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Title: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on December 25, 2020, 03:15:50 PM
Hot Chocohol.  I made it up: Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur and Sweet Lucy Cream Liqueur, about a 3 to 1 mix respectively, with a mini-marshmallow, served hot. Gave it to the guys at the gym this morning (I was dressed as Santa and led a singing with my guitar), and it was a hit. 
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tom62 on December 25, 2020, 08:32:00 PM
I'm enjoying a Franziskaner Weissbier at this moment.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on December 26, 2020, 12:54:23 AM
Cheap Canadian blend called Canadian Club.  Pretty fair booze for the price.  Far better that rotgut stuff that often costs more.

My supermarket chain has liquor stores separate from their grocery stores.  Publix has more than a thousand stores in the southeast.   My cheap booze is often put on sale for $16.99 for a 1.75 liter bottle.  The deal is to buy two and get a six dollar discount.  Thus making the perfectly consumable hooch $13.99 per 1.75 liter.    When not on sale it is priced at $19.99. 

Once in a blue moon, I will splurge for a bottle of good quality scotch.  There is a lot to argue about when deciding just which "good" scotch is superior to another one.  For damned sure the most expensive ones are not necessarily the best of them. Subjective judgements and taste preferences are in play.

My somewhat prosperous daughter, who lives far away, is inclined to spoil me with gifts of expensive liquor.  I appreciate her extravagant gifts but most of the time fail to enjoy the up scale stuff in proportion to the difference in price of my gifts or the ordinary stuff that I ordinarily consume.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on December 26, 2020, 03:02:08 AM
Quote from: Icarus on December 26, 2020, 12:54:23 AM
Cheap Canadian blend called Canadian Club.  Pretty fair booze for the price.  Far better that rotgut stuff that often costs more.

My supermarket chain has liquor stores separate from their grocery stores.  Publix has more than a thousand stores in the southeast.   My cheap booze is often put on sale for $16.99 for a 1.75 liter bottle.  The deal is to buy two and get a six dollar discount.  Thus making the perfectly consumable hooch $13.99 per 1.75 liter.    When not on sale it is priced at $19.99. 

Once in a blue moon, I will splurge for a bottle of good quality scotch.  There is a lot to argue about when deciding just which "good" scotch is superior to another one.  For damned sure the most expensive ones are not necessarily the best of them. Subjective judgements and taste preferences are in play.

My somewhat prosperous daughter, who lives far away, is inclined to spoil me with gifts of expensive liquor.  I appreciate her extravagant gifts but most of the time fail to enjoy the up scale stuff in proportion to the difference in price of my gifts or the ordinary stuff that I ordinarily consume.

Too true! I was on travel back in the early 2000s and bought a bottle of Bowmore scotch, before I knew what an Islay scotch was. Yeesh. I left it in the motel, but I'll bet that the cleaning staff had to empty it out, down the drain. I'm careful to look for "peaty" in the description when buying scotch, though I haven't bought any in quite a while. I've cut back on alcohol both for reflux and the need to take pain meds for my foot problems. I did buy a 6 pack of Bass ale the other day, one bottle of which I am currently drinking. I've also had a snort of Wild Turkey 101 proof. Man, that stuff is good! But I can't indulge too much, or I will suffer later.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tom62 on December 26, 2020, 06:59:13 AM
Wild Turkey and Bowmore are indeed very potent stuff. In the eightees, Bowmore was even salty of taste. It took some glasses to get used to.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on December 26, 2020, 11:00:56 AM
Glenfiddich 12 :)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Bad Penny II on December 26, 2020, 01:27:29 PM
Quote from: Icarus on December 26, 2020, 12:54:23 AM
Cheap Canadian blend called Canadian Club.  Pretty fair booze for the price.  Far better that rotgut stuff that often costs more.

My supermarket chain has liquor stores separate from their grocery stores.  Publix has more than a thousand stores in the southeast.   My cheap booze is often put on sale for $16.99 for a 1.75 liter bottle.  The deal is to buy two and get a six dollar discount.  Thus making the perfectly consumable hooch $13.99 per 1.75 liter.    When not on sale it is priced at $19.99. 

Once in a blue moon, I will splurge for a bottle of good quality scotch.  There is a lot to argue about when deciding just which "good" scotch is superior to another one.  For damned sure the most expensive ones are not necessarily the best of them. Subjective judgements and taste preferences are in play.

My somewhat prosperous daughter, who lives far away, is inclined to spoil me with gifts of expensive liquor.  I appreciate her extravagant gifts but most of the time fail to enjoy the up scale stuff in proportion to the difference in price of my gifts or the ordinary stuff that I ordinarily consume.

Ha, ye...
Here we are taxed on the stuff the judgmental say we shouldn't be doing.
I don't  mind when it's tobacco, 'cause I don't do it and they shouldn't be.
The standard measure, a slab of beer 24 x 375ml, there's $15 tax on 'em.
With tax applied you can get a cheap slab for $30-32ish.
If you think yourself not of the riff raff you'll spend $50
Wine has been spared tax 'cause it's what Jesus drank
Not really the reason? the vinters have something going
You can get 4 litres of wine for A$11 US$8.25
Your perfectly consumable hooch $13.99 per 1.75 liter
It would probably be A$70, divide by 100 x 75 US$52.50

I'm drinking beer I made, it's OK, nice, I wouldn't spruik it.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on December 26, 2020, 02:27:22 PM
Coffee. Gotta get caffeinated, then walk the dog.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on December 27, 2020, 03:09:55 AM
Somehow I do not care for coffee.  Does that make me Un American of something?    Instead I have a taste for tea.  My current favorites are Twinings English Breakfast.   That is a morning and mid day beverage.   Friend wife favors Tazo brand teas which I find....Blaaaah.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on December 27, 2020, 01:02:15 PM
In spite of the stereotype of sailor drinking coffee, I drank perhaps 5 cups when I was in the Navy. It wasn't until my second year of uni that I picked up the habit. FORTRAN programming at 7 AM.  :yawn:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 27, 2020, 04:26:14 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 27, 2020, 01:02:15 PM
In spite of the stereotype of sailor drinking coffee, I drank perhaps 5 cups when I was in the Navy. It wasn't until my second year of uni that I picked up the habit. FORTRAN programming at 7 AM.  :yawn:

They told me I would start drinking coffee when I joined the lab...that didn't happen.  ;D I can't stand the stuff.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on December 27, 2020, 07:24:47 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 27, 2020, 01:02:15 PM
In spite of the stereotype of sailor drinking coffee, I drank perhaps 5 cups when I was in the Navy. It wasn't until my second year of uni that I picked up the habit. FORTRAN programming at 7 AM.  :yawn:

i still dream in JCL
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 27, 2020, 08:05:05 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on December 27, 2020, 07:24:47 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 27, 2020, 01:02:15 PM
In spite of the stereotype of sailor drinking coffee, I drank perhaps 5 cups when I was in the Navy. It wasn't until my second year of uni that I picked up the habit. FORTRAN programming at 7 AM.  :yawn:

i still dream in JCL

What are FORTRAN and JCL? Are those like names of 60s and 70s music bands or something? :lol:  :P
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Recusant on December 27, 2020, 08:06:57 PM
Made some vin de noix (https://www.cooksinfo.com/vin-de-noix) this year. The recipe I use is not the one given there--I'm not sure where I got that, since I last made it four years ago. It's a pleasant aperitif, similar to port but with a slight astringency.   
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on December 27, 2020, 08:29:22 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on December 27, 2020, 08:05:05 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on December 27, 2020, 07:24:47 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 27, 2020, 01:02:15 PM
In spite of the stereotype of sailor drinking coffee, I drank perhaps 5 cups when I was in the Navy. It wasn't until my second year of uni that I picked up the habit. FORTRAN programming at 7 AM.  :yawn:

i still dream in JCL

What are FORTRAN and JCL? Are those like names of 60s and 70s music bands or something? :lol:  :P

FORmula TRANslation. Primarily number-crunching code. I wrote mostly electromagnetic propagation and scattering programs. I don't dream in FORTRAN, and haven't written any code in over 20 years.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on December 28, 2020, 12:16:20 AM
Courvoisier VSOP cognac.  I'm at a cabin on Table Rock Lake in Missouri, and I intend to check out some of the local whiskeys tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on December 28, 2020, 12:43:08 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on December 28, 2020, 12:16:20 AM
Courvoisier VSOP cognac.  I'm at a cabin on Table Rock Lake in Missouri, and I intend to check out some of the local whiskeys tomorrow.
I envy you! I'm drinking water. I'm not allowed to have much and most things don't taste right anyway.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on December 28, 2020, 01:28:47 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on December 28, 2020, 12:16:20 AM
Courvoisier VSOP cognac.  I'm at a cabin on Table Rock Lake in Missouri, and I intend to check out some of the local whiskeys tomorrow.

Strangely enough, I like the VS more. Have you tried Hennessy VS? I like it better than Courvoisier. Just a different set of taste buds, to be sure. I'm currently imbibing some Budweiser in a bottle. Yeah, I'm a Philistine. :shrug:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on December 28, 2020, 02:05:13 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on December 27, 2020, 08:05:05 PM
What are FORTRAN and JCL? Are those like names of 60s and 70s music bands or something? :lol:  :P

yes, citizen of the present . . .

back then computers only communicated in 80-column cards.

heavens. my first computer was named UNIVAC
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on December 28, 2020, 02:18:33 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on December 28, 2020, 02:05:13 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on December 27, 2020, 08:05:05 PM
What are FORTRAN and JCL? Are those like names of 60s and 70s music bands or something? :lol:  :P

yes, citizen of the present . . .

back then computers only communicated in 80-column cards.

heavens. my first computer was named UNIVAC

:rofl: MY first "computer" was a slide rule.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on December 28, 2020, 10:08:30 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 28, 2020, 02:18:33 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on December 28, 2020, 02:05:13 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on December 27, 2020, 08:05:05 PM
What are FORTRAN and JCL? Are those like names of 60s and 70s music bands or something? :lol:  :P

yes, citizen of the present . . .

back then computers only communicated in 80-column cards.

heavens. my first computer was named UNIVAC

:rofl: MY first "computer" was a slide rule.

Mine too! I was in the last school year taught how to use a slide rule and the first to be allowed to use a calculator.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on December 28, 2020, 02:45:43 PM
Got some schooling in the Navy, in '74. Still using slide rules. I did buy a calculator (Texas Instruments SR-40) when I started uni in Fall '77.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on December 29, 2020, 12:15:34 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 27, 2020, 01:02:15 PM
In spite of the stereotype of sailor drinking coffee, I drank perhaps 5 cups when I was in the Navy. It wasn't until my second year of uni that I picked up the habit. FORTRAN programming at 7 AM.  :yawn:
I don't remember when I started drinking coffee heavily. It was definitely due to computer programming although I was fortunate not to have to use FORTRAN. I knew how but no company I worked for used it.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 29, 2020, 12:36:13 AM
Hmm...alien machines. My first desktop looked pretty much like a modern PC, except for the floppy disk drive and huge monitor. :P I think it was a Pentium III, and had about 124 mb of RAM. ::) I had a DVD-Rom installed, and machine didn't even have enough memory to watch a DVD without it stuttering all the time. ::)

Those were the days. ::)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on December 29, 2020, 12:49:52 AM
Budweiser. I may make it to three 12-ounce bottles. Yeah, I'm a cheap date. :shrug:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Anne D. on December 29, 2020, 02:09:43 AM
Quote from: Recusant on December 27, 2020, 08:06:57 PM
Made some vin de noix (https://www.cooksinfo.com/vin-de-noix) this year. The recipe I use is not the one given there--I'm not sure where I got that, since I last made it four years ago. It's a pleasant aperitif, similar to port but with a slight astringency.

Wow--fancy.

I'm drinking Bell's Light Hearted Ale, a decent low-cal approximation of Bell's regular IPA. In the mornings I've been drinking egg nog in my coffee, which I usually have black. I so love egg nog.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on December 29, 2020, 06:15:07 PM
My Day Off

teh wife works nights and is still asleep at noon.

i started with coffee, graduated to a bottle of 12 dogs of christmas ale my daughter's bioyfriend gave me.

he's a really nice kid, but he's studying to be an accountant.

this is mystifying to me. i don't understand how someone could want to be an accountant. not that there's anything wrong, but my mind just doesn't comprehend that type of thinking.

not his limitation, buut rathermine.

anyway, i have some crown royal now that looks lonely
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on December 29, 2020, 08:01:28 PM
Copper Run small batch whiskey in our rented cabin near Branson, MO. A blended whiskey, sweet & smooth, fitting for the beautiful Ozarks.  Regarding the question of cognacs, I'm a VSOP over VS man.  I like Courvoisier, Remy Martin, Hennessy, and all the rest if it's VSOP.  The only XO I've found to my taste is Camus.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on December 29, 2020, 10:19:30 PM
im guessing you missed out on andy's last performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bCsoW0fx1k
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on December 30, 2020, 01:17:21 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 29, 2020, 12:49:52 AM
Budweiser. I may make it to three 12-ounce bottles. Yeah, I'm a cheap date. :shrug:
My father was a manager at a fast food restaurant and well loved by his employees. He came home one Christmas eve with boxes upon boxes of Budweiser. I had to help him get them out of the trunk. We opened one each and said "Merry Christmas!" Ah the good old days.

