eskiwen: ([Rukia] LE HAPPY GASP)
Hello, all members of my flist! how are all of you today? Good? Well, today, Eski wants to talk about something very close to her-

BOTTLED TEAS.

lately, I've been switching from soda pop to bottled teas, and I like them a lot better. However, not all teas are created equal. Thus, Eski am going to talk about three brands of teas she's recently tested, and pick a winner from them. :3

Also, let me make it clear-I like sweet teas. I put sugar in my tea at home, so...

First up: Lipton brand carbonated Green Tea with Raspberry

Why I grabbed it: Well, carbonic acid makes for an interesting experience, right? Plus, it would be easier to switch from pop to this.

The first sip: Bubbly, of course, thanks to the carbonic acid, but the flavor ends up kind of getting drowned by it. Tea should be all about the flavor, so I'm not quite sure about this.

The whole bottle: ...ugh, I think I prefer the flavor getting drowned out. The entire bottle is WAAAY too sweet. It's kind of like...when you were a kid, and jammed entire packets of sugar into your mouth in order to get your sweet fix and just ended up getting sick? It wasn't just me as a kid that did that, right? It's totally like that. Sure, I like sweetened tea, but good god, it's like I paid for a bottle of nothing but bubbly bleached sugar that tastes kind of like green tea and raspberry if you really, really search for it. Plus, I think they snuck some kind of citrus in here-and I hate how artificial citrus tastes, and no, I am not kidding; Most 'natural flavors' in drinks are completely artificial. Guh. It also has this weird aftertaste-like the aftertaste you get from most purified water (and I hate that taste SO MUCH).

Bottle design: Classic plastic pop-bottle, with the logo in a dark yellow and green, has a picture of the plant on the label. Nice colors, but forgettable. I just wish it's product was a lot better.

Rating: Not going to get this again. I'd prefer pop rather than this. 3/10.

Second: Arizona brand Southern Style Sweet Tea

Why I got it: Arizona's been around for a while, and has had some pretty good ratings on it. 'sides, it's only a buck, which makes it much cheaper than the Lipton stuff...at least around in my area.

The first sip: Sweet-very-but not overwhelming. Definitely can taste the black tea they used as it's base, and I don't taste any 'natural flavors.' Did I mention I hate it when they sneak artificial citrus on me?

The whole bottle: Again, very sweet, but not overpowering. Southern style sweet teas have the sugar they put in dissolve while it's hot, thus letting the flavor mix in with the tea and not be so prominent. I often do the same with my own tea, although that's often just because I make a lot a tea at once and then put the rest in the refrigerator for the next day, so I prefer sweet teas made in that style. It's a nice tea to drink while you're eating something; I don't recommend drinking it without something to munch on. Luckily, most of the time I get bottled tea, I'm eating something along with it.

Bottle Can design: The only thing that would really detract from this isn't the tea-it's the can it comes in. Tall, yes, but it's a can and not a bottle, so you pretty much have to drink it all in one go or else run the risk of having it spill everywhere. I do know that they make bottles for Arizona tea now, but I don't think they get shipped to my area. :| For the sweet tea, it's a pretty plain bottle: White, with a picture of a southern villa, red lettering. I actually prefer it over their 'normal' tea-the turquoise green, pale red, and manilla yellow checkerboard pattern often makes me want to hit the person that designed it. Their design for their green tea is pretty nice, though.

Rating: A nice tea to drink while you're eating, but really doesn't have that much flavor beyond the sweetness. 7/10.

And for the third: Newleaf brand Honeydew Melon White Tea

Why I got it: Well, I saw it. Looked nice (I'mma sucker for glass bottles) and grabbed it. A little expensive, but not too bad.

The first sip: Oh my god what is this my mouth is having a flavor party

The whole bottle: WHERE HAS THIS TEA BEEN ALL MY LIFE OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOD. Okay, okay, calm down...Oh god, I am not exaggerating when I say that I absolutely love this tea. For one, it's not all that sweet. It's made with pure cane sugar, which is a definite plus. Also, from the taste of it, I can tell they used actual honeydew juice in this-and mixing white tea and honeydew together is purely AMAZING. Both are pretty light tastes, but mixing them together somehow makes both tastes stronger without either flavor overpowering the other. This is the first bottled tea that I DIDN'T just straight guzzle down and actually didn't want to eat anything while drinking it-instead, I swished it around in my mouth to get more of the flavor, which tastes good even when it's been warmed by the mouth.

ETA: while writing this, I opened their plum and green tea one. That too, is utterly delicious.

Bottle design: Glass bottle! That being said, it's a very pleasing shape, and the embossed leaves near the opening are a nice touch. The labels are simple, yet eye catching due in part to how the bottle looks. Nice and elegantly understated in pleasing colors.

Rating: A delicious, just sweet enough tea with tons of flavor. Definitely going to buy in the future. 9/10.

And if you read this far, congrats! Comment and tell me what your favorite bottled tea is, if you drink bottled tea! or hell just your favorite tea in general.

Join us next time, when I talk about gourmet chocolate!
eskiwen: ([Raine]LOEV TYME)
BLEACH 418

HO MY GOD

Aizen you are so fucking outclassed now, it's not even funny. Stop with the wings and shit, you're just embarrassing yourself now.

