Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Priorities... Again

Just in from a major re-supply run out to Cannon Airplane Patch and the damage to the bank account was thus: $91.00 for a case o' beer malt beverages from New Belgium, a bottle o' Drambuie, and a bottle o' Glenfiddich; a mere $76.00 (and change) for food. Note that we're drinking the cheap(er) Scotch these days... economizing by buying the Glenfiddich at $39.00 (and change) vs The Balvenie at $65.00 (and change). Still... there doesn't seem to be much improvement. Ah, well.  It is what it is.  And it is good.

And now it's time for Happy Hour!

12 comments:

  1. I'm so out of the loop here we need to sit down for a couple of happy hours and catch up.

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  2. What do ya do with Drambuie? Back in my yoof, it was prescribed for helping wee lass' out of their minds.

    w/v: dicstco-How you described nightclub music in 1979 after Drambuie.

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  3. Alison and Moogie: Backatcha! ::clink:: (that was a coffee cup)

    Laurie! Long time, Kiddo!

    Darryl: Rusty Nails! (straight up)

    Lou: That's the normal weekly beer run, bi-weekly on the scotch/Drambuie.

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  4. virgil xenophon02 October, 2009 03:03

    Buck, Buck, Buck,

    You're missing the boat on Drambuie. Good as it is as a Rusty Nail, try a Mig-15--equal parts Drambuie and Cognac on the rocks. prefer a double shot of each over the rocks--then sit back and slowly become immobilized. LOL.

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  5. Virgil: It's a good thing my Ol' Man has passed on... He'd have a hemorrhage if he read what you do to cognac! Yup... he was a purist's purist. :D

    That said... I'll give a MiG-15 a try the next time I'm in a bar. We don't have any cognac in our liquor cabinet.

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  6. virgil xenophon03 October, 2009 00:28

    Buck,

    You don't have to get the super good stuff like Martel, etc., for it to taste right, any half-way good middling brand (or even decent cut-rate) will do as Drambuie alters everything anyway. When I DO drink Cognac straight I prefer Martel--both for the taste and in honor of a "Prairie Fire" FAC that flew out of DaNang named Paul Martel (from Hawaii & ret there) who was a Major when I met him and one of the great guys around.

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  7. Noted, Virgil! Martel is my brand o' choice straight up, as well. The Ol' Man taught me pretty good. :D

    Speaking of cognac and things French... have you ever had calvados, aka Liquid Norman Fire? Once again, the Ol Man had something of a fetish for this stuff and I never really acquired the taste.

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  8. virgil xenophon03 October, 2009 20:24

    Buck/

    Calvados, that apple/pear-based stuff? I never did either. First tried it in the UK, where it is fairly popular for some unk reason. Never really saw the allure.

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  9. Yup... one and the same. I never "got" it, either.

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