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  1. I've heard rumors as well. I'll see you all there.
  2. Thanks for all the regards and well wishes! As time creeps onward I just get older, no wiser.
  3. Gin!? How did I miss a new gin? A Martini masters own gin, now that has gotta be a winner. Congratulations J&J! The excitement is almost unbearable!
  4. Last night was a river side tribute to my buddy and included some Makers, Bushmills, a beer or two, some really really great absinthe, more Bushmills and, ??, whatever went down at the bar later. Hey, why is there chunks of partially digested food looking stuff on my carpet? Eeewww! No, I wasn't driving.
  5. Thanks Cary, Jay and everyone who's sent PM's. It's been tough. I think a fishing trip is in order today.
  6. The past few nights I've been hanging my head in a bottle of Makers Mark to try to forget the passing and remember the life of the man who taught me to love whisky. I taught him to appreciate absinthe, fair trade. Miss ya man. http://www.mtstandard.com/obits/obit.php?Id=20090622073241
  7. Hmm, don't know that I've seen that one yet. Where's it made Leroy? Is it the headstrong ale? Tonight I think I will sample a few samples that landed on my doorstop last week. I've already been damn impressed by a blanche that was thick, wormwoody and juicy.
  8. Yah, bloodbath is an apt description. Tuesday is a whole new day though. Another different verte for me. Wow, there sure are some artists with a still out there.
  9. I have a feeling you'd get along just fine with them. Wow! What a lucky bunch of home brewers. I'd love to be crawling home from that meeting. Tonight a new to me and very well crafted verte. Last evening I drowned my sorrows over the Penguins "game" with some raspberry pyment. Absolutely delicious and nothing like commercial mead.
  10. I had a Makers with dinner and a few beers now. All this talk of mead makes me want to open a bottle of raspberry pyment I so generously got from friends last week. *wave* Hmm, that could be my beverage of choice to watch the game tomorrow. Oh and Hi Silent. *wave*
  11. Mat was received and I am glad for the short time we had together. Meeting fellow W.S.'ers is always a treat and Mat is really a class act. Of course Mat and I had to have some absinthe, a glass of awesome blanche and I'm continuing with another while Mat travels on. It was great to met you Mat! Here's to a safe journey man.
  12. Had a few PBR's tonight while listening to the Penguins sweep the Hurricanes, go Pens.
  13. Oh no! A new gin to try, sounds lovely! And some coffee to be avoided at all costs!
  14. You can keep them Skeeters Jules. ;-) Uhm, 3 finger earthquake? Yes that indeed does sound a bit pornographic, but hey we're semi-adults here. More Tom Waits and cheap Brandy for me, maybe a little too much brandy. I'll know more in the AM.
  15. I had to look it up. I think I have most of his work on one DVD. Last night I was listening to "The Asylum Years" circa 1986 and a little bit of "Nighthawks" from 1975, the Brandy was bottom shelf Korbel, seemed like an appropriate mix as I'm plumb out of Scotch.
  16. I wish you could all be here. It probably wouldn't bode well for the fishing, but we'd have one hell of a party! Joe if it makes you feel better you were there in spirit. We were only a few miles from Kurt's place and there were no skeeters to be found...yet.
  17. Good absinthe is a treat for at least 4 senses, my 6th sense is sadly undeveloped. I only wish it could make sound. Have fun with the next 2. I have a feeling you'll be blown away by the Marteau
  18. Come on out Bill! Anytime and I mean it. A Fosters lager to relax with this evening for me.
  19. Last weekend was just perfect for an overnight camping/floating/fishing trip. It was our first glimpse of summer weather after a long blustery springtime and Saturday was Montana's opening day for fishing season. The stars and planets were aligned. We had everything we needed, cheap whiskey, even cheaper beer and flat out awesome absinthe. We really should have upgraded but ET ain't half bad, ain't half good either. Hell as it was we ran out of gas so the Early Times was probably a wise budgeting decision. Louche on the river at dusk. A mountain range that may be familiar to Joe and Jules Everyone wave hi to Ted Turner. It's his house but I don't think he was in residence at the time. Made quite a few friends along the way We made it out sunburned to a shade that signifies your lobster is done, backs twisted from sleeping in river mud, exhausted from dragging a boat for miles and miles and somewhat drunk. Yep life sure is good!!
  20. Jules got me hooked on morning medicinals. A splash of a nice blanche in a cup of white tea is a favorite.