Ichigo, YOU JUST KEEP DOING YOUR THING HOLY SHIT.

I nearly died when I saw Ichigo NOT ONLY blocking Aizen's swing with his bare hand (How does it feel when it happens to you, Aizen? :D), But what really blew my mind into little Ichigo-fangirl pieces was when he broke KIDOU #90 with his BARE HAND. And right before that, Aizen basically explained that Kurohitsugi was a FUCKING BLACK HOLE. That's right, ICHIGO JUST FUCKING TORE A BLACK HOLE APART WITH HIS BARE HAND. HOLY SHIT.

Oh god, I never want the Aizen beatings TO STOP. I want them to go on for as long as possible, because OH MY GOD, this is so sweet seeing Aizen getting taken out with very little effort AT ALL on Ichigo's part. After all the unbearable smug, finally, finally Aizen is getting his due. And damn, if it doesn't feel utterly fan-fucking-tastic to watch.

Now, If you'll excuse me, I have some Icons to go make.
eskiwen: ([Kratos]good lord that's dumb)
So, Eski got a 50 dollar american express card today from her landlord because he needed a photocopy of my ID in time for some big...thingy, idk.

So I go FUCKING AWESOME, and decide to use it to buy a SA forums account, since hey, it's my money and it can be used for online purchases, and this way I won't have to deal with ads or being locked out from time to time because I'm a lurker. (also no swear word filter, although I like 'gently caress.' It's slowly overcoming 'fuck' in my day to day speech.)

So I happily go to SA, and click on the Forums tab....

....The forums are down for maintenance.

Screw you, Irony.
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The Id and the Ego

A look into Freud's theory and how it relates to Bleach


The Id screams up from the basement of the mind to the Ego... )
eskiwen: ([Presea]no light to give)
*dusts journal off*


Fuck being sick, man. srsly. Stupid common cold, gtfo
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I am a Charizard!

Ooh, one of my favorite starter evs.

What Pokemon Are You?

And one of my favorite legendaries! <3!!

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v240/WindWakerWolf/Growlithe%20Club/quiz1.png

What kind of fire pokemon quiz is this without Vulpix or Ninetails? :|

Meeeeh.
eskiwen: ([Sheena]WAAAAUGH)

My Personality
Neuroticism
33
Extraversion
26
Openness to Experience
53
Agreeableness
73
Conscientiousness
42
You are a calm person who is considered almost fearless by some, however you are not generally self conscious about yourself. You tend to feel overwhelmed by, and therefore actively avoid, large crowds. You often need privacy and time for yourself. You prefer the security and stability brought by conformity to tradition. You find helping other people genuinely rewarding and are generally willing to assist those who are in need. You find that doing things for others is a form of self-fulfillment rather than self-sacrifice, however there are times when you believe that a certain amount of deception in social relationships is necessary, however you are mostly candid, frank and sincere. People find it moderately easy to relate to you. You take your time when making decisions and will deliberate on all the possible consequences and alternatives.

Take a Personality Test now or view the full Personality Report.

The best Buying Pet Gifts.



ajksjhdaskj HOLY SHIT IT'S ME
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Yoinked from....somewhere.

1. Go to the Elouai doll maker
2. Make an ordinary doll of yourself and save it.
3. Take that doll and, leaving a couple things (nose, eyebrows, whatever) the same, Mary Sue yourself. Make the most blatant Mary Sue you can concieve.
4. Post "Before" and "After" in your LJ. Bonus points if your Sue has a backstory of some sort.

I couldn't not do this. and boy, this is way, waaaay too fun.

Before:



It's me, with a lot of less poundage. The hair isn't exactly right, but it's close enough. Marvel at my little fasion sense. XD



Lishia-mary-sue: a photo album




Here I am, at the castle of sparklydon! I'm the Crown princess there, you see. I am well loved, not geeky in the least, and have much more fashion sense than anyone in the land!



Unfortunately, in my blood lies a curse-I am a descendant of a fallen angel! So when the moon is out, I grow black wings! And of course, you have to dress for the occasion ~_^



I'm also the reincarnation of some sacred tree goddess! I forget what her name was before, but her name is now Falafrewen! and the tree's name is Bubbles.



I'm also an extremely powerful Light and sunshine fairy!



And I am one of the mystical Valkyrie!

Still, I wonder who I am, and If I'm not just playing a part in some game....



And then, one day, I understood.

I am the one who makes all. I am the one who holds universes in her hands. I am you. You are me. It is unchangeable as the past, as unspeakable as our future. We must all-





Christ! What in the motherfucking hell was I thinking?!
eskiwen: (Default)

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie.

Read more... )

eskiwen: (Default)
Alright- Until the end of this month, I will not be able to go on MSN. Sorry D:
eskiwen: (Default)
you are lightcyan
#E0FFFF

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the spacefem.com html color quiz
eskiwen: (zelos is tired of it)
Okay, so I mst. It's what I do. Here are two of them!

First )

(Post too large, cutting)
eskiwen: (angstandwoe)
Okay, people who know me:

Since I can only use Library computers, and the holidays are coming up...

I'll be on the computers kinda sporadically. and possibly not very late.

So really, until after January 7th or so, don't expect me on-and when I am on, don't expect me for a while.
eskiwen: (You and I)
More Assignments from Creative writing:

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