So it’s been over a week since I last wrote a tasting note, and I’ve certainly been drinking tea in the mean time so it’s probably about time for me to finally catch up on this growing queue…
A lot has happened in a week;
Trey’s parents have come up to visit several times and during those times they’ve been taking heavy note of the status of the condo. It’s been decided that Shauna’s cat Vinnie can’t stay here anymore: he’s causing a lot of property damage and Shauna doesn’t seem to be home enough to keep a closer eye on him. On top of that, while borrowing Trey’s car she got two speeding tickets which will, of course, reflect his record and not hers. So, since tensions are high between the two of them and she refuses to get rid of her cat, she’ll be moving out by the end of April if not sooner…
I’m pretty sad about it, to be honest. I adore Shauna as a friend and have had a really great two months living with her. We get along so well as roommates; but I’m quickly watching her friendship with Trey deteriorate over all of this so I think it’s probably for the best that she move out before the friendship they’ve built up is completely lost.
One good thing has come from all the parental visits though; I have overwhelming approval from both parents. Frankly, that’s kind of a new thing for me – I don’t tend to make the most solid first impressions, and my second and third aren’t that wonderful either. However I guess, compared to Shauna’s general slobby habits and Vinnie’s destructive behavior, Eilert and I are pretty perfect roommates. We mostly keep to ourselves, and we’re much cleaner. Plus, I make tea for the parents when they’re in town.
Such as this tea: the first night Trey’s parents came to visit I made two different pots. One based on his dad’s preferences and one based on his mom’s. This was his Dad’s choice: he asked for an Earl Grey and I had three choices to offer him: Mount Gray from Andrew & Dunham, LP’s Peach vs. Formosa, and this one. He liked the idea of strawberry EG so this is what I made. Personally, I thought it tasted a pinch artificial, but he adored it.
+1 Parental Approval Points?
EDIT: I should point out that Trey’s parents get so much say in the roommate/pet situation because they own the condo that we all live in.