The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3558516
Posted By: Little Hawk
12-Sep-13 - 06:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
"Caffeine--who can doubt it is a gift from The Divine to make our struggling glimmer of existence tolerable on this dark and mortal coil? Who, I ask? It is a plain truth."

Hmm. I have some doubt about it. Mind you, I don't insist one way or the other. But I can manage fine without it.

"My niece, a China scholar and teacher of Mandarin nearby, tells me the Chinese custom is to drink hot water in the morning. Straight up, hot water. Can you believe that?"

Yeah, sure I can believe it. The body needs plenty of water. Hot water helps to wake up and energize one's body after rest, taking a bit of the load off one's own internal heat-generating systems. The hot water by itself is fine, but it's even better with a little lemon juice squeezed in.