I was never a big fan of Budweiser but free beer is free beer so I'll take it.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on December 30, 2020, 02:57:55 AM
Quote from: Randy on December 30, 2020, 01:17:21 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 29, 2020, 12:49:52 AM
Budweiser. I may make it to three 12-ounce bottles. Yeah, I'm a cheap date. :shrug:
My father was a manager at a fast food restaurant and well loved by his employees. He came home one Christmas eve with boxes upon boxes of Budweiser. I had to help him get them out of the trunk. We opened one each and said "Merry Christmas!" Ah the good old days.

I was never a big fan of Budweiser but free beer is free beer so I'll take it.

I've been a consumer of Sam Adams Boston Lager for a long time. Sometime in the last few months, I lost my taste for it and switched to Bud. :shrug: I don't drink all that much of it. For example, I didn't drink any alcohol for about 10 days in the last month. Just one of those things?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on December 30, 2020, 07:02:59 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 30, 2020, 02:57:55 AM
Quote from: Randy on December 30, 2020, 01:17:21 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 29, 2020, 12:49:52 AM
Budweiser. I may make it to three 12-ounce bottles. Yeah, I'm a cheap date. :shrug:
My father was a manager at a fast food restaurant and well loved by his employees. He came home one Christmas eve with boxes upon boxes of Budweiser. I had to help him get them out of the trunk. We opened one each and said "Merry Christmas!" Ah the good old days.

I was never a big fan of Budweiser but free beer is free beer so I'll take it.

I've been a consumer of Sam Adams Boston Lager for a long time
. Sometime in the last few months, I lost my taste for it and switched to Bud. :shrug: I don't drink all that much of it. For example, I didn't drink any alcohol for about 10 days in the last month. Just one of those things?

Sam Adams was my beer of choice when I visited the states.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on December 31, 2020, 11:37:45 PM
To celebrate surviving 2020, my wife and I had a shot of Johnny Walker Blue.  To ring in 2021, we will have a glass of La Grande Dame, a brut from Veuve Clicquot, Reims, France.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 01, 2021, 12:21:52 AM
My wife's tipping up a cocktail glass with Tia Maria coffee liqueur in it. I won't indulge in that because of potential caffeine issues. She says that it's really sweet, which is another reason for me to avoid it. I'm sipping on a nice cold beer. We'll both be in bed by 9 PM. We're real party animals!  :yes!: :cheerleader:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 01, 2021, 12:33:53 AM
where i come from 9pm is called quaker midnight.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Sandra Craft on January 01, 2021, 01:03:00 AM
Hot tea with milk and sugar.  Same as last time, I believe.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on January 01, 2021, 01:49:50 AM
It depends on the time... :notsure: Wine, right now...
A beer with the fish tacos...
Champagne at midnight to celebrate...

Alka Seltzer® in the morning...

But very happy to have been part of this group one more year, and I hope, more years to come.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 01, 2021, 01:53:50 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on January 01, 2021, 12:33:53 AM
where i come from 9pm is called quaker midnight.

I've always been an early riser, so to bed early (by parental edict). My wife and I both don't stay up late. It took me 6.5 years to get a 4 year degree, because I worked for a living, even though I had the GI Bill. When I graduated uni and got an engineering job, I had weekends free. Kind of weird, because in my uni years, I was at school, at work, or asleep. I managed to somehow find my wife in the middle of that (I spotted her in our Modern Physics class, and swooped in for the kill. There were 4 woman physics majors, and she had the goods!- one was married, and the other two were...kinda crazy). I went from the Dean's list but had a 2.0 GPA that semester.  :???: I also had a '64 Chevrolet convertible hot rod that got 12 MPG. It was cheaper to marry her than drive all the miles back and forth to her place! :lol:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 01, 2021, 02:02:07 AM
Quote from: Magdalena on January 01, 2021, 01:49:50 AM
It depends on the time... :notsure: Wine, right now...
A beer with the fish tacos...
Champagne at midnight to celebrate...

Alka Seltzer® in the morning...

But very happy to have been part of this group one more year, and I hope, more years to come.  :cheers:

:cheers: Fish tacos look good about now, but one of my sons is grilling some tri-tip for dinner, and I ain't throwing that over. Maybe tomorrow, on the tacos.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on January 01, 2021, 07:54:19 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on January 01, 2021, 02:02:07 AM
Quote from: Magdalena on January 01, 2021, 01:49:50 AM
It depends on the time... :notsure: Wine, right now...
A beer with the fish tacos...
Champagne at midnight to celebrate...

Alka Seltzer® in the morning...

But very happy to have been part of this group one more year, and I hope, more years to come.  :cheers:

:cheers: Fish tacos look good about now, but one of my sons is grilling some tri-tip for dinner, and I ain't throwing that over. Maybe tomorrow, on the tacos.
:let'seat:

It's 11:53 PM in L A, when will 2020 end!?  :Gaah:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on January 01, 2021, 08:19:04 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on January 01, 2021, 12:33:53 AM
where i come from 9pm is called quaker midnight.


:snicker1:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 01, 2021, 06:12:33 PM
Ah well let's see... I'm drinking Butter Toffee flavored coffee with French Vanilla creamer. With my taste buds out of whack (thanks chemo) it probably doesn't taste like it should. But I like it and that's all that matters. :grin:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 01, 2021, 06:57:06 PM
So far, one St. Arnold's Christmas Ale for lunch, with plans to finish off the champagne this afternoon, watch some football (handegg, for the Brits), and then sip on the Copper Run blended whiskey I brought in Missouri later.  Good start to the New Year.  And my wife is cooking cornbread to go with our black-eyed peas, flavored with bacon, for later.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 01, 2021, 07:53:30 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 01, 2021, 06:57:06 PM
So far, one St. Arnold's Christmas Ale for lunch, with plans to finish off the champagne this afternoon, watch some football (handegg, for the Brits), and then sip on the Copper Run blended whiskey I brought in Missouri later.  Good start to the New Year.  And my wife is cooking cornbread to go with our black-eyed peas, flavored with bacon, for later.
That is a good southern meal anytime. My parents were at best lower middle class I suppose but they couldn't afford much. So we ate like that a lot just as you described it.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 01, 2021, 10:15:58 PM
Quote from: Randy on January 01, 2021, 07:53:30 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 01, 2021, 06:57:06 PM
So far, one St. Arnold's Christmas Ale for lunch, with plans to finish off the champagne this afternoon, watch some football (handegg, for the Brits), and then sip on the Copper Run blended whiskey I brought in Missouri later.  Good start to the New Year.  And my wife is cooking cornbread to go with our black-eyed peas, flavored with bacon, for later.
That is a good southern meal anytime. My parents were at best lower middle class I suppose but they couldn't afford much. So we ate like that a lot just as you described it.

Yep, any kind of legume and hot, buttered cornbread is good.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 02, 2021, 03:54:38 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 01, 2021, 10:15:58 PM
Quote from: Randy on January 01, 2021, 07:53:30 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 01, 2021, 06:57:06 PM
So far, one St. Arnold's Christmas Ale for lunch, with plans to finish off the champagne this afternoon, watch some football (handegg, for the Brits), and then sip on the Copper Run blended whiskey I brought in Missouri later.  Good start to the New Year.  And my wife is cooking cornbread to go with our black-eyed peas, flavored with bacon, for later.
That is a good southern meal anytime. My parents were at best lower middle class I suppose but they couldn't afford much. So we ate like that a lot just as you described it.

Yep, any kind of legume and hot, buttered cornbread is good.
Cornbread in an iron skillet. Now that's the way to go!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on January 03, 2021, 11:17:49 PM
Southerners are obliged to have Black eyed peas and rice ( called HoppinJohn by some) on New Years day.  Failure to serve that repast will cause bad luck and invading Yankee snow birds for the entire year. Additional  insurance involves cornbread which is  good vittles.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 04, 2021, 03:42:20 AM
It's strange. I've moved all over the place including overseas while I was a child. My parents were southern so if it weren't for them I wouldn't have ever indulged in such a banquet. And it wasn't just for New Year's either although it was served then. We'd have it many times throughout the year. I can still picture the ladle with the black eyed peas pouring over the cornbread I just broke open. Neither of my wives cooked like that.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Davin on January 05, 2021, 02:27:39 PM
I'm drinking water.

(https://i.redd.it/lt9ruhngjp831.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 05, 2021, 03:15:49 PM
I'm drinking Butter Toffee coffee with French vanilla creamer. I think I've found a blend that I can tolerate and truly enjoy. :)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on January 07, 2021, 09:07:16 AM
Tea :)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 07, 2021, 01:57:53 PM
Water for now and coffee for later.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 07, 2021, 11:28:55 PM
Quote from: Davin on January 05, 2021, 02:27:39 PM
I'm drinking water.

(https://i.redd.it/lt9ruhngjp831.jpg)

Ha! I love those Nathan W Pyle comics!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 07, 2021, 11:29:32 PM
I'm drinking a Brazilian fizzy drink, called Guaraná. It's made from this odd looking berry here:

(https://blog.boticapets.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/GUARANA5.jpg)

Looks like eyes to me. :chin:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 08, 2021, 01:06:01 AM
I'm drinking hot peppermint tea with a peppermint stick for stirring.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 08, 2021, 02:33:45 AM
I'm sitting here stewing about the kind of shit people we have here in my country. I'm hoping  ::) for speedy prosecution and incarceration (hanging would be good) of ALL those involved.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 08, 2021, 02:46:52 AM
Booker's bourbon, a Jim Beam special spirit that is 64.5% ABV.  Nice!!!!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: hermes2015 on January 08, 2021, 02:52:36 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on January 07, 2021, 11:29:32 PM
Looks like eyes to me. :chin:

Why am I not surprised?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 08, 2021, 11:51:46 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on January 08, 2021, 02:52:36 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on January 07, 2021, 11:29:32 PM
Looks like eyes to me. :chin:

Why am I not surprised?

(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/whatsapp/273/eyes_1f440.png)

:P
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 08, 2021, 12:36:39 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on January 08, 2021, 11:51:46 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on January 08, 2021, 02:52:36 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on January 07, 2021, 11:29:32 PM
Looks like eyes to me. :chin:

Why am I not surprised?

(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/whatsapp/273/eyes_1f440.png)

:P
I should have seen this one coming!  :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on January 08, 2021, 11:10:03 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on January 08, 2021, 02:33:45 AM
I'm sitting here stewing about the kind of shit people we have here in my country. I'm hoping  ::) for speedy prosecution and incarceration (hanging would be good) of ALL those involved.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 09, 2021, 01:36:33 AM
Quote from: Icarus on January 08, 2021, 11:10:03 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on January 08, 2021, 02:33:45 AM
I'm sitting here stewing about the kind of shit people we have here in my country. I'm hoping  ::) for speedy prosecution and incarceration (hanging would be good) of ALL those involved.

I guess rage can't be considered a "drink", but I will say that I did have a wee dram of Old #7 to help me calm down! I see where that stupid asshole who got to Nancy Pelosi's desk and propped his feet up and then stole some things said, "I was just there, and the crowd shoved me forward!". It is absolutely amazing how these pinheads allowed cameras to video all their crimes. Apologies to pinheads, worldwide. :smilenod: Biden talked about what it would have been like if those people had been persons of color. The thing was known for weeks. OK, off the soap box.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 10, 2021, 02:25:52 PM
I'm drinking coffee with Hershey's chocolate flavored creamer. It's delicious!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on January 10, 2021, 06:05:51 PM
Quote from: Randy on January 10, 2021, 02:25:52 PM
I'm drinking coffee with Hershey's chocolate flavored creamer. It's delicious!

Hmmm that does sound good.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 10, 2021, 10:17:09 PM
It's snowing in Texas, so I made a tropical drink: Cane Run rum, Amaretto, and orange juice.  Nice!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tom62 on January 10, 2021, 10:19:07 PM
I'm drinking a gin-tonic now.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 11, 2021, 12:27:30 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on January 10, 2021, 10:19:07 PM
I'm drinking a gin-tonic now.

Enjoy!!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 11, 2021, 01:06:19 AM
i cant drink gin anymore, not even th every dry stuff. something about the taste no longer agrees with my biochemistry.

but the mezcal is still great stuff, and ive got some now.

id be interested in trying something other than the garden variety monte alban, but appalachia isn't really good mezcal country.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 11, 2021, 01:12:23 AM
Mezcal is Jetfuel.  Yuck.   It is a tequila wannabe who flunked high school.  Just drink blue agave tequila and be
Smooth.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 11, 2021, 02:24:54 AM
All gin smells like cat piss to me, and I don't care for tequila. I bought my wife a bottle Of Milagro in a blown glass bottle many years ago, because she likes tequila. That actually wasn't all that bad, but it wouldn't be a habit, with me.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 11, 2021, 06:42:09 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 11, 2021, 01:12:23 AM
Mezcal is Jetfuel.  Yuck.   It is a tequila wannabe who flunked high school.  Just drink blue agave tequila and be
Smooth.

lol

the worm at least does taste like shit
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on January 13, 2021, 01:28:59 AM
Who the hell, stoned out of his gourd, dreamed up the idea of putting a worm in perfectly usable tequila? ...............then having the audacity to charge more for the contaminated cactus juice. 
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 13, 2021, 02:02:44 AM
its not really a worm

its a caterpillar. i dont know why its in there.

i waz talking about it with the salez clerk at the liquor store the other day. therez no way they could come up with enough agave worms naturally, so they muzt raise them in order to have enough.

who knows. indians are weird. ask carlos castaneda.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 13, 2021, 03:39:45 AM
It's in the bottle because people drinking that piss far enough down the bottle are going to be challenged to eat the damned thing to prove how macho (or drunk) they are. It's just like wine. I was at a party once where someone had a bottle of wine that had berries formed into it. Damfino what brand. It was offered to me, and I declined. Someone started to drink it, and a cheer went up to "drink it to the berries!", with assurance that the observers would tell the poor sap when he'd reached the berries.  :???: I left about that time, and learned on Monday that two of the partiers had been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash, which involved the driver of the motorcycle...who was drinking at that party.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 13, 2021, 07:00:28 AM
what is a wine berry?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 13, 2021, 04:34:38 PM
Grapes, actually.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 18, 2021, 02:37:06 PM
Tootsie Roll hot cocoa. We ran out of coffee but a supply is coming in later today.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on January 18, 2021, 04:14:22 PM
Tea :)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on January 19, 2021, 12:52:20 AM
Drinking less than I was a few weeks ago.  I have never really abused the John Barleycorn elixer but I had been using more than necessary.  I never ever drink if I am going out in the evening. With the virus threat I do not go out at all except in the rarest of events.  There is the booze component of entertainment as a result....or excuse. 

