Tea.

Behold a different icon for once!

I’m drinking what I think is my first Earl Grey. With milk. No sugar. Is that protocol?

Tea isn’t my thing, really. I’ve never really been into drinking it. Sometimes I have odd cravings/curiosities about it, like today, so I drink a cup. I have to use coffee mugs as I have no teacups in my cupboards.

My highlight for today is that I don’t have to go to court tomorrow due to there being a guilty plea. The lady on the phone said I may need to still do something next Tuesday, but that’s alright. Whatever.

My highlight for yesterday is that the man from Mantech contacted me with a new job at the Australian Stock Exchange. It’s some kind of helpdesk position but it is 24/7 with weekend shifts, too. It could be real hard work but really fun, or at least interesting. “Mantech Mike”, as I like to call him, will take care of it for me, he said. Hurrah!

It’s started to disturb me that it seems 90% of the listed IT jobs are based in North Sydney. What’s the deal with that? I wouldn’t mind so much if it wasn’t such a bitch to get there from Newtown. If I get this ASX job it’s irrelevant, I know, seeing as it’s on Bridge street and all. Still, there’s clearly some conspiracy going on. I’ll crack it one day. When I care.

Tonight I’m meant to be going to a 20th at the Lowenbrau. I feel so old. Last weekend I went to a 21st so everything’s going backwards. Perhaps the world is letting me catch up for lost time. Or fate or destiny or some other guiding hand. Maybe it’s just because I have more younger friends these days. That could be it. Good thinking, old man Ollie.

The Electric Lady website is trickling along on the wheels of progression. I’ve been teaching myself PHP as I go. Most of what I’m doing is very basic but I suppose if you’re teaching yourself that’s how you start out. Jolly good.

I’ve just noticed I seem to have a weird habit of finishing my inane story paragraphs (ie, all of them) with some short sentence that almost looks like I’m talking to myself, or checking off each statement as I go. I don’t know if this revelation is important or not, even indicative. I don’t really enjoy reading over what I’ve written while I show this particular tendency, so I’m going to make a conscious effort to stop. Unless, of course, I realise that I have no other way to neatly finish off each paragraph.

See, that last one just feels like it’s hanging. I need my “full stop statement”.

Even that one seems cut off. Argh, this will be a challenge!

Just to show I’m not all class with my fancy pants Earl Grey, yesterday I finished off my last can of KB for lunch with some sickening Maggi noodles. I even whacked in a wee bit of sesame oil and soy sauce when I cookd them but I think the flavour sachet is what kills me every time. I’m going to throw the rest out if I can summon the courage/energy. I suppose I really should confess one more thing: I drank the KB out of a beer glass. Yes, I poured it out. That probably makes the whole event a little classier, unless it’s considered as a tacky action, seeing as it’s only KB.

I’m scared. I think my RSI-afflicted arms are going to haunt me forever. Pain is bad. :'( It hurts to use computers. How ironic. I think it’s irony. Let’s pretend.

By the way (I know none of you care, but I’ll mention it anyway), I made a last.fm account for myself. I left TISM playing overnight just to be stupid. I wanted to pump up their presence on the site. What a dedicated fan I am.

25 thoughts on “Tea.

  1. Green tea is my tea of choice. I’ll never forget the day when I went to a dodgy Vietnamese restaurant in Bankstown with some friends from uni. The food was disgusting but the tea was great.

  2. yay for green tea, i’m also a fan, and it’s meant to be good for metabolism too :)

    but normal black tea is good, and english breakie, we have so much tea at home at the moment, all the colours of the rainbow teas.

  3. Ooh, I just remembered, I want some lemon tea. I had some on Saturday and it was yum.

    *goes to Woolworthes to buy tea & other stuff*

  4. No, that was my first. I wasn’t a big fan of it, either. Those silly Finnish girls bought a packet and used about 2 teabags from it, so I thought I’d see what it was like.

  5. I think I’ve only had a sip of green tea once a long time ago. I don’t remember enjoying it. I’d try it again since I’m sure my palate has matured somewhat.

    I’m such a toff.

  6. Yeah I usually have English Breakfast. There’s a shitload of tea varieties here too, considering neither of us drink any of it.

  7. never drink cookies and cream tea. why would they make it? why would they think it had a remote chance of tasting vaguely acceptable?

  8. I like the different icon. It suits you.

    Tea with milk is like Vegemite with jam. Gross.

    Mantech are really “giving it” to you. That’s awesome, go you!

    Maybe it’s just because I have more younger friends these days. That could be it.

    Shhh, you weren’t meant to tell anyone about your little boy habit. Bad!

    I’ve been teaching myself PHP as I go. Most of what I’m doing is very basic but I suppose if you’re teaching yourself that’s how you start out. Jolly good.

    You design websites and don’t know PHP yet? You suck. ;)

    I’ve just noticed I seem to have a weird habit of finishing my inane story paragraphs (IE, all of them) with some short sentence that almost looks like I’m talking to myself, or checking off each statement as I go. I don’t know if this revelation is important or not, even indicative.

    I think it is the insecurity talking. ;-p

  9. Lots of people have been saying the same thing about my picture.

    I was going to have my tea black but I didn’t have any lemon and wasn’t brave enough to go there without the accompaniment.

    Little boy habit? What? Try lifestyle.

    I’m not a website designer. :P Just a hobbyist. It’s not like I actually studied it. I’m not even getting paid to make this site thingy. Apparently I’m getting half a case of beer instead. That’s how much of bona fide hobbyist I am. I’d have to finish it first, though.

    Yeah. I’m insecure. That’s alright, isn’t it? I’m not sure. :/

  10. Lots of people have been saying the same thing about my picture.

    You know you want it.

    I was going to have my tea black but I didn’t have any lemon and wasn’t brave enough to go there without the accompaniment.

    What is this tea with lemon thing. Are we not men?

    Little boy habit? What? Try lifestyle.

    Digging that sister.

    I’m not even getting paid to make this site thingy.

    Nerd… *the knob pushes his glasses back up proudly, then snorts*

    Yeah. I’m insecure. That’s alright, isn’t it? I’m not sure. :/

    Like hello! It’s the new black!

  11. You forgot to format with quotes, thereby confusing the shit out of me for about 10 seconds.

    We are not men, we are Il Divo! Actually, I’ve been having black tea with the teabag left in and one sugar, no lemon. I saw 3 more hairs on my chest today when I had a shower.

    I haven’t worked on the site in a few weeks. Oops. :/ Lucky I’m not on a contract! :D

  12. It’s not that I forgot. More like I couldn’t be bothered to do so from my email. Sorry. I like to make you work for your money.

    Hairs on your chest huh? I thought chicks didn’t even dig that any more. You may need to get them waxed. =p

    You are a slack tomato. Get to work on the site now!

  13. I’m beginning to fear you’re not pulling your weight in our relationship. Until you shape up I refuse to continue having my chest waxed.

    What site? I have no idea what you could be referring to. You’re so confusing!

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