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2022-07-02 10:11:18 PM  
Whatever.  People who don't like the taste of gin are like children who don't like the taste of coffee - they simply have uneducated palates.

"Whisky came from the Irish, Vodka from the Russians, Brandy from the French, Tequila from the Mexicans, and Rum from the Caribbean, but Gin?  Gin came from God."
 
2022-07-02 11:22:55 PM  
I went to Mexico several times in the 90s...No, not flights to Cancun. We walked or drove into Juarez.'

First few times we just walked over the bridge to go to the nightclub strip on the other side where we could drink at 18.

Fun times.

Another time I went to my friend's parents' house in Mexico to buy weed. We drove over, separate cars. We went to a food place, the only thing I remember is they had Coca-cola in glass bottles. Not all the bottles were even the same size.

I got a quarter pound of weed wrapped in newspaper. I stuck it under my seat. We headed back to the US. My friend drove in front of me. He would get a harder time at the border than I would. And if they decided to pull him over they couldn't pull me over because they had to let the next 2-3 cars go.

I think they tapped one of my fenders with a soft baton before just waving me through.
 
2022-07-02 11:36:47 PM  
Oh, and it cost a quarter to get into Mexico, but two quarters to come back on that bridge.
 
2022-07-02 11:40:16 PM  

jaylectricity: they tapped one of my fenders with a soft baton


Did they rodger your undercarriage?
 
2022-07-02 11:55:14 PM  

Dr.Fey: Whatever.  People who don't like the taste of gin are like children who don't like the taste of coffee - they simply have uneducated palates.

"Whisky came from the Irish, Vodka from the Russians, Brandy from the French, Tequila from the Mexicans, and Rum from the Caribbean, but Gin?  Gin came from God."


Whiskey is the essence of beer
Brandy is the essence of wine
Rum is the essence of industrial waste
Gin in 19th century heroin
 
2022-07-03 12:06:43 AM  

anuran: Dr.Fey: Whatever.  People who don't like the taste of gin are like children who don't like the taste of coffee - they simply have uneducated palates.

"Whisky came from the Irish, Vodka from the Russians, Brandy from the French, Tequila from the Mexicans, and Rum from the Caribbean, but Gin?  Gin came from God."

Whiskey is the essence of beer
Brandy is the essence of wine
Rum is the essence of industrial waste
Gin in 19th century heroin


18th
'Gin Lane', William Hogarth, 1751 | Tate
 
2022-07-03 12:21:02 AM  
I am currently drinking a mango margarita.  Couple of shots of Hornitos Reposado tequila, mango juice, lemon juice (I ran out of limes, so sue me), and a shot of Cointreau.

It's yummy.

I'll probably take a pass on the tequila martini.
 
2022-07-03 12:52:13 AM  
"Mexico in the 90's".
heh...it was pretty cool.  Imagine Tulum with untouched beaches, no trust fund kids and cheap as hell food and lodging.  But still the topless sun bathing.  : )
 
2022-07-03 5:07:57 AM  
Holy crap, I'm sick of these "story" recipes. Unless you're telling us how you ended up in prison and learned how to make the perfect Pruno, it's boring!
 
2022-07-03 5:13:20 AM  
Considering that good tequila should always be served neat and that bad tequila is worse than no tequila..
Yeah, no thanks.
 
2022-07-03 7:50:27 AM  

LydiaPreziosa: anuran: Dr.Fey: Whatever.  People who don't like the taste of gin are like children who don't like the taste of coffee - they simply have uneducated palates.

"Whisky came from the Irish, Vodka from the Russians, Brandy from the French, Tequila from the Mexicans, and Rum from the Caribbean, but Gin?  Gin came from God."

Whiskey is the essence of beer
Brandy is the essence of wine
Rum is the essence of industrial waste
Gin in 19th century heroin

18th
'Gin Lane', William Hogarth, 1751 | Tate


foinfing love it!

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/gin >>> vodak
 
2022-07-03 7:54:05 AM  
"My relationship with martinis can be traced back to the bar at Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa."

Oh. That explains her.
 