Embarrassing confession: It all started one night when I was at the computer. I was not at all impaired but I was sleepy. Drowsiness almost surely caused by the alcohol.  Evidently I fell asleep at the keyboard. Then I fell off the damned chair and skinned up one of my arms pretty badly. Blood!  That was a "what the hell happened" moment.  So, now I have been imbibing far more moderately.  An aside benefit of doing so is that I will spend less frequently at the liquor store.

Fatherly advice for my esteemed HAF friends.....enjoy but do not over do it. 
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 19, 2021, 01:17:57 AM
Quote from: Icarus on January 19, 2021, 12:52:20 AM
Drinking less than I was a few weeks ago.  I have never really abused the John Barleycorn elixer but I had been using more than necessary.  I never ever drink if I am going out in the evening. With the virus threat I do not go out at all except in the rarest of events.  There is the booze component of entertainment as a result....or excuse. 

Embarrassing confession: It all started one night when I was at the computer. I was not at all impaired but I was sleepy. Drowsiness almost surely caused by the alcohol.  Evidently I fell asleep at the keyboard. Then I fell off the damned chair and skinned up one of my arms pretty badly. Blood!  That was a "what the hell happened" moment.  So, now I have been imbibing far more moderately.  An aside benefit of doing so is that I will spend less frequently at the liquor store.

Fatherly advice for my esteemed HAF friends.....enjoy but do not over do it.

I've "over-served"  ::) myself in the past, :D on a few occasions. These days all it takes is being tired, which I feel a lot. I started taking B-12 in some megadose thinking that it would help with my energy, but it ended up causing insomnia. I stopped taking it a few days ago, and caught up with my "sleep deprivation" by nodding off in front of my laptop. Luckily, I didn't fall over. I cut the gummies in quarters to see if I could get the benefit at a lower dosage.

BoT, I'm sipping on a Budweiser atm.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 19, 2021, 02:28:30 AM
guinness and mezcal

shame they don't have agaves in ireland. they might have cooked up something really special
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 19, 2021, 02:52:47 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on January 19, 2021, 02:28:30 AM
guinness and mezcal

shame they don't have agaves in ireland. they might have cooked up something really special

Mixed together or separately?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 19, 2021, 01:59:32 PM
i drnk the guinness first and the n pour the mezcal into the samecup

so a little of both i guess

neither goes very well withbuttermilk
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: hermes2015 on January 19, 2021, 02:48:51 PM
Don't tell any Italians, but it is late afternoon and I am having a cappuccino from my machine.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 19, 2021, 05:01:22 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on January 19, 2021, 01:59:32 PM
i drnk the guinness first and the n pour the mezcal into the samecup

so a little of both i guess

neither goes very well withbuttermilk

Mezcal tastes like burned jet fuel to me.  I never got it.  It was like an agave plant applied to Tequila University and flunked out in the first semester.  However, once in a moment of revelatory brilliance I did mix a little with some Scotch and it wasn't half bad.  Both are smoky - reminded me of the Candelilla wax burning pits in the deserts of northern Mexico that I visited many years ago.  Don't ask me why I was there.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: hermes2015 on January 19, 2021, 05:16:48 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 19, 2021, 05:01:22 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on January 19, 2021, 01:59:32 PM
i drnk the guinness first and the n pour the mezcal into the samecup

so a little of both i guess

neither goes very well withbuttermilk

Mezcal tastes like burned jet fuel to me.  I never got it.  It was like an agave plant applied to Tequila University and flunked out in the first semester.  However, once in a moment of revelatory brilliance I did mix a little with some Scotch and it wasn't half bad.  Both are smoky - reminded me of the Candelária wax burning pits in the deserts of northern Mexico that I visited many years ago.  Don't ask me why I was there.

Why were you there?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 19, 2021, 11:53:11 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 19, 2021, 05:01:22 PM

Mezcal tastes like burned jet fuel to me.  I never got it. 

could be genetic.

i used to sell blue gum eucalyptus honey at a farmer's market. to me it tasted like ordinary amber to dark amber honey, distinctive but not very different.

but to some people-- maybe one in twenty, the stuff tasted so bad thatthey would spit it out or walk around in circles waving their arms. i would ask what it tested like, and they would usually say

burnt, bitter, awful!! or something like that

i was fascinated to see who would and would not have the reaction, and i would warn people in advance

once i had a mother and her daughter walking in circles gagging while the husband just looked at them and laughed. he had no reaction at all.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 20, 2021, 12:05:09 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on January 19, 2021, 05:16:48 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 19, 2021, 05:01:22 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on January 19, 2021, 01:59:32 PM
i drnk the guinness first and the n pour the mezcal into the samecup

so a little of both i guess

neither goes very well withbuttermilk

Mezcal tastes like burned jet fuel to me.  I never got it.  It was like an agave plant applied to Tequila University and flunked out in the first semester.  However, once in a moment of revelatory brilliance I did mix a little with some Scotch and it wasn't half bad.  Both are smoky - reminded me of the Candelária wax burning pits in the deserts of northern Mexico that I visited many years ago.  Don't ask me why I was there.

Why were you there?

Beat me to it. ;D
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 20, 2021, 01:14:56 AM
Supporting illegal wax smuggling by helping an impoverished village.  Not the sexiest thing, but that was pre-9/11 when the Texas-Mexico border was, in places, pretty wild. No Country for Old Men.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 20, 2021, 01:19:06 AM
is wax smuggling a thing?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: hermes2015 on January 20, 2021, 03:45:59 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 20, 2021, 01:14:56 AM
Supporting illegal wax smuggling by helping an impoverished village.  Not the sexiest thing, but that was pre-9/11 when the Texas-Mexico border was, in places, pretty wild. No Country for Old Men.

Oh, so that's why the Batik Artist's Guild erected a statue in your honour,
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 20, 2021, 04:18:48 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on January 20, 2021, 03:45:59 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 20, 2021, 01:14:56 AM
Supporting illegal wax smuggling by helping an impoverished village.  Not the sexiest thing, but that was pre-9/11 when the Texas-Mexico border was, in places, pretty wild. No Country for Old Men.

Oh, so that's why the Batik Artist's Guild erected a statue in your honour,

:lol:

I did a batik print(?) in my teens in the '60s, in an art class. All I remember is that I had a bitch of a time getting the wax out of the cloth.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 20, 2021, 10:58:23 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on January 20, 2021, 01:19:06 AM
is wax smuggling a thing?

It was in the 80's.  Not now. Candelilla plants create a natural wax that ranchers and others in the US used.  It grew in north Mexico and was processed there. Some villages survived on it.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 21, 2021, 03:57:46 PM
My caregiver put Hershey's chocolate coffee creamer in a French vanilla cappuccino which she wasn't supposed to do. It's delicious however and hope she keeps making that mistake.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 21, 2021, 08:26:36 PM
Quote from: hermes2015 on January 20, 2021, 03:45:59 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 20, 2021, 01:14:56 AM
Supporting illegal wax smuggling by helping an impoverished village.  Not the sexiest thing, but that was pre-9/11 when the Texas-Mexico border was, in places, pretty wild. No Country for Old Men.

Oh, so that's why the Batik Artist's Guild erected a statue in your honour,

Will the statue end up in Madame Tussaud's museum?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 21, 2021, 11:35:55 PM
Quote from: Randy on January 21, 2021, 03:57:46 PM
My caregiver put Hershey's chocolate coffee creamer in a French vanilla cappuccino which she wasn't supposed to do. It's delicious however and hope she keeps making that mistake.

Damn that sounds good!  :yum:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 22, 2021, 12:50:52 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on January 21, 2021, 11:35:55 PM
Quote from: Randy on January 21, 2021, 03:57:46 PM
My caregiver put Hershey's chocolate coffee creamer in a French vanilla cappuccino which she wasn't supposed to do. It's delicious however and hope she keeps making that mistake.

Damn that sounds good!  :yum:
It is good and the nice thing about it is that it doesn't leave an aftertaste for me. Most food and drink leaves a bad one and I usually either chew a piece of gum or brush my teeth to get rid of it.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: hermes2015 on January 22, 2021, 03:28:58 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 21, 2021, 08:26:36 PM
Quote from: hermes2015 on January 20, 2021, 03:45:59 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 20, 2021, 01:14:56 AM
Supporting illegal wax smuggling by helping an impoverished village.  Not the sexiest thing, but that was pre-9/11 when the Texas-Mexico border was, in places, pretty wild. No Country for Old Men.

Oh, so that's why the Batik Artist's Guild erected a statue in your honour,

Will the statue end up in Madame Tussaud's museum?

:thumbsup2:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on January 23, 2021, 01:11:18 AM
Who knew that Russians would take a liking to Pepsi ?  And Pepsico traded for Russian warships? 

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/soviet-union-pepsi-ships?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on January 27, 2021, 02:45:22 PM
This morning I'm not completely sure. My caregiver picked up a box of K-Cups while she was out shopping yesterday. The coffee has a rich, robust flavor. She made it for me this morning so I haven't seen what it is yet. Whatever it is, I'll have her get it again.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 28, 2021, 10:54:05 PM
I'm experimenting with French wines. Today's selection is Gabriel d'Ardhuy, a 2017 Bourgogne Pinot Noir.  All selections are Appellation D'Origine Controlee.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 30, 2021, 09:40:26 PM
In honor of the new White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, I have created the Gin Sake.  It is 2 parts Bombay Sapphire Gin, 1 part Gekkeikan Sake, a couple of teaspoons of Luxardo cherry syrup (in honor of her beautiful red hair) and one Luxardo cherry from the same jar (in honor of, well, you know).  The Sake is a bit like Vermouth, so it needs less than the Gin.  Shaken with ice and poured into a Martini glass.  It is essentially a Martini, but I think Jen Psaki would approve.  I don't know why I think this, but I do.

Today I am also reviewing my French Wine du jour. It is a Cotes du Rhone from E. Guigal. It was quite pleasing to the palate, and had no bitter aftertaste. I am becoming a fan of French wine.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on January 31, 2021, 12:13:37 AM
Hmphh! Ecurb is becoming rather uppity with his elitist tastes for the blessings of the vines.  ;D 

Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on January 31, 2021, 01:27:23 AM
Quote from: Icarus on January 31, 2021, 12:13:37 AM
Hmphh! Ecurb is becoming rather uppity with his elitist tastes for the blessings of the vines.  ;D
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May Dionysus, Bless His Plump Cabernet Grapes, forgive his uppity-ness.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 31, 2021, 01:00:27 PM
Uppity-ness...Must be something in the French wines. :grin:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 02, 2021, 12:12:52 AM
Mr. Uppity here.  From now on "EN" stands for "Elitist Nose" instead of Ecurb Noselrub.  This evening I am reviewing a 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape by E. Guigal. This is a Rhone Valley wine from Southeast France.  It has a garnet red color and 15% ABV. There is nothing especially remarkable about the aroma, but the taste is quite pleasant. It has a medium body, and a slightly metallic or citrus note that is surprisingly good. There are darker red fruits in the mix, as well. It does have a bit of a tannic finish. On the Burleson Wine Scale (1-10) it merits a 7. It cost $25.00, so 7 means you get about your money's worth, but no more. 

EN
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on February 02, 2021, 12:14:38 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 02, 2021, 12:12:52 AM
Mr. Uppity here.  From now on "EN" stands for "Elitist Nose".  This evening I am reviewing a 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape by E. Guigal. This is a Rhone Valley wine from Southeast France.  It has a garnet red color and 15% ABV. There is nothing especially remarkable about the aroma, but the taste is quite pleasant. It has a medium body, and a slightly metallic or citrus note that is surprisingly good. There are darker red fruits in the mix, as well. It does have a bit of a tannic finish. On the Burleson Wine Scale (1-10) it merits a 7. It cost $25.00, so 7 means you get about your money's worth, but no more.
I don't buy anything unless it comes in a jug marked XXX. :)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 02, 2021, 12:15:22 AM
Quote from: Randy on February 02, 2021, 12:14:38 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 02, 2021, 12:12:52 AM
Mr. Uppity here.  From now on "EN" stands for "Elitist Nose".  This evening I am reviewing a 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape by E. Guigal. This is a Rhone Valley wine from Southeast France.  It has a garnet red color and 15% ABV. There is nothing especially remarkable about the aroma, but the taste is quite pleasant. It has a medium body, and a slightly metallic or citrus note that is surprisingly good. There are darker red fruits in the mix, as well. It does have a bit of a tannic finish. On the Burleson Wine Scale (1-10) it merits a 7. It cost $25.00, so 7 means you get about your money's worth, but no more.
I don't buy anything unless it comes in a jug marked XXX. :)

Are there adult video CD's taped to it?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 02, 2021, 08:01:55 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 02, 2021, 12:12:52 AM
Mr. Uppity here.  From now on "EN" stands for "Elitist Nose" instead of Ecurb Noselrub.  ...
Awww, look, it's Mr. Uppity, formerly known as  Professor Fancy Pants...

