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Old Jun 11th 2016, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by dc koop View Post
I make a great big mug of tea every night before bedtime (Bigelows Earl Grey). Never keeps me awake either
This! Not necessarily Bigelows or always Earl Grey, but now I'm just being pedantic.
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Old Jun 11th 2016, 9:26 pm
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It took me a about 10 years of living in California to get out of the habit of always taking a jacket or coat with me every time I left the house ...
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Originally Posted by md95065 View Post
It took me a about 10 years of living in California to get out of the habit of always taking a jacket or coat with me every time I left the house ...
Even in warm/hot weather I take along a jacket to protect me from overzealous air-conditioning. I hate sitting in an icy draught in a restaurant.
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Originally Posted by md95065 View Post
It took me a about 10 years of living in California to get out of the habit of always taking a jacket or coat with me every time I left the house ...
I remember going into a Department store in Seattle and being mistaken for a store clerk. Where are men's suits sir, where are the restrooms? I soon learned not to go shopping in jacket and tie.
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Old Jun 13th 2016, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
Even in warm/hot weather I take along a jacket to protect me from overzealous air-conditioning. I hate sitting in an icy draught in a restaurant.
I use a cardigan a lot more here than I did in the UK
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Old Jun 13th 2016, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
I realised today that everyday before I make supper, whether it is a weekday and I am getting home from work or a weekend and we are home I always make a cup of tea and drink it as I cook supper.

I have been doing this for 41 years, probably because my parents did the same thing. Even when it is 100+ degrees I still walk in the door and put the kettle on. It is certainly a habit hard to break!

Anyone else with old habits they cannot break?
I drink like a 12 year old. Ribena is my favourite drink in the world, besides tea. We can be having a big family Christmas dinner and I'll always eschew wine and booze in favour of Ribena, water or tea.
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Old Jun 14th 2016, 11:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Sheepdip View Post
I was told that if you take cold drinks your body tries to raise it's internal temperature back to normal so you just get hotter whereas a hot drink has the opposite effect (via sweating and evaporative cooling).
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I do a lot of hot weather hiking in Scottsdale (106 in the shade) and use a 'camelbak' to carry large amounts of water on the hike. Some people put their water pouches in the freezer first, but I read the same thing - drinking icewater is not going to do you any good.
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Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
Even in warm/hot weather I take along a jacket to protect me from overzealous air-conditioning. I hate sitting in an icy draught in a restaurant.
I'm with you on that one! I f**ing hate cold restaurants! I always imagine the thermostat is being set by a waiter who is running around all hot and sweaty, without concern for the patrons. Scottsdale in summer can be really, really tough in this regard. I almost always sit outside in summer for this reason, but nowadays, everyone has those damn 'misters' which, unless perfectly placed, just end up dripping and blowing on you.
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I think the only habit from 'the old days' that I still have is that I still really, really enjoy a 'packet of crisps' (chips).
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Originally Posted by Sarah View Post
I drink like a 12 year old. Ribena is my favourite drink in the world, besides tea. We can be having a big family Christmas dinner and I'll always eschew wine and booze in favour of Ribena, water or tea.
I used to have a major squash habit but the cost here for a titchy bottle of Ribena has almost cured me. I have found these which will do in a pinch MARCO POLO BLACK CURRANT SYRUP - Rodmans
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Originally Posted by BubbleChog View Post
I used to have a major squash habit but the cost here for a titchy bottle of Ribena has almost cured me. I have found these which will do in a pinch MARCO POLO BLACK CURRANT SYRUP - Rodmans
I have definitely been here too long - it took me several puzzled seconds of trying to understand what racket sports or courgettes had do do with Ribena before I realized what you were talking about ...
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I have definitely been here too long - it took me several puzzled seconds of trying to understand what racket sports or courgettes had do do with Ribena before I realized what you were talking about ...
As long as I've been here I still call carbonated drinks (coke, Pepsi etc) fizzy drinks.
The guys in my office have finally stopped trying to change me.
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Old Jun 15th 2016, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
As long as I've been here I still call carbonated drinks (coke, Pepsi etc) fizzy drinks.
The guys in my office have finally stopped trying to change me.
When we were kids they were know as pop....still called pop here in Toronto.
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Old Jun 15th 2016, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
I do a lot of hot weather hiking in Scottsdale (106 in the shade) and use a 'camelbak' to carry large amounts of water on the hike. Some people put their water pouches in the freezer first, but I read the same thing - drinking icewater is not going to do you any good.
Probably to protect the beer bottles from rattling...so they have a cold beer at the end of it?

Though mountain bikers use cans of beer...well the ones I know that do this.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
When we were kids they were know as pop....still called pop here in Toronto.
When we previously lived in TX, I recall some people calling every type of soda "Coke," whether or not referring to Coca Cola. As in, when asked, "Do you want a Coke" it is perfectly acceptable to say, "Yes, I'd like a Sprite please." Completely confused me. Don't know if that usage is still common or even used across TX/South or regional?
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