Every morning I like to sit and enjoy some coffee after dropping Max off at school; a double shot of espresso, usually as a cappuccino or machiato. However, while I use full tablespoons to measure off my espresso, my husband uses arbitrary fractions (do un-engineer like). So, when he’s home for a few days, finishing off a can is a bit problematic because all that’s left for me at the bottom of the can is a shot’s worth and a an arbitrary fraction. fraction. So this leaves me with two viable choices: an extra strong single shot (meaning less time to sit and enjoy), or a week double shot (meaning, time to enjoy, but drinking sub par coffee). Which is the better decision? I still haven’t figured that out. I’m thinking this is a sort of coffee hell.
I’m thoroughly enjoying a personal day today, preparing for the big Turkish feast on Thursday. No, that’s not a typo… Eric and I don’t much care for turkey, so the tradition each year is to hide the turkey. I can’t tell you how much it amuses Eric to announce the theme this year is “Turkish Turkey.”
I saw this link come up on my Twitter feed, and it immediately raised my hopes; finally, some sort of indication that tea drinkers are just as crazy as coffee drinkers. This was the tweet that accompanied the link: “Making tea is not just boiling water and pouring it over a bag”
I read the article. It started out strong, giving as rundown of the different types of tea, the aging process, etc, as well as temperature guidelines, steeping times, and other things. Then, at the end, it undid all the good it set out to do:
“Break the Rules
The times and temps above are general guidelines—delicate teas like white and green will cook at boiling, while hardier black and tisanes can handle higher temps. But each tea is slightly different. Read the instructions on the package, if provided, and feel free to experiment based on your own taste preferences, and patience.”
So, basically, all that stuff? Forget about it. Do whatever makes you happy, you crazy, rainbow chasing, happy-go-lucky fuzzball! Tea drinkers will never have the maniacle, hard core, scientific edge coffee worshippers share. Lucky you. Was that sarcasm, you ask? I don’t know anymore. *sigh*
I came down with a nasty infection, so my doctor put me on some very strong antibiotics that caution specificaly against consuming coffee, dairy products, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, and engaging in intercourse. So, they appear to be relying on either suicide or boredom driven insanity to fix the issue here. Thank goodness it’s only for three days… *whimper*