puzzled, Lewis

Wierder still...

...yeah, that's me.  I know that any similarity is merely coincidence but it is a little disturbing.  Blame karaokegal  ;)

You Are Earl Grey Tea

Great moments of insight and sensitivity come to you often. You have many epiphanies.

You are very scientific. You like to experiment and pour over research about everything.

You are organized and methodical. You have your own system for doing things, even if it doesn't make sense to others.

You are interested in many subjects, and your interest isn't superficial. You dig deep.

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Well that's just wierd...

Via karaokegal

...defined by my toast preference!

    You Are Steady

You hold yourself accountable for your actions. In the end, you have to live with yourself.
You need your alone time to introspect and recharge. Being around other people can be draining for you.
You are a slow and critical thinker. You think through every step carefully.
You are efficient and precise. You like to get down to business.

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Well, today just...

... sucks.  Woke up to water pouring (OK it was more of a drip) down the bathroom wall from the flat above.  Left for work without being able to contact the tenant, but the caretaker did turn off the water to my upstairs neighbour, so that will be OK then, right?

Got stuck in traffic and having eventually arrived at work, logged on and completed a whole load of updates ready to distribute to the team only to have the laptop hang, and hang, and hang, and - you get the picture.  I lost it (the work) then lost it (my cool) then tried, and failed, to recover it.  Bugger.  Never mind, me thinks, I'll get a copy of the file from someone else and I'll just have to redo the mornings work, so that will be OK then, right?

So, get file, redo the updates only to have the laptop hang, and hang, and hang, and - see above, and repeat.  Bugger.

I was a bit cross by this point so went off to work in Ledgers until 5.00pm.  Back to my desk to give it another go, I'm nothing if not stubborn (and misguided).  So, get file, redo the updates only to have the laptop hang, and hang, and hang, and... eventually I'm booted off the system with an instruction to contact the "Administrator" who has, by now, gone home.  Bugger.

So, I come home only to find the water is still dripping down the bathroom wall and obviously has been doing so all day because the wall is sodden.  Bugger.

So, wine will make it all seem better won't it?  Well it would if I could open the bloody thing!!!!!


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kettle on

There is magic in its fragrance

I have long been an exponent of the life enhancing properties of tea (mmm tea...) but had thought that its cultural significance, here in the UK, had long since waned. The international coffeehouses are ubiquitous on the high street.  So  I was pleased, and a little amused, to see that an enquiry from an American on the tea making / drinking habits of us Brits has generated some 150 responses in the sherlockbbc comm.

Kudos to egonongrata for asking the question.  This is an important issue, obviously  ;) 

So, now that the electric kettle has boiled, I'm off to make a brew.  Throw an Earl Grey teabag in my favourite bonechina mug, steep it and mash it (honestly, who waits?), serve with a dash of skimmed milk.  Aaah!  Lovely! 



Today I resisted the siren call of the prettiest purple shoes.  Good for me - they were madly expensive and ridiculously impractical.  Why do I feel so bereft?