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« Reply #105 on: November 18, 2007, 04:41:10 PM »

Isn't that treason, or something? At the very least it's unpatriotic, for sure scratch
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« Reply #106 on: November 18, 2007, 04:50:37 PM »

I don't drink tea or coffee.

This always makes me feel very antisocial cos it's one of those social pleasantries, to be offered and to accept a cuppa. People often assume it's some sort of strict health regime I'm on.
In fact, I simply don't like 'em.

Oddly, I love coffee cake and particularly coffee cheesecake.

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« Reply #107 on: November 18, 2007, 05:31:10 PM »

I hadn't thought of the social aspect of not liking either, but I can see what you're saying. Similar sort of thing with smoking and non smoking people - if somebody offers you a cigarette and you don't smoke, it almost feels like a snub to decline it. Talking of which, a friend of mine used to accept any cigarettes offered to him, break them in two and throw them in the nearest bin. The way he saw it, it wasn't any different to burning one, and he was probably right on some kind of level, but it damn near got him punched a few times grin

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« Reply #108 on: November 18, 2007, 05:35:39 PM »

My sweetie is from HK and adores tea (both English and Chinese style) while I am a dirty, dirty american who loves her coffee  Cheesy
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« Reply #109 on: November 18, 2007, 06:41:34 PM »

I think it's more the smell of tea than the taste that puts me off. Smell and taste are so closely linked that if the smell of something is unappealing to you, then you're predisposed to dislike the taste.

Oh, and there's also the fact that my mum makes tea that tastes like gnat's piss.  evil
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« Reply #110 on: November 18, 2007, 09:39:40 PM »

I'm a coffee gal too. Tea would probably be healthier, but . . . ugh. I have a friend (who lives in Canada) who visited England and came back loving tea. She can't get enough of it. I do drink green tea with echinacea when I'm sick, though, even though it tastes horrible!!!
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« Reply #111 on: November 19, 2007, 03:56:03 AM »

I don't drink tea or coffee.

Neither of my kids drink tea & coffee. I put it down to us not giving them coffee or tea when they were little o account of the scare stories in the late 70s about how caffeine robs the body of vit C, messes up nerves etc.

Ironically, my son has a superb Italian coffee machine 'cos he likes the aroma, but sips at the espresso like a liqueur.


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« Reply #112 on: November 19, 2007, 09:20:35 AM »

I love the aroma of coffee. Up until I was eight, my dad worked at a Folgers coffee plant, and he'd come home with his overalls smelling like coffee. It's funny how we associate smells with good memories. Like at Christmas, my mom would always make biscuits with hot chocolate syrup. Now, it's pretty rare for me to smell chocolate syrup, but when I do, it takes me back.
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« Reply #113 on: November 19, 2007, 02:33:57 PM »

Smells are supposed to be the most evocative of memories, out of sights, sounds, textures, etc. I don't know why. Strange, really - we take our olfactory senses for granted, but being without a sense of smell is awful. I love the smell of coffee, especially when it's being roasted. We used to have a proper old coffee shop in the town near to us, but it shut down ten or fifteen years ago. It was a great place to have a drink and something to eat, plus the smell of the roasting coffee used to waft right down through the high street. Wonderful. Funny thing is, if they'd kept going a little longer, they would be making a killing these days.

My top three favourite smells are probably coffee, cut grass, and beer (hops).
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« Reply #114 on: December 02, 2007, 03:32:34 AM »

Hung over this morning - quite an alien feeling for me. I very rarely drink more than a couple of beers. In fact I can count on one hand the number of times I got drunk last year, and funnily enough they were all around December. Last night was a fortieth birthday party for one of my wife's freinds. The music was too loud to talk over and the DJ seemed to limit himself to playing one of those "let's have a party" CDs. Urgh rolleyes Still, I quite enjoyed getting out of the house and mixing with the locals.

Can't see myself doing as much work today as I had planned, though scratch
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« Reply #115 on: December 02, 2007, 06:36:12 AM »

Cos of rain showers this morning I dashed out on my mountain bike to fetch the paper. Then realized my local papershop is closed for refurbishment. Grrr. So I cycled on to Town. Then remembered I was to buy a rail ticket for my mrs to attend an interview on Tuesday in London, so cycled onto the station. I popped into the WHSmiths in there to buy papers, chocs, a magazine and water - I'd not had breakfast or a drink yet! Then reached my bike and realized it was the mountain bike - no panniers on it for shopping like on my drop-handlebar-road bike. Aarrrggh. So I drank all the water, stuffed chocs for the mrs in my cycling jacket pocket, emptied the papers and mags of all the junk mail adverts and set off cycling one-handy in the rain that had started again! I don't like riding carrying a carrier bag with heavy papers. Its all right for a mile or two but my left hand is still weak & hurting from my dislocated little finger a few weeks back and my right tires holding onto the plastic handles and the handle bar especially over the many bumps. I cycled madly illegally through a big but empty park then over, illegally again, a pedestrian suspension bridge over the River Dee and the remaining 3 miles through a small wood and along cycle lanes homes. Heavy bursts of rain now but while the sun shines too! Terrific feeling - really! I arrive home and my wife takes the bag off me and silently shakes her head while pointing at the unused car sitting on the drive. She'll never understand...
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« Reply #116 on: December 02, 2007, 11:54:43 AM »

Me neither, TBH, Geoff - I like things with engines and sides with glass in, so you can stay warm and dry while traveling undecided
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« Reply #117 on: December 02, 2007, 05:26:02 PM »

Me neither, TBH, Geoff - I like things with engines and sides with glass in, so you can stay warm and dry while traveling undecided

Maybe it's like describing how exhilirating sex is to a virgin who only sees it as something messy and potentially lethal Wink
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« Reply #118 on: December 02, 2007, 05:36:10 PM »

Me neither, TBH, Geoff - I like things with engines and sides with glass in, so you can stay warm and dry while traveling undecided

Maybe it's like describing how exhilirating sex is to a virgin who only sees it as something messy and potentially lethal Wink


You get her into my car, Geoff, and leave the talking to me, mate afro grin
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« Reply #119 on: December 02, 2007, 07:10:14 PM »

Me neither, TBH, Geoff - I like things with engines and sides with glass in, so you can stay warm and dry while traveling undecided

Maybe it's like describing how exhilirating sex is to a virgin who only sees it as something messy and potentially lethal Wink


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