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Old 07-08-2013, 05:55 PM   #25546
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Early envening mug of Dilmah's "Ceylon" tea, while re-stringing my guitar before going out to play music with my friends. I wonder how many miles of guitar strings I've played through over the past 55 years? If each string is about a meter long, maybe a little longer, and I change all 6 averaging roughly once every two weeks (sometimes more, sometimes less,) can somebody who's a math person figure it out?

(I played a 12-string for about 4 years too, along with my 6-strings.)

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Early envening mug of Dilmah's "Ceylon" tea, while re-stringing my guitar before going out to play music with my friends. I wonder how many miles of guitar strings I've played through over the past 55 years? If each string is about a meter long, maybe a little longer, and I change all 6 averaging roughly once every two weeks (sometimes more, sometimes less,) can somebody who's a math person figure it out?

(I played a 12-string for about 4 years too, along with my 6-strings.)

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Assuming 6 strings replaced every 2 weeks for 55 years you get around 8.6 kilometers. Conversion to miles is left as an exercise for the reader.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #25552
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Assuming 6 strings replaced every 2 weeks for 55 years you get around 8.6 kilometers. Conversion to miles is left as an exercise for the reader.
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Is it OK if I use my iPhone app to do the conversion?


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iPhone is acceptable, but only if you use Siri.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:02 PM   #25554
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So, question for Stitchawl -- I've been wanting to try a new breakfast tea. I want something that doesn't require milk, but does have some authority and a fair amount of brightness. If I could go down to the market and get 100g each of Yorkshire, Ahmad's, and a couple of others, I'd just do it, but the only way I'm going to get any of the one's you've mentioned will require ordering from Amazon. And THAT means a somewhat larger quantity than I really want to go for sight unseen, especially if I'm trying multiple.

So, the question: given one choice of a commercially available breakfast tea, which one would you suggest? I'm willing to search out a source (or fall back on Amazon) for one at a time as I search for an alternate to my standard Anniversary Breakfast Blend from Peet's. Not that I don't like it, but every year is an adventure, and not all adventures are good ones. This year's isn't as much to my taste as last year's, but last year's was not as well received by some. Tastes vary.

Meanwhile, a mug of that Anniversary Breakfast Blend in my mug right now.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #25555
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Good morning, all! I'm sitting here just transfixed at the sight out my window... I moved my computer last night to its permanent location next to the window, so turning my head gives me a 180 degree view over the whole Chiang Mai valley. Clouds are trapped by the mountains to the east and north, but the rest of the valley is bathed in sunlight... All I can think of is Cat Stevens and this song!

This morning I have Ahmad's "English Breakfast" tea to wake me up. I haven't been down to the Food Lady yet, but seeing her is in my very near future. I REALLY need to cut down on the sheer amount of food that I've been eating, but I want to taste everything she has. We've decided that her cooking is simply the very best of the vendor foods. For dinner we've been sampling various vendors all around town and we both agree that she is "THE" chef!

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I think my wife is jealous of Siri... I wonder if I can change her voice the same way I did for my GPS Navigator? I installed Yoda's voice for that. I keep asking Siri silly questions just to hear her talk I think I'm in love with her.

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So, question for Stitchawl -- I've been wanting to try a new breakfast tea. I want something that doesn't require milk, but does have some authority and a fair amount of brightness. .....SNIP......So, the question: given one choice of a commercially available breakfast tea, which one would you suggest?
To my palate, there are no better teas than Fortnum&Mason's "Royal Blend," or their "English Breakfast" teas, Or East India Company's "Royal Breakfast" or "English Breakfast" tea. I would be satisfied (almost) to drink only one as 'my' tea. They are very consistent in their blending. Price-wise, East India Company wins the day.

Taylors of Harrogate's "Yorkshire" tea is very good, but just a bit on the bitter side. Ahmad's "English Breakfast" tea doesn't have the smoothness that F&M or EIC have.

I have Ahmad's in my cup right now, but really wish I could be drinking my unbranded Keemun... For a single-leaf tea, that one takes the cake. 'McNulty's Tea & Coffee' in NYC sells a very, very good China Keemun that is not expensive and makes an excellent morning drink, as is their Yunan China Black.

But if I were to be ordering only one, I'd go with East India Company, and most likely their "Royal Breakfast" or "English Breakfast" tea. It's a real toss-up between those two!


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To my palate, there are no better teas than Fortnum&Mason's "Royal Blend," or their "English Breakfast" teas, Or East India Company's "Royal Breakfast" or "English Breakfast" tea. I would be satisfied (almost) to drink only one as 'my' tea. They are very consistent in their blending. Price-wise, East India Company wins the day.

Taylors of Harrogate's "Yorkshire" tea is very good, but just a bit on the bitter side. Ahmad's "English Breakfast" tea doesn't have the smoothness that F&M or EIC have.

I have Ahmad's in my cup right now, but really wish I could be drinking my unbranded Keemun... For a single-leaf tea, that one takes the cake. 'McNulty's Tea & Coffee' in NYC sells a very, very good China Keemun that is not expensive and makes an excellent morning drink, as is their Yunan China Black.

But if I were to be ordering only one, I'd go with East India Company, and most likely their "Royal Breakfast" or "English Breakfast" tea. It's a real toss-up between those two!


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Thanks, Stitchawl. I'll try one of those. Assuming I can find them in an easy to get way.
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Thanks, Stitchawl. I'll try one of those. Assuming I can find them in an easy to get way.
I ordered directly from East India Comapny and McNulty's when I was in Japan. I'm sure they will both ship to B.C.

The Food Lady did it once again. No clue as to what the main dish was, but it was delicious. Spicy... really spicy... but tasting incredibly good! A one-egg omlet, a piece of Chiang Mai sausage (Charlie, the next time you make sausage, try to find a good recipe for Chiang Mai sausage. It's gooood!) and rice. For two (although my wife had a different main dish,) and a big bag of cut-up papaya and melon.... $1.50 US for two. I can live with that...

One more cup of tea (Dilmah Ceylon this time) and then I want to explore this old temple that I can see from my window before the afternoon rains start.

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I think my wife is jealous of Siri... I wonder if I can change her voice the same way I did for my GPS Navigator? I installed Yoda's voice for that. I keep asking Siri silly questions just to hear her talk I think I'm in love with her.

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I think the advertisements for iOS 7 talked about different voices for Siri, but with out jail breaking I do not think you can change her voice currently.
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