Here we go, Gentle Reader:
- Age: That’s for me to know and you . . . not to know.
- Bed size: Queen
- Chore I hate: Anything particularly smelly ~ taking out the compost, cleaning the toilet, that kind of thing. And Ironing, I loathe ironing. But I love vacuuming and anything I can sort, like mail or paperclips or jelly beans.
- Dogs: Shaken, not stirred.
- Essential start to my day: Tea. You were in some doubt on this?
- Favorite color: Red to wear, neutrals to live with, blue to be around.
- Gold or silver: Both at once. I’m such a rebel!
- Height: 5′ 6″ if I’ve been doing yoga regularly.
- Instruments I play: Does the keypad count?
- Job title: Writer
- Kids: No, thank you.
- Live: Some ever-shifting part of Northern California.
- Mother’s name: Mum.
- Nicknames: Some. None of them suitable for public consumption.
- Overnight hospital stays: Never, not even at birth.
- Pet Peeve: Too many to count.
- Quote from a movie: Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries.
- Right or left handed: Right
- Siblings: Nope.
- Time I wake up: 8ish.
- Underwear: Dependent upon outfit and occasion, usually matched.
- Vegetable I hate: Brussels Sprouts.
- What makes me run late: Other drivers.
- X-rays I’ve had: Wrist (fracture), ankle (habitually sprained), hip (chronic pain), spine (trying to figure out hip) and teeth.
- Yummy food I make: Brownies, gluten-free booze-ridden banana bread, chicken enchilada pie, shepherd’s pie, vegan chili, anything ancient Roman, fish related dishes, a set of particular alcoholic drinks, various green-bean salads, grilled shrimp, almond cupboard cake, Thom Kar Gai, and some rather odd sauces.
- Zoo animal: Penguins, I can spend hours watching them.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Tea: 31021 Assam Mangalam Second Flush FTGFOP1 Black Classic
Source: TeaHaus (via a kind reader at World Steam Expo)
Before: A beautiful large leaf black with some chocolate color less toasted a few gold tips as well.
After: seeped to a pretty very dark amber, almost orange, very pale with milk
Thoughts: Its very hard to get this tea strong, even with a fully loaded tea-ball and over 5 minutes the mug stayed on the amber end of the spectrum.
Flavor: very very mild and gentle. Low notes of fruit aromas, apricot perhaps, even a little cocoa, but mere ghosts. A great starter tea but because of the lack of strength a little watery to my buds. A wonderful late afternoon beverage it was also low on the caffeine scale, and good for mellow sipping.
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