Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Obsessed or a Resolution?

So what's the difference between a resolution, or being obsessed?

From the Free Dictionary:
res·o·lu·tion (rz-lshn)
1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.
2. A resolving to do something.
3. A course of action determined or decided on.
4. A formal statement of a decision or expression of opinion put before or adopted by an assembly such as the U.S. Congress.
5. Physics & Chemistry The act or process of separating or reducing something into its constituent parts: the prismatic resolution of sunlight into its spectral colors.
6. The fineness of detail that can be distinguished in an image, as on a video display terminal.
7. Medicine The subsiding or termination of an abnormal condition, such as a fever or an inflammation.
8. Law A court decision.
a. An explanation, as of a problem or puzzle; a solution.
b. The part of a literary work in which the complications of the plot are resolved or simplified.
10. Music
a. The progression of a dissonant tone or chord to a consonant tone or chord.
b. The tone or chord to which such a progression is made.
11. The substitution of one metrical unit for another, especially the substitution of two short syllables for one long syllable in quantitative verse.

For whatever reason, I was determined today to find Celestial Seasoning "Nutracker Sweet" tea. Someone gave me a box of these tea bags, and I really liked it. A lot. I also realized that this was a seasonal tea, and might not be available in town much longer.

And Doug and I have been enjoying Peppermint Tea by Bigelow, which may or may not be seasonal. But Doug seems to be drinking up all my (my?) tea.

I'm developing a cold, so I decided today that I had to act fast, before this cold kicks into high gear, and all the tea is gone. And I made a list of the 8 potential stores in town that might carry this tea, and set out on a path to. . . well. . . buy it all!

I managed to hit 3 stores, and found only one box of the Nutracker Sweet Tea, but 7 boxes of Peppermint. But! I discovered two other possibilities (Gingerbread and Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride). I decided to cut my craziness (I mean, agenda) short and at least go home and try these last two teas before I continued the circuit through the city. I mean, I might even not like them!

Resolution: hoard all the city's tea????


Nicki said...

Sounds as good a plan as my resolution. And yes, resolution can go hand-in-hand with obsessed. This tea sounds interesting. Oddly, I enjoy flavored coffee, but rarely flavored tea.

Oh, for what its worth - I've already lost my cool (school related) - so that resolution went down the tubes in, what is this day 4 of the new year. Based on these boxes alone, you will outlast me on New Year resolutions.

cari said...

That is too funny! Hope the other flavors work out!

Samantha said...

Wow... You definitely like your tea! You'll have to keep us posted on how long your stash lasts!!

HLIP said...

I'm just having a cup of tea while reading this. Now I'm making a note to myself to look for Nutcracker Sweet.

I learn so much from these blogs...

Maria said...

Oooh! I love Celestial Seasonings teas! If you ever get a chance, visit their website. As a company, they are very environmentally conscious and socially aware, and their teas are delicious. I've never tried these, though, but I think I'll see if I can still find them. If not, I guess I'll have to wait for next Christmas. Has Doug ever tried Sleepy Time? That also has peppermint, which is really good for the digestion. I hope you can nip that cold in the bud!

Five Baht Elephant said...

I love Celestial Seasonings :) I am in Boulder, CO quite a bit, should make a trip to the HQs...

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

OMG you are cracking me up as usual. I got a nonseasonal cup at starbucks today and was sad but I did not venture out to buy any more cups.

Stephanie said...

Too funny! Hope you are able to find more of your favorite!

pakosta said...

yum! love good tea but never buy it!!
when getting sick, I always take some emergen-c ! it has knocked out every cold I have started to get in the past few months!

Steph said...

I love it! I have a tendency to do the same with things I love that are seasonal. I may or may not have 5 bottles of Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean lotion in my house. LOL!

And yep, I am the Steph reading (and loving) Outlander. :)

Reds said...

That's a lot of tea! Wow! Hope you enjoy the flavors you bought!

Margaret said...

So funny. Looks like you're well-stocked and ready for much tea sipping. Love the DOF in the shot!

Barb said...

We love tea. Bob and I have a cup of tea almost every night. As long as you are drinking the tea I think it is OK to keep well stocked. Especially because of where you live.