Re: CHAT: Smokes was Re: CHAT: postcodes
|Date:||Tuesday, September 24, 2002, 21:16|
On 09/24 16:16 Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Why jump on the bandwagon when you can dive 'neath the bulldozer?
> As attentative readers of the list already may've noted, I abhor smoking in
> any form and detest cider. I drink several cups of coffee a day, usually
> with milk. In addition, we apparently tend to like our coffee alot stronger
> than's usual in the US too (this from the reaction of the few Americans I've
> seen drinking coffee in Sweden). I occasionally drink beer, and very
> occasionally white wine or liqeurs. Oh, and sometimes tea.
>I have never smoked, and I don't intend to start at anytime, except
occasional passive smoking. I don't mind friends who smoke, just stand
downwind of me please. The whole hang-ups with smoking puzzles me.
For most of my drinking career I have been a teetotaller. I can order a
raspberry and coke without shame. So I have no real discernment of
wines or beer. I visit friends once a month for a full moon party and I
might sample what's available there. I can drink cider, some beers and
wines and enjoy them. I don't get whiskey. It tastes just like I
imagine varnish to taste like.
I like the smell of coffee, but the taste of it! Yuck! Perculated
coffee is nicer than instant any day. Leave it until it's been warming
for most of a day and it's virtually pure concentrated burnt caffeine.
HMMMMM! :) Most of the time I drink ceylon tea. I make it loose leaf
using a coffee plunger pot I keep especially for that purpose. No
teabags for me thank you. I stopped sweetening it years ago. Recently
I stopped adding milk as well so it's straight black tea. My milk
consumption has reduced markedly. When I do use milk I use what NZers
call green milk, milk with the cream removed which comes in a plastic
bottle with a green cap, rather than blue milk, which is homogenized.
Occasionally I treat myself to a hot chocolate, several teaspoons of
drinking chocolate, a little instant coffee, maybe half a teaspoon or
less, a little milk to make it into a paste, then topped up with hot
Andrew Smith, Intheologus email@example.com
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the importance. I love you. Three words. Goodbye. One word. Tinier than
I am, but with such power, such importance...I don't yet know what idea
I will become, but I do know it is just one word, a trifle, as I am a
Trifle, so it must be a very great idea indeed."
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