I’m sitting down here, just having made a huge mug of tea to warm me on a cold night. Yum! Tea with milk and Splenda. I drink it night and day when I’m at home. My younger daughter and I bond over tea. It’s one of “our” things.
At work, however, I drink coffee. I have a petite coffeepot in my office and as soon as I get there in the mornings, I make a pot and have a cup before class. Often around 10:00 my ex-office mate comes by and asks if I want a cup. Almost always I say “Yes!” and go downstairs to sit and sip and chat until our next class. And when we’re in production, before rehearsals start–usually 7pm–he’ll stick his head in the door and say “Mud’s on!” I really cannot do theatre without coffee.
So I have a very rigid divide in my life–tea at home and coffee at work. The only time
recently that I drank coffee at home was this past summer. My daughter was at college for the summer and subconsciously I guess I couldn’t drink tea without her, so I drank coffee instead until she came back. I’m going to have to get over this as she’s off to college in the fall!
So what about you? Coffee or tea? Or sometimes one and not the other? Am I the only one who lets location dictate her beverage?