My posts are so far and in between that it’s difficult to tell when I’m gone at all. So it may or may not surprise anyone to know that I was gone for a while, on field school, hiking and collecting rocks. Again. And that I forgot to take pictures of tea on mountaintops. Again.
But I did bring back a large bag of rocks. …Surprise.
Since I got back, I’ve started up classes again, finished off a load of tea samples, ordered a whole lot more, and lost my cat. I don’t mean that lightly. About a week after I got back, our two family cats vanished. One showed up again three days later… The other, my perky little tabby, hasn’t been seen for over a week now. I’ve been in contact with our local shelter, put up posters, set out food and litter, and I’m pretty much left at hoping. She’s a very chatty cat, so every time I hear a noise outside (usually children playing) I’m out on the porch in a second calling for her.
I guess in brighter news, 52Teas had a sale. Frank’s getting ready to hand over 52Teas and focus on his iced tea range (which looks promising, and I was kinda eyeing that lavender chai… but I was trying to keep my cart small). Unfortunately for me, the combination of upped shipping (it’s no longer just $2 to Canada, I guess) plus the terrible state of the Canadian dollar actually caused my cart (which was about $10 after discount, before $6 shipping [which aint bad]) to come out to $20. Which would have been the net cost without the discount. Welp.
I’ve got a soft spot for dessert teas. They’re good for the mornings when I haven’t the mind to appreciate some of my more delicate teas. Reviews will be up on Steepster. Though I haven’t written a very thoughtful review in a very long time…
I do have plans to post more about books, I’ve just made myself take a break so I can read the growing stack of novels I’ve got. Luckily the Vancouver Public Library is damn old and has a surprising selection of older tea books. However, most of them are in Collections, which means you have to get a librarian to roll out the giant Collections storage unit for you… Badass but tedious, and I do hate asking for help. Honestly I understand why–those things can crush you–but damnit.
Many more at my university library as well, so hopefully I’ll get some posts up. I’m not as avid and quick a reader as I once was, though.
Oh yeah, and I’ve been playing Guns of Icarus a lot. There’s nothing quite like screaming “HARD TO STARBOARD” and then taking a large sip of tea in preparation before shooting down an enemy airship.