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Tammy's patient, she can wait.


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My wife has Bigelow Jasmine Green Tea.

Oh! Tea related question!

What's a good cheaper tea to get my wife :-)

And my daughter actually, in the fall they like to drink tea and have chatting sessions.


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Bigelow is actually one of my favorite cheapos! (Although I really dislike every Jasmine tea I've ever had, even the high quality loose leaf.) Twinnings is also good. Yogi isn't strictly tea, but has a lot of good herbals. Republic of Tea is a little more costly, but you get a LOT in the tin, usually.

Avoid Stash. It's outright terrible. Celestial Seasoning went downhill a lot. I think you know how I feel about Lipton.


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Tammy doesn't like Lipton.


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So, wifey and I were in a tea shop today (in St. Augustine, while enjoying some of the 450th anniversary celebrations), and I saw some Lapsong Suchong, and it indeed smelled like campfire.

We had spent all but about ten dollars of our budget, and I had INSISTED that we get some, but the smallest portion was $8, and she said it smelled disgusting, and that we should not spend the last of our money on something she will most certainly not try. No matter how many times I told her Rynjin said it was good, she looked at me like I was crazy. We almost got some yerba mate, but its blended spices were lame, and they only had one mate blend.

We instead got amazing Kenyan coffee from a food truck.


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No matter how many times I told her Rynjin said it was good, she looked at me like I was crazy.

=(


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I think Tacticslion is still crying in his lair, or maybe counseling Ashley Madison client's wives for his church, I imagine the Florida Christian community got hit pretty hard with that:-D
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As a Christian in Florida I can safely say...Not really.

Frankly, I don't understand why it's a shock when Christian leaders fall short of perfection. The entire message of the religion is that we all fall short, perfection is impossible, and yet are nevertheless given a get out of jail free card.

Someone else's shortcomings has no adverse affects on my personal faith. I may choose to avoid them as a personal spiritual leader, but to use an analogy, that shows the fault of middle management, as it were, not the CEO, or the corporation altogether.

If an atheist does something contrary to the survival of his own genetics, you don't throw out natural selection, do you?

I... honestly don't even know what we're talking about.

I, uh... I don't get out much.

That said, gtg's general assessment is top-notch!


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Oh come on how can I make topical jokes if I'm the only one reading CNN.com :-)

Ashley Madison is the website for cheating spouses that got hacked and all their addresses were revealed... it doesn't matter, that was so two weeks ago :-)


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Ah. Thanks.


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Any fun tea related stuff going on :-)


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

Bigelow is actually one of my favorite cheapos! (Although I really dislike every Jasmine tea I've ever had, even the high quality loose leaf.) Twinnings is also good. Yogi isn't strictly tea, but has a lot of good herbals. Republic of Tea is a little more costly, but you get a LOT in the tin, usually.

Avoid Stash. It's outright terrible. Celestial Seasoning went downhill a lot. I think you know how I feel about Lipton.

Glad to know I'm not the only person who despises Stash. I would rather drink Lipton.


These days I get most of my teas from Divinitea, but that is because I can walk to them from my house. There are a number of other tea places within a relatively short drive, but they have the best and are fairly cheap for loose leaf.


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Neat! I'll look around Madison for that :-)

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Twin Cities shop but they will ship.

El Cheapo I go with Twininings. Stash is rubbish but i'd grudgingly take it over lipton.


Oh I meant to ask. GTG, you live in the Orland area right? Where do you get your tea? I'm moving closer in when my lease here is up, and the only place I know of is the Teavana in the Millenial mall.


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Nope. Jacksonville.

I HAVE lived in Orlando, and it is preferable in culture to Jax (all of Florida except Tallahassee is), but...my wife's family is here, and our church is awesome, and we live in a slightly less cruddy part of Jax.


And my wife is a sale scout, so she gets it where good stuff is cheap and buys a LOT until I'm sick of it. It's almost never the same place twice.

World Market was a favorite of mine until the one by me closed.


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Wait your wife is in tea sales, please tell me you met her by gushing and stammering for her autograph at the Comic Con for tea :-)


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No...she just scouts for sales. Like...as a hobby. She hunts magazines, newspapers, and the internet in her free time and stacks coupons where allowed, etc, and so when something is 80% off or so as a result, she buys all she can and stocks up.

