Afternoon tea

It’s always a treat getting little gifts from colleagues here at work.  It was days ago when Shirley came in with a ziplock bag full of assorted teas and I picked out three of the same kind.  It’s been a relatively nice day and I felt like a cup of tea this afternoon.  Even before I let the teabag steep in my starbucks mug, the pretty leaves and all inside the fine mesh teabag already caught my eye.  Such a pretty teabag!  I picked Chamomile Citrus from Mighty Leaf.

According to the website,

” Chamomile Citrus is a refreshing infusion perfected to curl up with and savor by the sip. Made with Soothing Egyptian Chamomile flowers and subtle slices of citrus fruit, this vibrant blend will rejuvenate the spirit. From intoxicating aroma to sweet flavor, this Mighty Leaf signature blend with Chamomile, fruits and herbs reflects our vision of the artisan tea experience.”

If you’re a tea lover like me, you’re sure to enjoy this.

GOD vs. SCIENCE and Ridley Scott in this week's TIME

Caveat:  Some of the links to the articles in TIME Magazine are open for public reading, and some are just introductions to the article adverted to.  I cannot guarantee that the links will still be present when next week’s edition loads, but it’s worth a try if you are evaluating this week’s edition as worth buying at the newstand.

I am taking a little longer reading this week’s edition of TIME, but I’ve already picked up so much from it.  One of the first articles I read was the Q&A interview with film director RIDLEY SCOTT which saw me putting KINGDOM OF HEAVEN on my Blockbuster Online queu, and I’m mulling about getting a copy of A YEAR IN PROVENCE on which his soon to be shown Russell Crowe film A GOOD YEAR is based.  (Plus of course it gets extra points for being set in Provence which is in France.. Pinay Francophile…)

I’m going to try and watch the two DVDs I have at home so I can get my queu moving.

The book is readily available but I am hoping to get Robert Arbor’s JOIE DE VIVRE book first.  That’s a Frenchman transplanted to New York City talking about the philosophy behind the French way of life.  (Again, the Pinay Francophile in me.. )

I can’t wait for next week’s edition, though, which I am sure will be devoted to the elections of this week.  

There is a rather profound discussion on GOD vs. SCIENCE  but there are days  when my brain just wants to take a leisurely walk through the park instead of running uphill to do an intense mental workout.  If I want to do some heavy reading, I already have the print outs of the Philippine Supreme Court decision on LAMBINO ET AL vs. COMELEC on the People’s Initiative.  (I was writing about why I’m poring through the decision and all the individual opinions when my draft disappeared a day or two ago.) 

Time to get on with the reading.