Thursday, September 07, 2006

Tea with Charise

Captain's Log, Stardate 09.07.2006


Today was a lazy day. I stayed up watching our Tivo’d shows, like Blade, Eureka, House, Justice, Bones, Standoff, Prison Break . . . I can’t remember which other ones. I had a great time in front of the TV. :) Back to work tomorrow.

What are you guys’ favorite TV shows? I can’t wait for 24 to start again.

Okay, I lied. I wasn’t totally lazy. I posted on the CAN Marketing Blog today about blog marketing for fiction writers.

Diet: And why was I lazy today? Because I had a tea lunch with my friend Charise at Lisa’s Tea Treasures tea house. It was so relaxing and cute and fun. Food was fabulous.

I had a wedge each of four different kinds of sandwiches, plus a scone, a mushroom cheese puff pastry, a chocolate-covered cream puff, a tiny chocolate tart, a Madeleine, and a gingerbread cookie. I didn’t eat it all, too—brought some home in a doggie bag.

I love the Devonshire cream they serve there. It’s delectable. And their strawberry jam and lemon spread is pretty darn good too.

But it was a bit expensive. Next time, Charise and I are going to have our own tea party at her house and bring our own food. I love tea and have the good loose-leaf stuff, and Charise has some good china she rarely uses.

Want to do one yourself? Check out Brenda Coulter’s page on tea parties.