Friday, March 19, 2010

like sparks shooting all the way up to the brain

my mom just told me that honoré de balzac (whose birthday is today) drank fifty cups of coffee a day. it makes my heart palpitate just to think of it!


erin said...

I have probably 5 cups a day. Maybe less.

When I was in college I was constantly drinking it. Cold coffee, warm coffee, hot coffee, sweet coffee, bitter coffee. Any kind, any time.

But still not anywhere near 50 cups a day!

Liz Woodbury said...

yeah, i am quite a coffee drinker myself (though i have a maximum of maybe three big cups a day, and i try to mix in some decaf). i would also drink it all night long in college while i wrote papers that were due at ten a.m. the next day! i'm sure i never got near fifty cups. imagine how many times a day balzac must've had to pee.