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Springing [Mar. 31st, 2016|10:39 pm]
I forgot that English people were murdering one another on PBS tonight and missed the early part of the homicide show. I ended up seeing only one attempted murder and one suicide, because the main murder had already taken place. This is so disappointing. The computer is at fault, really, for running so slowly all evening. In my frustration I lost track of time.

I've also lost track of dinner, and will have to go fix some soon. All I've eaten today is a couple of granola bars, plus a glass of orange juice and two glasses of iced tea.

It wasn't really warm enough to be drinking iced tea, but I got impatient and didn't want to wait for the warmer weather to show up. There was plenty of bright sunshine, though, so I was able to look out the window and pretend it was hot out there and that I had my air conditioning running. It worked pretty well. I hardly shivered at all while drinking the iced tea.

Checking the ten day forecast on the weather web site I see that the coldest day coming up will have a high of 65, which is only a bit cooler than today was, but the hottest will get up to 83. A string of nights dropping to 49 starts Saturday, which is a bit warmer than it will be tonight and tomorrow night, but then there will be some nights in the fifties and a couple that stay in the sixties, so April is definitely going to get springy. No more rain is in sight. It makes me sad to think that I might not see a good rain again until fall, or even next winter.

There is a can of chili calling me, telling me I don't have to cook tonight. I'm going to listen to it.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-04-01 08:24 pm (UTC)
Sorry you missed the headlining murder! How irritating. I hope at least there were red herrings a-plenty.

I have never liked iced tea. I learned to like hot tea well enough just a few years ago, but the iced stuff leaves me, well, cold. Do you drink it really sweet, southern-style?
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2016-04-01 10:38 pm (UTC)
When it comes to the standard orange pekoe like Lipton, I prefer it iced and unsweetened. When I was a kid it was always sweet and I didn't like it much, so I doubt I'd like the southern sweet tea. Sugar ruins the subtle flavor of the tea. When I drink hot tea I like Bigelow's Constant Comment,which is flavored with a bit of orange.

I like the Earl Gray, too, but over the years I found that I got foot cramps every time I drank it. It must be the bergamot flavoring that's doing it. Something in my body chemistry fights with it. Sadly, recently I've been getting foot cramps when I drink the Constant Comment, so the chemical I've developed an allergy to is probably citrus-related (bergamot is a citrus fruit too.) The ordinary tea doesn't bother me, but the caffeine is now a problem for me, so I have to drink decaffeinated tea, and it lacks the full flavor of the whole tea.

I really miss beverages with caffeine in them (I had to give up coffee years ago), but there's nothing I can do about no longer being able to deal with the drug. I've come to disapprove of aging as much as I disapprove of sweet tea.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-04-01 11:06 pm (UTC)
I didn't know bergamot was a citrus fruit! Gerry used to be the big tea drinker, and I never liked it, but I made quart after quart of iced tea for him, sweet as they make it in Virginia. Yuck. I realized over the years that I love the hot tea in Chinese restaurants unsugared, so finally a few years ago I tried making some just for me in a little pot. I usually buy Twinings English Breakfast and make it much weaker than the label says to, one bag per 2-cup pot and only brewed about a minute. The Turkish tea I had at noon today was way too strong to drink without sugar, and now that I can't have sugar, that's a no-go. What to do. It's always something. (If I hadn't developed reflux, I'd be drinking coffee all day long. Old age, grrrr.)
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