I’ve been back for a couple of days now. I had a good time despite the weather. Here are a few things I wrote along the way.
Long ago someone asked me why I said, “my wife,” as though she belonged to me. That someone was a man-hating feminist vegan lesbian artist. I gave her a ride home once. She seemed nice. I didn’t know she had a hate-on for men at the time. I was just offering a ride home. “Do you own her? Does she belong to you?” she asked. I jokingly said, “No, I think she owns me.” That didn’t go over well. No, “belong to” in my thinking doesn’t mean “ownership”. It means “membership”, as in “I belong to this group”. A member of a team. Without the team (read: community), I am incomplete. Without me, the team (again, the community) is incomplete. I should have started with that!
I’m drinking Oolong tea these days. I did a search on Ask.com. According to Caffeine Informer, the average cup of Oolong has 37mg of caffeine. My Starbucks Americano (tall) has 150mg. And their Pike Place – I was surprised at this – has a whopping 235mg of caffeine! Good gawd. So this is why I’m switching to tea as my “second cup”. Eventually I plan to go without caffeine.
You probably don’t know this, but my nickname from way back is Oolong. The Wife gave that to me. Why? I still don’t know, but it’s probably because it sounds like Allan in some languages & cultures. Good enough reason to switch to tea.