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Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 02, 2021, 02:37:58 PM
I had forgotten about that nickname.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 02, 2021, 08:56:30 PM
Cold Cola on a hot day.  :hammock:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 02, 2021, 11:00:36 PM
finished my last guinness

now its no alcohol for billy until i lose about 20 pounds

race dates for the land speed machine in july and august have just been published, and i need to lose a minimum of 16 pounds to fit into my leathers.  more is better

so i'm back to eating meat again. no carbs-- no bread, no rice, no sugar, no pasta, no grains, no potatoes, no fruits, no root vegetables, nothing that has non dietary carbohydrates in it. lots of dark greens, unlimited eggs (eggs are free), hard cheeses, nuts, and lower fat meats. its not really a hardship because i don't like most carbs anyway. but i gain weight in early winter because i drink like a fish

and less of everything. when my trousers start to fall off my hips again i'll be getting close
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on February 03, 2021, 05:02:54 PM
I don't actually drink a lot of alcohol. None to twice and week, a beer, a whiskey or glass of wine. I've actually told my family not to buy me beer or spirits for birthdays or Christmas as I have some bottles of spirits over two years old.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on February 03, 2021, 06:11:16 PM
This morning I'm drinking coffee which is Breakfast Blend, kind of light, with chocolate creamer. I can't taste the chocolate however.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 03, 2021, 11:12:33 PM
This evening the selection is another Chateauneuf du Pape (New chateau of the Pope) Rhone Valley red wine - a 2016 Bosquet des Papes (Popes' Grove) from Earl Boiron.  It has a deep red color and an ABV of 15%.  That's the last good thing I'll say about it.  I spent $45 for this bottle, expecting something in return.  I got nothing.  It is way too tannic for my palate. You can smell the harshness.  I'll give it a 4 just for the ABV.  I won't have to drink much of it to get a bit of a buzz.  Do not buy this wine (you probably weren't going to do that, anyway). 
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 04, 2021, 01:24:23 AM
lol

i know nothing about wine but this is fun.

and to be honest im interested in the vocabularuy. i worked a farmers market stall for a number of years next to a highly discerning cheesemonger, and i tried to learn as much from him as i could.

similar supertasting stuff
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 04, 2021, 03:56:16 AM
Beer. But I have to cut back/quit because of my esophagus-to-stomach valve (hiatal sphincter?) leaking after a lifetime of shithead management-induced stress. I don't enjoy a buzz that much, (and nobody needs to tell me to smoke anything). That leads to an even shorter lifespan, in my family.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 04, 2021, 03:52:29 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on February 04, 2021, 01:24:23 AM
lol

i know nothing about wine but this is fun.

and to be honest im interested in the vocabularuy. i worked a farmers market stall for a number of years next to a highly discerning cheesemonger, and i tried to learn as much from him as i could.

similar supertasting stuff

I love cheese.  Right now my favorites are Manchego (aged 12 months), Kerrygold Blarney Castle, and regular old farmer's cheese.  I go through stages on what I like.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 04, 2021, 05:50:06 PM
manchego is one of my favorites as well

plus stilton

theres a lot to knowxaboutcheese that i dont know
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on February 05, 2021, 11:51:50 PM
Here is an article that explores wine chemistry.  It is revealing and perhaps a useful guide to knowing what is in a nice wine or rot gut wine as the case may be.

Way back in the day I had a favorite wine that was made in Yugoslavia.  It was modestly priced ( cheap) and was  most satisfying.  Yugoslavia?  Yep. It was really nice wine for about seven dollars.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-science-behind-your-cheap-wine?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Anne D. on February 06, 2021, 05:18:07 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 04, 2021, 03:52:29 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on February 04, 2021, 01:24:23 AM
lol

i know nothing about wine but this is fun.

and to be honest im interested in the vocabularuy. i worked a farmers market stall for a number of years next to a highly discerning cheesemonger, and i tried to learn as much from him as i could.

similar supertasting stuff

I love cheese.  Right now my favorites are Manchego (aged 12 months), Kerrygold Blarney Castle, and regular old farmer's cheese.  I go through stages on what I like.

I love cheese too. Jarlsberg. Sharp cheddar. Fresh mozzarella. Plain-old processed Kraft singles melted in a grilled cheese sandwich. Yum. The finest thing in life.

Billy, your post about your all-meat diet reminded me of my kitty-corner backyard neighbors growing up. Whenever the dad wanted to lose weight, he'd eat only steak and bacon and nothing else. He had great success. Sounded delicious but a little monotonous. I refuse to give up bread. Or beer. Quality of life and all. You'll pry my IPA from my cold dead hands.

I'm currently drinking a shitty low-cal "IPA" Dogfish Head makes. Pretty bad. The only good low-cal  pale ales or IPAs I've had are Good Behavior from O'Dell and Bell's Light Hearted and some stuff whose name I've forgotten when we visited England.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Anne D. on February 06, 2021, 05:22:21 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on February 02, 2021, 08:56:30 PM
Cold Cola on a hot day.  :hammock:

Yes, nothing more delicious than the occasional guilty Coke.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: hermes2015 on February 06, 2021, 06:16:59 AM
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 06, 2021, 06:10:18 PM
Quote from: Anne D. on February 06, 2021, 05:18:07 AM
Billy, your post about your all-meat diet reminded me of my kitty-corner backyard neighbors growing up. Whenever the dad wanted to lose weight, he'd eat only steak and bacon and nothing else. He had great success. Sounded delicious but a little monotonous. I refuse to give up bread. Or beer. Quality of life and all. You'll pry my IPA from my cold dead hands.

I'm currently drinking a shitty low-cal "IPA" Dogfish Head makes. Pretty bad. The only good low-cal  pale ales or IPAs I've had are Good Behavior from O'Dell and Bell's Light Hearted and some stuff whose name I've forgotten when we visited England.

ah

in my case if i cut carbz out of my diet and also just reduce calriez in general, i can lose 2 to 3 pounds per week, continuously.

im not a meat fan so a steak and bacon diet would drive me nuts. ive eaten one steak in the last 30 years that i can remember and it was not a pleasant meal for me.

but a good IPA is hard to pass up. i juzt stay away from anywhere that might tempt me to transgress. although i would make an exception for samual smiths imperial stout. but i have to drive over a hundred miles in any direction to find any of that
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 06, 2021, 10:09:37 PM
This afternoon we will review a 2017 Beaujolais-Villages from Louis Jadot.  I am familiar with this wine so I knew I would be fine with it. I needed a sure bet after the last review's debacle. I'm still recovering from that trauma. Beaujolais is a region of Bourgogne (Burgundy), a bit north of Lyon.  The wine is 100% Gamay grape. It is light, fruity, low in tannins, and pairs well with mild cheese.  I had some with a simple Farmer's Cheese and it was perfectly acceptable. There is a hint of spice, which makes it slightly saucy.  My dad first introduced me to Beaujolais when he treated my wife and I to dinner at Antoine's in New Orleans in the early 80's. It's not pretentious at all - just sip and enjoy.  6 on the EN scale, which is better than average.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 07, 2021, 12:54:53 AM
Quote from: Anne D. on February 06, 2021, 05:22:21 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on February 02, 2021, 08:56:30 PM
Cold Cola on a hot day.  :hammock:

Yes, nothing more delicious than the occasional guilty Coke.

I agree 110%! ;D
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 07, 2021, 12:55:33 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on February 06, 2021, 06:16:59 AM


:lol: Classic!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Anne D. on February 07, 2021, 03:37:31 PM
Quote from: hermes2015 on February 06, 2021, 06:16:59 AM


Ha!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 09, 2021, 03:39:59 PM
Quote from: hermes2015 on February 06, 2021, 06:16:59 AM

Shoots him dead just like one of America's finest Patriots would do....I believed this bit called the "Cheese Shop" aired in 1972 0r 73'. Seems so in touch almost 50 years later.

It is a great bit though. 8)

Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on February 09, 2021, 07:36:12 PM
Alleged historical stuff to read, about cheap booze.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/my-favorite-beverage-is-a-2-000-year-old-energy-drink-from-ancient-rome?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 09, 2021, 09:19:11 PM
Enough work - time for a French Wine Review.  Today it is a 2011 Bordeaux from Chateau du Haut-Queray.  Bordeaux is in Southwest France. I was pleased with this wine. It is a deep, dark red with some notes of cassis (black current), and while it is full-bodied, it is also quite smooth and velvety.  It has no harsh tannic aftertaste.  I paired it with some Manchego and was happy with the result. It gets an 8.

Remember: Un repas sans vin est comme une journée sans soleil
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 10, 2021, 03:21:43 AM
not a lot of them journees avec soleil arond here today

(https://i.imgur.com/N1bs4Njl.jpg)

wife spent last night in town again
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 10, 2021, 11:13:17 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on February 10, 2021, 03:21:43 AM
not a lot of them journees avec soleil arond here today

(https://i.imgur.com/N1bs4Njl.jpg)

wife spent last night in town again

Beautiful scenery...from afar :grin:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 10, 2021, 12:13:22 PM

one month from today last year the first frogs were calling
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 10, 2021, 02:18:53 PM
The Polar Vortex dips down into Central Texas this week.  Time for a roaring fire, a good book (currently reading "Lincoln" by Gore Vidal), and a smooth cognac.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on February 10, 2021, 02:35:13 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on February 10, 2021, 12:13:22 PM

one month from today last year the first frogs were calling

11 months ago then?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 10, 2021, 04:40:05 PM
Quote from: Tank on February 10, 2021, 02:35:13 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on February 10, 2021, 12:13:22 PM

one month from today last year the first frogs were calling

11 months ago then?

yes. i think

i suppose that was needlessly obscure, but its how my head works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRTKV4BjrB4&feature=youtu.be

there's a chorus frog in there with the peepers too. he's th eone with the call that sounds like you running your fingernail across a plastic comb
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on February 10, 2021, 06:53:14 PM
I should have added a  ;D
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 11, 2021, 04:03:18 PM
Nothing...as this past December I celebrated 7 years sober.  8) Yeah!!!

Since I been working from home the last 11 months I've been drinking an incredible amount of coffee...I mean like "Lots"!

I also drink a lot of tea, but my coffee consumption has been crazy....so much so that back in January I put myself on a somewhat strict regime to try and wean me off the stuff some.

The main problem is that we have one of those Kuerig machines, and it just makes it so damn easy to get a fresh, hot coffee...just replace the pod and push a button.

I mean I can do that all day!

Anyway most day's I don't allow myself coffee after 1230 or 1500, which ever comes first, and so I'm drinking more tea, both caffeinated and decaf.

Plus water, lots of water.

...oh and kombucha, me likes kombucha.  8)





Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 11, 2021, 04:32:05 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 11, 2021, 04:03:18 PM
Nothing...as this past December I celebrated 7 years sober.  8) Yeah!!!

...
(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/QfNDL7Skg53ohOepSYuPOw--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTQyMDtoPTQyMA--/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/5fQdjdKSMFxXtv3xR0jQlg--~B/aD0zMDA7dz0zMDA7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-/http://media.zenfs.com/en/homerun/feed_manager_auto_publish_494/6bff72decbcdfaf5fcc547d43e141d7d)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 12, 2021, 06:41:46 PM
This will be my last review of French wines.  I've had some requests, but I'm going to write it, anyway. 

Today's offering is a 2016 Brouilly (pronounced sort of "brew-yee") from Hospices de Belleville, and bottled by Joseph Drouhin.  Brouilly is part of the Beaujolais region, and this wine features Gamay grapes from volcanic soil.  It is a lighter bodied red wine with 13% ABV.  It has hints of strawberry in the nose, and is smoothly drinkable. It has a touch more tannins than the Bordeaux from last week, but not overpowering. It would pair well with lighter cheeses and perhaps pork or lamb dishes.  It gets a 6.5 on the EN scale.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 12, 2021, 07:58:15 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 12, 2021, 06:41:46 PM
This will be my last review of French wines.  ...
No...!
Please continue!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 12, 2021, 07:59:35 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 12, 2021, 07:58:15 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 12, 2021, 06:41:46 PM
This will be my last review of French wines.  ...
No...!
Please continue!

Seriously?  I don't want to offend you.  You might turn me into a cat.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 12, 2021, 08:13:17 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 12, 2021, 07:59:35 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 12, 2021, 07:58:15 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 12, 2021, 06:41:46 PM
This will be my last review of French wines.  ...
No...!
Please continue!

Seriously?  I don't want to offend you.  You might turn me into a cat.
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/HotAlarmingDwarfrabbit-small.gif)
Oh, come on, everyone thought it was funny the last time I turned you into an orange newt.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 12, 2021, 08:45:19 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 11, 2021, 04:32:05 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 11, 2021, 04:03:18 PM
Nothing...as this past December I celebrated 7 years sober.  8) Yeah!!!

...
(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/QfNDL7Skg53ohOepSYuPOw--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTQyMDtoPTQyMA--/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/5fQdjdKSMFxXtv3xR0jQlg--~B/aD0zMDA7dz0zMDA7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-/http://media.zenfs.com/en/homerun/feed_manager_auto_publish_494/6bff72decbcdfaf5fcc547d43e141d7d)

Thanks Mags...I appreciate your acknowledgment:)

Speaking of coffee. Did you know a giraffe's coffee would be cold by the time it reached the bottom of its throat...did you ever think about that folks?
No?
Only thinking about yourelves. :-[
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 12, 2021, 11:46:07 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 12, 2021, 08:45:19 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 11, 2021, 04:32:05 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 11, 2021, 04:03:18 PM
Nothing...as this past December I celebrated 7 years sober.  8) Yeah!!!

