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Well it's blizzardin' here for real in NYC today and ...Live Steam
Dec 5, 2003 10:22 AM
tomorrow calls for much more. I guess that's really it for cycling here. It's really cold now and once we get the ice and salt on the roads, I don't go out any more. Bummer!
yeah...front page news on cnn.comColnagoFE
Dec 5, 2003 10:26 AM
totally missed us in Boulder so far. It's been really dry here lately but cold.
Cold, dreary weather = booze weatherDale Brigham
Dec 5, 2003 11:29 AM
What can I get you to drink, buddy-boy?

It's spitting snow out of a steel sky here in the Land o' Ashcroft, and I'm looking forward to curling up tonight with a TV remote and a nip of the hard stuff.

I have a few bottles of fancy rum from around the Caribbean I have accumulated in my travels down there. Might be a good night to crack one open. Rum, ice, and maybe a twist of lime. Or, perhaps I'll take a snort of Jim Beam. Hard to decide.

What's your pleasure, gals and fellas?

Dale ("Say something good about ethanol")
You in Springfield, MO?Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 5, 2003 11:36 AM
I'll take a beer. Got anything regional?

Jeff City for work, Columbia for home.Dale Brigham
Dec 5, 2003 12:00 PM

You are correct, sir, that Sec. Ashcroft hails from Springfield or thereabouts. I just meant that I am currently living in his home state.

Is Anheuser-Busch regional enough for you? Seriously, for MO regional beers, we have Boulevard in KC and Schlafly in STL. Columbia has a brew-pub (Flat Branch), but that's all I know of in MO.

One thing I liked about living in PA years ago was all of the regional beers, most of them pretty working-class, not fancy-boy boutique brews. I'm thinking Yeungling, Straubs (sp?), Koch, and many more I can't remember. Just drive into the big beer distributor barn, off-load the case of reusable empties, and reload with another case (or two) of pounders (16 oz), all for about $10 a case. Them PA Dutch boys knows a thing or two about beer.

Had Schlafly.Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 5, 2003 12:16 PM
My wife went to undergrad and grad at Wash U. I was rolling down Highway 55 once a month for the whole decade of the 90's.

Wisconsin also has the blue collar boutique brews. Them WI Norsefolk can be the same way.
OK how about some grain alcohol :O)Live Steam
Dec 5, 2003 11:44 AM
We used to bake Bug Juice mixing it with Hawaiian Punch in college. Knocked your socks off! I like rum with a twist. Heck I like most beverages with a giddyup :O)

I think I'll pour myself a nice dry martini later using some Chopin vodka - good potato vodka. Though on days like today I really like a nice full-bodied red. I was going to try my hand at making a pot pie later. That needs something hearty to accompany it. I have some Newcastle Ale in the fridge that would fit that bill. Oh the possibilities :O)
a pot pie you say? does it contain real pot? ;) (nm)ColnagoFE
Dec 5, 2003 11:51 AM
I'm not tellin"! :>) (nm)Live Steam
Dec 5, 2003 12:01 PM
EtOH + Hawaiian Punch = Rocket FuelDale Brigham
Dec 5, 2003 12:16 PM
Back in the mid-70's, when I was a seasonal employee in Yellowstone Nat'l Park, the highly paid (compared to us YNP Company wage-slaves) Nat'l Park Service employees periodically put on what they called Rocket Fuel'ers, which involved mixing varied booze types with punch and other sweet stuff, and mixing it up in a big garbage can with a plastic liner (I hope!). They set up the Rocket Fuel on the beach of Yellowstone Lake, built a bonfire, lured the cute college girls I worked with in the dining room into their trap, got them drunk, and tried to take advantage of them. Those cads!

we used to call this a garbage can partyColnagoFE
Dec 5, 2003 2:44 PM
you started with some Everclear and Hi-C punch and then everyone brought a bottle of booze (usually cheap) and dumped it into the mix. Hilarity ensued shortly after.
Now that's a sport I can get into :O) nmLive Steam
Dec 5, 2003 3:23 PM
What do you have for rum?Turtleherder
Dec 5, 2003 12:05 PM
Have any Cruzan Estate Diamond? And please, no coke in the rum, just put it in a glass, no ice, thanks.
Our selections at the bar, sir.Dale Brigham
Dec 5, 2003 12:25 PM
I have a middlin' Appleton, a fairly fancy Cockspur, a modest Cruzan (not the Estate Diamond you mention), something sorta pricey from Venezuela, and one or two more I can't recall right now.

