I love using straws! It keeps my teeth from hurting from cold liquids. The iced tea comes up, goes to the back of my mouth, where I taste and savor it before swallowing.
I don’t like drinking my iced tea without a straw or a travel mug (sippy cups for adults). The likelihood of sloshing it down my front is high and I’ve ruined way too many tops because I couldn’t get the tea stains back out again. If I can’t use a straw, I’d rather just drink water.
Ted’s Montana Grill uses an environmentally friendly paper straw. They’re actually very cool, but I don’t like the mouth feel of them. I prefer the sensation and slippery feel of a plastic one.
This is today’s post for the 2012 River of Stones Challenge to notice the small things in life.
Interested in learning to make sun tea? I wrote about it last spring.
My other blog, A Daily Life, posted a list of daily / weekly sources of prompts to help on those days that the ideas are dry.
I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com or write me at dogear6 [at] gmail [dot] com.