Monday, April 02, 2007

It's a Virtual Tea Party!

As if you needed any more proof that I am a tad, how should I say...crazy.

Here goes. I think Harper is effected by caffeine. I refuse to give up my morning coffee, but I have made some adjustments during the day. I live less than 3 blocks from Starbucks. It is not a good thing, except that people always know what to get me for gifts. Hello, Starbucks gift cards! I think it is fair to say on the weekends we hit Starbucks everyday and I hit it most days during the week. Most times I get something with no coffee or at least less caffeine than brewed coffee. Lately it has been a tall non-fat chai tea latte. It is warm and spicy and I love how the black pepper gives that tiny tingle in your mouth. ( I am all about the tingle. Hi Metalia!)

I digress.

About 5 chais ago I started noticing that as soon as I took my first sip I got the hiccups. Coincidence, right. I had another one a few days later and again the hiccups. I was going to call Pedro and tell him, but I thought he'd tell me I was crazy. With every sip I took, I hiccuped and for I few minutes after I finished. I was totally fascinated but I was scared to tell anyone. Yesterday my mom and I were shopping and we stopped at Starbucks. I got the same and my mom got a tall iced passion tea. First sip I hiccuped. Second, hiccup. She was in the middle of telling me a story and I totally interrupted to tell her my very important finding. Then I made her study me every time I took a sip. Ha! A witness and it still happened! So there you have it. I am not crazy. It is not just in my head. My mom only thought I was slightly crazy that I thought it was such a big deal. So what do you think? Has this every happened to you? And, what the hell in Chai tea is causing me to hiccup?


Chrissy121875 said...

WOW! That is interesting!!! I just love non-fat chai tea lattes! I have no idea what is causing the hiccups, but now I think I'm going to try google searching it. You got me curious! LOL!

AnnieM said...

Chrissy- I googled causes and it said something about swallowing air with beverage or food. My mom did say that my dad has one huge hiccup with his first drink of Diet Coke. That makes sense to me with the carbination, but Chai???

LisaW said...

I love Chai Tea too. By the way, the Barbershop is going to be in the same strip mall as El Tapatio in Rib Mtn. (I figured this would be an easy way to get back to you on that :) Oh, and it's opening some time this month.

Stephanette said...


I don't drink Coffee or Tea, but I'm addicted to Dr. Pepper. I started having hiccups incessantly and we thought it was linked to some preventative migraine medicine I have to take (I've tried all the crunchy stuff, but to no avail)...but finally linked it to my DP addiction. My hubby laughs when I don't drink with a straw and the hiccups just start coming. I don't know if that helps?

The Hilarazzi said...

Never happened to me. You must just be crazy. :-)
I have never had Starbucks and REFUSE to. I'm scared I'll become addicted and I don't need it nor will I be able to afford my new addiction.

metalia said...

Starbucks is perfect. It can do no wrong. All hail Starbucks! (Is my hypnosis working yet?)

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