→how to make tea correctly (according to science): milk first

“having been to America and sampling the weak tea made there, it must be stressed that the teabag should either be in a pot or the mug itself; it is not sufficient just for it to be in the same room.”

An aside from an entertaining article about whether you should put the milk in first when making tea. I sit firmly in the milk last camp.

you come at people with an open mind…

“You come at people with an open mind, but you never fail to get them wrong.

You get them wrong when you’re with them, or you tell someone about them, and get them wrong again

That’s how we know we are alive. We are wrong.”

I watched four movies flying east at 40,000 feet across the Pacific last week, but this quote is all that I can remember due to my long-haul haze. It’s from a movie called American Pastoral I remember choosing because it stars (and was directed by) Ewan MacGregor.

what you need to understand is…

“What you need to understand is that the business exists to flush you out – to find the thing you can do in your 20s, to squeeze all the energy and creativity out of you while your young and then look for an even younger person who can do the same thing. What I learned is: don’t let them do it. Keep coming back with something different. Avoid being pigeonholed, because then you won’t be “the young Harry” or “the ageing Harry” or “whatever happened to Harry?””

~ Harry Shearer

life should not be a journey to the grave…

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

~ Hunter S. Thompson