Sunday, September 15, 2013

please don't teas me...

Has anyone tried a nice cuppa tea in the evening to help induce  sleep? I don't like the taste of most teas and certainly not enough to risk getting arrested for drinking tea in a public place

But then again, from 2010 up until January 2012, the CSCOPE lesson plan in the Texas school system taught that the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism so you probably won't get arrested in Austin even if you drink an entire pot.

If you want to visit the site of such historical shenanigans, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is now open again after an extensive renovation. If you go: The Boston area is a hot bed of subversive activity. There are latte dens and colleges everywhere. Also some very good sports bars. Hit 'em, Patriots!

image: (photo W. Walker)

 I am not a very good sport myself... even when I'm well rested. I hate practical jokes. My sense of humor meter pegs banana peel falls and face pie pranks at a one on the ten scale. I don't like to be teased.

I do enjoy craft projects though and tea can be used to grunge up fabrics and papers. Some nice primitive or hip designer tea towels can be used in all manner of alternative ways according to brette warsshaw over at Food52

Busch Gardens, Tampa (W.Walker photo)
At this time, neither India nor Texas will actively pursue legal action against you for wiping your glasses but if someone totally dishragged you, dude, you might be able to press charges.

Although I wasn't there at the Boston Tea Party (original series), I did live out my teenage angst years in the area. The burbs of Boston during that decade were known for beachfront casinos, salt water taffy, replacing every 'r' with an 'ah' ("It's like wicked dahk down they-ah"...) and the big hair. 

You may remember 'The Big Hair' as an identifying feature in 80's rock bands such as Poison and from famous movies like  'Hairspray' ...and that is what is commonly called "a teaser"...

Boston lob-stah magnet (photo Wren Walker)

May the yawns be with you,

-- Wren

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