My Love/Hate Letter To Caffeine

My Love/Hate Letter To Caffeine

Caffeine ain’t no joke!

Caffeine. Coffee. Redbull. I love them. I hate them. My excessive caffeine intake is one of the vices that I must hold onto if I want any hope of getting through most weeks.

I remember a time when I believed I didn't need caffeine to simply survive. A fool.

Often times, a tasty, caffeinated drink works as the perfect incentive to get things started in the first place. On the flip side, there are a bunch of negative when it comes to caffeine. It isn't hard to go overboard. There's the headaches, the shakes, the anxiety, the increased heartbeat. But it’s worth it, right?

The thought of coffee just gives me heart palpitations, in a good and bad way. Coffee is the go-to for mornings and mid-day library trips. It feels good to have a coffee. It’s a drink for pleasant days or rainy days, good moods or bad.

Unfortunately, that means it’s easy to drink it all the time. And that means caffeine addiction! And with that comes headaches and shakiness and irritability. We love it.

On the other hand, Redbull is its evil, late-night counterpart. Redbull is for the all-nighters and nothing else. I pick one of those bad boys up, and I know it's a long night ahead of me. They’re not particularly delicious, especially in comparison to coffee.

Nevertheless, they’re perfect for specific situations like being irresponsible and completely behind on work. They’re just as addicting, as to be expected, but it feels much worse to be a Redbull addict than a coffee addict. As we all know, energy drinks are full of gross chemicals that we should never ingest daily. But sometimes you just need a dang Redbull.

All in all, caffeine is risky business. We all love it, maybe a little too much. College definitely purports caffeine culture. Starbucks is not hard to find on a college campus. In a city like Charleston, coffee shops aren’t hard to find anywhere.

A cold Redbull can be found on any corner shop, gas station, or basically any place that sells a multitude of beverages anywhere. At any rate, I still love you, coffee, and I love you, Redbull. And I hate you

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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

It is your one true love.

Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Truett Cathy, I owe you my life.

If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

11. You defend CFA to any and every hater.

12. CFA is probably your actual one true love.

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4 Breakfast Spots Near The University of Kentucky That Will Actually Get You Out Of Bed In The Morning

These places will satisfy all of your breakfast cravings.


If you're a breakfast foodie like I am, you know that is an absolute priority to find the most popular breakfast spots despite the city you may be in. You don't want to visit the touristy and basic restaurants that everyone else goes to, but instead, you are determined to uncover the locations that are the best of the best. Most foodies will go to great lengths to discover these places. As a University of Kentucky student and major foodie, I have searched all over Lexington to find my favorite places to visit on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This took my entire first semester and many trips to the ATM, but today, I am now blessed to say that I am a regular at all 4 of these incredible breakfast spots.

1. The Great Bagel

The Great Bagel is one of my all-time favorite restaurants to visit on Sunday mornings. The restaurant offers a variety of bagel sandwiches and freshly squeezed orange juice, and it makes for the perfect early morning start to a day filled with homework or relaxation.

2. Chocolate Holler

Though not a true restaurant, Chocolate Holler is one of the most popular coffee shops near the University of Kentucky. Because it is only a 3-minute drive from campus, Chocolate Holler is always buzzing with UK students who come to socialize or study. The coffee shop is most well known for its chocolaty drinks and the music is great there, too!

3. Stir Krazy

Stir Krazy is a local smoothie bar down the street that serves protein shakes, smoothies, and tea. Though It only consists of these three beverages, the shakes at Stir Krazy are enough to fill you up for breakfast or lunch. Each shake or smoothies range from 200 to 250 calories and serves as the perfect energizer before a workout or a filling recovery drink after a workout.

4. La Madeleine

La Madeleine is a French breakfast and lunch cafe conveniently located on campus (and only a 30-second walk from my dorm). Their breakfast is served all day long and their croissants are to die for. I highly recommend building your own omelet for the most fulfilling experience. Not to mention, their iced caramel macchiatos are a great refresher on the side.

No matter which city, state, or country I am currently in, I make it my mission to eat as a local would. In Lexington, Kentucky, these four breakfast spots are guaranteed provide you with a plethora of different types of food to get you through even the worst cases of morning hunger. Though these places are my current favorites, I am now looking forward to containing the search for more breakfast restaurants, cafes, and juice bars throughout my next four years in this city.

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