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Wired or Unwired [Jul. 18th, 2015|11:23 pm]
Maybe it's all the iced tea I've been drinking, but last night I couldn't get to sleep until almost dawn. When Portia woke me up it was about nine o'clock in the morning and the heat was already flooding in through the open windows and the fan I had not turned off before falling asleep. I fed Portia and the other cats, turned off the fan and closed the windows, and surprised myself by going back to sleep. I'm usually wide awake by the time I've gone through all those morning tasks, but I was so tired today that I ended up nodding off before I knew it.

When I woke up again this afternoon it was going on three o'clock, so I actually slept pretty close to nine hours altogether. What that will do to tonight's sleep schedule I don't know, but I hope to be awake before the house gets hot tomorrow. I'll want to shower while I can still dry off faster than I dampen myself with sweat. I hate showering in a hot house. Tomorrow is shopping day, so I want to be as presentable as possible. I also want to be as rested as possible, so today I skipped the iced tea, and one of the things I intend to buy tomorrow is decaffeinated tea.

Skipping the tea today might be why my brain just went blank. It has grown dependent of the extra stimulation. The fact that I haven't had dinner yet probably isn't helping. Maybe I'd better go toss something into a pan before I forget how to do it.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2015-07-19 07:51 pm (UTC)
When Gerry switched to drinking decaf tea (Southern-style, on ice with lots of sugar), he declared that it tasted like root beer to him. I don't know how they go about denaturing the leaves. Good luck to you with giving up the caffeine, though!
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2015-07-19 08:18 pm (UTC)
Well, I won't be putting sugar in it, but I will be using half-and-half. If it tastes like root beer then maybe the half-and-half will make it taste like a root beer float. (Then I might have to get some club soda to add to it. Who ever heard of a flat root beer float?)

McDonald's used to have great iced tea, but now they only sell "Sweet Tea" (an abomination!) My last reason to ever go to McDonald's, gone.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2015-07-19 08:23 pm (UTC)
Mmm, root beer floats! I used to love those. :)

Not sure why Southerners go for that sweetened tea, but I don't like it. I only learned to like hot tea a couple of years ago, and it sweetened only with a little bit of honey. But not if it's accompanying Asian food -- then I drink it neat. Uh, so to say. McDonald's is doing badly as a business, for reasons I'm not clear on, btw. You're not the only one choosing not to go!
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2015-07-19 08:57 pm (UTC)
I've never been clear on why McDonald's ever did well as a business— well, other than it was once really cheap to eat there. Once my income went up and their prices also started going up I dropped that place like a Jewish vegan would drop a McRib sandwich (I don't mind a McRib, by the way, except that they charge about twice what I'd be willing to pay for one. Nostalgie de la boue just isn't worth almost four bucks.)
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2015-07-19 09:04 pm (UTC)
>Nostalgie de la boue just isn't worth almost four bucks.

Haha! :D
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