25 August 2007

The Fluff is Back!

I'm sure you'll all been itching to see recent pics of my pride and joy. Fear not! Zenobia is fluffy again and not tangled yet. She's back in touch with her Elizabethan side.
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17 August 2007

Fall Preview 2007

As usual, around this time of year I begin to crave autumn like it was some kind of chocolate.

I've had enough of air conditioners, tank tops, sunblock, and certainly that horrible sweat that occurs in the subway stations. It's like an underground rat-infested sauna. Glop! You arrive at work already needing a shower.

I want colorful leaves, home baked scones (made in my apartment,) velvet, apple picking, and vacation. I've planned a few days off just to enjoy my home city as a tourist would, without the directional confusion. You can probably guess that I'll attempt to visit a few tea rooms I haven't had a chance to try out. It should be fun - for me, anyway.

Hopefully we'll have a long autumn, as I hate when it goes from sweltering heat to biting cold.
My only regret is I haven't been to the beach this year. Sigh. I guess I'll have to nurse my sorrows over a steaming cup of tea, cappuccino, cocoa...sky's the limit in the fall!

03 August 2007

Macchu Tea-chu: My Tea Things #5

Most people don't go to Peru to buy tea things. I didn't either, but when I did get a chance to go there, nine years back, I shopped till I dropped. Besides jewelry, sweaters, and other excellent bargains, I came across this teapot in Pisac Market.

Doesn't it scream Made In Peru? Though it doesn't look like tea drinking is a major pastime in Peru (with the exception of coca tea, which was offered to us everywhere yet was not allowed to be brought back to the US), they must have had people like me in mind when they made it. I rarely use it to actually make tea, but it's a nice reminder of a really cool trip, and less itchy than the sweaters.