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Happy birthday to me!!

As my mom says, "Well, you're another year older, but at least you're still on the right side of the grass!"

Thanks to everyone who has sent birthday greetings, birthday wishes, and birthday prezzies, most especially rivertempest who sent me a mug with some gorgeous Severus art and the most incredible selection of teas I have ever seen, based on Supernatural, complete with special thingy for steeping!


Bobby Singer's blend has actual gunpowder in it. I'm a little worried about that one :O

And my dear Mr Psmith, who took me out to a NOMZ dinner and bought me the most lovely roses ever which currently have pride of place on the piano:



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Jan. 22nd, 2014 02:56 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, indeed! What a lovely assortment of goodies...although I would agree with the gunpowder. O_o

Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating!
Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
Thank you, I did :) I have since been reliably informed that is is actually gunpower tea, which apparently is something quite different. Thank goodness.
Jan. 22nd, 2014 03:35 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday, dearie! Hope you can extend the fun with a snow day tomorrow.
Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Jan. 22nd, 2014 03:38 am (UTC)
Happy birthday to yoooooooooou :)
Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
Jan. 22nd, 2014 03:51 am (UTC)
Those *are* lovely roses! Wow.

I love Adagio tea. Their fandom teas are too fun to resist. And a nice thing for a birthday, too. :)
Jan. 22nd, 2014 03:58 am (UTC)
I agree totally! I've tried their Sherlock and My Little Pony samplers as well. Mmmmm And what unique packaging and artwork!

Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:15 am (UTC)
The artwork is fabulous! Mr Psmith is a huge Supernatural fan and he got a big kick out of the art and the quotations. Plus clever little tins to keep, yay!!
Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:08 am (UTC)
Yes! I had never heard of them but promptly visited their website upon receiving my prezzie, and yes, there are some fabulous choices there. I fear rivertempest may have cursed me with I may have acquired an expensive new hobby...

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Jan. 23rd, 2014 02:19 pm (UTC)
Mwhahahhaaa! Yes, a new obsession! Trust me, they've got lots of fandom samplers and I eventually want to try them all!

But now you only have to worry about the buying the teas, as you have the mug and tea-maker already. ;) Enjoy your new hobby. *coughs*
Jan. 22nd, 2014 03:55 am (UTC)
*squee!* You got it all! *phew*

LMAO, and no worries about the gunpowder tea:


It only has that name because it looks like gunpowder pellets. ;) It's actually very delicious! Mmmmm... tea!

Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:06 am (UTC)
Whew, I feel better now. So far I like Dean the best, but The Impala is quite excellent as well. I'm so much enjoying working my way through them all, and since we're in a gigantic cold snap (temp right now is a balmy THREE DEGREES) the hot beverage is very welcome!
Jan. 23rd, 2014 02:17 pm (UTC)
I can only imagine the snow and cold there (ours is similar except not as much snow). Why, it's a balmy 7 today, with wind chill of -10. Lovely, no? ;)

Yeah, when I first encountered gunpowder tea, I gave my husband a 'you expect me to drink this?' sort of look. Then he explained the origins of the name and it was all good. hehehe I like to blend flavors (try a spoonful of Dean with a spoonful of Impala!) and found that I like Anderson and Mycroft of my Sherlock teas. LOL I sent the Harry Potter teas to Toblass for her birthday, so I hope she enjoys hers as well.
Jan. 22nd, 2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
Remember, remember, the fifth of November, the treason and gunpowder... tea? The teas, infuser, and mugs are wonderful- what a fabulous gift! I'm so happy you had such a splendid birthday! May it be the first day of an awesome year of your life! And I love that your roses match your tin whistle (is that a C whistle? If so, that's the one we have, too!).
Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:10 am (UTC)
Thank you! I had not noticed that the roses match the whistle, but how lovely :) I believe it's a C, but it might be a D -- between the two of us we have a LOT of them. Thanksgiving Day the niece and nephews discovered the stash of instruments -- whistles, harmonica, etc. -- stored inside the piano seat, and all was tuneful havoc for about 45 minutes :)
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Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:12 am (UTC)
Yes, Mr Psmith and I both (I blame the local Renaissance Festival), though he plays the tabor pipe which is the one-handed version. We have quite the stash of them: C, D, F, etc. Mr Psmith's dream is to own a low D tabor pipe which we haven't actually been able to find yet. The quest goes on!!
Jan. 22nd, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
Popping in for a day-after Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a good time, and wow, those teas are a delight (and sort of hilarious). I hope they all turn out to be delicious. And oh, I covet your Severus mug.

Gorgeous roses, too. Mr. Psmith has taste.

May the year be wonderful from now until your next birthday! ♥
Jan. 23rd, 2014 05:13 am (UTC)
Indeed I had a lovely time, and indeed the teas are both delicious and amusing. You should see the detailed list on the back of what each one contains!

And yes, Mr Psmith has excellent taste :)

Edited at 2014-01-23 05:13 am (UTC)
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