Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2 Drinks

Two substances I don't like that make me feel a little left out:

1) Coffee

2) Wine

Practically everyone I know over the age of, like, 12 loves these two substances. In med school, some people had coffee cups surgically implanted to their left hand. What doctor doesn't drink coffee? I felt so embarrassed telling people that I don't like the taste of it. I find it completely disgusting.

And wine... who doesn't like wine? Well, me. Especially red wine. To me, it has that taste like when you brush your teeth then drink orange juice. (Most people will agree with this comparison, but still like wine.) I do actually use it in cooking, but I hate the taste of it on its own. And that makes me feel so left out, because when adults go out to dinner or socialize, there is often a glass of wine involved. Plus that Sideways movie just went completely over my head.

This is why I have to start watching Downton Abbey*. Because if I'm not going to drink coffee or wine, I have to like at least one thing that everyone else in the world likes.


*Not Downtown Abbey, as I believed until like two days ago

22 comments:

  1. Cheeky post :)

    Downton Abbey might not work as well anymore since everyone's more WTF over it now. You may have to switch to House of Cards or Walking Dead or something.

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  2. I agree with you. Generally I'll stick with Diet Coke, tea, and rum as my toxins of choice.

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  3. I do drink coffee, but these days only 1 cup at home at 6 AM, so I am also left out of the constant coffee-getting social aspect (If I drink coffee after about 11AM I can't sleep at night!). Tea seems to be gaining in popularity these days, and I am NOT a fan (nor will I ever get over the resentment at paying $3 for a cup of hot water & a $0.50 tea bag at a coffee shop!)
    Now wine on the other hand, I do love.
    What DO you like to drink Fizzy?

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    1. I really only drink cold water these days. When I am in meetings or charting at work, I sit there with a big styrofoam cup of cold water.

      And hot cocoa when I'm sick.

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  4. Same. I can add enough sugar and milk into coffee to make it palatable, but I can't ever remember it waking me up. I just had to pee a lot each time I tried. Perhaps the bad taste is partly behind how coffee gets people going.

    Same deal with alcohol. Can't stand the taste of it, don't need it to loosen up or say stupid, uninhibited things (unfortunately, I'm perfectly capable of that while sober), so I don't drink. Friends respect it and I often play designated driver for it. It means that I can't enjoy those alcohol-fueled parties like everyone else seems to, but that's OK.

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    1. I don't like alcohol much either. I drank when I was younger b/c it did make parties and other social events more fun, but now I just don't see the point. I'd rather have a milkshake than a Margarita.

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  5. Coffee tastes disgusting. I can't even tolerate it when it has sugar and milk. I did feel left out when everyone came to work with their Starbucks coffee but then I discovered they have the worlds best hot chocolate so I'll have that instead.

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  6. Wait, what? What wine did you try that tasted like OJ post-teeth brushing? Coffee and wine are some of my favorite things ever.

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  7. Same. This applies to beer also. Just about the most disgusting thing I've ever encountered. I drank my share when I was young and running the bars was fun, but it always made my want to vomit, so I stuck to mixed drinks (until a bout with alcohol poisoning put it all away for good).

    Wine is just plain gross. And yes, I've tried "good" wine and beer. Hurl.

    Coffee with sugar etc. is okay I guess, but for me it has a powerful laxative effect.

    I was on sodas until about 6 months ago when I suddenly became sensitive to the caffeine. This made my life hell for a month or so until I figured it out. I switched to water (and Gatorade) and lost 14 pounds in two months. So that's gone for good too.

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  8. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'D SAY THAT ABOUT WINE. I'M NEVER READING YOUR BLOG AGAIN.

    Just kidding. I love my coffee and wine. I've always hated soda though...
    Sophia

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  9. I hate coffee. I like wine but rarely imbibe because I come from a family of raging alcoholics. I wish my friends respected that decision but I still get the nagging and peer pressure when I don't drink with them. It is so irritating. We are all adults and they act like a bunch of babies when I decline to order from the drink menu, as if somehow I am ruining their fun (yet I'm the only one ever sober enough to drive everyone home, so you would think they'd count that as a plus, but I guess not).

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  10. I enjoy the smell of coffee, and coffee-flavored ice cream, but coffee itself is not my cup of tea (ha!)

    And wine gives me massive migraines. So I drink sweet tea or hot tea or just water all day long.

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  11. Do you like beer?

    I like wine if I'm in the mood for it. I like coffee but it's not an everyday thing and I need to add milk (no sugar).

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    1. I like beer better than wine, but still not very much.

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  12. I'm with you friend. I made it through med school without coffee, and I did just fine. People tell me "oh you'll drink it when you're older and more sleep deprived." Well I can't imagine being any more deprived than I already am, so I think I'm good. And wine took a long time for me to warm up to, and I'm still very picky about it.

    But Downton Abbey tho... you should watch it.

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  13. One of my pet peeves is when you go to a meeting and all they have is coffee for beverages! Not all of us drink coffee -- how hard would it be to have tea and water? Long since given up and always travel with a water bottle (perhaps people speculate about what I am carrying in it!!)

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  14. I have a theory that wine is one of those things that people love because they THINK they are supposed to love it. Like Jane Austen. I think it's OK, but I just don't get what the big deal is.

    I didn't like coffee until about two years ago when I started drinking iced coffee with whipped cream from my grandmother's keurig. Soon I had my own keurig and started drinking iced coffee every morning and somehow that graduated to hot coffee some mornings. I used to hate it. Now I love it. My mother always told me this would happen and I just didn't believe her!

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    1. Agree about the wine.

      -Grace

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  15. Coffee and red wine are my life blood. I'm both jealous of you and sad for you that you aren't sharing either with me. Coffee - age 30. Red wine - age 28. You still have time. Or maybe not. I'll be your friend no matter what:)

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  16. I hate coffee. It's so bitter and gross and I don't understand how anyone drinks it. Interestingly, I've heard and know by anecdote that in women coffee like/dislike can be related to hormones. My mother used to drink coffee everyone morning, until one morning (during menopause) it tasted horrible to her. She hasn't been able to drink it since.

    As far as wine, I can understand not liking it, but comparing it to OJ after brushing your teeth just confuses me. It took me a while to make myself be used to drinking wine (I HATE beer and needed something to be able to drink at adult parties that didn't offer mixed drinks) but I never felt it tasted bad in that way. And I actually prefer reds...

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  17. Have you ever tried Riesling? It's a white wine that basically tastes like alcoholic white grape juice. I'm not a huge red wine fan either, but I love Riesling and a few other sweet, white wines.

    As for a 'beer' option, if you're not a fan, try Framboise. It's like alcoholic Juice Squeeze.

    And to answer your question in advance, yes, for alcoholic beverages, I prefer things that taste like my childhood with a little bit of alcohol thrown in. ;-)

    PharmGirl

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  18. For me coffee is terrible. Only thing I like is coffee-cake (no coffee in it :) Doesn't matter if it's icecream or sugared up. Yuck.
    Wine, I'm ok, but not with the really high tannin wines. I definately have found that opening the bottle up for 24 hrs and aerating the wine makes it much much better for me. I was reading an article that was saying that some people have a super sensitive bitter-ness sensor taste wise. I think that's true for me. I don't enjoy anything that's bitter - vegies, drinks etc. Now, don't take away my black tea :)

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