January 9, 2008

You know you’ve arrived…


…when you do your first tea-ball repair job. Not for the faint of heart, folks. This fine item is worth at least $0.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond, and could have been ruined with one slip of the torch – but with a mere 1 minute of steely-eyed work, I was able to repair it and earn the gratitude of the lovely Sarah. Which is worth even more than $0.99. I think.

And please, don’t even ask about tea-ball repair prices. If you have to ask, you certainly can’t afford it. Just keep swilling your bagged tea, you filthy wretch. Pfah, I’d sooner drink turpentine than Celestial Seasonings!

Coming soon: dropouts with integrated tea-balls. Beer openers are SO 2007. The cool kids of 2008 will be brewing tea on the trail – just stick a mug of boiling water under your dropout, steep, and sip, pinky extended of course…