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I can’t get through the morning (nor afternoon, nor evening, nor midnight hours) without coffee.
For a caffeine addict, I’m mighty particular — my coffee must be espresso-strength, fresh-brewed, and mellowed with warm, frothy soy creamer. If I’m feeling really wild, I may sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. I prefer to sip from a specific blue ceramic mug, hand-painted in Poland and purchased at TJ Maxx.
My daily routine is thus: Wake up, feed cats, boot up iMac, make coffee, write, make coffee, edit, more coffee, write, more coffee, rinse and repeat and repeat. People ask, “How can you drink coffee at night? How do you sleep?”
My response: “I’m a writer. I don’t sleep.” But coffee wouldn’t stop me from doing so. My body is too caffeinated for that.
I’m glad to see that I’m not so unusual, after all. A new survey by CareerBuilder and Dunkin’ Donuts shows that editors, writers, PR, and media workers are among the nation’s top coffee guzzlers. You see? It’s part of our job description.
But some workers go through even more cups of Joe. Food preparation/service workers came out on top. Scientists gulp their share of Starbucks, as do sales reps. Nurses, too.
What do you need to get through your workday?
And if you need assistance with a writing or editing project, I can help. Just let me first switch on the Keurig.
Write on —
by Maryann Hammers — your solution for all writing and editing needs