I'm drinking a lot of tea right now (mostly the cinnamon stuff synkitty gave me. Not bad stuff at all).
Sunday night, while trying various songs that I don't normally do, I put out a remarkably decent rendition of Without Me, marred only by two large coughing fits. timenchanter said something like "You're not getting sick, are you?"
I'd just gotten over a disease! I wasn't getting sick again! It is to laugh! Hee Hee Hahahahahaha cough sputter snort cough cough hack... hack... ermmmm...
So yeah, I'm drinking a lot of tea right now.
My habit in the past has been to just fill a mug with water, and microwave it until just past the boiling point (3:30 on our microwave). It's fast, convenient, and gives out a chiming sound when it's done.
Unfortunately, if Timmie is running both his computer and his space heater, it also blows a breaker. Why my room doesn't do that more often, I dunno, but when it does I have three separate UPSes for the various pieces of powered equipment. It's mostly a question of dealing with the chorus of beeps until I get outside and flip the breaker back.
So, in the interests of domestic tranquility, I've been boiling tea in the teapot. I'm actually not sure which is more efficient (gas vs electricity, direct conduction vs microwaves, and largish mass of water vs one mugful. The odds are heavily on the side of the teapot, though the water mass question is a valid one), but one thing is certain: Our teapot doesn't whistle.
Which means one has to remember to go check on it.
I'm easily distracted.
I just remembered - barely - that I'd put a pot on after reading a full set of comic archives. Fortunately, there was still water in the pot. Half a mug's worth, as a matter of fact. So I had to boil yet more water.
If the comic had been much longer, we'd be shopping for a new teapot.
One that whistles.