Secrets to Blogging

9 07 2008

Somebody loved their Timmy\'s enough to take a picture. Have you ever had a hot beverage on a hot day outside? It seems like a bizarre thing to do and an even more bizarre thing to ask, but believe it or not, I do see quite a few people holding their daily starbucks fill regardless of the weather. This got me curious. If they wanted caffeine, there were a million other choices starting with coke, pepsi, and redbull; if they wanted the taste of coffee, Starbucks offers iced versions of practically anything they wanted and more (pomegranate frap? gross.) Intrigued by this strange ritual, I looked up at the sun today and decided I would try it as well.

So I went to Starbucks’ Canadian brother from a different mother – Tim Hortons and ordered a large hot Joe. Before I do share the results, let me first clarify that coffee, regardless of the brand, usually has no effect on me whatsoever (This does not apply to expresso shots, those are legal drugs, I swear). In fact, sometimes I drink coffee just to give off the impression that I’m at least making an effort to try to stay awake. But as the sun scortched down on my typical Asian black-yet-actually-brown-in-the-sunlight hair and the hot beverage touched my lips and down my throat; it was as if the stars aligned and I felt like I was right next to the Philly Cheese lady playing the cello to accompany her harp.

Okay, not exactly. But, maybe just as miraculously, the hot coffee made no effect on my temperature whatsoever. I never expected it to make me cooler by any means, but the fact it didn’t make me hotter was quite amusing to me. In fact, the brown liquid which never had an effect on me before seemed to actually work for a change and made me more awake, more alive, more … wordy and ready to blog.

I think I have figured it out. For all those power bloggers out there who are more successful than I, this is what they do. THEY are all the ones I see walking around with a hot drink and 2 cups to hold it in on a 30 degree day. They find a nice hot place; be it a sauna or the equator, and rehydrate themselves with a hot cup of coffee. After the potion starts working, inspiration comes to them and the words put themselves together from that point.

Lucky for me, now that I have found out how the magic potion works (remember, only under hot weather) and along with my other superpower (Morgan Freeman verbally narrates my life in my head and even pauses in case I want to write something down) I should be unstoppable. Now, since my superpower can’t be passed on, I figured I would at least let all you other amateur bloggers know about the potion. I’m not a selfish guy, there’s enough blogging for us all. Let the great blogs begin.

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5 responses

9 07 2008
jimsjourney

I’ll have to test your theory on coffee. I personally find that Scotch Whiskey loosens my mind and eliminates writer’s block.

The folks I find interesting are the ones who always have the decaf in their hand. I can understand people being addicted to caffeine, but not being able to go anywhere without the decaf seems absurd.

If you get a chance, stop by http://jimsjourney.wordpress.com/ and read my article entitled “The Duke Didn’t Do Dockers”. It’s listed under “Thoughts on Fashion”.

Jim

11 07 2008
bigstar

Looks like it’s about time I make my first comment on here.

Seriously, I don’t think it makes a difference for someone like u or me to pickup or not pickup a coffee everyday. It won’t kill us. But, for those actually bloggers who really thinks having a coffee each day will give them that inspiration to write…I suggest drinking apple juice each day…I bet it’s the same effect!!

11 07 2008
11 07 2008
omgitsheragain

totally disagree with bigstar here.

I have certain drinks that allow me to work/focus/study. That must sound so weird. But the only drinks that work on me is tea or root beer. lol nothing else! i’m sure everybody has their own special “fuel” drink.

Anyway, I walked into work the other day with my regular tim hortons, and it was strange I had this convo with my boss:

her: so you’re a Tim Horton’s girl huh? you know there’s 2 kinds of people in this world?
me: Tim Horton’s and Starbucks?
her: yup!

and that reminded me that you were gonna write some sort of comparison lol. I wonder what exactly makes the difference between a Tim Horton’s person and a Starbuck’s person?
Also, I read in the newspaper that Starbucks is forced to close more than 100 locations cause they can’t compete with the smaller coffee shops. Small coffee shops taking over? :o!

13 07 2008
rainonasunnyday

butbut, what about the THIRD kinds of people in this world? what about BLENZ? I don’t know if it’s because there’s a blenz and starbucks around the same distance from work but about half the people are holding a Blenz cup in the morning (which I didn’t recognize until a few weeks ago) and the other half have a Starbucks cup…

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