I have been feeling a bit stressed the last few days, one of those rough times we all go through. I didn’t feel much like going for a big lunch today, so I wandered over to “Historic Downtown Norcross”, a quaint little shopping area near my office. There’s a shop there called “A Taste of Britain”, which sells British comestibles and such. There, you can get a sign that says “British Parking Only”, genuine Snaps and Twiglets, a jar of Marmite, or a book that translates English words into American ones. (Somehow I’ve managed without the latter, and to buy an actual book would be an admission of defeat, somehow. 🙂
Today, along with a few snacks (got to have my twiglets!) I came away with some PG Tips tea. It had been recommended by someone on the “Thinging” site, and I needed a nice hot beverage for another “Thing”, so I picked some up.
Set aside for a moment the fact that this is really, really good tea. Above and beyond that, I had genuinely forgotten how really relaxing it is to just sit and sip a cup of tea. Inexplicably, I feel recharged somehow, just having taken about half an hour and closed out the world for a while. Now, I’m sure it helped a lot that this is incredible tea, very mellow stuff with just the right amount of tannin. It’s smooth and very aromatic, and so different from the tea I’m used to drinking that they can hardly be compared. The Lipton Captain would really be smiling if he took a sip of this.
It’s Friday, and I’m going to work for a couple of hours tomorrow helping a local church sort out their audio system. I hope I find some time for relaxation this weekend, because next week is going to be one of the busiest I’ve ever had … a demo in Minnesota is coming up, there’s trouble in New York, and the NAB show is looming on the horizon!