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Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed [20151016|13:51]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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The surest sign for me that I'm not presently getting enough sleep is that I keep failing at making tea. Not fancy tea. Apparently at the moment I can't even make a cup of bog-standard builder's.

Yesterday, I put the water in the kettle and the tea bag in the mug. I went off to do something else for a minute, figuring the kettle would boil during that time, came back and started to pour water into the mug. I'd filled it 2/3 of the way before I noticed the lack of steam and realised I hadn't switched the kettle on.

Today, I put the water in the kettle and switched it on, then felt prematurely smug at having improved on yesterday's performance. I got my mug out of the cupboard. I thumped back upstairs to answer an e-mail. I trotted downstairs and poured hot water into my mug. I brought the clean laundry upstairs, came back down and put milk into my mug. I carried my mug back up to my desk, sat down, and started to drink my tea, which tasted really weird.

I got halfway through it before I recognised that I was drinking diluted hot milk. /o\

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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2015-10-16 14:14 (UTC)
-giggle-
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-10-19 19:49 (UTC)
I managed to get some sleep this weekend! My tea drinking was 100% successful today. \o/
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[User Picture]From: susandennis
2015-10-16 14:27 (UTC)
I always keep Twitter scrolling along side of my main browser window and as I was reading about your adventures in tea making, someone tweeted this article...

[Error: Irreparable invalid markup ('<a http://fusion.net/story/215403/ikettle-smart-kettle-easily-hacked/?utm_source>') in entry. Owner must fix manually. Raw contents below.]

I always keep Twitter scrolling along side of my main browser window and as I was reading about your adventures in tea making, someone tweeted this article...

<a http://fusion.net/story/215403/ikettle-smart-kettle-easily-hacked/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=realfuture&hootPostID=ed7ed4a16e33d9da37df3df823caeb24>POT CALLING THE KETTLE HACKED
POT CALLING THE KETTLE HACKED
A new ‘smart kettle’ can be easily hacked to take over your wifi network, researchers claim</a>

So... my computer is all about tea making today!

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Yesterday, I stopped for gas. I've had my car now 4 years. The gas hole is on the right side. I pulled up to the pump on the left. I got out and face slapped myself and got back in and turned around and somehow ended up... once again... with the left side of the car next to the pump.

And I don't have sleep deprevation, kids or a husband or even a job to blame.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-10-19 19:52 (UTC)
Once I learned that the little petrol pump symbol on the indicator light in our car actually has the pump on the correct side of the car, pulling into the petrol station got so much easier! I wonder if yours does too?
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[User Picture]From: susandennis
2015-10-19 19:54 (UTC)
It actually does and someone pointed that out to me a couple of years ago when I did this and wrote about it.

Sadly, however, that requires that I actually 1. remember and 2. look at it.

When I'm lame, I go all the way!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-10-22 10:39 (UTC)
I salute your capability for forgetfulness! :D
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[User Picture]From: susandennis
2015-10-19 19:56 (UTC)
UGH. I just saw my formatting error and LJ won't let me fix it.

Now I have to live with the shame forever :(
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-10-17 12:18 (UTC)
Oh dear...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-10-19 19:52 (UTC)
Tea-making so far this week is going much better, due to the baby only waking up once each night at the weekend.
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