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Old 12-20-2012, 08:14 AM   #22591
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So... Stitchawl our friend from the future... did the world end on the 21st?
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It's not tomorrow for them for another hour and a quarter. The silence is worrying, though .
2 3/4 hours... but I'm calming my fears with a glass of Bombay Sapphire.
(My time zone is Zulu +9)


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Old 12-20-2012, 08:15 AM   #22592
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Phoenix Oolong in my cup. Oatmeal in my other mug. Water in a third. Pneumonia seems to finally be gone. Today is the first morning that I have woken up and not had any urge to cough, not noticed a gurgle of any sort, not needed the inhaler, and generally felt like things are back to normal. Fingers crossed...
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:51 AM   #22593
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2 3/4 hours... but I'm calming my fears with a glass of Bombay Sapphire.
(My time zone is Zulu +9)


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My mistake - hopeless at reading the 24 hour clock .
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:58 AM   #22594
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Plus which, wouldn't it need to be the time zone that the Mayans lived in?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:04 AM   #22595
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Just finished a bottle of OJ. I am fighting a cold.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:33 AM   #22596
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:52 AM   #22597
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:24 PM   #22598
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I actually feel 'rich' with my new stash of Keemun that I picked up the other day. I've never had a full kilo of a really great tea before. And as it's all packed in 100gm vacuum bags, I know it will stay fresh for the three days it takes me to drink it all...


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A whole kilo of Keemun. Ah, what a luxury indeed. (And good Keemun ages well even if it isn't in vacuum bags. )

Hi, everyone! Sorry I've been missing. My contract ended November 30, and I've been avoiding the computer in a major way, taking a break. But still enjoying tea (and single malt, of course.)

I also taught a class for local folks on how to make dry cured bacon. This was for the local Live and Learn initiative, part of the non-profit One Straw Society here on the Coast. The class was fun, and we were able to see all five stages of dry cured bacon, from raw pork belly to the final product coming out of the smoker. I've agreed to do at least a couple more classes for them, and I'll probably repeat this one at some point, since we had to turn away several folks.

In my cup: Keemun Xian Zhen.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #22599
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Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away

Whoah and I know a man, he came from my hometown
He wore his passion for his woman like a thorny crown
He said Dolores, I live in fear
My love for you's so overpowering, I'm afraid that I will disappear

( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_H-LY4Jb2M )

I AM disappearing! 82.3kg this morning! I might just reach my target at this rate!

Good morning, everyone! Fortunately, the Mayans were mistaken. We live!

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Nah. They didn't have clocks.

Big mug of Keemun tea today, and some fresh Nan-like bread spread with a little bit of olive oil and za'atar. Pretty tasty.

Internet guy is supposed to be here this morning to upgrade our equipment. Frankly, I don't see how he's going to improve our download speed of 74.83mps but 'they' claim it will... Well, the speed tests are instantly available...

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #22600
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Well we are on BT Infinity 2 Fibre-optic, supposedly the fastest widely available broadband option in the UK, and on that test I get 28Mbps. We are so far behind the Asian countries it's laughable.

A very small glass of coke, to take me up to my 600 calorie limit for the day. I wonder why I'm bothering, as the world ends tomorrow (Just not in Japan, apparently).
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #22601
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Well we are on BT Infinity 2 Fibre-optic, supposedly the fastest widely available broadband option in the UK, and on that test I get 28Mbps. We are so far behind the Asian countries it's laughable.
In Thailand we were thrilled when we got 7Mps...

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I think Japan is simply to proud to die, unless it's 'honorably.' Maybe it will commit Hara Kiri in protest?


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Old 12-20-2012, 07:28 PM   #22602
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I'm off to bed with a glass of filtered water to dream of imminent destruction. I'll just place an on-line bet first, 1000 to 1 that the world ends tomorrow. I'll be laughing all the way to the bank if it does. Nighty night all.
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