...
(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/QfNDL7Skg53ohOepSYuPOw--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTQyMDtoPTQyMA--/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/5fQdjdKSMFxXtv3xR0jQlg--~B/aD0zMDA7dz0zMDA7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-/http://media.zenfs.com/en/homerun/feed_manager_auto_publish_494/6bff72decbcdfaf5fcc547d43e141d7d)

Thanks Mags...I appreciate your acknowledgment:)
Of course!
That is a huge achievement. It is to be applauded and celebrated.

Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 12, 2021, 08:45:19 PM
Speaking of coffee. Did you know a giraffe's coffee would be cold by the time it reached the bottom of its throat...did you ever think about that folks?
No?
Only thinking about yourelves. :-[
(https://media1.giphy.com/media/3oz8xZvvOZRmKay4xy/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 13, 2021, 10:16:17 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 11, 2021, 04:03:18 PM
Nothing...as this past December I celebrated 7 years sober.  8) Yeah!!!

Since I been working from home the last 11 months I've been drinking an incredible amount of coffee...I mean like "Lots"!

I also drink a lot of tea, but my coffee consumption has been crazy....so much so that back in January I put myself on a somewhat strict regime to try and wean me off the stuff some.

The main problem is that we have one of those Kuerig machines, and it just makes it so damn easy to get a fresh, hot coffee...just replace the pod and push a button.

I mean I can do that all day!

Anyway most day's I don't allow myself coffee after 1230 or 1500, which ever comes first, and so I'm drinking more tea, both caffeinated and decaf.

Plus water, lots of water.

...oh and kombucha, me likes kombucha.  8)

That's excellent, PB! Well done! :grin:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 14, 2021, 07:11:03 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 12, 2021, 08:13:17 PM

Oh, come on, everyone thought it was funny the last time I turned you into an orange newt.

Since I live under an implied threat from Magdalena, I will continue my French wine review until she releases me. I'm afraid she will sacrifice me to some Central American volcano goddess or worse.

On this fine, chilly Sunday afternoon, I am sampling a 2018 Bordeaux from Chateau Saint-Sulpice.  It is made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Malbec grapes. This wine has a dark purple color, medium body, and is 14.2% ABV.  I've decided that Bordeaux wines are my favorite.  I remember liking them when I lived in France for 9 months in the mid-70s, and now that my palate has matured I like them even more. Light on tannins, it is smooth and quite drinkable. There is a hint of cassis and spice that gives the drinker a pleasant experience. It would pair well with sharper cheeses and beef.  It merits an 8, and is not too expensive, so it's a bargain in my book.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 14, 2021, 08:20:38 PM
bruce, what is your opinion of the relative merits of french wines versus american wines of the same genetics?

what distinghushes them. if anything?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 15, 2021, 12:32:31 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 14, 2021, 07:11:03 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 12, 2021, 08:13:17 PM

Oh, come on, everyone thought it was funny the last time I turned you into an orange newt.

Since I live under an implied threat from Magdalena, I will continue my French wine review until she releases me. I'm afraid she will sacrifice me to some Central American volcano goddess or worse.

...
I think you're a bit too flammable, with all that wine, for a Central American volcano goddess sacrifice.
:notsure:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 15, 2021, 09:11:38 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on February 14, 2021, 08:20:38 PM
bruce, what is your opinion of the relative merits of french wines versus american wines of the same genetics?

what distinghushes them. if anything?

I've had good and bad of both US and French, and it all comes down to subjective taste.  If you like it, that's all that matters.  But very generally, I would say that the French reds are generally more drinkable and smooth, but if you want a really full bodied wine an American Cab is going to be at the top of my list.  I generally only drink reds, so if you are a white wine fan this won't apply.  But the best Cabs (the ones I want with a good steak) are American. 

Italian reds rely too much on the Sangiovese grape (as in Chianti) and are too harsh for me.  Some good American Cabs are Frances Coppola in CA and (one of my favs) Becker Vineyards  from Texas. Federalist is also good. 
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 17, 2021, 12:18:28 PM
Aujourd'hui, nous dégusterons un vin Malbec.  I have chosen a 2018 Solis Malbec, a Cahors wine from Cosse et Maisonneuve.  Cahors is an area in southwestern France.  This wine has a deep red color and 14.5% ABC.  There are notes of black cherry and spice, but a bit too much tannin for me in the aftertaste.  I really don't like the puckered feeling at the end of some wines, and this one is right on the edge of how much I will accept.  Nevertheless, the taste is good, so I'm giving it a 7.  Bonne journée!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 18, 2021, 10:53:17 PM
2018 Mouton Cadet from Baron Philippe de Rothschild.  This one is ubiquitous in wine stores, and is probably mass produced. I hate to think that anyone gets their only impression of a Bordeaux from this.  It does not measure up to the better ones.  It has 14.5% ABV but is harsh on the tongue (at least to my sensitive palate).  It would be OK for the 3rd glass at a meal, but not to drink by itself.  I'll be generous and give it a 5 - pure average.

Next week I'm graduating to some more serious bacchanalian elixirs.  I need to make a run to a serious establishment to branch out a bit.  Of course, that means spending more money.  Stay tuned!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: No one on February 18, 2021, 11:01:19 PM
Vintage Clorox.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 18, 2021, 11:10:13 PM
chamomile tea
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 18, 2021, 11:21:28 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 18, 2021, 10:53:17 PM
2018 Mouton Cadet from Baron Philippe de Rothschild.  This one is ubiquitous in wine stores, and is probably mass produced. I hate to think that anyone gets their only impression of a Bordeaux from this.  It does not measure up to the better ones.  It has 14.5% ABV but is harsh on the tongue (at least to my sensitive palate).  It would be OK for the 3rd glass at a meal, but not to drink by itself.  I'll be generous and give it a 5 - pure average.

Next week I'm graduating to some more serious bacchanalian elixirs.  I need to make a run to a serious establishment to branch out a bit.  Of course, that means spending more money.  Stay tuned!
OK
:notes:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Bluenose on February 19, 2021, 02:49:56 AM
When it comes to reds, I like the dry country reds, particularly Shiraz, from areas like Rutherglen in northern Victoria.  Big and bold, fruity but not sweet with an explosion of flavour on the palate.  I especially like the wines from small family run vineyards where you can talk to the actual winemaker.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tom62 on February 19, 2021, 02:08:24 PM
The region, where I live is known for their excellent white wines, especially Rieslings. One of my favourite vineyards is Kloster Eberbach (https://kloster-eberbach.de/en/vineyard/). They have wonderful wines, including an amazingly good tasting alcohol-free one.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 19, 2021, 10:59:19 PM
Riesling is one of my favorite whites.  I also like Soave.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on February 20, 2021, 01:26:48 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 19, 2021, 10:59:19 PM
Riesling is one of my favorite whites.  I also like Soave.
St. Michelle Riesling was one of my favorites. If it was on the wine list I'd order it.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on February 21, 2021, 04:42:04 AM
EN has not yet mentioned Mogen David or Manischevitz.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 22, 2021, 01:08:38 AM
Quote from: Icarus on February 21, 2021, 04:42:04 AM
EN has not yet mentioned Mogen David or Manischevitz.

Good communion wines. I'm focusing on French wines, and the French have largely rejected Catholicism and communion. I was raised in a Baptist church and we used grape juice.  I gave it the name "Blood Light".  Manischevitz is better.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on February 22, 2021, 02:00:26 AM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 22, 2021, 01:08:38 AM
Quote from: Icarus on February 21, 2021, 04:42:04 AM
EN has not yet mentioned Mogen David or Manischevitz.

Good communion wines. I'm focusing on French wines, and the French have largely rejected Catholicism and communion. I was raised in a Baptist church and we used grape juice.  I gave it the name "Blood Light".  Manischevitz is better.
"Blood Light" :lol:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 28, 2021, 07:38:02 PM
I've fallen down on the job.  Circumstances of life have prevented me from doing any French wine reviews for the past week or so, but never fear - Ecurb is here.  Today, the featured wine is a 2016 Chateau Laplagnotte-Bellevue, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux.   Check out their website (it's in French).  http://www.laplagnotte.com/

Cru is "a vineyard or group of vineyards, especially one of recognized quality", meaning this wine is not made from grapes of several regions or even farms.  It claims to be made with organic grapes, and, in fact, it has a deep grape color.  A medium bodied wine, I detected notes of black cherry (a sweet impression on first taste).  It has about medium tannins, but is still smooth enough for me. At 14% ABV, it is not overpowering, and would go well with pork or beef.  I have previously said that I like Bordeaux, and this is no exception.  I give it an 8.  It cost me $33.00, so it was worth it. 

Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 28, 2021, 08:05:58 PM
i am still drinking chamomile tea

takes a lot of chamomile tea to substitute for mezcal.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on March 01, 2021, 11:58:46 AM
Mezcal is Spanish for jet fuel.  Never acquired a taste for it, though I tried.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on March 01, 2021, 03:53:51 PM
the only variety around here is monte alban

not much opportunityto experiment.

perhaps theres a genetic thing in there it tastes very good to me. pretty dry. sweet tastes drive me away, so bourbons and such are anathema to me
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 01:41:23 PM
Inspired by Bruce's review of French wines I will review what I am currently drinking as well.

Filtered tap water.

This almost transparent liquid is so cheap it's almost free, which is makes it perfect for drinking at little cost. A word of caution though, drink in moderation so as not to upset the balance. If you must binge drink water, make sure to sweat and urinate plenty in advance and plenty after. But not too much. We are already about 70% water on a good day, and that balance must be maintained.

This liquid is mostly lacking in taste and odour, save when you can detect a slight metallic tinge due to tap residue. If you have especially sensitive taste buds, I recommend you do not drink water from plastic cups for it will taste of plastic. It is the drink of choice for a hot day, and can be mixed with a variety of juices. Do not serve warm unless in tea or coffee.

I give it a 5 out of 10. Taste-wise, as average as they come.

(Rating may change based on how thirsty I am)     
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on March 02, 2021, 01:47:29 PM
my water tastes of sulphur because of the pyrites in tbe coal seams my uncased well passes through

in oklahoma my family' s limestone well water was so hard that it had a dominant taste of calcium and magnesium carbonate

i loved that water
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on March 02, 2021, 04:24:30 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 01:41:23 PM
Inspired by Bruce's review of French wines I will review what I am currently drinking as well.

Filtered tap water.

This almost transparent liquid is so cheap it's almost free, which is makes it perfect for drinking at little cost. A word of caution though, drink in moderation so as not to upset the balance. If you must binge drink water, make sure to sweat and urinate plenty in advance and plenty after. But not too much. We are already about 70% water on a good day, and that balance must be maintained.

This liquid is mostly lacking in taste and odour, save when you can detect a slight metallic tinge due to tap residue. If you have especially sensitive taste buds, I recommend you do not drink water from plastic cups for it will taste of plastic. It is the drink of choice for a hot day, and can be mixed with a variety of juices. Do not serve warm unless in tea or coffee.

I give it a 5 out of 10. Taste-wise, as average as they come.

(Rating may change based on how thirsty I am)   

Now you are making fun of me.  Makes me want to drink.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 04:47:02 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on March 02, 2021, 04:24:30 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 01:41:23 PM
Inspired by Bruce's review of French wines I will review what I am currently drinking as well.

Filtered tap water.

This almost transparent liquid is so cheap it's almost free, which is makes it perfect for drinking at little cost. A word of caution though, drink in moderation so as not to upset the balance. If you must binge drink water, make sure to sweat and urinate plenty in advance and plenty after. But not too much. We are already about 70% water on a good day, and that balance must be maintained.

This liquid is mostly lacking in taste and odour, save when you can detect a slight metallic tinge due to tap residue. If you have especially sensitive taste buds, I recommend you do not drink water from plastic cups for it will taste of plastic. It is the drink of choice for a hot day, and can be mixed with a variety of juices. Do not serve warm unless in tea or coffee.

I give it a 5 out of 10. Taste-wise, as average as they come.

(Rating may change based on how thirsty I am)   

Now you are making fun of me.  Makes me want to drink.

Heheh! Next up, how to turn tap water into a nice Bordeaux.  Stay tuned.  ;D
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: hermes2015 on March 02, 2021, 05:55:03 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 04:47:02 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on March 02, 2021, 04:24:30 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 01:41:23 PM
Inspired by Bruce's review of French wines I will review what I am currently drinking as well.

Filtered tap water.

This almost transparent liquid is so cheap it's almost free, which is makes it perfect for drinking at little cost. A word of caution though, drink in moderation so as not to upset the balance. If you must binge drink water, make sure to sweat and urinate plenty in advance and plenty after. But not too much. We are already about 70% water on a good day, and that balance must be maintained.

This liquid is mostly lacking in taste and odour, save when you can detect a slight metallic tinge due to tap residue. If you have especially sensitive taste buds, I recommend you do not drink water from plastic cups for it will taste of plastic. It is the drink of choice for a hot day, and can be mixed with a variety of juices. Do not serve warm unless in tea or coffee.

I give it a 5 out of 10. Taste-wise, as average as they come.

(Rating may change based on how thirsty I am)   

Now you are making fun of me.  Makes me want to drink.

