If a lifetime can be likened to a day, then this is Happy Hour!
Soooo---- Ya gonna "spring forward" into St. Pat's Day, Buck? What's the plan, Stan? Any local pubs holding a big shindig? Who knows, might meet wife#3 (or would it be "concubine" this time around?) at the party, stranger things have happened. The long-time D.A. of Louisville ended up in Louisville that way. Short-Story: I was up in Denver on a x-country in plt tng in 1967 to see a friend in intell school there at Lowry and we were standing/waiting in a looong line outside the most famous Irish pub in Denver (whose name I don't recall now, but it's the one where the guy wouldn't sell out to a developer and they built an entire sky-scraper around it w. o. touching it so the pub is part of the facade of the sky-scraper facing the street--a story in itself!) and we--he, I and several of his Intel school classmates--struck up a conversation with several gals waiting ahead of us, "Where ya from", etc. One said she was from Louisville. "Oh," I said--remember, , one of my college roommates was from Louisville--"you're from Lou-ah-vuuull, eh?' I said. "Oh, he knows how to pronounce it!" she squealed. Now we were "in like Flynn." Well, long story short, one of my friends buddies--a guy from NY State, started dating her, married her, and went back to Louisville to Law school after he got out of the AF, and became a highly successful lawyer and was years later elected D.A. When we first moved to Louisville from N. O. I bumped into him when he was in pvt practice and had an office in the same bldg as did Merill Lynch where I worked. "You just never know.." And finally, THE main question, Buck: John Jameson or Bushmills? The "rules" say you GOT to declare your fealty! Gotta pick sides! (I'm a John Jameson man myself--don't know if I can keep talkin' to you if you're a Bushmills guy. :) )
Rest easy, Virg. I'm a Jameson's guy, when I drink Irish whiskey. But I drink single-malts 99% of the time, so there's that.
There are some who'd claim Tullamore Dew
I've seen it but don't think I've drunk it.
Nice story Virgil.
Back when I indulged, the rule was the Old Bushmills was kept in the fridge so no ice was needed. Then it wouldn't be diluted when the ice melted. The second rule was whoever drank it past the halfway point bought the next one and put it in the fridge. Rule number three... no Bushmills for anyone who'd had more than three beers in an hour 'cause they won't appreciate it anyway.
SN2 gifted me with these really neat stainless steel "ice" cubes last Christmas... cools yer drink, doesn't dilute it. Very nice! I like yer rules, Skip.
Just be polite... that's all I ask.