Explain the air quotes? I’m on Night Shift. Well, I should say I rotate nights and days - no, not just because we’re on a big ball of dirt spinning on its axis as it revolves around the Sun. I work in auto manufacturing (and doesn’t that just make me the Rosie the Riveter type?) and instead of getting stuck on Night Shift (hear the doom in the capital letters?) we rotate in 4-week cycles. So as I’m in the middle of a Night Cycle: Good “morning”!
Now that the explanations are finished, how do you like your coffee? Yes, this is what I was thinking about when I decided to post my (decidedly awesome!) ‘morning’ intake.
I’m not just talking about the coffee (or tea) itself, though that is a very important part of it. Everyone has a ritual when it comes to morning beverages (my ex insisted on Diet Coke first thing): a specific mug, a spoon of choice, sugar, creamer, black, hot, cold, where it is had, etc. Mine, very obviously is one of my Aperture Science ’70s diner throwback mugs, one of my lovely and specially reserved vintage Rosewood spoons, a spoon and a half of Raw Sugar, a spoon and a half of Coffee Mate, and a very strong (1:1 tbsp grounds to 6oz water) brew of percolated Luzianne coffee and chicory.
When I’m on Days, this comes outside with me to greet the sun from my tiny patio garden where I have a quaint little cast iron bistro table and chairs. On Nights, my cuppa and I tend to chill on the sofa. I’m not sure what it is about the time of day, but this does tend to be the trend.
What’s your coffee/tea ritual?