2022-07-03 8:13:22 AM  
hunh, apparently "gin" back then didn't mean gin/Jenever/Geneva, but just any grain alcohol. see also: "meat" used to mean any food in general, but later came to specifically mean actual-meat.

also I love the pawn shop symbols in both etchings.
 
2022-07-03 10:49:49 AM  
Is it wrong to wonder what Claire is like in the sack? Probably.

DON'T JUDGE ME
 
2022-07-03 11:01:00 AM  
Drink what you want, but calling it a martini is a stretch.
 
2022-07-03 11:02:38 AM  
I like tequila so I like what Claire's saying, here.
 
2022-07-03 11:18:29 AM  

red5ish: Is it wrong to wonder what Claire is like in the sack? Probably.

DON'T JUDGE ME


you go on an imagine ANYTHING you like, but don't share with the class....

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2022-07-03 11:54:19 AM  

red5ish: Is it wrong to wonder what Claire is like in the sack? Probably.

DON'T JUDGE ME


She's from Tampa. How hard can it be to find out?
 
2022-07-03 12:09:02 PM  

slobberbone: red5ish: Is it wrong to wonder what Claire is like in the sack? Probably.

DON'T JUDGE ME

She's from Tampa. How hard can it be to find out?


Nah, she's from Mississippi. But she graduated from UF and did some college in St. Petersburg.

That's her Tampa connection.
 
2022-07-03 12:18:00 PM  

luna1580: slobberbone: red5ish: Is it wrong to wonder what Claire is like in the sack? Probably.

DON'T JUDGE ME

She's from Tampa. How hard can it be to find out?

Nah, she's from Mississippi. But she graduated from UF and did some college in St. Petersburg.

That's her Tampa connection.


And her defense, I'm sure.
 
2022-07-03 3:58:33 PM  
Amazing.

In addition to being wrong about literally everything, Claire is wrong about alcohol.
 
2022-07-03 4:35:20 PM  

luna1580: red5ish: Is it wrong to wonder what Claire is like in the sack? Probably.

DON'T JUDGE ME

you go on an imagine ANYTHING you like, but don't share with the class....

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also, after MUCH pondering, i've decided her shirt that day read "doughs over bros"

because claire is an ex-chemist. she DIGS the "dark arts and sorcery" involved in baking some days, you just KNOW she secretly DOES.....

😜
 
2022-07-03 4:40:27 PM  
and think about THIS: claire "escaped" mississippi and fled initially TO FLORIDA. without any publicly disclosed family connections or anything to the second state.

and now she chooses to live in portland, oregon.

this, in a nutshell, explains CLAIRE to us.......completely.
 
2022-07-03 5:24:50 PM  

luna1580: this, in a nutshell, explains CLAIRE to us.......completely.


Oh, so she's a SURVIVOR.  Gotcha!
 
2022-07-03 5:38:21 PM  
My dry martini phase lasted a little too long, but I was in my 20s and wanted to be "taken seriously" by the vermouth-hating mixologists that were ubiquitous in the late 2000s.

1. Real bartenders that gave a crap about making proper cocktails already hated the term "mixologist" by the late 2000s.

2. By the late 2000s, even those that didn't mind being called "mixologists" had started to figure out having vermouth on hand was important, especially when they discovered good vermouth.

But, Claire's gonna Claire. Sigh.
 
2022-07-03 6:00:19 PM  

red5ish: Is it wrong to wonder what Claire is like in the sack? Probably.

DON'T JUDGE ME


She seems more like a Bordeaux girl than a Sack fancier
 
2022-07-03 6:01:41 PM  

luna1580: and think about THIS: claire "escaped" mississippi and fled initially TO FLORIDA. without any publicly disclosed family connections or anything to the second state.

and now she chooses to live in portland, oregon.

this, in a nutshell, explains CLAIRE to us.......completely.


She decided to get almost as far as possible from Florida
 
2022-07-03 6:34:47 PM  

luna1580: and think about THIS: claire "escaped" mississippi and fled initially TO FLORIDA. without any publicly disclosed family connections or anything to the second state.

and now she chooses to live in portland, oregon.

this, in a nutshell, explains CLAIRE to us.......completely.


College in Tampa, lives in Portland. Actually, yes.
 
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