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Hello Steepsters! It’s been a long time since I’ve had a chance to post (or read Steepster) and it’s good to be back. I survived finals and 6 days in Utah (oh the nose bleeds). The day we flew out I found out my car had been towed. Apparently if you park in the same spot for three days the city can tow you, even though there are no signs posted indicating this law (anywhere). Since we rarely drive, the car was in impound for 5 days before we realized it was gone, and the grand total to get it out was $968. Christmas almost didn’t happen but thankfully we have some amazing family and friends and just made our flight. Now it’s time to sell the car. ;)

I’ve had this and been drinking it for awhile, but I haven’t posted yet because I feel like I don’t have much to say about this puerh! It’s pleasantly smoky to me and a bit nutty, and definitely a high energy tea. I also get the back of the throat scratchy feeling with this one.

How was everyone’s holiday?

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Sil

Welcome back!

Bonnie

So sorry about what happened to you with the car!

Claire

It’s a total racket Bonnie! When we picked the car up no one else there knew about the law either, and I know it doesn’t cost nearly that much to tow and store a car. Unfortunately it completely drained our savings but my grandpa helped us with some of the money, and I’m taking an extra TA job for January through March. It stunk but we’re making the best of it!

Bonnie

When my mother-in-law died (I was married at the time) it was Thanksgiving and we had to go to Fairbanks Alaska from California in a hurry (-20 when the plane landed). We had to park one of our cars on the street in front of the house. The car was there more than three days and even though a neighbor told the police and tow truck that we were at a funeral, the car was towed. What a shock! They felt sorry for us when we returned and only charged us half price $600!

Claire

Oh my gosh that is awful Bonnie! We were really shocked at our tow too.

Bonnie

I totally sympathize! A racket for sure! Mine wasn’t even on a busy road or one with lots of cars.

Donna A

That’s a shame that this kind of racket is allowed! It would be different if there were signs posted. It’s not like most people would visit a state and read up on all their obscure laws prior to going!! Very unfriendly to tourists especially.

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Sil

Welcome back!

Bonnie

So sorry about what happened to you with the car!

Claire

It’s a total racket Bonnie! When we picked the car up no one else there knew about the law either, and I know it doesn’t cost nearly that much to tow and store a car. Unfortunately it completely drained our savings but my grandpa helped us with some of the money, and I’m taking an extra TA job for January through March. It stunk but we’re making the best of it!

Bonnie

When my mother-in-law died (I was married at the time) it was Thanksgiving and we had to go to Fairbanks Alaska from California in a hurry (-20 when the plane landed). We had to park one of our cars on the street in front of the house. The car was there more than three days and even though a neighbor told the police and tow truck that we were at a funeral, the car was towed. What a shock! They felt sorry for us when we returned and only charged us half price $600!

Claire

Oh my gosh that is awful Bonnie! We were really shocked at our tow too.

Bonnie

I totally sympathize! A racket for sure! Mine wasn’t even on a busy road or one with lots of cars.

Donna A

That’s a shame that this kind of racket is allowed! It would be different if there were signs posted. It’s not like most people would visit a state and read up on all their obscure laws prior to going!! Very unfriendly to tourists especially.

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I mostly drink straight tea, and some of my favorites are green teas and oolongs. I almost always have some sencha and tieguanyin in my tea cupboard (and if I run out, awesome, an excuse to buy tea). I do like some flavored teas, but can’t stand really sugary stuff so if it’s very sweet I probably won’t like it. I can’t drink milk so all my reviews are of tea without milk and sugar!
I’ve been getting into puerh the last few months.

Outside of Steepster I’m an English Lit major, and will FINALLY be graduating after the Fall 2013 semester. After that I plan on applying for graduate school to obtain a Master’s in Library Science. Currently I work as a student assistant in the Archives and Special Collections department of my school’s library.
I also like reading (of course) and playing video games when I have time for them.

I’m happy to send samples to anyone in the US or Canada. Just ask. :)

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