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Feb 19th, '08, 12:27
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by GeoffK » Feb 19th, '08, 12:27

Hi All,

Wanted to introduce myself.

First a big props to ABX for not only making sure I was aware of this forum, but giving me an amazing amount of 'get started here' information that got me up and running on my Tea adventure.

About myself: I live in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. Although I grew up in Northern California (East Bay Area), Portland is really home.

For the past 9 years I ran an online magazine about movies called DVD Talk. I recently sold that magazine and reduced my working hours from 60hrs a week to 15 or 20. I'm now working as a freelance journalist and writing some fiction.

I am an avid reader, try to read a few hours a night (or when I can't fight off sleep any more), love music (almost always working to it), try to get on the mat for Yoga whenever I can (although It's been spotty lately).

I have three kids, ages 1,6 & 9. They keep me young and happy. Oh I'm 37, but often people say I look like I'm in my late 20's early 30's. Which is fine by me.

I've been a tea drinker forever, but the tea passion became more serious when I had to give up coffee a few years back. I live in Portland which has only fueled my tea addiction, discovered the Tao many years back and moved from bag tea to loose leaf. It was pretty much all addiction from there :)

I'm a very happy vegan. Again Portland is a great town for it.

I look forward to all the great tips, tricks and suggestions from all you here.

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Feb 19th, '08, 13:12
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by Wesli » Feb 19th, '08, 13:12

Hey Geoff!

I'm down in Eugene and naturally go to Portland every once in a while. Good to have another semi-local around here!

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Feb 19th, '08, 13:28
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by Cinnamon Kitty » Feb 19th, '08, 13:28

Welcome to teachat!

Yoga and tea are an awesome combination!

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Feb 19th, '08, 13:34
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by GeoffK » Feb 19th, '08, 13:34

Wes,

I suggested to ABX that at some point we do a Portland Tea Meet. Tastings and such... Could be fun!

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Feb 19th, '08, 13:36
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by skywarrior » Feb 19th, '08, 13:36

w00t! Another freelance writer!!! Welcome!!!

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Feb 19th, '08, 13:38
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by Victoria » Feb 19th, '08, 13:38

Welcome from usually Sunny Southern California!

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Feb 19th, '08, 13:55
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by scruffmcgruff » Feb 19th, '08, 13:55

Another northern california guy! Woot. South bay, here.

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Feb 19th, '08, 14:04
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by xine » Feb 19th, '08, 14:04

Aha! Welcome, welcome- sorry for any inconvenience about your post- it was spam-free from what we could see. :)

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Feb 19th, '08, 14:07
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by GeoffK » Feb 19th, '08, 14:07

Any idea what trapped the spam folder. "Coffee"?

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Feb 19th, '08, 14:20
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by hop_goblin » Feb 19th, '08, 14:20

All are welcome all are welcome come into the tealite!

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Feb 19th, '08, 14:28
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by Wesli » Feb 19th, '08, 14:28

I think users who say "c0ffee" are banned instantly.

At least they should be. :twisted:

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Feb 20th, '08, 20:23
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by GeoffK » Feb 20th, '08, 20:23

OK I've just done a total procrastination piece, not working on the project I should be working on.. Instead writing about tea!

here's a piece I just posted to my blog:
http://geoff.kleinman.com/007424.html

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Feb 21st, '08, 09:11
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by forkyfork » Feb 21st, '08, 09:11

Hey all your Portland-ites. I posted a new topic in the "TeaMap" section of the forums asking for suggestions about an upcoming tea trip to Portland. I was going to post it here, but thought it would be better as a new topic.

Just letting you know - in case you missed it - so you could spread your knowledge of the area :)

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Feb 21st, '08, 09:38
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by Mary R » Feb 21st, '08, 09:38

After faaaaaar too much time puzzling over what the heck tripped the spam filter, I found it. "Movies."

Sorry!

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Feb 21st, '08, 10:55
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by Wesli » Feb 21st, '08, 10:55

Nice article, I had fun reading it. I was just getting into tea last time I was at Serenity art, esp. Chinese teas. Next time I go, I think I'll pick pu-erh after pu-erh after pu-erh to go home with.

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