Finally home

My three week tour of Atlantic Canada is done, and I’m back in the city. Big things coming (maybe).

Btw, this is day one of quitting coffee month (my girlfriend dared me). Slight headaches all day. Took a Tylenol at noon. Tomorrow should be better. I think the worst that could happen to me is that I’ll accidentally drink coffee without thinking, since I’m so used to having it around.





11 responses to “Finally home”

  1. Rob McDougall Avatar

    Thanks for that. I just had my first cup of coffee for weeks. You gave me a craving!! =P

    What have you been doing up and down the country?

  2. Todd Tyrtle Avatar

    I gave up coffee back in March after an 8 cup a day habit. It helped a lot to increase my physical activity as I decreased my caffeine consumption so that my energy level stayed normal.

    Now I only have coffee about once every month or two and then it is only one cup and instead of it just being a maintenance dose just to feel human it really provides the energy and inspiration I always thought it had.

  3. Jackson Avatar

    I quit because of an ulcer, before I moved from FL to NY. It was pretty vicious at first, but it only lasted a day or two. After that it was all mental. It was easy for me, because the alternative was extreme pain all day if I didn’t cut out all the acidity from my diet (4-shot iced lattes, grapefruit juice, smoking, thai food, etc).

    After my ulcer was a fading memory, I never went back to coffee full-time. I’ve had a few lattes since then, but we’re talking one or two a month, if that. It’s been over a year now, and I can honestly say I feel great. I don’t have the ups and downs that I had before, from the short-lived burst of energy I’d get from my coffee fix, and the crashing sensation later in the day. As much as I love coffee (and I TRULY love it), I’m glad I quit.

    Good luck!

  4. Jackson Avatar

    By the way, I can’t wait for the day I see a new IOYH show appear in iTunes. I know life happens sometimes, and you don’t want to force yourself and not be happy with the outcome, but sometimes all you need to do is take that first step, and before you know it, you’re back in to the swing of things. I should know, as I’m in the process of lifting myself out of a nearly-1-year funk.


  5. Jackson Avatar

    I posted a response about coffee, but it seems to have disappeared in to nowhere land. I’ll give it another go…

    I too quit coffee recently. Well, now that I think of it, it’s been over a year now. I ended up with a really wicked ulcer last Spring, and the Dr pulled me off of my 2-3 times daily 4-shot lattes, as well as grapefruit juice, thai food (which I was eating 3+ times per week) and smoking (which I took MUCH longer to give up), and all the ibuprofen I was taking.

    The first couple days without my lattes were pretty vicious. I had missed a day before, but not without excruciating headaches. That time was no different. Fortunately the headaches only lasted a couple days. I think it was easier for me, as I was doing it because of the ulcer, which incidentally my Dr said I was too young to have (so I better make lifestyle changes as well as dietary. To make matters worse, my insurance company wouldn’t provide me with a discount on the medicine because of my age (29 at the time)… so I had to pay over US$250 out of my own pocket to treat it.

    I have to admit, I feel much better off of coffee. My energy levels aren’t so up and down anymore. I feel much more level all day, because I don’t have the peaks and valleys associated with heavy caffeine intake. Previously I had been drinking those 4-shot iced lattes a few times per day… which not only had a rollercoaster effect on my energy levels, but it also prevented me from sleeping as well. I get much better, longer sleep now that I’ve been off caffeine for a year.

    I highly recommend taking a few months off of coffee to any java junkie out there. Don’t cheat yourself and switch to soda or something stupid like that. You’d be surprised how much of a positive effect it can have on you if you give it a try.

    Good luck, Julien!

    P.S. –> When are you going to surprise us with a new show!!! I’m sure we’d all love to hear one!

  6. Joseph Thornley Avatar

    Quitting coffee? Egad!

    I’ll have another cup for you. On my way to #5 for the day. And I feel greeeeee3eeeeaeatattaatatattaatrattattar

  7. Jeff Avatar


    I quit coffee in June, yes it was tough as my wife still drinks. Green tea is a great substitute.

    Went to Patati Patata today, thanks for the reco.

    Catch you soon!


  8. Justin Simonsen Avatar

    Cheese shops and coffee shops are everywhere in San Francisco.

    Two things I hope to never live with out. But good luck with that.

  9. Strudel Avatar

    Hey man, I just started listening again (due to size restrictions on my laptop i had to stop) and listened to “from the 6th floor balcony” and I just wanna say keep up the sound. Fuck the video. Hip Hop music can’t be seen but it sure as hell can be heard. You provide what very few people do in the podcasting community. That’s why underground hip hop is underground.

    Keep it up, keep playing the sound.

  10. Andrew Avatar

    For someone who crowns themselves a “content creator who creates value” for his country, you sure don’t update much.

  11. Jake Avatar

    I quit coffee when I was about 14. I had a week of headaches, then I was fine. Of course the next time I did have coffee I ended up having the anxiety attack to end all anxiety attacks. In the past 10 years I’ve had a whole cup of coffee exactly once, just to see if I was still sensitive, and yup, major anxiety attack again.

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