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The Annual Curry

Posted by episode81 on February 14, 2010

So true ...

I was sitting with some friends, chatting over coffee and knitting, when the conversation turned to cooking.  I don’t like cooking.  Lots of effort to cook something that takes 5 minutes to eat.  It just doesn’t seem to be a good use of time.  I detailed how I hate to touch raw meat and I shiver in the presence of sharp knives.  Especially big ones.

There is nothing in my childhood, or adult years, to explain it.  I never fell into a vat of raw meat.  I never cut myself on a knife.

I really don’t like knives.  If you want to scare me, pull out a knife.  Only got a gun?  Meh.  I’ll wander off and make some tea.

Anywho, I digress …

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Cause and effect

Posted by episode81 on January 4, 2010

How much is too much?

I have always drunk a lot of tea – in a typical day, maybe 8 pints of black tea with fat-free milk.  Yes, 8 pints.  I really like tea.

Every year, at my annual physical, I get told to cut back.  I have never paid any attention to such an outrageous request!  I don’t like to drink water, never liked soda/fizzy drinks (Champagne excepted!) and will drink coffee when Typhoo is not available. Typhoo is expensive in the USA – if you can find it.  My Mum sends me large tea parcels several times a year to keep me going.  Thanks Mum!  I have always firmly believed that caffeine has no effect on me.  Oh, I get withdrawal headaches if I miss a cup here and there, but that’s about it … or so I thought.

I have been “at leisure” recently and, consequently, my tea consumption has dropped as I have no real routine.  Routines are good, but there is something (well, quite a lot actually) to be said for waking up without an alarm clock and planning the day on the fly.

For as long as I can remember, it has taken me 2 hours to fall asleep at night.  I never fall asleep in front of the TV.  I am not a morning person.  At times, I am not much of an afternoon person either.

Anywho, I digress …

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Oh look! A brown fly!

Posted by episode81 on November 12, 2009

Most Wednesday evenings I go out for dinner.  Recently, I booked a table at a popular Italian restaurant in Palo Alto.  They have a seasonal menu that I like.  Plus they give you a “special” gift if you have their passport.  I have four out of six passport stamps so far, so I was motivated to eat there.

It was super busy when I arrived, but as I had a reservation, they had a table.  I took a step from the hostess podium only to be cut off by a Grumpy Old Lady With Helmet Hair.

GOLWHH: “Hey! Wait!”

Hostess: “I’ll be right back”  <Smiles sweetly>

GOLWHH: “No! Where am I on the list?  Where is my table?”

Hostess: <To me> “I am so sorry.”  <To the GOLWHH> “You are next on the list”

GOLWHH: “Why are they being seated”  <Glares in my direction>

Hostess:They have a reservation.  You, do not.”  <Smiles sweetly>

Anywho, I digress …

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Pick three

Posted by episode81 on May 17, 2009

I came across this website this morning while mindlessly surfing – is there any other kind?  The basic premise is that you pick three local businesses and plan on visiting them once a month to spend $50.  Sounds like a great idea to support the local economy. So I decided to give it a go.  First step, pick three local businesses.  Sounds easy.  Or so I thought.

When I am out and about, I like a non-fat latte … from Starbucks.  If I am traveling, I try and pick up a Starbucks mug as a memento of my trip. I like them because they hold about a pint of tea.  I like tea.  A lot.  I know, I know.  Why don’t I get tea when I am out then?

I don’t drink tea when I am out because I don’t like the tea on offer (enough said), but I need caffeine.  I don’t like sweet fizzy drinks, so I drink coffee.  I have quite a few mugs now.  You can get city, state and country mugs. Friends also pick them up for me on their travels, so I have a few from places I have never visited – New York, Beijing, Denver.

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