She does this with anything non perishable or semi perishable.

No, I met her on Okcupid ten years ago right after it branched off thespark because I enjoyed taking fun personality tests. Never expected to meet anyone, but 82% compatibility I hard to ignore.


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Talk about striking the lottery, she's hot and you met on the internet :-)

That's not usually how it works, my brother met his wife on the internet and she's a fat angry hag:-D


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Do you watch Football? or any sport really.

I was into Football for a number of years but got burned out the last year or two, haven't been paying attention at all this year.

i love Basketball tho:-)


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Oh yeah. Next time I I get internet access with the laptop I need to give the FaWTLs a Swedish Football update.


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Seven games to go and IFK Göteborg is 2 points ahead of the best of chasing teams!!

Three games to go and IFK Trollhättan is in the relegation play-off zone of the table and haven't won a game for months... Not good for my heart.


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IFK Trollhatten Rules!!


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And my wife is a sale scout, so she gets it where good stuff is cheap and buys a LOT until I'm sick of it. It's almost never the same place twice.

World Market was a favorite of mine until the one by me closed.

There's one of those within a few miles of where I'm moving to, so this is very helpful. =)


Do you like my most recent Alias:-D


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I also have this new one but it was only until I could kick the kids off the computer and do my work around magic with the obnoxiously long name :-)

I kept it because, well look at it, it totally fits!


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To answer your first question...I actually disdain football. I think it's ridiculous that it's got a nonprofit status and is subsidized by public dollars to build stadiums, etc.

I also find it boring, but not as boring as baseball or golf, because at least it has a strategic aspect I can respect.

I just am not entertained watching someone else play a game. I REALLY don't understand, for example, how streaming videogames became a thing, but my neighbor seems to think people want to watch him play Destiny, for example, and he has viewers, which leads me to ask...

Could my body PHYSICALLY SURVIVE the amount of drugs I would need to take to be entertained by watching someone else play videogames?


Don't tell me these things:-D

:
I once smoked 21 joints in one afternoon because I counted how many they smoked in the song Smoke Two Joints

For the record once you get past ten it stops having an effect:-D still I regret nothing!


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But yeah the reason I stopped is because now all I see when I watch football is all the head injuries adding up, it's no fun anymore :-)

I also don't get watching other people playing video games :-)


personally, I'm not a fan of twitch and watching generic streamers, but watching high end play of games I actually play, like League of Legends, I get. I've watched a few games, and each time it has improved my play after as I learn something new about a game I have been playing for years.

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Like Caineach said highly competitive online games are nice to watch. You can see how others play the games and pick up tips. I wouldnt do it for more than a few min tops but I can see a benefit.

I love me some NFL only because Im a game and gamble junky and Fantasy Football allows me to do both. In fact, I didnt play FF for about 2-3 years somewhere about 10 years ago and I didnt watch a single game in that time. Another boon is to ridicule my friends when their fantasy teams implode muwhahahaha.

Many of the old fashioned football fans I know hate watching with me because all I care about are stats. I just dont get how you could actually root for a team or even watch it without a game and gambling element attached. So its understandable to not like football without fantasy.


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Oh! You wanna make a Fantasy Football person really angry have them explain it then when they're done say "so it's like dungeons and dragons except not as fun" had a guy threaten to kick my ass once for saying it :-D


For me, watching Let's Plays creates an interesting shared experience - it allows me to participate in and learn about cultural "pillars" (or at least the things a ton of people are going to reference) without the need to actually play (or purchase on a limited budget) whatever game it happens to be; this, in turn, allows me to understand people, what they're talking about, and engage in conversation on a topic that I'm now familiar with via someone else.

Meanwhile, I'm doing all sorts of other chores and getting things done around the house - I get much of the fun without the tedium.

See: I play games for fun gaming... but also for the story. And sometimes it's especially (or even exclusively) for the story.

That doesn't mean I don't want to play the games - but sometimes, especially at this stage in life, I don't have the time or resources. This allows me to be a participant and to enjoy.

It also allows me to see how people take on some games that I've played, or engage(d) with a medium or piece of entertainment that I have, which is always fascinating: I like people, and learning about them.

