Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday Tea

It's Thursday again already? I admit I am quite excited about the prospect of tea today since it's rainy and cold and pretty much the epitome of "gross" outside.

Thursday Tea was a little thing brought to you by BirdBrain(ed) Book Blog and my inspiration was drawn from Jupiter Sinclair. Here is the schpeal:

Tell us what tea you are drinking (and if you like it). And then tell us what book are you reading (and if you like it). Finally, tell us if they go together.

The book I am going to talk about today is one that many people have been giddy about for probably quite some time. That book is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Let's start out with my personal history with vampire lore. There are so many varieties, and I am the kind of gal that finds one thing and pretty much sticks with it. My personal basis for vampires comes from the brilliant mind of Joss Whedon, and more importantly Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One could argue that I am obsessed with the show, while I would simply state that it is just something that has stuck with me and has helped me through my life. Just because I can quote just about every line from the series is NOT a sign of life devotion...heh. Nor is my tattoo of the & stake Faith draws on the window in Bad Girls. Nope, I am just a big fan. However, I am open minded enough to have no problem watching or reading about other kinds of vampires and mythologies about them, but apparently it's only to an extent.

I was very excited about Twilight because my best friend has read the entire series and loved it. I had high expectations that this story was going to add to the devotion that Buffy already instilled in me. I haven't gotten all that far into the story, but you don't have to read very far before you encounter the manipulative jerkface attitude of Edward Cullen. It could be because of my experience with manipulative douchebags that makes me loathe him so, but no matter what the reason...I just hate the guy. And Bella? GTF over it, and run away. Far away. Well, I guess that wouldn't work because he'd probably just lurk and stalk you. Nevermind that part then. I simply cannot handle the whining and brooding of those two. I mean, c'mon, Angel and Buffy are just about THE most dramatic couple in all of fiction, and Edward and Bella make those two look like Mike and Carol Brady.

My tea this week is a lot more delicious than the juicy drama of Twilight. When I stayed at the Loews Ventana Resort in Tucson, AZ in 2007, they had this stuff called Arbuckles' Hummingbird Tea (iced) brewed in a container in the lobby. I spent a lot of time walking back and forth, taking a free glass of the tea. Before we left, my mother purchased a large package of it, and I have been addicted to it ever since. I usually drink it warm, but it is also amazing cold. It's magenta color and delicious fruity aroma are not the only appealing things about this tea, as it contains herbs like hibiscus, stevia, rosehips, and St. John's Wart to naturally calm your body and mind. Plus, it's super yummy! I checkd the website, and even though they no longer sell the Hummingbird specifically, I did find their Herbal Burst that just adds echinacea to the mix (which is never a bad thing!).


  1. I forgot to do this last night before I went to bed! Gah.

    Poppy Z Brite still writes the best vampire books.

    I don't loath Edward but Bella? I can't stand Bella. I wanted to reach thru the pages and smack her.

  2. "Hey girls,

    Let's learn that all you need in life is to be pretty and find a man to take care of you and pop out babies. And heaven forbid he leave you, because without a man life simply isn't worth living and you should threaten yourself with bodily harm until he comes back to you; which is completely healthy and not crazy at all.

    BTW, you don't need interests, or a personality or even the desire to go to college, because boys don't like girls that think too much. Just put this on and look beautiful!"

    Excuse me while I go set my local Barnes & Noble ablaze. This series could seriously be improved by dying in a fire.