It’s winter break, which means sometimes I’m prepared to stay up very late, later than I probably should be up, which causes me to ultimately sleep late. Regardless of what happens, coffee feeds into my drive to become a late-night type of person. I become a night owl as soon as I drink coffee past the usual hour. Sometimes, even, I make coffee past midnight, hence the title of this blog post. When I’m talking with friends very late, and we’re on Discord, or we’re playing Jackbox or Overwatch or Monster Hunter World or Path of Exile, it’s the perfect time to make coffee.
I wanted to discuss what it’s like to be up exceptionally late, when the coffee tastes hot and perfect, and you leave the coffee on your Mr. Coffee desk heater, and there’s nothing else in the world you need. Alex is asleep, the dog is asleep with her, and you have to keep a bit quiet just in case anyone wakes up thanks to your loud yelling at the computer screen. Midnight coffee feels extra special when compared to just your regular, run of the mill morning or afternoon coffee. It has an air of rebellious spirit to it, like doing things when you’re normally not supposed to. It’s all for fun anyway.
I’ve mentioned this on the blog before, but I don’t have too much difficulty going to bed at night after drinking coffee. It’s a fairly normal transition from being totally awake thanks to all that caffeine and falling asleep in bed. On the one hand, I appreciate it because I get the chance to fall asleep without having to stay up for hours and hours after drinking coffee late at night. But on the other hand, it’s great. Wait, did I just contradict myself?