The title is a reference to the (in)famous Bierleichen (lit. Beer Corpses) of Oktoberfest – patrons who have drunk themselves into unconsciousness. In my mind, a Kaffeeleiche isn’t one who’s drunk too much coffee but one who’s not drunk enough yet. See, I’m accustomed to a regular cycle of wake up, eat breakfast, drink coffee, code, game, whatever, eat sugar + fat, drink more coffeee, game, code, eat lunch, etc. Generally my coffee consumption ends at noon unless I’m going back to coding. Sometimes I drink Bawls instead of coffee in the afternoons when I’m coding.
I found out that Coffee doesn’t help my golf game – it hinders it. So I abstain from coffee on days I go golfing. My tee time is 11:45 this morning. Since I am lacking sufficient concentration of methylxanthine in my bloodstream, I find myself less than capable in most tasks. Example: I tried to code and forgot how to write a semi-colon. I tried to play WoW but forgot I actually had to fight the monsters, not just stand there and watch them tear me limb from limb. I tried to read xkcd but ended up just clicking “Next” repeatedly without actually looking at the comics.
I already know that I have a psychological dependency on caffeine. The doc proved that one earlier. Once in a while, I detox for a few days and then get back on it again. Getting back on is harder than getting off. After I’ve stopped coffee for a sufficient period of time, then when I do have it I get the shakes, upset stomach, rapid heart rate, etc. Which is frustrating because I like caffeine for the mental and psychological benefits, not the physical. Why does my CNS have to also control the rest of my body? Shouldn’t there be a way to fuck with the adenosine cycle without altering the rest of my metabolic systems?