Heheh! Next up, how to turn tap water into a nice Bordeaux.  Stay tuned.  ;D

JC beat you to it.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 06:58:34 PM
Quote from: hermes2015 on March 02, 2021, 05:55:03 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 04:47:02 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on March 02, 2021, 04:24:30 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 01:41:23 PM
Inspired by Bruce's review of French wines I will review what I am currently drinking as well.

Filtered tap water.

This almost transparent liquid is so cheap it's almost free, which is makes it perfect for drinking at little cost. A word of caution though, drink in moderation so as not to upset the balance. If you must binge drink water, make sure to sweat and urinate plenty in advance and plenty after. But not too much. We are already about 70% water on a good day, and that balance must be maintained.

This liquid is mostly lacking in taste and odour, save when you can detect a slight metallic tinge due to tap residue. If you have especially sensitive taste buds, I recommend you do not drink water from plastic cups for it will taste of plastic. It is the drink of choice for a hot day, and can be mixed with a variety of juices. Do not serve warm unless in tea or coffee.

I give it a 5 out of 10. Taste-wise, as average as they come.

(Rating may change based on how thirsty I am)   

Now you are making fun of me.  Makes me want to drink.

Heheh! Next up, how to turn tap water into a nice Bordeaux.  Stay tuned.  ;D

JC beat you to it.

Nobody has replicated his water-to-wine methodology in 2000 years so there is something fundamentally wrong. :snooty:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on March 02, 2021, 07:00:02 PM
i turn wine into water whenever i drink it.

nobody is impressed
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on March 02, 2021, 08:37:00 PM
UNfiltered tap water...nectar of the gods.  :D
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 09:16:41 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on March 02, 2021, 08:37:00 PM
UNfiltered tap water...nectar of the gods.  :D

Results may vary in different countries, but 'round here if you want to large traces of dirt and FSM knows what else with your nectar, sure!  ;D
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 09:27:40 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 04:47:02 PM
Next up, how to turn tap water into a nice Bordeaux.  Stay tuned.  ;D

Ok! Here's a step-by-step on how to turn a glass containing tap water into a glass containing legit French wine instead, especially for an audience:

1) Fill a glass with water.
2) Fill an identical glass with the French wine of your choice. Don't let anybody see you do this. Hide the glass.
3) Now this is important: get a partner to distract the crowd, preferably with a loud noise, so that they look in the opposite direction.
4) Quickly switch the glass of water for the glass of wine.

If done correctly you will reap all the awe and admiration. It's likely you will be called a witch, and there is a chance someone will see what you did and try to alert the crowd, but if that happens you can always turn them into a newt.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on March 03, 2021, 01:05:57 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 09:27:40 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 04:47:02 PM
Next up, how to turn tap water into a nice Bordeaux.  Stay tuned.  ;D

Ok! Here's a step-by-step on how to turn a glass containing tap water into a glass containing legit French wine instead, especially for an audience:

1) Fill a glass with water.
2) Fill an identical glass with the French wine of your choice. Don't let anybody see you do this. Hide the glass.
3) Now this is important: get a partner to distract the crowd, preferably with a loud noise, so that they look in the opposite direction.
4) Quickly switch the glass of water for the glass of wine.

If done correctly you will reap all the awe and admiration. It's likely you will be called a witch, and there is a chance someone will see what you did and try to alert the crowd, but if that happens you can always turn them into a newt.
If you use a Riesling they won't know the difference, :)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Sandra Craft on March 03, 2021, 08:46:13 AM
Canada Dry Ginger Ale, the new Bold style.  It does have an extra strong fizz at the back of the throat.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Randy on March 06, 2021, 04:50:38 PM
Coffee - a breakfast blend with vanilla caramel creamer. I think my caregiver overdid the creamer however.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on March 07, 2021, 07:58:12 PM
I have before me a 2017 Legende Bordeaux from Barons de Rothschild (thought I'd give them another chance). It's a 60% Cab - 40% Merlot blend.  ABV is only 12%.  There are notes of cassis at the top, and a bit more than average tannin in the aftertaste.  It did pair well with some Stilton cheese that I had in the refrigerator. I'm giving it a 6 - not disappointing, but nothing special. 

I'm finding it hard to locate exceptional French wines in my area.  I may have to branch out to Austin in the near future.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Alex on March 12, 2021, 05:57:36 AM
tea
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tom62 on March 12, 2021, 07:26:07 AM
A lungo coffee
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 14, 2022, 04:35:00 PM
About 3 months ago, I started having episodes of tachycardia at night. It would wake me up, and my heart was doing about 120 bpm. It was quite uncomfortable, and scary. I started tracking it, and saw that it only happened if I had more than 2 drinks that evening. So, I've had to cut down. Basically a glass of beer and a glass of wine, and that's it. The hard stuff is a rarity. It finally caught up with me. On the weekends, if I have something at lunch and then wait until the evening to have anything else, I might squeeze 3 in, but I can't do three after 5:00 pm. I guess it's nature's way of telling me to slow down. I'll be 70 this year, so I've had my fun. I want to live long enough to meet my travel goals, so 2 drinks a night it is.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Papasito Bruno on January 14, 2022, 11:05:41 PM
What do you get if you cross a classic book with an alcoholic drink?




Tequila Mockingbird :o
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 15, 2022, 12:21:07 AM
I went up to a local liquor store to redeem my lotto winnings ($13!) got more lotto tickets and an Arrogant Bastard Ale (22 oz). The guy tried to charge me $12. They're $5.99. I told him forget it, but he found the manager- $5.99. I like a strong ale, once in awhile. I buy these about 3 times a month.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: TheFightSong on January 30, 2022, 03:28:48 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on December 29, 2020, 06:15:07 PM
...i don't understand how someone could want to be an accountant. not that there's anything wrong, but my mind just doesn't comprehend that type of thinking...
There are people who become accountants for corporations because it usually pays well. There are people who become accountants for non-profit organizations because it has a moral purpose attached. Then, there are people who become accountants because they can do the job and need to eat including paying bills.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 30, 2022, 04:20:23 AM
i know. but to me being an accountant has no reference point. its like saying i have a rewarding career watching paint dry.

people do it, and we need it done, but it makes no sense to me. but then if ihad my life to live over i would love to be a parasitologist, and pull roundworms out of peoples bums.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on January 30, 2022, 08:39:20 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on January 30, 2022, 04:20:23 AM
i know. but to me being an accountant has no reference point. its like saying i have a rewarding career watching paint dry.

people do it, and we need it done, but it makes no sense to me. but then if ihad my life to live over i would love to be a parasitologist, and pull roundworms out of peoples bums.

Says the man who drives across Nebraska for a living. ;)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 30, 2022, 10:32:50 AM
it does seem i spend a lot of time in nebraska
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: TheFightSong on January 30, 2022, 04:51:30 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on January 30, 2022, 04:20:23 AM
i know. but to me being an accountant has no reference point. its like saying i have a rewarding career watching paint dry.

people do it, and we need it done, but it makes no sense to me. but then if ihad my life to live over i would love to be a parasitologist, and pull roundworms out of peoples bums.
It requires the mentality of an economist and accountant to make sense of accounting in different ways. It is perceived as boring to a specific amount of people. It could be that accounting bores you, which might be why it does not make sense in your mind. Because your mind might refuse to make sense of something that bores you.

Going to drink orange juice eventually.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: hermes2015 on January 30, 2022, 05:02:22 PM
Quote from: Tank on January 30, 2022, 08:39:20 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on January 30, 2022, 04:20:23 AM
i know. but to me being an accountant has no reference point. its like saying i have a rewarding career watching paint dry.

people do it, and we need it done, but it makes no sense to me. but then if ihad my life to live over i would love to be a parasitologist, and pull roundworms out of peoples bums.

Says the man who drives across Nebraska for a living. ;)

While singing traditional trucking shanties.

A trucking I will go.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on January 30, 2022, 06:33:26 PM


welli admit its a in bit stark in midwinter

but in the springtime when the tornados come alive its a different place
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on January 31, 2022, 09:27:58 AM
You must get a lot of time to think?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on January 31, 2022, 03:33:40 PM
Thinking leads to drinking, which is what this thread is about. I had my first experience with Bulgarian grape brandy this past week. A doc from Bulgaria, who is employed at our hospital system, gave me a bottle. Better than Mezcal (what isn't?), but does not rise to the Cognac level. Still, quite drinkable.

Now, let's stay on track, here.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 01, 2022, 12:46:40 AM
i thinl all the time. sometimes i think about people who dont like mezcal.

is it the worm?

i detest sugar and when something is sweet i generally dont drink it unless its something im habituated to, like orange juice. but i cant do pineapple juice.

i like bushmills irish whiskey but cant drink tullamore dew or that thing with the green label.

jameson.

or bourbons.

i dont know much about whiskeys because i cant afford to try out tbe single malt stuff.

but mezcal agrees with me somehow. i need to ecpand my repertoire there
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 01, 2022, 12:48:41 AM
but not this

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/1?q=mezcal+brands&client=ms-android-verizon&biw=384&bih=756&tbs=vw:l&prmd=sinxv&prds=num:1,of:1,eto:10744751379226382510_0,prmr:1,pid:10744751379226382510,cs:1

i dont understand the raw chicken part either
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 01, 2022, 02:50:33 AM
Single malts are scotch. Bourbons are made from corn squeezins. I'm currently imbibing on a Samuel Adam's Boston Lager, and there was a nip of Old #7, previously... Jack Daniels, for the uninitiated. I have to be careful with scotch; I suffer the effects even into the following day, unlike cognac or corn (or rye) squeezins.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Bad Penny II on February 01, 2022, 12:29:09 PM
Beer, obviously.



Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on February 02, 2022, 03:29:25 AM
Cheap booze will make you stupid the same as high priced booze and visa versa.  In my case, I opt for the cheap stuff as a matter of budget constraint.  My local giant grocery Chain has separate liqueur stores, often directly adjoined to the grocery store but with separate entrance doors.  (Dumb ass Florida Laws forced into place by good and holy Chistian legislators)

It is a matter of fact that much of the American branded alcoholic spirit is actually made in Canada. In my case I usually buy a brand of blended whiskey labeled Canadian Club.

 
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 02, 2022, 10:39:56 AM
i shall test it, and return forthwith to render judgment.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 11, 2022, 12:13:21 AM
French Bourgogne wine. Feelin' mellow.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 11, 2022, 12:57:47 AM
Bud.
Wise.
Er.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 11, 2022, 01:06:24 AM
Quote from: Icarus on February 02, 2022, 03:29:25 AM
Cheap booze will make you stupid the same as high priced booze and visa versa.  In my case, I opt for the cheap stuff as a matter of budget constraint.  My local giant grocery Chain has separate liqueur stores, often directly adjoined to the grocery store but with separate entrance doors.  (Dumb ass Florida Laws forced into place by good and holy Chistian legislators)

It is a matter of fact that much of the American branded alcoholic spirit is actually made in Canada. In my case I usually buy a brand of blended whiskey labeled Canadian Club.



I worked about 3-1/2 years on and off in Florida, from '01-'07. I don't recall not being able to buy boozores in the grocery stores, but then I do remember that there were two ABC liquor stores, approximately across town in Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral. It's obviously been awhile since I was there. Sounds like Idaho, in a way. I lived there for about 2 years. They have state-run liquor stores with set hours. Sundays, they were closed. One could buy beer or wine pretty much anywhere, like convenience stores or the big retail chains.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on February 11, 2022, 02:23:15 AM
^ Times have changed DL.. I live in Polk county.  Thirty... forty years ago it was a dry county. Church folk don't you know. We finally came to our senses and figured out that the county line was only minutes away. There were titty bars at the county line too. We had to keep our wayward menfolk away from those dens of iniquity.

Time marches on. Our county began to allow liquor sales at approved hours, certainly not on the Sabbath day.  The hours loosened so that the common man could buy booze after working hours.  Now the huge Publix grocery chain has liquor stores near almost every one of their grocery stores.  The rules still prohibit grocery stores from selling hard liquor.  Beer and wine OK, not hard stuff.  Solution; build a wall between the grocery store and the booze store.  Stupid rule but it works for Publix.

We Florida folk must be winos. The display of wines in the grocery section is at least 100 feet long and six feet high. In addition, the liquor stores, next door, have a large display of wines.

Our churchy friends are really suffering.  The liquor availability is no longer compromised.  At present there are loud hues and cries about removing suggestive books from middle and high school libraries. We are also really uptight about anything that even remotely resembles CRT.

Too damned cold in Vermont, or I might move there.

Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
Quote from: Icarus on February 11, 2022, 02:23:15 AM
^ Times have changed DL.. I live in Polk county.  Thirty... forty years ago it was a dry county. Church folk don't you know. We finally came to our senses and figured out that the county line was only minutes away. There were titty bars at the county line too. We had to keep our wayward menfolk away from those dens of iniquity.

Time marches on. Our county began to allow liquor sales at approved hours, certainly not on the Sabbath day.  The hours loosened so that the common man could buy booze after working hours.  Now the huge Publix grocery chain has liquor stores near almost every one of their grocery stores.  The rules still prohibit grocery stores from selling hard liquor.  Beer and wine OK, not hard stuff.  Solution; build a wall between the grocery store and the booze store.  Stupid rule but it works for Publix.

We Florida folk must be winos. The display of wines in the grocery section is at least 100 feet long and six feet high. In addition, the liquor stores, next door, have a large display of wines.

Our churchy friends are really suffering.  The liquor availability is no longer compromised.  At present there are loud hues and cries about removing suggestive books from middle and high school libraries. We are also really uptight about anything that even remotely resembles CRT.

Too damned cold in Vermont, or I might move there.

