Mid-August to mid-October is Big Canadian Grants time and, as usual, I'm feeling the pressure of deadlines and red tape.
I usually respond by increasing the number of cups of tea I drink each day.
But not this year!
I just bought a new cup.
We must, we must, we must increase our cup size!
Denial WIN! And, say what you want about Starbucks, but they sell the biggest mugs in town.
Sorry, Mermaid - I still love the Creativi-tea cup that you got me! I'm just using it for juice instead.
p.s. my colleague said that my new mug was inappropriate for tea and should only be used for coffee.
"No, because it's brown. And coffee is brown."
"So is tea!"
"No it isn't!"
"It is in Britain!"
"It isn't in China! And we invented it!"
"Well, we're in Canada. Which the British invented."
p.p.s. my other (British) colleague asked if I'll be drinking from a bucket next year.