7 Things That Happen When You're a Caffeine Addict

7 Things That Happen When You're a Caffeine Addict

*Casually sips coffee* Where do I even start?

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We all know someone who drinks WAY too much coffee. In my friend group, that person is me. Around junior or senior year of high school, coffee consumption became a daily occurrence. Now, it's rare that a day goes by where I don't have any coffee. When you're as addicted to the stuff as I am, you start to notice a pattern.

The Keurig Machine

As a college student, my Keurig is a life saver. While most college dorms only allow Keurigs or similar machines as opposed to drip machines, to begin with, they are by far the more convenient option. I can have my coffee in under two minutes and be out the door on time for class. I can stop back at my dorm in the middle of the day if I want a refresher cup.

Moreover, Keurig pods are a common gift. For my birthday in April, my parents sent a care package that included new Dark Magic coffee pods. Thanks, guys.

Cafeteria Coffee

Among the many offerings in the campus dining halls, you can always find giant containers of hot coffee for the students. If I choose to eat breakfast in the dining hall, I will always make a pit stop at the coffee station. While the coffee is nothing special, you eventually get used to the taste. Besides, if it's your only option, what are you gonna do?

Coffee Shops

Whether you're a Dunkin person or a Starbucks person, having a chain coffee shop is a blessing. People who are loyal to each chain will agree on this. At my school, there are three Dunkins on campus. When I walk into the Dunkin in the union, I always know what I'm gonna order. I'm pretty sure some baristas have started to recognize me. While having the coffee shops around is certainly a convenience, the major downside is that you can spend so much money. See the next section for more.

$$$

There are many reasons that I would prefer to go to Dunkin to get my coffee. It tastes great, it's the most convenient option, or I'm running late and don't have time for a proper breakfast. The common theme here is that I'll end up spending unnecessary money on something I can get for free OR make for myself. However, I stand by my ideology that it's 127% worth it to treat myself.

Judgement From Others

In my freshman year, I usually had two coffees a day:

1. In the morning when I wake up

2. In the afternoon as a pick-me-up

More often than not, my friends saw me with coffee. They would give me looks of disapproval, and if I went to Dunkin, there was always the comment of, "You're spending too much money." While that is true, Dunkin iced coffee was the one treat I allowed myself at school. I fully intend on having a job next semester (likely at Dunkin) to make up for the money I spend.

Gifts

As I stated before, my parents kindly sent me Keurig pods in my birthday care package. This wasn't the only time where they did that. There were multiple instances where I received replacement K cups. On birthday and Christmas wish lists, Keurig pods are often a requested item. The same is true for Dunkin gift cards. These are great for Dunkin Perks. That way, you can order on the go when you're running late for your 8:00 and 9:00 am classes.

You'll Never Give It Up

As much as you say that "you're trying" to cut back on your coffee intake, you'll never actually do it. You know you won't, your family knows you won't, and you're friends most certainly know you won't. Right before finals, I had a friend call me out on this. I'd told him I was trying to cut back for the 100th time, and he said, "You're not trying."

You know what? He's not wrong.

At the end of the day, you love your coffee, and you wouldn't want to give it up for the world.

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.
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There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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The 6 Types Of People In Every Coffee Shop Ever, Guaranteed

Feel free to tag yourself as one of these types, or create a new category altogether!

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As the school year ends, the summer jobs begin. Yay for finally not being broke for the first time in months! Maybe! Fingers crossed! This summer, I've started a new job working at a diner/coffee shop. I've observed several distinct types of people over the course of my first few days there. Let's explore these characters, shall we?

The Neurotic Student

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This person sits in the corner and (sometimes literally) pulls their hair out while remaining engaged in an intense staring contest with their computer screen. You want to check on them, or ask if they'd like to switch from coffee to water, or tell them everything will be okay, or...call their therapist. I guess you kind of have to admire how much they obviously care about the task at hand. Godspeed.

The Cultured, Well-traveled Old Man

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Or woman, or whoever. The point is, there's nothing this person enjoys more than sharing wild stories of their youth with strangers. Ten minutes into a conversation with Jeff, you're likely to know far more than you bargained for about the shenanigans he got up to "when he was your age." I really appreciate this type of person—they keep things interesting.

The Busy Young Professional-types

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They travel in packs and order a long list of items on one tab. They may seem kind of glamorous, but likely in either a cool-older-sibling (or cousin, or someone you admire) or a snobby way. Personally, I find myself wanting to know more about these people. Please, tell me all about how you seem to have found success early on in adulthood. I'd appreciate guidance!

The Hipster

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This person almost definitely wears trendy jewelry, orders something fancier than black coffee, and speaks in such a way that you start to believe they know things that other people do not. All that yoga and introspection must be revealing some life secrets the rest of us are simply missing. Teasing aside, these people are generally an interesting bunch.

The Daydreamer

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This person is a deeeeep thinker. Don't be surprised if you find them staring out a window and into the abyss for 20+ minutes... they're probably fine! Some people simply feel things and/or become enveloped in their thoughts more easily than others. If we're playing the "tag yourself" game, I'm definitely this guy.

The Local College Student

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If you're like me, strangers your own age might intimidate you a little bit. If you can't relate, congrats! I'm glad one of us isn't afraid of fellow young people. Regardless, there's actually nothing particularly telling about this type of coffee shop-goer — unless maybe they sport a lot of paraphernalia from the local college/university, or you overhear a group of them talking about the school. Or your heart rate increases and you become nervous for seemingly no reason.

Maybe you'll find yourself observing similar types of people at your local coffee shops this summer—I hope identifying them will be as entertaining for you as it was for me.

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