I was sitting here racking my brain trying to think of what would I talk about today on your daily Lex.
I have my list of notes, but I had some other topics running around and then all of a sudden I remembered I had a tease yesterday, a tease where I promised that today I was going to talk about beverages.
So we’re going to talk about beverages right now.
Your Daily Lex.
Now, of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t note that at some point yesterday, my friend Casey Liss texted me to tell me that all of my food opinions were wrong.
And I said, wait, all of them are wrong?
If all of them are wrong, he quoted, he literally wrote, literally every one of your food opinions is wrong.
And I was like, wait, does that mean that that couscous is garbanzo beans?
But no, that’s not what he meant.
But let’s talk beverages.
So as you may recall, I did not drink coffee really until the pandemic.
A couple of years prior, I started using Forto coffee shots, which were a great way for me to stay awake if I was going to watch a movie with my kids in the afternoon, but it wasn’t a regular coffee drinker, wasn’t a coffee drinker at all.
And then at some point during the pandemic, I decided, all right, I’m going to get a Keurig and I’m going to start drinking coffee, which I did.
I have a cup sitting on my mug warmer right now.
And until that time though, until I started drinking coffee, I was a tea guy, especially chai.
I mean, my instinct is to say chai tea, but chai means tea, so it’s better to just say chai.
But I like the chai flavor of tea.
I’m not a huge fan of just plain black tea.
In fact, I would say I’m an enemy of it.
But I rarely drink tea now because I’m drinking coffee if I’m going to have a hot beverage.
I love a hot beverage.
As we’ve discussed, it gets a little bit tricky for me in the summer because I like a hot beverage, but I don’t want a hot coffee in the heat of summer.
So I ice my coffee then.
But I love a hot tea.
I just never drink it because I’m always doing the coffee.
So sometimes, typically I’m doing two cups a day.
If there’s a day where I want a third cup, I do a third cup.
I don’t care.
You can’t stop me.
I’ll do it.
I’m a wild man.
I’ll have a third cup of coffee.
I don’t even care.
I won’t bat an eyelash.
But I’ve been thinking, and sometimes I have done this, but it’s rare that that third cup of coffee could be instead a first cup of tea and the third hot beverage with caffeine of the day.
But man, I do love tea.
It’s just not as powerful for me in most cases as the coffee.
And if what I need is the energy, then I need the coffee.
But the other caffeinated beverage I love is Diet Coke.
I don’t keep it.
I really like both Diet Coke and Coke Zero, although they made Coke Zero worse over time.
But I really, really do love Diet Coke and Coke Zero, but I don’t keep those beverages in the house.
So I have them sometimes, rarely at restaurants.
And typically, restaurants will do free refills on those sodas.
And I quickly become the person who the waitstaff realizes, oh, they’re going to need a whole lot of soda refills.
They beat me in this case.
Because I’ll drown that.
I won’t drown a soda.
That’d be cruel to the soda and to whatever you were drowning it in.
But I’ll down that soda pretty quickly and then do so again and again and again.
Usually not an issue.
If we’re out for dinner and I have like seven refills of the Diet Coke and come home, then maybe it’ll keep me up a little bit.
But typically not a problem.
But I love Diet Coke.
I don’t keep it in the house because of how much I love it.
On occasion when I’m ordering lunch, which I’m doing a little bit less, to be frank, and to be Lex, but when I’m ordering lunch, if I feel like I’m at 9.50 and I get my Grubhub free delivery benefits, only if I get over $10 or I think it’s over $12, I might throw on a soda.
And there are some places around here that are like, you can get a fountain soda for a dollar or you can get a bottled soda for $3.50.
And so typically, they’ll do the fountain soda and they often send the bottle soda instead, which is not what I’m trying to do.
It’s what they sometimes do.
And they don’t consistently do it.
Sometimes they’ll be like, you can get a bottle of soda for $2.50 or you can get a bottle of soda, the two liter bottle for $2.75.
So sometimes I’ll do that.
Like, okay, I’ll do a little bit of overpriced grocery shopping to get my free delivery on my lunch.
All terrible, I know, but it’s what I do.
But man, Diet Coke is amazing.
What an incredible beverage.
And for a long time, a long time, I was a Coke drinker.
I remember as a kid, at some point my parents, well, my parents would keep sodas in the garage.
And so you go out to the garage to grab a soda.
At some point, they instituted a rule that I can only have one, maybe it was two, but one, I think let’s go with one, one can of Coke a day because I would just drink it like it was water all day.
It was while I lived in LA as an adult that I decided to switch to Diet Coke.
And that took some time because I hated Diet Coke, like coming from a lifetime of drinking Coke to switching to Diet Coke.
Man, I remember thinking it was awful, but I did learn to love it.
I wish I could do that with vegetables, but that doesn’t happen the same way.
But Diet Coke really is the nectar of the gods.
I don’t know why gods are leaking nectar.
I don’t know why it’s caffeinated or carbonated, but it is.
But man, Diet Coke is delicious.
So those are my beverage thoughts.
I’m not going to tease tomorrow’s topic because I want to be able to pick my topic live in person on Friday, in person for me, not for you, unless you’re here, in which case, get out of my house.
Cheers to all of you.