So today I downloaded my very first custom pose pack for Skyrim just to see what it was like. Seems that majority of poses were kind of girlish - and because I’m such a dork I obviously ended up testing them with Bron.
This is me, I just woke up. The camera…
So today on the way home I also stopped by a local spice shop for some non-tea-related stuff and found out they now have a whole separate tea room (they used to just have one little corner with some loose-leaf tea).
They had this yellow tea available to sample, so I tried some and I just had to buy it. It is absolutely delicious. I’d never heard of “yellow tea”, but it’s so yummy. It’s like a mellower green tea without any hint of grassiness, and just a little bit of sweetness. There’s a little more info here and here. (Either the stuff I got is the discount version, or that site is just really expensive… because I certainly didn’t pay $10/oz for it. :P)
I also bought a small package of a grapefruit/orange herbal tea blend that caught my eye, and I just want to keep sniffing it. It smells just like a freshly-cut grapefruit. I haven’t tried it yet, because I’ve had an awful lot of tea this afternoon testing out my new Adagio batches, but I might try that one after dinner since it’s decaf.
Yay! My Adagio package with my latest test batches was waiting for me when I got home - a nice way to cheer me up after kind of a crappy week. Storyteller and Cousland are now open for public orders! Cousland is in a ‘ship with Lamppost in Winter, so they’re both 10% off if ordered together.
Storyteller: The perfect herbal tea blend to drink by firelight at the Hanged Man while enjoying a well-told tale. Built on a base of toasted mate, this blend has a mellow, masculine flavor with notes of chicory and tobacco. A hint of vanilla and the aroma of ripe blood oranges create a warm, inviting cup. A subtle touch of cinnamon and ginger add a bit of cozy spice to this tale.
Cousland: A black tea blend for a hero who was taken from nobility and recruited into the ranks of the Grey Wardens. The unmistakable bergamot flavor of earl grey is highlighted with tart blackberries and the brightness of citrus. This blend starts off clean and sophisticated, but has a finish of sharp, tangy notes and the strength of ceylon black tea for an inner core of resilience. A touch of lavender echoes the wistful ache of betrayal and loss.
Storyteller: I really, really like this blend. It’s toasty and cozy, and I’d wear the aroma as a perfume. The orange flavor gets kind of lost, but it’s very present in the scent. I mostly just taste a nice, spicy tea with a bit of vanilla. It’s kind of like their spiced mate, but the orange adds a bit of brightness even if it’s not incredibly noticeable. It’s a wee bit like Constant Comment, but the citrus and spice are far more subtle and the underlying tea flavor is smoother. The vanilla brings just a touch of sweetness and I think the oolong helps smooth out the underlying flavor. I did tweak the tea a bit for the public blend, adding orange peels as an inclusion to hopefully bump up that flavor a bit.
Cousland: This one is a nice, solid earl grey, with just enough sharpness and sweetness to keep it interesting. The blackberry and grapefruit aromas are stronger than the earl grey scent, but the bergamot dominates the flavor. The lavender is really subtle - you have to be looking for it to taste it. The blackberry came through as a finish, but the grapefruit flavor got a bit lost, so I bumped it up a touch before making the blend public.
I really do appreciate that so many people are concerned, but I’m hitting a real irritable streak over all the “any news on your job?” emails and FB messages. I come from a family of really nosy gossips, so it feels like everyone is coming out of the woodwork.
Before we begin: being confident is not synonymous with turning into an ego driven delusional maniac, just as being humble is not synonymous with being self-deprecating and negative. Okay? Got it? Awesome.
Why should you care about being more confident? Ultimately you will…
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khamsin said: I have a word document on my desktop called “tracking” where everything I’m expecting is kept with item/site it’s coming from/tracking number/due date/etc…You bet I do, but I’m impatient like that
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eleneripenneth said: I track my tea shipment - if not obsessively, then probably more than I should. Hehe! Besides, if my daughter happens to pray for something to arrive, it tends to do so early. It’s uncanny.
Yay, now I feel a bit less insane. :)
In related news, the Varric and Cousland teas should be here tomorrow!
Also, an additional super-seekrit tea order should be here on Tuesday. I know, I know… two orders, one immediately after the other, does make me look a little crazy. But I found something on Adagio that I could not resist and had to place another small order. More will be revealed when it arrives!
Does anyone else obsessively track packages even though they give you an estimated delivery date when they first ship it? Every day I’m like, “but maybe it’s traveling even faster than they thought it would!” :/
Introducing, pocket penguin! Everyone should have a pocket penguin. ^u^
I’m so glad I have a pocket penguin. ;3;
guys i can’t it’s too cute
Elvira Mistress of Dark
I don’t wanna finish shit lately, I’ll try to finish this…eventually. Because Elvira rocks! And also because cartoony-er style is fluffy and comfy for me though if I go steady with it I’ll miss the zillion details, but yeah, cartoony-er is how I roll sometimes…I’m strong believer that one can have a personal style and shift it with different styles (cartoon, comic, etc) and still be recognizable among one personal style overall ;)
Elvira was my hero as a little girl. :3 Sexy dark-haired woman who took no shit from anyone.
I think I kind of flubbed the phone interview for the job at the local college. :/ I’m so much better at in-person interviews. I get really nervous on the phone and start rambling on. Bleh.
At least I still have the follow-up in-person interview at the local printing company next Wednesday.
this 4 year old girl knows more about comics than you do