I am a morning person. I’m one of those annoyingly chirpy people who make you grab another coffee the moment I bounce into the room. My morning routine usually involves green tea and either a zumba workout or an episode of whatever tv show I am loving to set me on the path of happiness for the day. On average, I get up two hours before I need to leave the house. My routine means that I’m generally feeling refreshed and cheerful first thing. This morning was very different. I woke up uncharacteristicly cranky due to lack of sleep (again!) and an extreme caffeine deficiency. There was no way that any academic work was being done today. Finding a way to intravenously caffeinate myself was my primary concern. So I dragged myself out of bed, skipped class and wearily navigated my way to Starbucks.
It has been said that I treat cycling like Mario Kart. My goal is to get to my destination in the shortest amount of time possible. I cycle quickly. I overtake slower bikers. If real life had a Super Star or Fire Balls, I would use them to get people the hell out of my way! On an average morning, I glide along the roads happily with no issues; I am one with the bicycle. This was no average morning. On leaving my house, the roads were chockablock with bikers which meant I spent more time with my feet on the ground rather than on the pedals. These tiresome people were getting in the way of me and my coffee! Road rage was nothing compared to what I experiencing. Hell hath no fury like a women in need of caffeine. Cyclists in twos and threes were deliberately taking up the whole cycle path so I could not pass. They were painfully crawling along and actually slowing down rather than speeding up when the lights were turning amber! How dare they! What should have taken 10 minutes, took me 20. I was not a happy bunny! Then this happened…
It’s amazing what your first festive cup of the season can do. Instant happiness! The coffee in it wasn’t too bad either!! They also remembered me and finally spelled my name right. Starbucks was my Disneyland today, the happiest and most magical place on earth. This spectacular turn in events lead me continue acting under the pretence of lady of leisure for the whole day. A glass of rioja soon turned into a delicious Indian meal. To top it off, we were given a complimentary amaretto after our desserts because we were such nice customers! Along with strolling under the Christmas lights in town, it was a fantastic end to a potentially horrible day!
It may be a potentially horrible next few days however. Thesis Week officially starts tomorrow. I have 7 days to make sure this masterpiece is just that. Let the fun commence! Who needs sleep when you have coffee?