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Re: CHAT: Smokes was Re: CHAT: postcodes

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
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 water. Delicious! - andrew. -- Andrew Smith, Intheologus alias Mungo Foxburr of Loamsdown "Ideas are trifles, just a few words...The fewer the words, the greater 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." - from Delicate Creaturs by J. Michael Straczynski