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This was the last of the Nestea that came with my pizza order, but it’s not really a sipdown because I never entered it into my Steepster cupboard despite getting a six pack of it (God, Tre and I burned through that so quickly too)…
Speaking of Tre, he left early this morning for Regina for a ten week trip to visit family and such. So now I get to do my favourite thing for the next week or so; lounge around the house butt naked! Woot! Also, he said he wouldn’t promise anything but that he’d try to make it to Cuppa’T for me (and VariaTEA) and to the Vintage Tea Room! So pray he delivers!
But yeah; I made the mistake of brushing my teeth and then drinking this on my way to the bus stop and it tasted so bad. Weird minty metallic taste…
I woke up really early this morning so I actually had breakfast at home for once; normally I grab something to eat during the middle of my shift from either the store or the food court if it’s open. But eating before leaving definitely gave me some extra energy, and I think really helped push the day along quicker! My shift was over before I knew it!
Breakfast, of course, was left over pizza and Nestea though – so there’s that…
I really, really need to go grocery shopping sooner rather than later! I should have taken advantage of my extra hours this morning to cram in a trip to DT to pick up the new blends (I’m dying to try ALL of them and restock on my beloved Root Beer Float blend) and maybe some new teaware. I’m kinda really feeling the Soda Shop perfect mug but I want to see it in person to see if the glow in the dark stickers seem like they’d peel or if they have a weird texture to ’em…
Now I have to wait until Sunday…
Hey, last of the backlog! Only took like three hours(?) to get through…
Tre and I ordered pizza tonight. Our regular pizza place has a new special so we figured we’d try it out. So for $25 we got two 9" pizzas, a 9" Apple/Cinnamon dessert pie, and a 9" chocolate chip cookie – oh, and four cans of Nestea. What we didn’t expect was that everything was going to come in one MASSIVE 20" X 20" box. It’s SO FREAKING BIG. Like, there are obviously leftovers and there’s no humanely way to make this box fit in the fridge…
How was a box this big a good idea!? Pizza 73 what were you thinking!? Why couldn’t this come in two of the regular boxes which are 12" X 12" and are deep enough to hold two pizzas? That’d fit in the fridge at least.
Went to the movies with my father and brother; we saw How To Train Your Dragon 2 and it was AMAZING. Seriously, it more than keeps up with how great the first one was. It was a good time! And the animation. Just beautiful. Like, the amount of detail put into all the dragons, among other things, is astonishing and so breathtaking.
My Dad made a deal: he’d pay for either our movie ticket or our food. I took the food option and then, because I’m sneaky and manipulative and totally take advantage of my father, I used my free movie voucher from my date with Tyrell (Spiderman, when the 3D glitched out and they gave us all coupons and stuff) to pay for my ticket and then ordered a poutine, pizza, large kiwi Yogen, bag of mini Snickers bites, regular Nestea, and a regular popcorn. I’m a brat. So sue me.
After the movie they dropped me off at work (I needed to check my schedule) and went home and because I’m totally cool and had nothing better to do I stayed and helped Bobbi and Nina close the store, do their closing paperwork, and balance the cash. I’m like 90% sure that breaks some kind of rule but not sure what that rule would be. I mean, I didn’t get paid and it made things easier for them – but I probably shouldn’t have been cash handling while not on shift. Oh well.
Also, Tyrell is a butt. While I had to spend “quality time” with my father he went to see Queen (and Adam Lambert on lead vocals) and then I had to hear about how awesome the concert was from him this morning. Bleck.
I’m so backlogged; I need to push out a few tasting notes this morning before work or I’m going to feel crazy guilty for putting it off when I have time and am not doing anything better. Bleck. Here we go (I’m even less excited because Steepster just ate my first attempt at writing this long ass note)…
This isn’t really on the tea, because I’ve written a ton about it. More so this is a breakdown of how my date on Tuesday was! Because I said I’d spill about that, so I am…
I had a very fun time: we started the evening by having some fast food at this amazing sit down fast food-y type restaurant called Fuddruckers. It’s really hard to explain Fudds – but it’s one of those places that is just special. When I lived in Regina, it was always a really big deal when we got to go there. Now I live ten minutes away, heh…
So I had a milkshake because they’re the best. It was awesome because he’s pretty well just as nerdy as I am so we had an awesome conversation on Dystopian Fiction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and our frustrations about the casting for the new movie), various Marvel comics, and the insane anger of having an online emulator fail and losing your save file.
