Tag Archive: tea

For those following the case of the over served coffee; today I returned to the room with an all new surprise. NO COFFEE. But Jinkies, Shaggy; there was a clue.

The Maid had left a note. In…. Spanish.

Well, it’s my own damned fault for writing them a note in Spanish. I guess I really couldn’t expect the maid to go to Google Translate to convert her note to English.

Unfortunately, her note is handwritten. And I don’t speak Spanish. So I’m not even sure I’ve gotten the words correctly.

Click for larger. No I'm not sure how it got on its side.

Heather and I think the note says:
Tome el papel para ponerle en la oficina para que no se olviden de que no tienen que ponerle cafe.

Which Google translates as:
Take the paper to put in the office so do not forget that they have to put coffee

Which I then translate as “We took the paper to our Housekeeping office to remind whoever does your room, “NO COFFEE”

So, I’m attaching the note… feel free to help out with our investigation. There’s a Scooby Snack in it if you help us discover it was old man Jenkins.. Or whatever.

I’m just having fun writing letters back and forth to maid service. Matter of fact a response with translation would be really awesome!


Extra coffee taken away. No coffee left!

No tea left… No sugar replaced… sigh…

Minor victory… but a step in the right direction. (I had to go downstairs and get some splenda from the restaurant)

I need to find someone fluent in Spanish to help me leave messages 🙂

Yesterday I left a note for housekeeping:

No Coffee Please

They leave about 3 coffee samples and they are in bags with the coffee filters to attach to the water generator in the room.

Neither H nor I drink coffee. I figured, rather than getting something that will just lie around… I’ll leave a note.

Housekeeping saw the word Coffee and thought I wanted MORE. And they left MOOORREEEE. I talked to the front desk who explained that housekeeping didn’t speak English, only Spanish

Well, unfortunately I’m back to the basura scandal of 2002. I will link to that when I find it.

So, round two. Today I left a two sided note. The front said, “Flip page for English” at the top and then (thanks to Google Translate:)

Hola, servicio de limpieza.

Por favor, no sustituir el café

Ya no se bebe café. El café se tiran a la basura

Nosotros preferimos tomar el té. Le invitamos a salir de extra de eso.


Por favor, tome de nuevo el café. No queremos ponerlo en la basura.

I really hope that is translated correctly.

The back of course starts with: “Por favor, a su vez este documento al otro lado del español.”

And then (for those that don’t speak Spanish or at least comprehend google translated Spanish):

Hello, housekeeping.

Please don't replace the coffee

We do not drink coffee. We will throw it in the trash.

We prefer tea. You are welcome to leave extra of that.

Thank you.

Please take back this coffee. We don't want to put it in the trash.

I’ll report on my successes/failures tomorrow.

Making Teas

Working on a slightly longer one… So this one is sort of the on time post and then shortly there after will be the relationship, sex, fetishy post.

I make my own teas. I tend to buy 3-5 teas whenever I go into a tea shop. And there’s now a rule in the house that until they get categorized… no more

I started back when I moved to San Diego. Yes it’s true. I do NOT drink coffee.

I do this alot. I don’t speak Spanish, Don’t like mexican food, and I move to SoCal.
I don’t drink coffee and move near Seattle?!?!

So.. I started in San diego by buying a bunch of Celestial Seasonings.

But they inevitably all tasted the same. So I started ripping apart bags and combining them.

Shortly there after is was buying real teas… It’s been down/up hill ever since.

Now, I have bout 100 teas.. herbals, and some other powders. I also read books on herbal and magickal treatment. And try to make my teas stand up and bark 🙂

So, I have many times told people, “I have tea.” I blend my own.

shimmeringjemmy usually rolls her eyes when we pass a tea shop and says, “You have enough”…

So, finally, for proof:

This is part of the Tea collection… Anyone want to drop by for some :?)

Image behind the snip