More Americans have been enabled to be impulsively greedy consumers via alcohol while being groomed since childhood into becoming adult worker drones without leisure time for intellectual growth nor freethought to keep corrupt elites wealthier and more powerful than most people internationally. These worker drones allow these suggestive books to be taken away from school libraries. Because they are cowards to knowledge that offends their echo chambers and feelings. They use the rhetorical "think about the children" excuse to promote their echo chambers by keeping specific knowledge away from children. This is what keeps them weak intellectually. Unfortunately, America is known for anti-intellectualism, illiteracy, and low I.Q's because of corrupt elites dehumanizing working class Americans for profit and power since America became a country. So, not I am not surprised this controversy of suggestive books in school libraries exists in America. I say this as a creative writer who prefers freedom for thinking and writing rather than be an elite's dehumanized worker drone treated like disposable physical labor without much intellectual growth nor respect. I don't trust anyone who pretentiously tries to make children not know what adults do. Because ignorance is dangerous. It is what makes history repeat itself. People who actually care about improving our world do not make children ignorant. Because the path to hell is paved with good intentions. We would not be able to have our modern medicine, technologies, and other things used for letting people thrive if we blindly followed orders and traditions by keeping our children in the dark. Allowing children to be smarter by challenging them instead of letting misguided feelings and echo chambers keep their intellectual growth stagnated helped societies evolve.

I am going to drink a protein shake with banana and coconut in it.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 11, 2022, 03:55:20 AM
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
More Americans have been enabled to be impulsively greedy consumers via alcohol while being groomed since childhood into becoming adult worker drones without leisure time for intellectual growth nor freethought to keep corrupt elites wealthier and more powerful than most people internationally. These worker drones allow these suggestive books to be taken away from school libraries. Because they are cowards to knowledge that offends their echo chambers and feelings. They use the rhetorical "think about the children" excuse to promote their echo chambers by keeping specific knowledge away from children. This is what keeps them weak intellectually. Unfortunately, America is known for anti-intellectualism, illiteracy, and low I.Q's because of corrupt elites dehumanizing working class Americans for profit and power since America became a country. So, not I am not surprised this controversy of suggestive books in school libraries exists in America. I say this as a creative writer who prefers freedom for thinking and writing rather than be an elite's dehumanized worker drone treated like disposable physical labor without much intellectual growth nor respect. I don't trust anyone who pretentiously tries to make children not know what adults do. Because ignorance is dangerous. It is what makes history repeat itself. People who actually care about improving our world do not make children ignorant. Because the path to hell is paved with good intentions. We would not be able to have our modern medicine, technologies, and other things used for letting people thrive if we blindly followed orders and traditions by keeping our children in the dark. Allowing children to be smarter by challenging them instead of letting misguided feelings and echo chambers keep their intellectual growth stagnated helped societies evolve.




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Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
I am going to drink a protein shake with banana and coconut in it.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 11, 2022, 04:02:07 AM
Quote from: Icarus on February 11, 2022, 02:23:15 AM
^ Times have changed DL.. I live in Polk county.  Thirty... forty years ago it was a dry county. Church folk don't you know. We finally came to our senses and figured out that the county line was only minutes away. There were titty bars at the county line too. We had to keep our wayward menfolk away from those dens of iniquity.

Time marches on. Our county began to allow liquor sales at approved hours, certainly not on the Sabbath day.  The hours loosened so that the common man could buy booze after working hours.  Now the huge Publix grocery chain has liquor stores near almost every one of their grocery stores.  The rules still prohibit grocery stores from selling hard liquor.  Beer and wine OK, not hard stuff.  Solution; build a wall between the grocery store and the booze store.  Stupid rule but it works for Publix.

We Florida folk must be winos. The display of wines in the grocery section is at least 100 feet long and six feet high. In addition, the liquor stores, next door, have a large display of wines.

Our churchy friends are really suffering.  The liquor availability is no longer compromised.  At present there are loud hues and cries about removing suggestive books from middle and high school libraries. We are also really uptight about anything that even remotely resembles CRT.

Too damned cold in Vermont, or I might move there.

When I was in the Navy, I had my job training in Illinois. We weren't far from Wisconsin, and used to drive up to Kenosha to get boozores. We could only get beer (or maybe wine?) on base.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 11, 2022, 04:06:06 AM
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
More Americans have been enabled to be impulsively greedy consumers via alcohol while being groomed since childhood into becoming adult worker drones without leisure time for intellectual growth nor freethought to keep corrupt elites wealthier and more powerful than most people internationally. These worker drones allow these suggestive books to be taken away from school libraries. Because they are cowards to knowledge that offends their echo chambers and feelings. They use the rhetorical "think about the children" excuse to promote their echo chambers by keeping specific knowledge away from children. This is what keeps them weak intellectually. Unfortunately, America is known for anti-intellectualism, illiteracy, and low I.Q's because of corrupt elites dehumanizing working class Americans for profit and power since America became a country. So, not I am not surprised this controversy of suggestive books in school libraries exists in America. I say this as a creative writer who prefers freedom for thinking and writing rather than be an elite's dehumanized worker drone treated like disposable physical labor without much intellectual growth nor respect. I don't trust anyone who pretentiously tries to make children not know what adults do. Because ignorance is dangerous. It is what makes history repeat itself. People who actually care about improving our world do not make children ignorant. Because the path to hell is paved with good intentions. We would not be able to have our modern medicine, technologies, and other things used for letting people thrive if we blindly followed orders and traditions by keeping our children in the dark. Allowing children to be smarter by challenging them instead of letting misguided feelings and echo chambers keep their intellectual growth stagnated helped societies evolve.

I am going to drink a protein shake with banana and coconut in it.

I realize that it might be asking a lot, but could you maybe focus on answering one question at a time, and not going off on several tangents?

Off topic- do you post as "Proletarian Banner", elsewhere?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 04:24:25 AM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 11, 2022, 03:55:20 AM
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
More Americans have been enabled to be impulsively greedy consumers via alcohol while being groomed since childhood into becoming adult worker drones without leisure time for intellectual growth nor freethought to keep corrupt elites wealthier and more powerful than most people internationally. These worker drones allow these suggestive books to be taken away from school libraries. Because they are cowards to knowledge that offends their echo chambers and feelings. They use the rhetorical "think about the children" excuse to promote their echo chambers by keeping specific knowledge away from children. This is what keeps them weak intellectually. Unfortunately, America is known for anti-intellectualism, illiteracy, and low I.Q's because of corrupt elites dehumanizing working class Americans for profit and power since America became a country. So, not I am not surprised this controversy of suggestive books in school libraries exists in America. I say this as a creative writer who prefers freedom for thinking and writing rather than be an elite's dehumanized worker drone treated like disposable physical labor without much intellectual growth nor respect. I don't trust anyone who pretentiously tries to make children not know what adults do. Because ignorance is dangerous. It is what makes history repeat itself. People who actually care about improving our world do not make children ignorant. Because the path to hell is paved with good intentions. We would not be able to have our modern medicine, technologies, and other things used for letting people thrive if we blindly followed orders and traditions by keeping our children in the dark. Allowing children to be smarter by challenging them instead of letting misguided feelings and echo chambers keep their intellectual growth stagnated helped societies evolve.




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Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
I am going to drink a protein shake with banana and coconut in it.

Protein, coconuts, and bananas are healthy. That's why.

Also, I was commenting on what Icarus was talking about with the anti-freethought mentality of removing "suggestive" books from school libraries.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 04:30:25 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 11, 2022, 04:06:06 AM
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
More Americans have been enabled to be impulsively greedy consumers via alcohol while being groomed since childhood into becoming adult worker drones without leisure time for intellectual growth nor freethought to keep corrupt elites wealthier and more powerful than most people internationally. These worker drones allow these suggestive books to be taken away from school libraries. Because they are cowards to knowledge that offends their echo chambers and feelings. They use the rhetorical "think about the children" excuse to promote their echo chambers by keeping specific knowledge away from children. This is what keeps them weak intellectually. Unfortunately, America is known for anti-intellectualism, illiteracy, and low I.Q's because of corrupt elites dehumanizing working class Americans for profit and power since America became a country. So, not I am not surprised this controversy of suggestive books in school libraries exists in America. I say this as a creative writer who prefers freedom for thinking and writing rather than be an elite's dehumanized worker drone treated like disposable physical labor without much intellectual growth nor respect. I don't trust anyone who pretentiously tries to make children not know what adults do. Because ignorance is dangerous. It is what makes history repeat itself. People who actually care about improving our world do not make children ignorant. Because the path to hell is paved with good intentions. We would not be able to have our modern medicine, technologies, and other things used for letting people thrive if we blindly followed orders and traditions by keeping our children in the dark. Allowing children to be smarter by challenging them instead of letting misguided feelings and echo chambers keep their intellectual growth stagnated helped societies evolve.

I am going to drink a protein shake with banana and coconut in it.

I realize that it might be asking a lot, but could you maybe focus on answering one question at a time, and not going off on several tangents?

Off topic- do you post as "Proletarian Banner", elsewhere?
No to answer your question.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 11, 2022, 04:51:46 AM
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 04:30:25 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 11, 2022, 04:06:06 AM
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
More Americans have been enabled to be impulsively greedy consumers via alcohol while being groomed since childhood into becoming adult worker drones without leisure time for intellectual growth nor freethought to keep corrupt elites wealthier and more powerful than most people internationally. These worker drones allow these suggestive books to be taken away from school libraries. Because they are cowards to knowledge that offends their echo chambers and feelings. They use the rhetorical "think about the children" excuse to promote their echo chambers by keeping specific knowledge away from children. This is what keeps them weak intellectually. Unfortunately, America is known for anti-intellectualism, illiteracy, and low I.Q's because of corrupt elites dehumanizing working class Americans for profit and power since America became a country. So, not I am not surprised this controversy of suggestive books in school libraries exists in America. I say this as a creative writer who prefers freedom for thinking and writing rather than be an elite's dehumanized worker drone treated like disposable physical labor without much intellectual growth nor respect. I don't trust anyone who pretentiously tries to make children not know what adults do. Because ignorance is dangerous. It is what makes history repeat itself. People who actually care about improving our world do not make children ignorant. Because the path to hell is paved with good intentions. We would not be able to have our modern medicine, technologies, and other things used for letting people thrive if we blindly followed orders and traditions by keeping our children in the dark. Allowing children to be smarter by challenging them instead of letting misguided feelings and echo chambers keep their intellectual growth stagnated helped societies evolve.

I am going to drink a protein shake with banana and coconut in it.

I realize that it might be asking a lot, but could you maybe focus on answering one question at a time, and not going off on several tangents?

Off topic- do you post as "Proletarian Banner", elsewhere?
No to answer your question.

I had TWO questions. I will reiterate the question you didn't answer. "Could you maybe focus on answering one question at a time, and not going off on several tangents?"
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:13:33 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 11, 2022, 04:51:46 AM
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 04:30:25 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 11, 2022, 04:06:06 AM
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
More Americans have been enabled to be impulsively greedy consumers via alcohol while being groomed since childhood into becoming adult worker drones without leisure time for intellectual growth nor freethought to keep corrupt elites wealthier and more powerful than most people internationally. These worker drones allow these suggestive books to be taken away from school libraries. Because they are cowards to knowledge that offends their echo chambers and feelings. They use the rhetorical "think about the children" excuse to promote their echo chambers by keeping specific knowledge away from children. This is what keeps them weak intellectually. Unfortunately, America is known for anti-intellectualism, illiteracy, and low I.Q's because of corrupt elites dehumanizing working class Americans for profit and power since America became a country. So, not I am not surprised this controversy of suggestive books in school libraries exists in America. I say this as a creative writer who prefers freedom for thinking and writing rather than be an elite's dehumanized worker drone treated like disposable physical labor without much intellectual growth nor respect. I don't trust anyone who pretentiously tries to make children not know what adults do. Because ignorance is dangerous. It is what makes history repeat itself. People who actually care about improving our world do not make children ignorant. Because the path to hell is paved with good intentions. We would not be able to have our modern medicine, technologies, and other things used for letting people thrive if we blindly followed orders and traditions by keeping our children in the dark. Allowing children to be smarter by challenging them instead of letting misguided feelings and echo chambers keep their intellectual growth stagnated helped societies evolve.

I am going to drink a protein shake with banana and coconut in it.

I realize that it might be asking a lot, but could you maybe focus on answering one question at a time, and not going off on several tangents?

Off topic- do you post as "Proletarian Banner", elsewhere?
No to answer your question.

I had TWO questions. I will reiterate the question you didn't answer. "Could you maybe focus on answering one question at a time, and not going off on several tangents?"
My bad. My head was kind of foggy last night due to seasonal change where I live.

No to answer your question about posting as "Proletarian Banner" elsewhere.

I was commenting on Icarus's post about suggestive books. That is why it seemed like my comment had tangents.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 11, 2022, 09:03:01 PM
So, this thread is about drinking.  That's all.   I guard it jealously to keep people from getting off track. Right now I am having a glass of wine.  What are you drinking now?
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 11, 2022, 09:18:04 PM
A beer.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on February 11, 2022, 09:18:42 PM
Cup of cold tea.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 11, 2022, 09:38:34 PM
Just finished my last coffee of the day. I'll coast for a few hours and then have a beer...or two.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 09:45:58 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on February 11, 2022, 09:03:01 PM
So, this thread is about drinking.  That's all.   I guard it jealously to keep people from getting off track. Right now I am having a glass of wine.  What are you drinking now?
Unless people do get off track and talk about non-drinking activities, such as doing a bunch of shenanigans after getting very snockered. 😈

Drinking nothing.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 11, 2022, 11:29:17 PM
guinness


half a drink and half a meal

and the other half tonight is my lovely wife s tamale pie
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Mr. B on February 11, 2022, 11:46:38 PM
Vodka and water with ice.