As for sports: I've never been successfully entertained by sports in an electronic medium. Television, recorded, or games.

BUT! If I'm there, and I'm watching people I care about do something, there is probably not a more vocal or loud (presupposing I'm not caring for infants who are terrified of such things) proponent for our team (I try to avoid being discouraging or disparaging of the "other" team, unless they're actively doing the wrong thing).

I've lost count of the number of times I've shouted myself hoarse at "my" teams' games (whatever they happen to be).

Additionally, I enjoy playing sports, though I'm not terribly good at any of them except Fencing, Golf, Soccer, and Taekwondo, at which I am only proficient (and, really, I'm extremely out of practice so... nope, not anymore).

That said... I'm terribly enthusiastic (if I actually care to try at something).

So... yeah, that's me. :D


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Actually, now that you describe that, I can see it. Personally, I don't have any strong connections to any communities involved in twitch, and have never paid attention to the greater gaming community. But in college watching people play games was a thing. I particularly remember introducing a few new players to games, one who we many of us had to stop watching because of how cringe-worthy her playthrough of Ocarina of Time was, which resulted in one roommate playing through the first 2 dungeons blindfolded with the room shouting directions. They became shared stories that united us.

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Oh! You wanna make a Fantasy Football person really angry have them explain it then when they're done say "so it's like dungeons and dragons except not as fun" had a guy threaten to kick my ass once for saying it :-D

I believe it. I actually started FF because I couldnt find anyone to play D&D with. True story. They all thought D&D was super nerdy and lame but this FF thing was interesting and manly. I do fondly recall making lineup changes via phone with the commish and long sessions in the john on monday looking over boxsocres in the paper. It wasnt until I was an adult I would find a gaming group.


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Watching people play videogames is more about the personality than the gameplay. I watch Game Grumps because I like hearing Danny talk about s&!$, and can tolerate Arin because sometimes he's funny.


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Watching people play videogames is more about the personality than the gameplay. I watch Game Grumps because I like hearing Danny talk about s#@~, and can tolerate Arin because sometimes he's funny.

This is true (though I don't necessarily watch Gaming Grumps).

If you don't like the Let's Play'er's personality, than it can be really un-fun.

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Actually, now that you describe that, I can see it. Personally, I don't have any strong connections to any communities involved in twitch, and have never paid attention to the greater gaming community. But in college watching people play games was a thing. I particularly remember introducing a few new players to games, one who we many of us had to stop watching because of how cringe-worthy her playthrough of Ocarina of Time was, which resulted in one roommate playing through the first 2 dungeons blindfolded with the room shouting directions. They became shared stories that united us.

Honestly? I'm not on twitch. I... watch YouTube. Aaaaaannnnnd, that's about it.

Channel Awesome and Spoony sometimes.

Other than that, I'm not actually that well-versed.

Also, watching friends play games is, in fact, pretty great, when it's possible.

That blindfolded thing sounds pretty amazing. :D


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There's too much better stuff to spend my time doing than watch someone else play a game, at least for me.

Like rewatching DBZ Abridged and memorizing all of Mr. Popo's lines.


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Been watching the first season of Fargo, that's a f+%!ing awesome show.


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Tea n' Brau!
I totally got slammered last weekend and went to town on my wife's cupcakes!

It was epic!!


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... an ancient enormous poem about an adventure?


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Oh come on, you can favorite TheRedbullJackandCokegamer post above, personally I think it's one of the funnier ones.

Especially since all it means is the kids spent the night at the grandparents and we got a four pack of Hard Root Beer and my wife made some epic cupcakes with peanut butter and chocolate frosting. :-)


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(Actually... I had favorite'd it. Paizo just didn't. Probably communication-thing. It happens.)


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You should start an angry reactionary thread about that.


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FrothyMadAngrierNerdRageDemon wrote:
You should start an angry reactionary thread about that.

I did, but 'da man shut me down!

That makes me so angery!!!111!!!


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Gosh now, dat's a real pickle now ain't it. Didja talk ta Bill about it, ya know he's really good at that sorta think.

You betcha!


I want sweet tea.


A 4 pack of hard rootbeer? You party animal!


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You're telling me, got two left.

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