Saturday, April 23, 2011

T is for Taking the Easy Way Out

I thought seriously about a T is for Three Cups of Tea post, but so much has already been written about the controversy involving Greg Mortenson, his books, and his non-profit organization that I couldn't imagine adding anything significant. Mortenson spoke here in Northern Colorado, at Colorado State University, and this community raised a significant amount of money for his cause. It will be a real shame if that money was wasted when it could have been used right here at home at the Food Bank.

Then one of the kind visitors to my blog yesterday, L. G. Smith of Bards and Prophets, suggested I simply post a cup of tea as today's contribution. I gave that some serious thought. After all, I've been chugging a lot of Earl Gray, green tea, and herbal teas throughout this cold and bronchitis attack. But then, finding a free picture of a cup of tea (or taking one and uploading and cropping and resizing) seemed like a lot of effort for someone who mostly wanted to take another nap. Instead, I'll refer you to this great website, Teavana: Tea for Beginners.

I could also send you to this You Tube recording of Ninet Tayeb singing Elliott Smith's Taking the Easy Way Out. But Smith had a pretty sad life and an unfortunate end, so it seemed too depressing a subject for good A to Z Challenge post. Day Tripper from the Beatles works better, "Got a good reason for taking the easy way out."

That's the best I can do for now. It's time for another cup of tea, a new supply of tissues and a couple of cough drops.


Karen Walker said...

Hope you start feeling better soon, Patricia.

L.G.Smith said...

Oh, that's still too many paragraphs for a sick Saturday.

Thanks for the shout out. Feel better. :)

GigglesandGuns said...

Take care of yourself. This thing is sure hanging on.

Melissa Bradley said...

Feel better! This post definitely gives me a lot to think about and I like your Beatles song choice.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi Karen -- I'm working on it.

L.G. -- You're most welcome...even though you did show up to make me eat my words. :)

Mary -- The neverending cold. If you hear anyone around you coughing, run as fast as you can. I probably picked up this virus on one of my April 8th flights or at one of the Illinois airports where I spent many hours that day.

Good morning, Melissa. I love the Beatles' music. And I'm going back to the Teavana site to look around. Kind of interesting.

Jenny said...

Pat, I posted about tea today, too. But I didn't know about Teavana. Thanks for the link. Stay warm and dry, and feel better soon!

Monti said...

Right now, I'm thinking everyone's "T" should be for tornadoes! What is going on? North Carolina had 100s of them last Saturday and the St. Louis Airport was devastated last night. A middle school near where we live and many of its buses were destroyed during a tornado last Saturday. Thankfully, it was not a school day!

Get well soon, Patricia!


Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi Jenny -- wouldn't you know we'd get snow today, too? Definitely a good day to cuddle in the afghan and sip tea.

Monti, you are so right. I just read the article about the terminal at Lambert and was stunned. That must have been terrifying for the folks inside and all around the airport. I've lived in tornado country (Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Florida), so I know how scary and destructive they can be.

Carol Kilgore said...

Have another cup of tea and a nap. Feel better soon!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hope you feel better soon.
Take care.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks for dropping by, Carol and Yvonne.

walk2write said...

Tea in the morning, tea at night, tea to take away the cold, tea to stop the fright. Tea to make me warm inside, tea not for two but three. If I have much more of tea, I'll have to go...Now see how much I love this stuff. And that is quite enough.

Hope you feel better soon.

Torque Wrench said...

Love the video with E. smith

T is for taking your rest and be well soon many are waiting to see you back in action again..;-)

michele said...

Love the kitten and your books.