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Apples make apple pie

Apple pie tastes like cinnamon

Cinnamon smells like fall

Fall in love with a picture

Picture a child dancing

Dancing in the rain

Rain in spring

Spring is here


On Tea: Earl #1

The Tea: Earl Grey Tea, Typhoo.
Caffeinated: Yes
Water Temperature: 212° (boiling)
Milk/Sugar: I put in milk, others can put in sugar (alone or in addition) or neither.
Aroma: If you’ve ever had Earl Grey tea before, you know the smell. A sweet, citrusy aroma specific to this type of black tea.
Taste: Tangy, slightly bitter citrus flavor as is typical with Earl Grey (go bergamot!). A fragrant cup.
Would I venture to buy a whole box?: I would, mostly because of the dapper fellow on it. This isn’t the best Earl Grey I’ve had, but it is a decent tea to drink in the morning.
Overall score: 3.5/5 stars


Morning Godsend

There was a tiny puppy on the T this morning while I was commuting to work: tan in color, with white speckled paws and big chocolate colored eyes. The poor thing was terribly nervous, but not enough to inhibit it from being curious.

The puppy sniffed at every person around it, eventually receiving a gentle pat on the head from a man who was reading a Kindle book. Its owner kept making kissy noises at it, as if calling a cat, but the dog wanted simply to explore, though its tucked tail highlighted its wariness.

At one point the leash came off its harness. The owner was quick to replace it, and the puppy had no idea anything went awry.

My neighbor was jumped on – they froze slightly, gave the dog a quick pat, and moved soon afterwards.

Curious as ever, the puppy squeezed itself between the seats and sniffed my bag. I reached down slowly (since I did not wish to scare the baby – after all, when you are so small, everyone else is a scary giant) and let it sniff my hand before petting it and scratching behind its ears. The puppy immediately jumped up and put its feet on the empty seat next to mine – the owner apologized, but I responded that it was OK, I have four, and I looked back at the puppy and continued to stroke it, asking it if it was going to get all the way up on the seat, if it was being good… All the while the puppy looked at me with those big brown eyes.

My stop came too soon.


On Tea: Autumn Flavors

The Tea: Maple Apple Cider, Stash.
Caffeinated: No
Water Temperature: 212° (boiling)
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
Milk/Sugar: Neither – others can add sugar if they are so inclined.
Ingredients: Rooibos, hibiscus, cinnamon, maple flavor, nutmeg, apple flavor, caramel flavor
~100% Natural Ingredients~
Aroma: Maple caramel appley goodness!
Taste: Sweet caramel and maple followed closely by a distinct apple flavor. Though the former two tastes are sweet, the apple adds a tartness that balances the cup nicely. The cinnamon brings out the tea’s fall essence, and the rooibos does not overpower the other flavors but instead compliments them, which makes the tea quite enjoyable.
Would I venture to buy a whole box?: I would consider, as I liked the smoothness of it.
Overall score: 4/5 stars


Today I got crumbs from a breakfast bar in my eyeball.

“How the heck??” you may ask.

Well, the answer is: I’m truly a smooth human being.

Can’t recommend it though. 0/10 stars: causes irritation and headache.