Then was the movie: Spider Man 2. I loved the movie! And he totally didn’t mind when I started getting really critical of the employees (having worked for the same company as a trainer for a year). We were supposed to be seeing it in 3D but the 3D failed (the first twenty minutes of the show looked like we were at a rave: the 3D was flickering that wildly) so they reset it in 2D and gave us all free passes to see another movie.
And then the night came to a close… With a kiss.
I have to admit though, his height really throws me off. I’ve never really dated anyone significantly taller that me (in fact, I once dated someone with dwarfism who was more than a foot shorter than me) and it freaks me out a little bit. Like, I’m 5’3’’ but he’s at least 6’4’’ and I definitely had to look up when I wanted to talk to him. So, urigdipugpdiugEWBT. Mixed feels about that…
I wanted to get greasy food court stuff for supper on my break today, but alas I was the only keyholder working which meant that, yet again, I was stuck in the store and couldn’t leave for fear there’d be some kind of “emergency” the minute I left. Bleck.
So I was limited to in store options which, for supper prepared with only an electric kettle and microwave (in under half an hour) are limited. So supper became two of these guys and a bag of original chips. Yup – glamorous eating on my part.
I really wanted a sub and some froyo.
I was so thirsty today and once I was done my work teas for the day I had no other options than what was sold in store since I couldn’t leave during my shift (even when I was on break) so this became the default, again…
I really think I need to nudge up my rating (though only slightly) because this is growing on me a fair bit and it really can’t be that bad if I keep coming back to it over the other cold drinks we sell in the store.
Oh! And in other tea/work related news we got a shipment of bagged Green tea in a few days ago, so we’re selling that now. Some of my coworkers were thrilled to have green tea available to them on break now and I’ve now made it my mission to bring in some better green tea (although my selection is limited) so they don’t have to drink that tea dust garbage.
The green tea we sell is worse than bagged Lipton because it’s a “No Name” brand…
I had this at work today on break because I needed a cold drink to go alongside my hot supper. It was nothing special but not awful either. Really I’ve said most of what can be said about this one.
I’m not looking forward to work at all tomorrow: I work 9AM to 7PM and there is only one other person coming in for the day besides myself. She has the same shift as me but is just a cashier so I’m going to have to do a metric butt fuck of extra work to keep the store looking nice (we have an inspection on Monday from Head Office) while balancing the demands of cash/till (so the line up doesn’t get too big). I’ll also be doing all the opening and closing paperwork/coin counts by myself which is normally a two person job. And on top of that I don’t get a break at all because I’m the only keyholder working tomorrow.
Fuck Carole. Fuck the lay offs. Fuck Everything.
I swear to God 80% of the time the overtime pay isn’t worth the extra work/stress.
Tre ordered in pizza and cheesecake for his birthday yesterday, and what always comes with the pizza we order in? Nestea. So of course it’s in the house again – although this is the last one
Drank it just now while watching this amazing documentary on Netflix called Mortified Nation. If you have Netflix I 100% recommend watching it – I literally laughed out loud and I cried and it was just super fun to watch. Basically it’s just adults reading their real life diary entries out loud to a crowd of people. If that sounds awesome to you; watch it. If it doesn’t – I promise it’s better than I made it sound!
Here – just watch the trailer and make up your own mind:
Had one of these suckers at work today while I was on break: I needed something cold to contrast the super sweet cinnamon bun I was having for breakfast/supper. At this point my Cantaloupe and Cream cold brew was long gone, so this was the least offensive option out of what we have stocked in the Pop Coolers.
Wasn’t so bad: though it did feel like I was pairing sweet with sweet and there were a few bites/sips where it felt like too much.
