I Will Not Apologize For My Coffee Addiction

I Will Not Apologize For My Coffee Addiction

And it is probably not healthy.......

Me, “Hi, I’m Sydney and I am a coffee addict”

Others in the room, “Hi Sydney.”

I’m a coffee addict. I know it. My day does not start until I have coffee. I start my day with medicine and turning on the Keurig. (By far the best wedding present anyone could get). I’m not the only one with the addiction too, not in my house, not in my state, not in the world.

My coffee of choice is obviously the college girl choice; Starbucks of almost any sort. During the fall, it is usually a PSL or a Salted Caramel Mocha. As for my K-Cups, anything sweet. Really the Cinnabon is amazing, and the Starbucks, and the Doughnut Shop. As long as it is sweet I’m really down with it.

But my first cup is my breakfast chaser. Then it is to my office, armed with another cup. Depending on the day it takes 3-5 cups. When I am not working, I’m probably going to the bathroom, because well, gotta love coffee.

Passing a Starbucks? Yeah, that never happens. If I wake up entirely too tired, I’ll even make a special trip. I used to wake up early for school just to get Starbucks. I always have at least one free drink on their rewards, just for a rainy day or if I need a Venti. When I was not doing all of my school online, I would spend $15-$20 a week on Starbucks. I worked my summers since I was 13, basically to feed my coffee addiction. (Raise up our cups to being broke just to feed our love). My cashback on my credit card is all from refilling my card. I am a Gold Star Member until 2019. Yeah, two whole years. Any Starbucks I go to constantly, they know my main couple orders. Most baristas know at least hot or cold off of the weather. I have a 70 degrees limit to get a frapp.

Really, my whole family but my Dad is hooked on coffee. It runs through the genes. Some families pass down hair loss, alcohol addiction, aggressiveness, and I mean diseases. My family, coffee addiction. My mom gets a headache if she goes a day without coffee, and I am well on my way.

While I know that I could have a worse addiction like drugs, or binge drinking, I mean coffee is a staple to my day. But hey old habits die hard. So, for those of us that do not speak until that first sip, I raise my overly sweet caffeinated drink to you. From those of us who like it sweet, to those of us who like it strong, keep on enjoying each cup. There is no shame at all. Besides, mugs are a great Christmas gift.

Raise up those coffee cups, and start the day, or afternoon, or whenever!

Cover Image Credit: Sydney Mears

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If Your College Major Was A Cookie, Here's What You'd Be Snacking On

Sorry, I had to.

Cookies are probably one of the greatest foods to exist in this world. There are so many varieties and tastes that my mouth is salivating just thinking about it. There are just as many, if not more, majors to compare to cookies. Let me give it a try.

1. History - Sugar Cookie

History never changes, much like sugar cookies. (Also, they're both boring.)

2. English - Nutella Lava Cookie Cups

English majors tend to be creative. This cookie is that and more.

3. Biology - Giant Cookie

Things are always evolving, becoming bigger and better than they were before. This giant cookie mimics a regular one, except, well, it's giant.

4. Accounting - Green Tea Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

2 + 1 = deliciousness

5. Art - Double Decker, Dark Chocolate, Mini Doughnut Sugar Cookie

This is simply a work of art - pun intended.

6. Chemistry - Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie

Hmm, maybe if I add just a bit of bacon, it will make this cookie 10x better.

7. Statistics - Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hmm, the statistics of this cookie being delicious is...100%.

8. Dance - Banana Split Cake Mix Cookies

It's all in the name.

9. Theater - Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies

There are some insanely talented people in this major.

10. Sports Management - Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies Filled with Caramel and Peanut Butter

There are so many different things going on with this major, I thought it appropriate to put a cookie that also has a lot of things going on with it.

11. Public Health - Trail Cookies

I guess these are healthy? Kinda?

12. Mass Communications - Peach Drop Cookies

A reporter can do many things, especially if they blow our minds away. Mic drop, anyone?

13. Nursing - Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

Don't you love looking a blood? No? Then why are you a nursing major?

If your major wasn't on here, I'm sorry. There are too many for me to compare to cookies.

If you want to get all these awesome recipes for the cookies, check out this awesome blog!

Cover Image Credit: @levainbakery

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7 Places In Wichita To Eat Ice Cream On A Hot Summer Day

Wichita + ice cream = Great.

I'm typing this article underneath the cool air conditioner in the Edmond Stanley Library at Friends University. Outside, the sun is beating down upon its victims. There is no shadow shady enough to protect us from the sun's intense rays. My thermostat reads 82°F, but with the Kansas humidity, it feels like it could be in the hundreds!

Thank goodness for ice cream!

Although I've only lived in Wichita for a couple years, I have discovered many amazing places that serve ice cream! From classic vanilla cones to unique specialties, Wichita has it all!

1. QuikTrip

Did you know an ice-cream cone from Quik Trip only costs 49 cents? It's a great deal, considering how tall they make them, too!

2. Braums

A Central Midwest classic, you can never go wrong with Braums! They're always rolling out new ice creams for various seasons. Plus, you can shop in their marketplace while sipping on your malt!

3. 8 Degrees Below

This is a new ice cream store to the area, but it's definitely the most unique. Imagine that a Mongolian grill and an ice cream store got together and had a baby. That's exactly what 8° Below is! I love going here and watching them make my ice cream and roll it up!

They have three locations in the area (701 E Douglas Ave, 2929 N. Rock Rd., and 1821 E. Madison Ave. Derby), so if you're looking for a unique experience, be sure to check this place out!

4. College Hill Creamery

I love visiting Clifton Square for many reasons and College Hill Creamery is one of them. They have a relaxing atmosphere and even serve chocolate covered coffee beans! As for their ice cream? They put the "cream" in creamery.

5. Coldstone

If you like large scoops of uniquely flavored ice cream, Coldstone is the place to be! Coldstone is my place to go whenever I feel like treating myself.

"The night is young, the school year's over, and finals are behind us. Let's celebrate with Coldstone!"

6. Yo-B Yogurt and Burgers

Once upon a time, I was a faithful customer of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. However, everything changed once I stepped foot inside Yo-B Yogurt and Burgers.

Imagine: twenty yogurt flavor options, a whole wall dedicated to cereals, two bars filled with fruit, candy, other toppings, AND pumps for fudge and caramel? Did I mention you can eat burgers and chicken strips here too?

Guys! This place is the best! If you don't believe me, visit it yourself in Old Town next to the Warren!

7. Sonic

Did someone say half-priced shakes???

Every night after 8 p.m., you can get a shake for half the price! Sometimes, Sonic has specials and deals which allow you to get a half-priced shake during the day!

There you have it! Go visit your favorite ice cream spot today!

Cover Image Credit: Elyssa Day

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