I read a comment earlier on this forum that mixing anything with ice is detrimental to my health.

So be it.

*takes puff off of cigarette*
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Mr. B on February 11, 2022, 11:58:54 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 11, 2022, 03:55:20 AM
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
More Americans have been enabled to be impulsively greedy consumers via alcohol while being groomed since childhood into becoming adult worker drones without leisure time for intellectual growth nor freethought to keep corrupt elites wealthier and more powerful than most people internationally. These worker drones allow these suggestive books to be taken away from school libraries. Because they are cowards to knowledge that offends their echo chambers and feelings. They use the rhetorical "think about the children" excuse to promote their echo chambers by keeping specific knowledge away from children. This is what keeps them weak intellectually. Unfortunately, America is known for anti-intellectualism, illiteracy, and low I.Q's because of corrupt elites dehumanizing working class Americans for profit and power since America became a country. So, not I am not surprised this controversy of suggestive books in school libraries exists in America. I say this as a creative writer who prefers freedom for thinking and writing rather than be an elite's dehumanized worker drone treated like disposable physical labor without much intellectual growth nor respect. I don't trust anyone who pretentiously tries to make children not know what adults do. Because ignorance is dangerous. It is what makes history repeat itself. People who actually care about improving our world do not make children ignorant. Because the path to hell is paved with good intentions. We would not be able to have our modern medicine, technologies, and other things used for letting people thrive if we blindly followed orders and traditions by keeping our children in the dark. Allowing children to be smarter by challenging them instead of letting misguided feelings and echo chambers keep their intellectual growth stagnated helped societies evolve.




(https://c.tenor.com/R_N2FwCFBbcAAAAM/confused-white-persian-guardian.gif)
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
I am going to drink a protein shake with banana and coconut in it.

What she really wants is for everyone to hate America as much as she does.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2022, 01:15:40 AM
Quote from: Mr. B on February 11, 2022, 11:58:54 PM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 11, 2022, 03:55:20 AM
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
More Americans have been enabled to be impulsively greedy consumers via alcohol while being groomed since childhood into becoming adult worker drones without leisure time for intellectual growth nor freethought to keep corrupt elites wealthier and more powerful than most people internationally. These worker drones allow these suggestive books to be taken away from school libraries. Because they are cowards to knowledge that offends their echo chambers and feelings. They use the rhetorical "think about the children" excuse to promote their echo chambers by keeping specific knowledge away from children. This is what keeps them weak intellectually. Unfortunately, America is known for anti-intellectualism, illiteracy, and low I.Q's because of corrupt elites dehumanizing working class Americans for profit and power since America became a country. So, not I am not surprised this controversy of suggestive books in school libraries exists in America. I say this as a creative writer who prefers freedom for thinking and writing rather than be an elite's dehumanized worker drone treated like disposable physical labor without much intellectual growth nor respect. I don't trust anyone who pretentiously tries to make children not know what adults do. Because ignorance is dangerous. It is what makes history repeat itself. People who actually care about improving our world do not make children ignorant. Because the path to hell is paved with good intentions. We would not be able to have our modern medicine, technologies, and other things used for letting people thrive if we blindly followed orders and traditions by keeping our children in the dark. Allowing children to be smarter by challenging them instead of letting misguided feelings and echo chambers keep their intellectual growth stagnated helped societies evolve.




(https://c.tenor.com/R_N2FwCFBbcAAAAM/confused-white-persian-guardian.gif)
Quote from: TheFightSong on February 11, 2022, 03:27:05 AM
I am going to drink a protein shake with banana and coconut in it.

What she really wants is for everyone to hate America as much as she does.

Hello, Mr B. I don't read her screeds, so am unsure of content. When I see a wall of text from some motor-fingered individual, I ignore it. :smilenod:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 12, 2022, 02:27:46 AM
I think it's time for......
(https://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/give_a_fuck.gif)

Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 12, 2022, 03:11:31 AM
I'm drinking coconut water mixed with a little tart cherry concentrate. Very yummy.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2022, 04:31:57 AM
A small glass (~4 oz) of red wine. I have found that it helps me go back to sleep after my ~3 AM trip to the BR. Otherwise, I'm up at 4:30 to 5 AM for the rest of the day, and am running on empty. I can also get by with one less mug of coffee this way.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on February 12, 2022, 04:46:59 AM
heap bourbon.  Mid-range scotch when I am feeling extravagant.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on February 12, 2022, 04:49:05 AM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 12, 2022, 02:27:46 AM
I think it's time for......
(https://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/give_a_fuck.gif)

Best one yet Mags. ;D

Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: No one on February 12, 2022, 04:49:15 AM
C20H25N3O
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 12, 2022, 05:47:01 AM
A, Modelo Chelada Limon Y Sal. Now I'm feeling... Extravagantly drunk.  :beer:
Happy Friday.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Davin on February 12, 2022, 06:34:52 AM
I'm drinking a military industrial murder and genocide complex that promote the wealthy and devours the poor while brain washing the children into growing up into corrupted consumption robots perpetrating the whole system into the future until all that's left is a nuclear wasteland produced cup of water. 
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Magdalena on February 12, 2022, 06:48:48 AM
Quote from: Davin on February 12, 2022, 06:34:52 AM
I'm drinking a military industrial murder and genocide complex that promote the wealthy and devours the poor while brain washing the children into growing up into corrupted consumption robots perpetrating the whole system into the future until all that's left is a nuclear wasteland produced cup of water.

(https://c.tenor.com/GInBaAGln_UAAAAd/smoke-out-laughing-out-loud.gif)
Oh! That's a good one.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: hermes2015 on February 12, 2022, 08:10:48 AM
Quote from: No one on February 12, 2022, 04:49:15 AM
C20H25N3O

Get down off that ceiling this very instant.  :fingerwag:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Tank on February 12, 2022, 08:48:31 AM
A cup of hot tea.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: billy rubin on February 12, 2022, 12:07:40 PM
there is no substitute for coffee
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 12, 2022, 03:18:11 PM
Good Morning,

I'm having pour-over coffee this morning. It's organic/fair trade from Honduras (Cooperative Raos from San Miguel, Marcal, La Paz)

I spend a good deal of time in La Paz when I was in Honduras, it's a beautiful mountainous region located in the Comayagua valley.

We had some family visit us from Honduras last summer and they brought me a couple bags as it's some of my favorite even though it's a light roast, it has a nutty, chocolatey note. I'm on my last bag unfortunately, but this is really good coffee.

:dominidomini:

There's no coffee smiley, so I used the priest smiley since coffee is truly a gift from the gods!
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2022, 03:33:30 PM
Coffee :reading:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 12, 2022, 03:41:39 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2022, 03:33:30 PM
Coffee :reading:

To be fair Sir Dark Lighning, when you click on that smiley it says "News", though the one to the left of it says tea!!

So it could be inferred that particular smiley is drinking coffee, but maybe not...maybe it's miso broth?

I WANT A COFFEE SMILEY >:(

8)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Mr. B on February 12, 2022, 03:50:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krxU5Y9lCS8

You can't always get what you want.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Anne D. on February 12, 2022, 06:12:02 PM
Black coffee. Yes, truly a gift from the gods. But a Modelo with lemon and salt is also sounding pretty divine.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 12, 2022, 06:36:27 PM
Quote from: Davin on February 12, 2022, 06:34:52 AM
I'm drinking a military industrial murder and genocide complex that promote the wealthy and devours the poor while brain washing the children into growing up into corrupted consumption robots perpetrating the whole system into the future until all that's left is a nuclear wasteland produced cup of water.

:rofl:
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2022, 07:09:45 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 12, 2022, 03:41:39 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2022, 03:33:30 PM
Coffee :reading:

To be fair Sir Dark Lighning, when you click on that smiley it says "News", though the one to the left of it says tea!!

So it could be inferred that particular smiley is drinking coffee, but maybe not...maybe it's miso broth?

I WANT A COFFEE SMILEY >:(

8)
I get that, but every other website I go to that uses emojis associates that one with coffee consumption. It's crazy, that emoji says, "reading" when you pick it from the list, and "news, meh" when you hover over in a post.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on February 12, 2022, 07:10:35 PM
Quote from: No one on February 12, 2022, 04:49:15 AM
C20H25N3O

Is this like LSD mixed with Club Soda? What about the lime?

Currently, I'm sipping on Bulgarian grape brandy. Burgas 63 Pearl, to be exact. A gift from a Bulgarian physician couple whom I know.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Recusant on February 13, 2022, 05:19:54 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2022, 07:09:45 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 12, 2022, 03:41:39 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2022, 03:33:30 PM
Coffee :reading:

To be fair Sir Dark Lighning, when you click on that smiley it says "News", though the one to the left of it says tea!!

So it could be inferred that particular smiley is drinking coffee, but maybe not...maybe it's miso broth?

I WANT A COFFEE SMILEY >:(

8)
I get that, but every other website I go to that uses emojis associates that one with coffee consumption. It's crazy, that emoji says, "reading" when you pick it from the list, and "news, meh" when you hover over in a post.

Yes most likely coffee's what's in the cup, yes that smiley is most commonly a reference to coffee, and nothing wrong with using it for that despite its idiosyncratic labels here. To me it looks bored and maybe a bit disillusioned, while I consider coffee a happy thing. If I come across a more java-centric smiley I'll add to the zoo.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 13, 2022, 07:54:03 PM
Quote from: Recusant on February 13, 2022, 05:19:54 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2022, 07:09:45 PM
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 12, 2022, 03:41:39 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 12, 2022, 03:33:30 PM
Coffee :reading:

To be fair Sir Dark Lighning, when you click on that smiley it says "News", though the one to the left of it says tea!!

So it could be inferred that particular smiley is drinking coffee, but maybe not...maybe it's miso broth?

I WANT A COFFEE SMILEY >:(

8)
I get that, but every other website I go to that uses emojis associates that one with coffee consumption. It's crazy, that emoji says, "reading" when you pick it from the list, and "news, meh" when you hover over in a post.

Yes most likely coffee's what's in the cup, yes that smiley is most commonly a reference to coffee, and nothing wrong with using it for that despite its idiosyncratic labels here. To me it looks bored and maybe a bit disillusioned, while I consider coffee a happy thing. If I come across a more java-centric smiley I'll add to the zoo.

Gracias Señor Recusant!

I will have to have you over sometime for coffee.

I adore coffee. I use my pour-over and my Fench Press most often to make coffee. I do the Pour-Over at home, and I use a French Press at the office as it's quicker and easier, but I also enjoy making Turkish coffee in my Ibrik pots, as well as espresso.  :reading:

Here are some of my coffee and tea pots to include my pour-over kit, along with my electric kettle which I received last year for my birthday. I love the variety of uses, and the speed of the electric kettle. You can set it for whatever the desired temperature you want or need for your coffee or tea (For pour-over I like it around 198F)
I also like that it will hold the temperature for a couple hours, so if I'm drinking tea I can have more than one cup without having to reheat the water.

It's Sunday so I had more coffee than I normally due, not switching over to tea!

(https://i.imgur.com/QuEVn55.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 14, 2022, 12:10:25 AM
There ae several coffee emojis here: http://rationalia.com/z/index.html (http://rationalia.com/z/index.html)
Scroll down about 10 rows.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: hermes2015 on February 14, 2022, 04:22:06 AM
Last night my extended family and I had our weekly dinner at an excellent Mandarin restaurant. We ended with the usual green tea, but that is not the point of my story. Next door is a newish Japanese restaurant that has had good reviews. Interestingly, they have a water sommelier, of which there are not too many worldwide.

https://www.businessinsider.co.za/being-a-water-sommelier-is-so-niche-sa-has-only-one-certified-how-candice-jansen-became-one-2021-5

I hear some of the water choices are up to around 50 euros per bottle.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 14, 2022, 05:21:55 AM
People dying of thirst, and someone has figured out how to sell water for 50 euros a bottle. It's on a par with salt tasting parties. What a world we live in. I at least hope that part of the proceeds are helping water-impoverished people get water.
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Icarus on February 14, 2022, 06:23:44 AM
In bread making, water has an influence.  The tap water in my house is chlorinated and has fluorine traces.  The chlorine seems to interfere with fermentation.  I use filtered pure water for my clumsy efforts at making bread.

I also use filtered water to make tea or coffee.  There is a subtle difference in taste.  Ordinary cooking, as in boiling potatoes or some such thing, the chlorine boils off and does not affect the taste of potatoes, carrots, or whatever
Title: Re: What are you drinking now?
Post by: Papasito Bruno on February 25, 2022, 09:24:56 PM
We've used a Berkey water filer system for quite a while now, and absolutely love it!

(https://i.imgur.com/0G12yXQ.jpg)

The taste and quality of the water it produces is noticeably different than the water out of the tap. You can read more about it in the link below. (The main black filters last about 3-5 years depending on use, and the white fluoride filters last about 1 year)

Tea and coffee really taste so much better using filtered water...nice thing about this system is that it's gravity fed, and portable.

I have tried to get our office to purchase one, as we go through quite a few 5 gallon water jugs a week. The only drawback of these is you have to fill them with water regularly, and we figured no one would be doing so in the office on a regular basis so we would be out of good water when we need it. (Takes time for the water to filter as it's a gravity fed system)



https://www.berkeyfilters.com




Also, you all should join the 3 day no-alcohol challenge on February 29, 30 and 31!!