I feel like I’ve come full circle for the day.
I started the day with a can of this and some microwaved pizza, and now that’s how I’m ending it; can of Nestea and a few slices of Feta & Spinach pizza. Frankly, I’m quite exhausted and once again couldn’t bring myself to cook or ever steep anything. Just whisking my matcha was tiring…
Tomorrow I have family over for Easter, and then my brother is staying with me for a couple days – so not sure how frequently I’ll be on in the next few days. Apologies to anyone I’m in talk with for swaps currently (looking at you 221Tea) – I’ll try to get back to people as often as I can!
The fact I’m drinking this again can only mean one thing…
Yup; I broke and I ordered pizza again. But seriously, it’s good Friday and I just finished a super long shift and the last thing I want to do is cook. Ugh; fuck that shit. Fuck it so hard. This goes with pizza so well though, and the icy coldness of is very refreshing and is making me feel so good and relaxed.
In other news; my Dad/brother are coming up on Sunday for Easter, and then my brother is going to stay over here until Tuesday evening. It feels like such a weird, adult situation; I’m “hosting” my family here at my house, and my brother is coming to visit. It feels really weird and foreign to say or think about, but I’m excited!
Also – our house smells like vomit. That is less exciting.
Tre came home yesterday at like 2 AM piss drink and upset because he went clubbing and A) the people he was with ditched him and B) he couldn’t pick up any girls to bring home. He then proceeded to get sick and vomit on his bed, which he then slept in…
Flavors: Lemon Zest
Now that I I’m logging this one, I feel more excited about drinking it. It’s another easy sipdown for me to get in!
I mixed this with a bit of plain vodka (I also picked up vanilla and wildberry vodka) to kind of get my “sea legs” for it again; when I used to drink
illegally vodka/whisky were my drinks of choice, but it’s been a long time since then so I’m easing back into it.
It was… ok.
Round Two for the evening.
This was the convenient tea option while I was painting my nails.
Does anyone else do that thing where they crack the can open enough that they can suck the pop out of the can but it still visibly looks closed? Tre noticed for the first time tonight that I do that and he was baffled by it. He asked why I do it and I told him I didn’t remember, but that was actually a bold faced lie since I knew he’d mock the real reason.
Truth is I remember very consciously making the observation in around fourth grade that my classmates were all more interesting than me, so I purposefully developed small habits to give myself more “quirks”. Among them were crossing my sevens and only cracking my cans of pop partly open. Now those things are just second nature to me…
Anyone else ever do things to deliberately be quirky and then have those things become real quirks? Or just me?
On a whim I decided to search the data base for this one…
Whenever Tre and I order in pizza, we always get the “2for1 Movie” deal, which comes with four cans of pop. Neither of us drink pop regularly, so we get Nestea since this is the “most agreeable” option for both of us – so there’s usually a few cans sitting in our fridge that eventually get drank.
Since we ordered pizza tonight, this holds especially true. I happen to be drinking one of them right now, actually.
Personally, I think that this gets a bad wrap among tea drinkers at the “Steepster” level (by which I mostly mean tea drinkers with lots of knowledge and many types of teas under their metaphorical tasting belts) – sure, it’s highly sweetened – but as a convenient kind of tea I think it’s probably the best in its respective class/market.
I know that personally, I would prefer a glass of this than the typically shitty, over steeped Lipton bagged green tea most restaurants offer. And at least when I’m eating out the average non-tea drinker knows what I mean when I say I’d like a Nestea, unlike when I say “Do you have any oolong?”. That counts for a lot, in my book.
It’s good for what it is.
Flavors: Lemon Zest
I don’t know why people here judge this brand of iced tea because, overall, this isn’t tea. It’s basically a refreshing drink with extracts of tea flavored ice fishing. Anyway, Nestea is an inescapable easy to find. When I’m too lazy to go to the grocery store, I stop at the corner store to buy some Nestea bottles. It tastes the same as Brisk but you don’t say anything about it because it’s a Lipton brand. That’s it.