I have five different toothpastes so I can choose whichever flavor I am in the mood for.
I get upset when people write about sweetened tea as if it's the normal thing to do. Tea isn't supposed to be sweet. It's supposed to taste like tea, not tea-flavored sugar water.
Since I started to get more used to using gmail, I decided to sign up for a google news alert for "green tea".. but so far the articles have been disappointing. I get stuff like this..
<snip> an all-natural daily supplement that makes it easy to reap the antioxidant benefits of pomegranates and green tea without the sugar, calories or hassle of drinking juice and tea.
Green tea doesn't have sugar or calories. Hassle is a matter of opinion.. IMO, it's well worth the hassle.
<snip> but who can manage to drink eight cups of green tea and two sugary 8-ounce glasses of pricey pomegranate juice each day?
Eight cups sounds about normal for me. ^_^
While browsing to expand my knowledge of tea, I came across something calling itself "The Green Tea Blog".. There was a post about drinking tea while on this or that diet.. for every one of them, it said that drinking tea was fine, but use artificial sweeteners. The concept of drinking unsweetened tea just didn't occur to this person. How can you call yourself an authority on green tea if you don't even know what it's supposed to taste like?
I'm sick of everything being sweetened. I'm sick of artificial sweeteners being used in everything. My favorite toothpaste? It has sucralose in it. It doesn't need to be sweet, dammit. I don't need that crap. I still use it, because it's toothpaste and I'm not going to swallow it. But still.. I hate how that stuff shows up everywhere.
I don't drink soda anymore, so it doesn't affect me personally, but it annoys me that Schweppes sodas are now sweetened with aspartame and acesulfame potassium in addition to sugar. "Less sugar" they proudly proclaim. One more reason to avoid them, I think.
I think I may be developing some kind of mental disorder about avoiding various substances commonly used in prepackaged food. MSG, any artificial sweetener, sodium nitrate.. Maybe I'd be better off if I didn't know these things are bad.
I saw my psychologist again on Tuesday. Since it was so long since the last time, it was a bit awkward and hard to start again, but I think we'll be back on track the next session. And it's not like I'm paying for it anymore, so no loss to me. We talked about.. stuff. My fears. Why I put off making important phone calls. I have a fear of being in unfamiliar situations, where I don't know what to expect. Also talked a bit about my dislike of crowds. Didn't come to any conclusion about that, but it slipped out that I feel about crowds of people as most people probably feel about slugs. Disgusting things. Also what I think is a point is that in my mind, among that many people there are likely to be someone who wants to harm me, and I have no way of knowing which one of them it is. We already determined that I am a bit paranoid.
I like being open about things, like this. Today in #asr, we had a great conversation about sex. It was fun. We joked around a lot.
(Silence-chan is me on my laptop. This conversation occurred just after Kaos-kun and I had watched an episode of Lost.)
[18:52:00] <Silence-chan> I had another sex dream tonight. >_>
[18:52:10] <Chaos_Knight> About what, Sawyer? :P
[18:52:21] <Snake> Of course about Sawyer.
[18:52:35] <Silence-chan> no.. Sawyer is sexy and all, but it was someone I actually like.
[18:52:45] <Chaos_Knight> Oh?
[18:53:03] <Snake> Hurley? xD
[18:53:05] <Silence-chan> Someone in this room.
[18:53:24] <Chaos_Knight> It's Snake, isn't it? All the girls for the milkshake in his yard. :/
[18:53:27] <Chaos_Knight> *go for
[18:53:28] <spoon> heh
[18:53:46] <Silence-chan> No. I've already had a dream where I had sex with snake.
[18:53:59] * Chaos_Knight blinks
[18:54:01] <Chaos_Knight> He know? >_>
[18:54:02] <Silence-chan> and in that dream, he had a really tiny penis and I couldn't even feel it. I was so disappointed.
[18:54:06] <Chaos_Knight> Haha
[18:54:08] <Snake> I just get one? :P
[18:54:16] <spoon> yes, as that's how we got started on the whole subject. :P
[18:54:38] <Silence-chan> You really don't think I'd be stupid enough to have sex with you a second time when I don't get any enjoyment out of it, do you? :P
[18:54:51] <Snake> I measured later on. It's a hoax.
[18:55:00] <Chaos_Knight> Ouch, double burned.
The conversation went off track but still within the subject of sex..
[19:05:31] <Silence-chan> And no one is asking me who the person I had sex with in my dream is. XD
[19:05:36] <spoon> nope. :P
[19:05:43] <Chaos_Knight> Come to think of it, when was the last time this room went pervy period? :P
[19:05:44] <Snake> I lost interest when it ceased to be me.