Monkey Picked

As the lucky recipient of a monthly Tea Club gift for my last birthday, I am always tickled by the arrival of the box when the mailman delivers it.  I knew, when I first opened the initial gift on my birthday day, I thrilled to discover that I was that going to have a different tea show up on my doorstep every thirty days and that it was going to be a yummy treat.  However, the raucous laughter and conversation […]

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Motivational Motivation

Finding myself RIDICULOUSLY tired today, mostly because I’m in the middle of “Tech Week” for the musical I’m in, and it is exhausting — I decided to spend some time meandering the internet for motivational quotes.  This quest didn’t so much push-me-forward as glue-me-to-my-chair, questioning what people have said, in the name of motivation. Here some examples of what was served up, but kept me down (at least, in my chair) today: “Motivation is simple.  You eliminate those who are […]

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Contest Time! Coffee-mate Free Flavor Friday

It is not a secret that I am a big fan of tea and coffee.  I happen to take mine with creamer, and my favorite happens to be Coffee-mate.  You should know that they do not pay me for my opinion or for sharing this information with anybody (tho’ I not-so-secretly wish they would).  I’m just a fan of their product.  But, I’m an even bigger fan of Free Stuff, and it is one of my great pleasures to share […]

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Tea in London.

Arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport I was asked, “So?  Whaddya think?”  Hmmm.  It looks an awful lot like Sacramento.  But, hey!  An airport’s an airport.  You see one flat, gray tarmac you’ve seen ‘em all.  Nothing to write home about.  Yet… here I am, doing just that. Once OUT of the airport it was a concourse of a different color.  It was green and lush with streets dotted by trees with large pink or white blossoms everywhere we went.  We whizzed through Hyde […]

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Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away…

Just to let you know:  I have a passport and I’m not afraid to use it.  Starting tomorrow.  And starting with a cup of tea in (wait for it)… London.  What started with a 30 minute glider ride in Santa Barbara has somehow blossomed into an international flight leaving LAX tomorrow afternoon and arriving at Heathrow, the afternoon after that (oh Time Zone Conversion, you wicked mistress).   And you know what?  I’m looking forward to the ten hour plane […]

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