Continue reading
Month: December 2014
Steve’s Masochistic Coffee Quitting Experiment – Day 4
It is now 48 hours since I quit coffee. I feel dreadful. Zero energy, and my eyes are heavy; falling down heavy. I can barely keep them open. I just want to crawl into bed. Writing about it is the last thing I want to do. I decided to leave the house this morning and go to the local cafe for tea and breakfast. The lady sitting next to me ordered a giant cup of coffee of course. Continue reading
Steve’s Masochistic Coffee Quitting Experiment – Day 3
Well…it’s now about 5pm, 7 hours or more past the time I would normally have finished my coffees (I always have 2) for the day. I think that ‘dysphoric’, surprisingly, is a very good descriptor for what I’m feeling right now. ‘Like shit’ would also cover it. Tired, with a surprisingly mild but constant headache. And blue. Low. Despondent. Short on inspiration, short on patience. Absolutely no desire to talk to or see anyone.
Steve’s Masochistic Coffee Quitting Experiment – Day 2
So I have my first confession to make – I’m fully hyped for the quitting as I said, and am greatly enjoying the unique perspective and opportunities for in-depth analysis of addictive behaviors that it affords. It’s just that I’m having a liiiitle trouble with some of the finer details of the process; specifically, the part about not drinking the coffee. Continue reading
Steve’s Masochistic Coffee Quitting Experiment – Day 1
Ok, so here’s the thing. There’s been a small snag in the coffee quitting process. That is to say…as yet…I haven’t actually quit. I KNOW, I know, but hear me out.
I was all set to quit, and excited about it, really; fully hyped for the quitting I was. Continue reading
Hello. My Name is Steve Ransom and I am a Drug Addict
Hello. My name is Steve Ransom and I am a drug addict. I have been using for nearly 30 years, and my conservative estimate is that over that time, I have spent somewhere between 50 and 60 thousand dollars feeding my addiction. I have tried to stop. God knows I have; countless times. But I’ve never managed to stay clean for more than a week. Continue reading
Steve’s Travel Advice Series – 8 Helpful Hints for Shaving One’s Head in a Third World Country
By their late 20’s most people with male pattern baldness have worked out that a closely shaved head, especially when it is accompanied by similar length facial hair, is quite attractive to a significant pool of women (and men for that matter); that is unless you are part Neanderthal, or have a head shaped like one of those Easter Island statues