So, here's the thing. I think coffee smells interesting. I think it tastes awful. So after a few tries, I have moved on. There are many beverages in this world, I don't have to like them all. And tea is awesome, and so I am happy. And when I feel a need for a kick, well, sometimes I scarf a soda. Although, I had noticed that soda didn't really perk me up. I have drank soda on days where I wasn't tired and didn't end up super revved up so I suspected it was more that I felt I had taken steps to counter the tired that made me feel better, if not more awake. I also have never been kept up by consumption of tea or soda, so never had to worry about at what time I consumed them. I did once take a prescription medicine that made my heart race and my hands shake - I was quite a mess at work and the doctor's office told me to stop immediately but it still took hours for it to wear off, so I imagine it is just as well for me since I seem to have no real effect and then ohmygodI'malljittery with no in between.
But still, coffee. There are rituals and things that I still sometimes feel left out of. And even though I know the caffeine they add to soda is derived from coffee I did still sometimes wonder if I could make myself like coffee if I would discover that magical in between. So, I was a little pleased to discover that coffee actually doesn't make you more alert. Or caffeine really. (I also discovered that they have now found caffeine makes asthma worse, rather than better as had been thought.) Word seems to still be out on positive effects for Alzheimers. So I guess I'll have to stick to drinking what I like, and in moderation of course.