I like mine either neat or with a single ice cube in a small glass. I can go either way with the lime. The better the rum, the less I want to add anything to it.

Got any recommendations, TH? Nothing too hard to find, please. Unfortunately, I live in a lousy place to buy good booze. Must be the huge Budweiser effect that keeps good booze out of Mid-MO.

Drive to the KY line and I'll throw someOldEdScott
Dec 5, 2003 12:41 PM
first rate Bourbon over the wall to you!
You are truly a gentleman and scholar, sirDale Brigham
Dec 5, 2003 12:58 PM

Thank you for taking pity on my sorry plight. Just to further my despair, the last whiskey destillery in MO, McCormicks up in Weston ("Ride With the Devil"/Jesse James country NW of KC) has ceased production. Of course, they made lousy hooch, but it still hurts my soul to see them go.

You know, Ed, I took LS's thread on the weather this way (to booze) because I'm sick of reading the childish banter that passes for political discussion on this board of late. I was hoping that we could all (Left and Right, Repub and Dem) belly up to the virtual bar and make nice for awhile. You know, find common ground in our shared resolve to have a drink and catch a buzz to start the weekend.

Got any ideas on how to get these nincompoops to act civilly towards each other and return a bit of comity to the NC board? I mean, can't we all get along? (Begin police baton beating here.)


P.S. Live Steam -- Thanks for being a civil and spirited opponent of us pinkos! DB
Here's a few.Turtleherder
Dec 5, 2003 12:54 PM
A nice aged rum that is not too hard to find? Try Pampero Aniversario from Venezuala. It's aged 8 years and is easy to recognize because the bottle is sold in it's own leather pouch. Excellant stuff for sitting beside the fire on cold winter nights. The Cruzan Special Reserve is also good. Might find that in the show me state. Harder to get would be any of the Anejos from Sante Teresa, also from Venezuela. A real find would be a Ron Abuelo 7 Anos. Crap, now I have to go home and get a drink, all this talk of good rum.
Thanks! I'm intrigued to see which Venezuelan rum I have (nm)Dale Brigham
Dec 5, 2003 1:06 PM
Cold, dreary weather = booze weatherNo_sprint
Dec 5, 2003 2:14 PM
Sounds like oldeds kinda weather. Booze weather.

I prefer a nice cold Silver Bullet on a 38 ft. Magic at Havasu, over Memorial Day.

Ohhh, the copper canyon days... I miss them...
We should all be living in Middle EarthLive Steam
Dec 5, 2003 1:11 PM
Talking about pipe-weed, lots of comfort food and a good brew :O) At least that's what this thread reminds me of :O)
As long as Liv Tyler's there, I'm in! (nm)Dale Brigham
Dec 5, 2003 1:18 PM
I live in the shire.dr hoo
Dec 5, 2003 1:25 PM
Pretty close to it anyway. People love their ales (we used to be #1 in taverns per capita... in the NATION).

We smoke much leaf, though not at dining establishments. You can still smoke with your ale though!

We have craft people galore. I knew this was the place for me when Beer and Bicycle were the first and last entries on a page in the Yellow pages. 4 bike shops within 3/4 a mile.

The people are fat and happy. Well, fat at least, and drunk, but most of them are happy drunks!

We have many green hillsides, as we have 2 river valleys, and so many houses in the hillsides.

No wizards lately.